New director of the National Cancer Institute

Posted by ncteacher @ncteacher, Nov 17 12:25pm

From the Washington Post: President Biden on Friday named W. Kimryn Rathmell to be the next director of the National Cancer Institute, where the prominent researcher will help oversee several White House-backed initiatives intended to reduce cancer deaths and accelerate clinical breakthroughs.

Rathmell, an expert in kidney cancer, is the chair of medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. The Stanford University-trained physician and scientist has been a member of the National Cancer Institute’s board of scientific advisers since 2018, providing guidance to the institute’s leaders on its scientific research and operations. Rathmell’s new role as head of the cancer institute, which the White House said would begin in December, does not require Senate confirmation.

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