Ned Sharpless, MD, director of the National Cancer Institute and former director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, outlined his priorities in a speech at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting and in an interview with the Washington Post.

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(Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom)

In his remarks, Sharpless, who previously served as director of the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Wellcome Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research at UNC, outlined his top priorities of recommitting to basic science, utilizing big data, and improving the clinical trials system.

An article in the Washington Post, published on April 16, 2018, can be found here.