Laurie Glimcher is to be the next CEO of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and she turned down the opportunity to be the first female dean of Harvard Medical School to do so, Stat News reports.

"I felt I would have more autonomy at Dana-Farber, which is an institution that stands on its own," she tells Stat News. She will be the first woman to run the cancer center when she takes over for Edward Benz, who is stepping down in January.

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