Varmus to Lead NCI

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - President Barack Obama has appointed former National Institutes of Health Director and present Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center President Harold Varmus to be director of the National Cancer Institute.

Varmus replaces John Niederhuber, who was appointed NCI director by President George W. Bush in 2006.

"It is exhilarating and gratifying to have my good friend and colleague Harold Varmus back at NIH," NIH Director Francis Collins said in a statement.

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