Yesterday, Weill Cornell Medical College announced the appointment of Dr. Harold Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institute of Health (NIH) and co-winner of the Nobel Prize as the Lewis Thomas University Professor of Medicine. Dr. Varmus is internationally recognized for his research on retroviruses and the genetic basis of cancer. At WCMC he will continue research on cancer genomes and their application to cancer care with other investigators at the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center. From the press release:
“This is a remarkable time in cancer research,” Dr. Varmus said. “Technological advances have enabled scientists to conduct comprehensive genomic studies that are revealing detailed portraits of cancer cells, sparking new opportunities to develop next-generation therapies, diagnostics and prevention strategies. I’m excited to join Weill Cornell Medical College and the New York Genome Center as we strive to reduce the burden of cancer and enhance human health in New York and around the world.”
Continue following this blog for further updates about breakthroughs in lymphoma research from the investigators at the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medical College.