NCI Director Harold Varmus Resigns

March 5, 2015 12:29 AM

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The Nobel Prize winning director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Harold Varmus, MD, has tendered his resignation in a letter to President Barack Obama, citing economic restraints as a leading cause for his departure.

"We have endured losses in real as well as adjusted dollars; survived the threats and reality of government shutdowns; and have not yet recovered all the funds that sequestration has taken away," Varmus wrote in a letter to NCI staff, grantees, and advisors.

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