March 5, 2015
Harold Varmus, MD, who has served as director of the NCI for the past 5 years, will step down at the end of this month.
“I take this step with a mixture of regret and anticipation,” Varmus wrote in a letter to his NCI colleagues. “Regret, because I will miss this job and my working relationships with so many dedicated and talented people. Anticipation, because I look forward to new opportunities to pursue scientific work in the city, New York, that I continue to call home.”