NCI Director to Present at Medicine Grand Rounds (3.23.18)

Ned Sharpless, MD, director of the National Cancer Institute, will present at Medicine Grand Rounds on Friday, March 23 at 8 a.m. in Duke North Room 2002.

Sharpless, the Joseph C. Greenfield Visiting Professor, will present "The Dynamic Interplay between Aging and Cancer."

Sharpless was officially sworn in as the 15th director of the National Cancer Institute on October 17, 2017. Prior to his appointment, he served as the director of the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

In addition to his role at NCI, Sharpless continues his research in understanding the biology of the aging process that promotes the conversion of normal self-renewing cells into dysfunctional cancer cells. He has made seminal contributions to the understanding of the relationship between aging and cancer, and in the preclinical development of novel therapeutics for melanoma, lung cancer, and breast cancer.

Watch Online: If you can't make Medicine Grand Rounds this week, visit to watch a live stream (enter Duke Net ID and password).