NCI director Klausner to give
annual Elkin cancer lecture
Richard Klausner, director of the National Cancer Institute, will speak
March 4 about current issues in cancer research as part of the Winship Cancer
Center's Elkin Distinguished Lectureship Series. The series brings eminent
scholars in cancer research to campus to lecture and exchange ideas with
Emory faculty and students.
President Bill Clinton appointed Klausner in 1995 as the 11th director
of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the largest of the 17 entities that
make up the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.
As director Klausner leads a national cancer research program, affecting
funding for NCI-based research and for research in universities, medical
schools, cancer centers, laboratories and private firms nationwide.
He has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including the
Outstanding Investigator Award from the American Federation of Clinical
Research and the William Damashek Prize for major discoveries in hematology.
Klausner's own research illustrates mechanisms for the regulation of
complex genetic networks in human cells. Most recently, he collaborated
with NCI scientists to study a genetic basis for kidney cancer.
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