Bloomberg Law
April 4, 2022, 2:08 PMUpdated: April 4, 2022, 4:58 PM

National Cancer Institute Director Sharpless Steps Down (1)

Jeannie Baumann
Jeannie Baumann

Ned Sharpless, one of the last presidential appointees from the Trump administration to be held over by President Joe Biden’s White House, will step down as director of the National Cancer Institute at the end of the month, the NCI announced Monday.

The announcement comes about two months after Biden announced plans to reignite the Cancer Moonshot, setting out what Sharpless called a “bold but ambitious” plan to cut in half cancer death rates by 25 years. But the president’s 2023 budget request proposed a $199 million cut to the NCI, leading to calls of disappointment from major ...

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