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Health Agencies Update
September 27, 2006

New Cancer Institute Director

JAMA. 2006;296(12):1458. doi:10.1001/jama.296.12.1458-e

John Niederhuber, MD, a surgeon and cancer researcher, has been named as the new director of the National Cancer Institute. Niederhuber had been the institute's acting director since Andrew von Eschenbach, MD, stepped down in June to lead the FDA.