Harold Varmus

Dec. 23, 2011

The War On Cancer Turns 40

Cancer researcher Harold Varmus discusses how scientists’ understanding of cancer has evolved.

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Jul. 16, 2010

From Lab to Pharmacy

A conversation with Harold Varmus, former NIH director and new leader of the National Cancer Institute, about science, politics, and the route from pure science to medical treatments.

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Jan. 30, 2009

Harold Varmus

Ira talks with Nobel-winning biologist Harold Varmus about his work, biological research, and the intersection between politics and science.

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Apr. 11, 2008

Public Access to NIH Research

New rules at the National Institutes of Health will make NIH-funded research more accessible to the public.

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