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Trump to Appoint UNC Doctor to Cancer Institute


by Charles Duncan

The director of the University of North Carolina’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center could be headed to Washington, D.C., to lead the National Cancer Institute.

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he intends to appoint Dr. Norman “Ned” Sharpless, 50, to head the federal agency in charge of cancer research.

Sharpless, a Greensboro native, has been the director of the Lineberger Center since 2014 and on the faculty since 2002, according to the university. He received his medical degree from UNC in 1993.

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