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New NCI Director Eyes Cancer Moonshot, AI

Dr. W. Kimryn Rathmell discusses her priorities ahead and how she views various tech innovation around cancer care and research.

Dr. W. Kimryn Rathmell is one month into her post as National Cancer Institute’s new director and is already rolling up her sleeves on initiatives impacting health outcomes of cancer patients. Dr. Rathmell discusses her priorities for the year ahead, including a renewed focus on deepening connections across agencies, communities and the nation.

She highlights how the agency fits into broader White House priorities around Cancer Moonshot. She also discusses upcoming plans for artificial intelligence and how it might boost cancer prevention as well as improve cancer screenings. Plus, she shares her story about an organization she co-founded that is near and dear to her heart.

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