FORA.tv Speaker - John Niederhuber

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Biography

John E. Niederhuber is Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). A nationally renowned surgeon and researcher, Dr. Niederhuber has dedicated his career to the treatment and study of cancer - as a professor, cancer center director, National Cancer Advisory Board chair, external advisor to the NCI, grant reviewer, and laboratory investigator. In addition, under his leadership, the Laboratory of Tumor and Stem Cell Biology is studying tissue stem cells as the cell-of-origin for cancer and is studying the complex relationship between tumor cells and their microenvironment. Dr. Niederhuber also holds a clinical appointment on the NIH Clinical Center medical staff. As a surgeon, his emphasis is on gastrointestinal cancer, hepatobiliary (liver, bile duct, and gallbladder) cancer, and breast cancer. He is recognized for his pioneering work in hepatic artery infusion chemotherapy and was the first to demonstrate the feasibility of totally implantable vascular access devices.

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Battling Cancer

10.05.07 | 01:47:16 min | 1 comment