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publication date: Dec 3, 2013
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After 27 years and six NCI cancer center support grants, Max Wicha announced he would step down as director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.


“Frankly, my research is really going well now,” Wicha said in a Q&A with The Cancer Letter. “It’s in a very exciting phase in researching cancer stem cells. My lab has grown—and my work is now moving into the clinic, so I’m actually working with our clinical people to do clinical trials targeting cancer stem cells.


“So the idea of five more years, or do I get to really focus on my research now? That was really the deciding factor.


“So it’s time. Again, six core grants is quite a number.”


Wicha’s announcement is part of an unusual exeunt of the three longest-serving directors of NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers.

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