The anatomy of my decision to take a PAUSE and explore life outside the cancer center director’s office
Shortly, I will step aside as director of the University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, a role I have served in since 1998, i.e. a term roughly bookended by Y2K and COVID.
Academic cancer centers have a major and unique role to play in enhancing cancer research, clinical care and education. This role will increase in value as our understanding of the complexity of cancer grows and is applied to care of patients.
The nation's academic cancer centers are a national resource that will increase in value as remarkable changes continue in biomedical research, cancer care, and health policy.