Quotes by: Harold E. Varmus
Some growths can be detected early, making for increased accuracy in diagnosis. Some can be cured and others controlled.
When I read about genetics, I see breakthroughs every day. And while I'm trying to learn more about behavioral science, I must say that I don't feel I get tremendous intellectual stimulation from most of the things I read.
Tobacco, UV rays, viruses, heredity, and age are the main causes of cancer.
Our biggest single theme is trying to make the NIH work better with the same amount of money.
I saw my friends in medical school seeming to be more engaged with the real world. That provoked a sort of jealousy, and I decided to go to medical school after all.
Cancer is a collection of many diseases with common principles, and each disease will have to be understood and more effectively controlled on its own terms.