The previous director of the National Cancer Institute wanted to banish suffering and death from cancer by 2015. Current director Harold Varmus says this claim was not based on reality, but huge strides in prevention, detection, and treatment are being made.
Doug Schwartzentruber is a surgical oncologist and medical director of the Goshen Center for Cancer Care in Indiana. His work pioneering cancer vaccines earned him a spot on the Time 100 in 2010.
Schwartzentruber attended medical school and completed a general surgery residency at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis. He completed an Immunotherapy Fellowship in 1988 and a Surgical Oncology Fellowship in 1990 at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and he served as Senior Investigator in the Surgery Branch of The National Cancer Institute for 13 years.