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About CCR – Office of the Director

Robert H. Wiltrout, PhD, directs the Center for Cancer Research (CCR).  Dr. Wiltrout is responsible for scientific planning and decision-making within the CCR and reports to the Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI).  Dr. Wiltrout also serves as Scientific Director for Basic Research.  In this capacity, Dr. Wiltrout works closely with Dr. Lee Helman, Scientific Director for Clinical Research to develop new programs that focus on translating scientific knowledge into novel prevention, diagnosis, and treatment options for cancer patients.

CCR’s senior management team also includes the NCI Clinical Director, four deputy directors from the CCR Office of the Director (OD) and our research laboratories and clinical branches.  CCR’s senior management team and program offices are shown below. 

There are two management offices: CCR’s main office is located in Building 31, Room 3A11 on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. A second office is located at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, which is within the Fort Detrick Army Garrison in Frederick, MD. Please contact one of these offices for additional information.

CCR Senior Mangement Team Staff

Office of the Director

301.496.4345 (Bethesda Office)
301.846.1584 (Frederick Office)

Director, CCR
Robert H. Wiltrout, PhD 


Scientific Director for Basic Research
Robert H. Wiltrout, PhD


Scientific Director for Clinical Research
Lee Helman, MD


Deputy Directors:
William L. Dahut, MD
Ronald E. Gress, MD
Glenn Merlino, PhD
Lawrence E. Samelson, MD
Jeffrey N. Strathern, PhD
Mark C. Udey, MD, PhD  


Office of the Clinical Director


Clinical Director
William L. Dahut, MD


Deputy Clinical Director for Medical Affairs
Alan S. Wayne, MD


Deputy Clinical Director
Caryn Steakley, RN, MSW


NCI Protocol Review Office


CCR Program Offices

Animal Resource Program
Mary Custer, Manager
Assistant Director for Clinical Affairs
Melissa Bronez, MPH
Office of Communications
Kimberly Martin, Manager

Office of Information Technology
Jeff Shilling, Chief 


Office of Operations
Mary Custer, Acting Chief 


Office of Clinical and Preclinical Development Partnerships
Eric Hale, Associate Director


Office of Scientific Development
Tom Misteli, PhD, Associate Director


Office of Science and Technology Partnerships
David Goldstein, PhD, Associate Director


Office of Scientific Programs
Beverly A. Mock, PhD, Associate Director


Office of Training and Education
Jonathan Wiest, PhD, Associate Director


NCI Administrative Resource Centers (ARCs)

CCR Office of the Director ARC
Lori Holliday, Director


Basic Research ARC
Lisa Kelly, Manager


Clinical Research ARC
Patrick Miller, Manager


Frederick National Lab ARC
Tanya Sappington, Manager

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