National Cancer Institute’s Dr. William Dahut Joins The Children’s Inn at NIH’s Board of Directors



Sonja Luecke, communications manger, The Children’s Inn at NIH
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BETHESDA, Md. (Dec. 1, 2020) – William Dahut, MD, scientific director for clinical research and clinical director of the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), has joined the board of directors of The Children’s Inn at NIH.

“As the scientific director for clinical research and clinical director for the National Cancer Institute, I have a unique perspective on the tremendous impact that The Children’s Inn has on the lives of patients and families,” Dahut says. “I hope to be able to use my clinical experience to help The Inn to continue its ability to truly transform lives in the rapidly changing world of health care.”

In his current role, Dahut oversees and helps ensure the quality of medical care delivered to patients participating in clinical trials. He also continues to conduct his own research focused on developing new treatment strategies for men with adenocarcinoma of the prostate. His recent studies combining immunotherapy with more standard treatment have demonstrated the ability to maintain a robust immunologic response.

Dahut has been involved with NCI for most of his career. After earning his M.D. from Georgetown University in 1985, he completed his residency in internal medicine at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, followed by training in hematology and medical oncology at the Bethesda Naval Hospital and the NCI Medicine Branch. He worked as an attending physician in the NCI-Navy Medical Oncology Branch until 1995 when he joined the faculty of the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University. He returned to NCI in 1998.

He and his wife, Karen, live in Bethesda, Maryland, with their dog, Lucy. They are the parents of two grown daughters, Madeline, 26, and Francesca, 23.

About The Children’s Inn:

The Children’s Inn at NIH is a nonprofit dedicated to providing a “place like home” free of charge to children and young adults with rare and serious diseases and their families, while they participate in NIH clinical research studies. Located on the NIH campus across from the NIH Clinical Center—the world’s largest hospital dedicated solely to clinical research—The Children’s Inn provides free lodging, meals, recreational, educational and therapeutic services to more than 1,500 children and their families from across the United States and the world every year.

In 2020, The Children’s Inn celebrates 30 years of being “INN it” for making childhood possible and advancing medical breakthroughs for a brighter tomorrow. For more information about The Children’s Inn, visit