17th May 2018
Belfast, U.K. – May 17, 2018 – CV6 Therapeutics, a drug development company focused on developing novel therapeutics to enhance the effectiveness of current standard of care therapies, announced today the appointment of three new members to their Scientific Advisory Board.
Paul Workman, PhD, Chief Executive and President of The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London, UK. Paul is a leader in the field of molecularly targeted cancer drugs and his research focus is the discovery and development new treatments that exploit our knowledge of the cancer genome and cancer biology toward the goal of personalised medicine. Paul has been instrumental in progressing more than 20 cancer drugs into clinical trials, including inhibitors of hsp90, PI3K and cell cycle checkpoint proteins and is Co-founder of Piramed Pharma and Chroma Therapeutics.
Jeff Weber, MD, Deputy Director of the Perlmutter Cancer Center and Co-director of the Melanoma Research Program at NYU Langone Health, USA. Jeff’s clinical and research interests primarily lie in the field of immunotherapy for cancer where he is actively involved in numerous clinical trials, including trials for melanoma vaccines, protocols involving adoptive cell therapy, and novel immunotherapy trials.
Ruth Plummer, MD, Professor of Experimental Cancer Medicine at the Newcastle University (UK) and Director of the Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Centre. Ruth is an expert in the field of DNA repair and early phase clinical trials of novel agents, taking the first in class PARP, ATR and MCT1 inhibitors into the clinic.
“Our Scientific Advisory Board will be instrumental in helping us drive forward our expanding pipeline of therapeutic assets. Their guidance and insight will be invaluable as we prioritise and develop our programs,” stated Robert Ladner, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of CV6 Therapeutics.