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Speaker's Biography

Ellen Sigal

Chairperson and Founder, Friends of Cancer Research


Ellen Sigal, PhD, is chairperson and founder of Friends of Cancer Research, a think tank and advocacy organization based in Washington that drives collaboration among partners from every health care sector to power advances in science, policy and regulation that speeds life-saving treatments to patients. Dr. Sigal is chair of the board of directors of the Reagan-Udall Foundation, serves on the board of the foundation for the National Institutes of Health, and on the board of governors of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. In 2016, Dr. Sigal was named to Vice President Biden's Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel, to the Parker Institute for Immunotherapy Advisory Group and joined the board of advisors for the George Washington University's Milken Institute of Public Health. She also holds leadership positions with a broad range of advocacy and policy organizations and academic health centers including MD Anderson, Duke Cancer Center and Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.


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