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Editor & Oncology Lead Writer

Sally Church with @Gene_Antibody at ASCO 2014

Picture Credit: @Gene_Antibody at ASCO 2014

From September 2013, Sally Church, PhD has become the Editor of Biotech Strategy Blog and lead writer for oncology related content.

Recognized as an industry expert (she has appeared on CNBC and been widely quoted in the media, including NPR), Sally is considered to be one of the Top 50 women on Twitter, where as @MaverickNY she is a frequent commentator on oncology drug development. Sally uses the author name “MaverickNY” to identify her posts on this blog.

Since 2006 Sally has written over 1,000 posts on the widely acclaimed Pharma Strategy Blog which showcases her knowledge of cancer biology and new product development. As part of her “Making a Difference” series she regularly conducts interviews with oncology thought leaders.

Gleevec on cover of Time MagazineSally is a digital media entrepreneur and executive producer of the Novel Targets Podcast, (@TargetsPodcast).

With over 20 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry in the UK & United States, Sally has held executive positions in sales, marketing and new product development, and has received numerous business achievement awards.

At Novartis Oncology she co-led the initial US launches of Gleevec® in CML and GIST.

Sally’s qualifications includes a PhD from Kings College London, MBA from Rutgers, Master of Science in Human & Applied Physiology and undergraduate degree in Sports Science. She is a keen sportswomen who has played at national and county level in cricket and hockey in the UK. Sally has also undertaken executive education in finance at Harvard Business School.

She devotes some of her spare time to charitable cancer causes and sits on the board of directors of a non-profit organization, GRACE (Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education) which focuses primarily on lung cancer education.

Sally is a member of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW).

Science Writer

Pieter Droppert (@3NT) writes about drug development, innovation and clinical data that captures his attention at medical meetings.

Guest Writers

Posts may be authored by invited guest writers. Author attribution is given in each post.