BETHLEHEM, Pa., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Saladax Biomedical, Inc., a privately held company developing and commercializing novel diagnostic assays to achieve the promise of personalized medicine for new and existing therapeutics, announced today that Li Zhang, M.D., has been appointed to the company's scientific advisory board (SAB).
Dr. Zhang is a professor of medical oncology and deputy director of the Lung Cancer Research Centre of Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU), chief of the department of medical oncology at the Sun-Yat Sen University Cancer Centre (SYSUCC) and associate director of the National Anti-Cancer Drug Clinical Research Centre at SYSUCC in Guangzhou, China. Dr. Zhang's research is focused on developing molecular, prognostic and therapeutic approaches to improve the care for patients with colorectal, lung and head and neck cancers. He is also actively involved in research focused on supportive treatment for cancer-induced anaemia (CIA) and treatment of bone metastases with bisphosphonate.
"Dr. Zhang's extensive experience in oncology and his leadership within the Chinese medical community will be invaluable to Saladax as the company targets new indications and markets MyCare," said Edward L. Erickson, president and CEO of Saladax. "In particular, Dr. Zhang's expertise will be critical as we continue development of MyCare for paclitaxel and docetaxel, two widely used chemotherapy drugs for breast, lung and ovarian cancers."
Dr. Zhang has been extensively involved in numerous Phase I/II studies of novel agents and international Phase III trials, either as a principle investigator and/or steering committee member. He has also published more than 90 clinical papers in top-tier journals and is an editorial board member of the Chinese Journal of Clinical Oncology, Chinese Journal of Cancer, Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis, Respiratory Diseases
|SOURCE Saladax Biomedical, Inc.|
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