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Novocure Adds Three Senior Oncology Executives to its Global Management Team
Date:12/14/2011

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novocure, a commercial stage private oncology company, announced today the addition of three former senior OSI Pharmaceuticals executives to its Global Commercialization Team.  The Global Commercialization Team is responsible for bringing the company's new tumor treating fields (TTF) cancer therapy to patients worldwide.  

Peter M. Melnyk has joined Novocure as chief commercial officer responsible for directing the company's global marketing and sales efforts.  Mr. Melnyk was previously senior vice president for sales and marketing at OSI Pharmaceuticals where he led the global commercialization efforts for Tarceva, resulting in the most successful launch in US oncology history. In 2010, Mr. Melnyk also led OSI's US sales force to the number one rank within the top tier of all oncology companies. Prior to OSI, Mr. Melnyk was executive director of oncology at Pfizer and Pharmacia and a director of oncology at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Mr. Melnyk also serves on the Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Advisory Workgroup of C-Change.

Angela M. Davies will serve as Novocure's executive vice president, head of clinical development and medical oncology and will lead the global medical development and clinical strategy for the company.  Dr. Davies was previously senior vice president and chief medical officer of oncology for OSI Pharmaceuticals where she was responsible for the clinical development of Tarceva and pipeline compounds.  Prior to OSI, Dr. Davies was an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Davis Cancer Center.  At UC Davis, Dr. Davies maintained a clinical oncology practice and was director of the developmental therapeutic (Phase I) clinic and co-director of the thoracic oncology program. During this time, she was a recognized lung cancer expert and served as lead investigator on many trials including NCI sponsored trials, and S
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