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Novocure Expands Board of Directors with Appointment of Gabriel Leung
Date:10/5/2011

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novocure, a commercial stage private oncology company, announced today that Gabriel Leung has joined its board of directors.  Mr. Leung will serve as vice chairman of the board of directors and chairman of the company's global commercialization team.  

Mr. Leung retired as executive vice president of OSI Pharmaceuticals and the President of OSI's Pharmaceuticals Business following the Astellas Pharma Inc. acquisition of OSI in 2010.  Mr. Leung was responsible for the launch of Tarceva (erlotinib) at OSI and guided the product to the most successful launch in U.S. oncology history with global sales exceeding $1.2 billion in 2009.  OSI's market capitalization increased during Mr. Leung's leadership at the company from $1.4 billion to approximately $4.0 billion at the time of acquisition by Astellas.

"The addition of Gabe Leung to our board of directors and executive management team marks Novocure's transition from a development stage enterprise to a commercial oncology company," commented William F. Doyle, Novocure's executive chairman.  "As one of the most successful and experienced franchise-building executives in the oncology industry, Gabe's leadership will play an essential part in assuring the rapid availability of tumor treating fields (TTF) therapy to cancer patients."

Prior to his tenure at OSI, Mr. Leung served as group vice president of the global prescription business at Pharmacia, leading Pharmacia's oncology franchise with business and medical affairs operations in over 80 countries.  Earlier in his career, he was an executive at Bristol-Myers Squibb where he led the growth of Taxol and Paraplatin into the then number one and number two chemotherapeutic agents in the United States.

"Novocure's TTF technology represents one of the most significant breakthroughs in cancer therapy today," said Mr. Leung.  "I am excited to work on the commercializ
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