Anixa Biosciences Appoints Accomplished Medical Oncologist and Biotechnology Executive, Dr. Mark A. Goldberg, to Cancer Business Advisory Board
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Anixa Biosciences, Inc. ("Anixa" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ANIX), a biotechnology company focused on the treatment and prevention of cancer, today announced that it has appointed Mark A. Goldberg, MD, to its Cancer Business Advisory Board (CBAB).
"We are pleased to welcome Dr. Goldberg as the 9th independent member of our CBAB," said Dr. Amit Kumar, Chairman and CEO of Anixa Biosciences. "Mark brings valuable clinical expertise in oncology, and his extensive biotechnology executive experience will be an asset to Anixa. In addition, his many years of volunteer service to the American Cancer Society (ACS), including serving on the national board of directors and as Board Scientific Officer, give him a broad perspective on technologies being developed for cancer." Dr. Kumar continued, "During my time on the board of the American Cancer Society, I led the effort to form ACS's venture fund, BrightEdge Ventures, and it was wonderful to have Mark join with me on the investment committee of the fund. All of these experiences, will be beneficial for Anixa as we grow."
Dr. Goldberg is a longtime American Cancer Society and ACS Cancer Action Network volunteer. He has been a member of the ACS Eastern New England Board since 2017; and a member of the ACS national board of directors since 2019, serving as Board Scientific Officer since 2022. Dr. Goldberg currently serves on the boards of directors of ImmunoGen (NASDAQ: IMGN), GlycoMimetics (NASDAQ: GLYC), Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ: BPMC), Avacta Group (LSE: AVTC), and Walden Biosciences. He previously served as a member of the ACS New England Division Board from 2010 to 2017; was part of the executive management team of Synageva Biopharma from 2011 to 2014; and served in various management capacities of increasing responsibility at Genzyme Corporation from 1996 to 2011, including as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development. Prior to joining Genzyme, Dr. Goldberg was a full-time staff physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he still holds an appointment. He is also currently a lecturer in medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Goldberg received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College and his medical degree from the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology.
About Anixa Biosciences, Inc.
Anixa is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the treatment and prevention of cancer. Anixa's therapeutic portfolio consists of an ovarian cancer immunotherapy program being developed in collaboration with Moffitt Cancer Center, which uses a novel type of CAR-T, known as chimeric endocrine receptor T-cell (CER-T) technology. The Company's vaccine portfolio includes a novel vaccine being developed in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic to prevent breast cancer – specifically triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), the most lethal form of the disease – as well as a vaccine to prevent ovarian cancer. These vaccine technologies focus on immunizing against "retired" proteins that have been found to be expressed in certain forms of cancer. Anixa's unique business model of partnering with world-renowned research institutions on clinical development allows the Company to continually examine emerging technologies in complementary fields for further development and commercialization. To learn more, visit www.anixa.com or follow Anixa on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.
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