Dr. Rolfe, currently Clovis' Senior Vice President of Clinical Development, oversees the rociletinib and rucaparib development programs
Dr. Andrew Allen stepping down after rociletinib NDA/MAA submissions to create a new biotech company and serve as its CEO
BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLVS) announced today that Dr. Lindsey Rolfe, BSc, MB ChB, MRCP, FFPM, has been named Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of Clinical and Preclinical Development and Pharmacovigilance, to become effective in early August. Dr. Rolfe succeeds Dr. Andrew Allen, who will be stepping down from his role at Clovis at that time to create a new immuno-oncology focused biotechnology company and serve as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Dr. Rolfe joined Clovis in early 2010 and oversees rociletinib and rucaparib development in her current role as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development.
"I've loved working with Andrew at Clovis, and before that at our prior company, but I always knew this day would come and that Andrew would eventually pursue his interest in starting and running his own company"
"I've loved working with Andrew at Clovis, and before that at our prior company, but I always knew this day would come and that Andrew would eventually pursue his interest in starting and running his own company," said Patrick J. Mahaffy, President and CEO of Clovis Oncology. "The submissions of the NDA and MAA for rociletinib planned in July represent a final accomplishment for his tenure with Clovis and a clean transition point for our organization. I wish him the very best, and am confident he will do a great job in his new venture."
Mr. Mahaffy added: "I am also delighted that Lindsey will now serve as our Chief Medical Officer. Lindsey has been an integral part of the Clovis team and has done a superb job leading the rociletinib and rucaparib clinical development programs. She is well prepared for this role, and will provide a seamless transition both internally and externally with our clinical investigators. I am confident that she will continue to successfully execute on our development programs, as well as be very effective in her expanded responsibilities."
Prior to her appointment as Executive VP and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Rolfe served as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development at Clovis. Dr. Rolfe previously served in senior oncology development roles at Celgene Corporation, Pharmion Corporation, Cambridge Antibody Technology, UCB Inc. and Celltech Group plc. She has specialist accreditation in pharmaceutical medicine.
As Chief Medical Officer at Clovis, Dr. Rolfe will be responsible for clinical development, preclinical development, clinical operations and pharmacovigilance and will also serve on the Company's executive committee. She will be based in the Company's San Francisco office.
About Clovis Oncology
Clovis Oncology, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing innovative anti-cancer agents in the U.S., Europe and additional international markets. Clovis Oncology targets development programs at specific subsets of cancer populations, and simultaneously develops diagnostic tools that direct a compound in development to the population that is most likely to benefit from its use. Clovis Oncology is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.
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