Board of Director
Client Team Lead: TBC
Client: Allarity Therapeutics, Inc.
Allarity Therapeutics, Inc. (“Allarity” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing novel oncology therapeutics together with drug-specific DRP® companion diagnostics for personalized cancer care, today announced the appointment of David A. Roth, M.D., as well as Company Interim CEO James G. Cullem, J.D., and Company Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of Investor Relations Thomas Jensen, as new members of its Board of Directors, effective July 7, 2022.
Dr. Roth will bring to Allarity deep experience and expertise in the development and commercialization of oncology therapeutics, including regulatory strategy. Dr. Duncan Moore, Ph.D. will continue to serve as the Board’s Chairman and as Chair of the Audit Committee. Ms. Gail Maderis will continue to serve as Chair of the Board’s Compensation Committee. Mr. Søren Gade Jensen will continue to serve as Chair of the Board’s Nominating & Governance Committee.
“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Roth to Allarity’s Board of Directors, as his distinguished career as a clinician and researcher in oncology therapeutics, particularly with biomarker-directed targeted therapies, will be a tremendous asset to Allarity going forward,” said Dr. Duncan Moore, Allarity’s Chairman of the Board. “We look forward to his insights as we continue to refine our clinical strategy. In line with our recent leadership change, we are also pleased to formally welcome James G. Cullem and Thomas Jensen to our Board, as we continue to advance the Company’s mission.”
Dr. Roth, currently Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Syros Pharmaceuticals, Inc. stated: “Having first–hand experience successfully developing several drugs in selected patient populations, I understand the clinical potential of Allarity’s novel drug-specific DRP® companion diagnostics to identify cancer patients who may respond to a specific drug. It’s a particularly compelling strategy that may address significant unmet medical need and I am excited to join the Board, to help Allarity realize the promise of personalized medicine.”
Dr. Roth brings more than 25 years of experience in corporate leadership positions in the biotechnology industry and academic clinical research, with a strong track record of successful oncology and hematology drug development, including in areas of biomarker-directed targeted therapies. Dr. Roth is currently the CMO at Syros Pharmaceuticals. Prior to serving in his current role at Syros, he was Executive Vice President and CMO of Infinity Pharmaceuticals and, previously, interim Co-head of Clinical Development and Vice President of Early Development at Pfizer in the Oncology Business Unit. Dr. Roth joined Pfizer from Wyeth, where he held the roles of Assistant Vice President of Clinical Research and Development and Global Therapeutic Area Director of Hematology. During his tenure in the industry, he contributed to the successful regulatory approval of several products in the hematologic malignancies including Bosulif®, Besponsa®, Daurismo®, and Copiktra®. He also led the early development of Ibrance®, a CDK 4/6 inhibitor, which was approved as a treatment for ER+, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer. Dr. Roth is an accomplished academic researcher and physician-scientist and was on the full-time faculty at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the Division of Hematology/Oncology. He completed his fellowship in hematology and oncology at Tufts-New England Medical Center and his Internal Medicine residency at the New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston. He received his B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School.
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