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Congratulations to CMO Summit East Chair Lee Allen on his feature in Profile Magazine
April 9, 2015
Building Hope Through Medicine an article in the spring issue of Profile Magazine features CMO Summit East Chair Lee Allen. Dr. Allen discusses the complexities of his role as Chief Medical Officer of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals.
From Building Hope Through Medicine:
While developing new drugs is a part of Allen’s role as chief medical officer, his job description is much more extensive. As a corporate officer, he has broad strategic leadership roles, including helping to prioritize the company’s portfolio, providing oversight for drug safety, supporting the marketing group with medical information, evaluating new business development opportunities, engaging key clinical leaders, and being the scientific and medical voice for the organization.
To be successful, Allen focuses on three key factors: people—attracting, hiring, and retaining quality talent and developing researchers who have passion for their work; portfolio—the organization continually needs to prioritize opportunities that have the greatest impact on patients, value, and probability of success; and finally, process—building a solid infrastructure that ensures quality, efficiency, and compliance. Allen joined Spectrum because of the strong foundation the company already had in oncology, the promise of its portfolio, and his alignment with its core mission of bringing new drugs to cancer patients.
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