Speaker Bios


Ellen V. Sigal, PhD, Chairperson and Founder, Friends of Cancer Research

Dr. Sigal is Chairperson and Founder of Friends of Cancer Research, a cancer research think tank and advocacy organization based in Washington, DC. She is Vice Chair of the inaugural board of directors of the Reagan-Udall Foundation, a partnership to modernize medical product development, accelerate innovation and enhance product safety in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Sigal serves on the Board of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health where she chairs its Public/Private Partnerships Committee. She also holds leadership positions with a broad range of cancer advocacy groups, public policy organizations and academic health centers.