ADC Therapeutics SA, a late clinical-stage oncology-focused biotechnology company pioneering the development and commercialization of highly potent antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) for patients suffering from hematological malignancies and solid tumors, today announced the appointment of Victor Sandor, M.D., to its Board of Directors.
“Victor is an accomplished biopharmaceutical leader and medical professional with extensive oncology product development experience that includes successfully obtaining several product approvals,” said Ron Squarer, Chairman of ADC Therapeutics’ Board of Directors. “I have had the pleasure of working with Victor and have no doubt that his strategic guidance will enhance our efforts to develop and, if approved, commercialize ADCs for the treatment of patients with hematological cancers and solid tumors.”
Dr. Sandor was most recently Chief Medical Officer at Array BioPharma, Inc. prior to its acquisition by Pfizer Inc. At Array, Dr. Sandor was instrumental in obtaining the approval of Braftovi® (encorafenib) and Mektovi® (binimetinib). Prior to joining Array, he was Senior Vice President for Global Clinical Development at Incyte Corporation, where he played a critical role in the approval of Jakafi® (ruxolitinib). Dr. Sandor was also Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Oncology at Biogen Idec and held positions of increasing responsibility in oncology product development at AstraZeneca, where he played an important role in the registration of Arimidex® (anastrozole) for adjuvant use and the development of several early stage programs through proof of concept. Dr. Sandor received his M.D.C.M. from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and completed Fellowship in Medical Oncology at the National Institutes of Health.
“I’m thrilled to be joining ADC Therapeutics’ Board of Directors as the company prepares to submit a Biologics License Application for Lonca and continues to advance the development of its deep pipeline of novel ADCs. I look forward to working with the board and team as they work to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people with cancer by offering new treatment options,” said Dr. Sandor.