Speaker's BiographyEllen Sigal
Chairperson and Founder, Friends of Cancer Research
Ellen Sigal is chair and founder of Friends of Cancer Research (Friends), a think tank and advocacy organization that develops partnerships and promotes policies that will get treatments and therapies to patients in the safest and quickest way possible. Working with federal health agencies, congressional leadership, academic research centers and private industry, Friends creates innovative educational, policy and scientific approaches to improve health outcomes and cancer care. Sigal holds leadership positions with a broad range of advocacy, public policy and health organizations. Her posts include vice chair of the board of the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the Food and Drug Administration and chair of the Public/Private Partnerships Committee of the board of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. She is also a governor of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute board.