Radient Pharmaceuticals Corp announced the appointment of Dr Afsaneh Motamed-Khorasani as Director of Oncology.

Dr Motamed-Khorasani will be responsible for medical affairs for RPC’s Onko-Sure™ in vitro diagnostic (IVD) cancer test, including product research and development, collaboration with Mayo Clinic to advance development of RPC’s next-generation Onko-Sure IVD cancer test, on-going clinical trial work, authorship and publication of scientific white papers, articles, abstracts and peer-reviewed papers related to Onko-Sure and future developed products and representation for RPC at various oncology, medical and financial conferences, tradeshows and events.

According to Douglas MacLellan, Executive Chairman and CEO of Radient Pharmaceuticals, "Dr Motamed-Khorasani is exceptionally well qualified for this role and her experience and knowledge in the field of oncology will provide valuable guidance as we continue to expand and accelerate our market success with Onko-Sure. We are pleased to have her join our team."

Dr Motamed-Khorasani joins RPC with a tenured and diverse range of experience in medical affairs, basic and industrial research and development, clinical trials and intellectual property. Prior to joining RPC, Dr Motamed-Khorasani served as a senior scientist and medical analyst at Amgen Inc., Microbix Biosystems Inc., Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, and Vancouver General Hospital. She has more than 15 years experience and national certificates in GLP, GMP, ICH-GCP and FDA regulatory compliance for clinical trials and is a member of professional associations that include the Endocrine Society, Iranian-American Medical Association (IAMA), Bitech and Pharma Professionals Network (BPPN), American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), and Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC).

Dr Motamed-Khorasani’s research has focused on high throughput approaches in the context of cancer informatics with a particular interest in the use of comparative analysis for the mining of integrated oncology datasets that include protein-protein interaction and gene expression profiling. She has published and presented more than 25 peer-reviewed papers, abstracts, and articles in highly regarded scientific journals, and presented at many high profile conferences and scientific meetings. Of particular note, Dr Motamed-Khorasani has offered significant contribution in the field of ovarian cancer when she found two genes that may be involved in the prognosis of ovarian cancer. The results of this finding are published in the 2006 edition of the Oncogene Scientific Journal.

Source: Radient Pharmaceuticals Corp