December 15, 2016

Surface Oncology Appoints Robert Ross, MD as Chief Medical Officer

Surface Oncology, an immuno-oncology company developing next-generation immunotherapies that target the tumor microenvironment, today announced the appointment of Robert W. Ross, MD as its Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Ross will be responsible for advancing Surface Oncology’s development programs, including SRF231, a fully human CD47 antibody, into and through the clinic. Dr. Ross joins Surface from bluebird bio, where he was most recently head of the Oncology franchise and Senior Vice President of Clinical Development and pharmacovigilance.

“Immune therapy is the future of oncology treatment. In the last five years, with the introduction of immune system modulation, the lives of patients have been fundamentally changed, but there is clearly more work to do to bring more cures to patients,” said Dr. Ross. “Surface Oncology’s strategy targeting the various components of the tumor microenvironment has an excellent chance of achieving that goal. I look forward to working closely with this outstanding team to move their programs to the clinic as rapidly as possible.”


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