Tango Therapeutics Announces Appointment of Dr. Marc Rudoltz as Chief Medical Officer and Doug Barry as General Counsel
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tango Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNGX), a biotechnology company committed to discovering and delivering the next generation of precision cancer medicines, today announced two recent senior management appointments: Marc Rudoltz, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer, and Doug Barry, J.D., as General Counsel.
“Marc‘s deep experience in oncology-clinical development, and particular focus on targeted therapy, will be of great benefit as Tango advances into the clinic in the first half of 2022 with TNG908, our MTA-cooperative PRMT5 inhibitor,” said Barbara Weber, M.D., president and Chief Executive Officer of Tango Therapeutics. “I’m equally excited to have Doug joining our team, as his insights and experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry will be invaluable as we continue our growth trajectory as a public company.”
Dr. Rudoltz has more than 20 years' experience leading all phases of clinical drug development. As the principal of MSR Healthcare Consultants LLC, Dr. Rudoltz served as Chief Medical Officer for a number of companies including Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, and Constellation Pharmaceuticals and as a clinical consultant for Blueprint Medicines. In these roles, Dr. Rudoltz led teams to start and accelerate the clinical development of a number of targeted small molecule anti-cancer agents including Qinlock®, Aykavit®, Gavreto®, and pelabrisib. Previously, he worked in clinical development roles for several companies, including Novartis where he played key roles in the development and commercialization of Gleevec® and Tasigna®. Dr. Rudoltz obtained his B.S. in Chemical Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and M.D. from SUNY-Upstate Medical University. He completed residency training in Radiation Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University followed by fellowship training in Cancer Biology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rudoltz is the author of 25 peer-reviewed publications.
Mr. Barry has been practicing law for over 20 years, and joins Tango from Alexion Pharmaceuticals, where he was Vice President of Corporate Law, and was responsible for public reporting, corporate governance, financing transactions, and litigation. Prior to Alexion, he was Associate General Counsel at Alere Inc., which was acquired by Abbott Laboratories. Earlier in his career, Mr. Barry spent 10 years as an attorney in the corporate department at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. Mr. Barry has a B.A. degree in Political Science from Hobart College, a Master’s degree from University of Virginia in International Relations and a juris doctor from Northwestern University School of Law.
About Tango Therapeutics
Tango Therapeutics is a biotechnology company dedicated to discovering novel drug targets and delivering the next generation of precision medicine for the treatment of cancer. Using an approach that starts and ends with patients, Tango leverages the genetic principle of synthetic lethality to discover and develop therapies that take aim at critical targets in cancer. This includes expanding the universe of precision oncology targets into novel areas such as tumor suppressor gene loss and their contribution to the ability of cancer cells to evade immune cell killing. For more information, please visit www.tangotx.com.
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