IASLC Foundation Welcomes New Board of Directors
At the IASLC 18th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC), in Yokohama, Japan, the gavel was handed from President David Carbone to current President Giorgio Scagliotti. We thank Dr. Carbone for all that he has done to grow the Foundation and set it on a path of success. Also at the 2017 WCLC, the IASLC Board Officers approved the addition of two Foundation Board members, Bruce Ratner and Paolo Paoletti.
Bruce Ratner – Mr. Ratner is the Executive Chairman of Forest City Ratner Cos., a New York-based real estate development company which he started in 1985. As the founder of one of the largest urban real estate developers in the country, Mr. Ratner has developed 52 ground-up projects in the New York City area over more than 30 years. His MetroTech Center, an 11-building corporate campus occupied by more than 20,000 workers, has often been credited with helping to spur the renaissance of Downtown Brooklyn. Mr. Ratner currently serves on the boards of Weill Cornell Medical College, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, where he is Chairman. A graduate of Harvard College and Columbia Law School, Mr. Ratner holds honorary degrees from Brooklyn College, Medgar Evers College, Pratt Institute, and Long Island University.
Paolo Paoletti – Dr. Paoletti is currently the Chairman of the Board for Genmab, PsiOxus Therapeutics (Chairman of the Board), FORMA Therapeutics and Nucana Biomed. He was formerly the first appointed president of GSK Oncology, where he was responsible for championing an organization of more than 2,000 professionals around the world dedicated to fighting the causes and impacts of cancer. As the leader of the business unit, he had accountability for the overall oncology business within GSK and oversaw all activities from early drug discovery through clinical development, launch and life cycle management. Dr. Paoletti has a degree in Medicine from the University of Pisa (Italy) where he was professor in Pulmonary Diseases and authored more than 300 publications.