TranScrip Oncology

TranScrip has built a strong oncology business spanning a wide range of phases of development, indications and geographic locations. TranScrip has conducted many contracts and oncology accounts for a substantial proportion of its recent revenue. These contracts include supporting a major successful NDA and MAA submission, global medical monitoring for phase III studies and a wide range of expert services on portfolio planning and drug development.

Additional therapeutic areas

Infectious Diseases, Respiratory, Internal Medicine, CNS/Pain


TranScrip Oncology Experts

TranScrip's Oncology group fields bespoke teams or individuals with depth and breadth of experience in oncology and immunology to meet your needs, solve problems and differentiate you from the competition. We cover all aspects of drug development from translational science through to registration and medical affairs, and covering all mechanisms including targeted therapy, immunotherapy and vaccines and novel cytotoxics.

Linda Summerton
Head of Oncology

Linda brings to her role as Head of the Oncology Team a wealth of experience obtained from over 25 years in the global pharmaceutical industry, with particular depth and breadth in the oncology arena.

Working for AstraZeneca, she was initially Project Director for Iressa® in first registrations, and latterly Head of Strategy and Portfolio for the Oncology and Infection Therapy Area Management Team. She was also SVP Portfolio and Project Integration (PPI) at Merck KGaA, leading the portfolio steering committee for oncology development programmes. Now with TranScrip, she is leading clinical development, registration and medical affairs programmes in Oncology.

Edward (Ed) Currie
Deputy Head of Oncology

Ed focuses on Oncology and Infectious Disease, especially in the areas of Medical Affairs and Clinical Development. 

He also brings experience in Personalised Medicine, Diagnostics, Digital Health, Ophthalmology, Neuroscience, and Tissue Repair. 
A medical doctor by training, Ed has 30 years of industry experience in the UK, Germany and Switzerland. He qualified in medicine in the UK and worked for 7 years in London teaching hospitals, with specialist training in infection. He entered the pharmaceutical industry with Eli Lilly, managing the international multi-indication clinical development program of an oral antibiotic from first patient through regulatory filings into Phase IV, as well as the clinical programs for an injectable antibiotic and an antifungal. 
He then moved to Basel (where he remains based), to join F. Hoffmann-La Roche as Medical Director of their global Oncology/Virology business unit, covering the Medical Affairs functions and the evaluation of business development and in-licensing opportunities. Subsequent roles at Roche were as Global Business Leader for MabThera (rituximab) in oncology, Global Business Leader in Ophthalmology, Head of Disease Management, and Program Manager for Integrated Health Care Solutions (Personalised Medicine and Companion Diagnostics).
Ed subsequently had leadership positions in venture-backed medical device companies, as COO of Swiss medtech Kuros Biosurgery, and as Head of Corporate Development at German diagnostics company SIRS-Lab. He has also held pharmaceutical consulting and business development roles at IBM and Infosys, and is an advisor to several start-up companies and organisations.
Ed is deputy head of TranScrip's Oncology team and a member of the Infectious Diseases and Medical Affairs teams. 

Within TranScrip he has worked on client projects in Oncology, Infectious Disease, Neuroscience, Immunology, and Diagnostics.

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