SAN DIEGO, Jan. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRTX) today announced that Marcy Graham has been appointed Vice President, Investor Relations (IR) and Corporate Communications. As a seasoned communicator, Ms. Graham has more than 15 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical sector with expertise in growth companies and related transitions, such as the management of IPOs, financings and M&A activities, commercial product launches, and clinical development programs.
"Marcy brings substantial IR and communications expertise, and has a proven track record for building corporate brands and successfully integrating financials and marketing communications," said Charles M. Baum, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of Mirati. "She is a seasoned professional who will add significant value to Mirati as we advance our clinical programs."
Before joining Mirati, Ms. Graham was Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at aTyr Pharma, participating in two major financings including their IPO in 2015. Previously, Ms. Graham served as head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at Ambit Biosciences until their acquisition by Daichi Sankyo in late 2014. Ms. Graham has extensive previous experience within other biopharmaceutical companies, including senior roles at Sequenom, Inc., and Genoptix, Inc.
About Mirati Therapeutics Mirati Therapeutics develops molecularly targeted, single agent and immuno-oncology combination therapies intended to treat cancer. Mirati's approach combines the three most important factors in oncology drug development, 1) researching and developing drug candidates that target genetic and epigenetic drivers of cancer, 2) designing creative and agile clinical development strategies that select for patients whose tumors are dependent on specific driver alterations, and 3) leveraging a highly accomplished oncology precision medicine leadership team. The Mirati team uses a blueprint – proven by their prior work – for developing potential breakthrough cancer therapies, with accelerated development paths, in order to improve outcomes for patients. Mirati is advancing three drug candidates through clinical development for multiple oncology indications. More information is available at www.mirati.com.
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