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Harvey Berger, MD

Harvey Berger, MD
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Dr. Harvey Berger founded ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 1991 and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company until 2015. Today, he acts as the company’s Founder, Chairman and CEO Emeritus, in addition to his duties as the governing trustee at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. From 2017 to 2018, he served as the Executive Chairman at Medinol, Inc. Dr. Berger earned his A.B. degree in Biology at Colgate University and his medical degree from the Yale School of Medicine. He completed additional medical training at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Before founding ARIAD, Dr. Harvey Berger developed new medicines for various diseases, including lung cancer and Crohn’s Disease, and led the Research and Development Division at Centocor, Inc. from 1986 to 1991. He has also held teaching positions at Emory University, Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania. In 2013, he was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in New England and the Gold Stevie Award for Executive of the Year, Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Berger currently resides in Palm Beach with his wife and two daughters.
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Recent Advances in the Treatment of Cancer

Cancer treatment has advanced significantly over the past few decades, due in large part to research performed by pharmaceutical companies. Learn about some of the medications ARIAD Pharmaceuticals has brought to the market and how they’ve impacted cancer treatment.

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Getting a drug to market takes years of research and requires regulatory approval before it can be used to treat a disease. Learn about the process in this article.
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What Comes After the Diagnosis of Cancer?

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