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Nuvation Bio Announces Appointment of Colleen Sjogren as Chief Commercial Officer

Ms. Sjogren brings nearly 30 years of biopharmaceutical experience building commercial organizations and leading successful oncology launches

Pending acquisition of AnHeart Therapeutics and expanded leadership strongly positions Nuvation Bio to potentially become a commercial organization by the end of 2025

Nuvation Bio Inc. (NYSE: NUVB), a biopharmaceutical company tackling some of the greatest unmet needs in oncology by developing differentiated and novel therapeutic candidates, today announced the appointment of Colleen Sjogren as Chief Commercial Officer. Ms. Sjogren will lead the Company’s commercial strategy and operations, including marketing, sales, and market access.

“We are thrilled to welcome Colleen as Nuvation Bio’s first Chief Commercial Officer. She is an accomplished leader who has developed innovative, high-performing commercial organizations for successful product launches, including many leading oncology medicines. Of note, Colleen was one of my commercial superstars at Medivation when we launched XTANDI®,” said David Hung, M.D., Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Nuvation Bio. “Colleen joins us at an exciting moment, as we work toward transforming into a late-stage global oncology company with the potential to become commercial-stage by the end of 2025, all while advancing multiple novel therapies for patients with the most difficult-to-treat cancers.”

“I am excited to join Nuvation Bio at this critical point in the company’s transformation to a commercial-stage organization. I look forward to reuniting with David after our successful time together at Medivation and continuing our shared goal of improving the lives of people with cancer,” said Ms. Sjogren. “I have dedicated my career to designing effective commercial organizations for innovative and disruptive new therapies, and I look forward to working with the talented team at Nuvation Bio to build out the company’s commercial strategies and capabilities.”

Ms. Sjogren most recently served as the Senior Vice President of U.S. Sales at Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, where she developed the commercial sales launch plan for a first-in-class, first-to-market therapy. Previously, she was the Vice President of U.S. Sales, Sales Training, and Meeting Planning at Mirati Therapeutics, where she led the build-out of the field-facing commercial organization for the company’s first targeted oncology product launch. Prior to that role, Ms. Sjogren was the Vice President of the National Cell Therapy Team/Sales and Commercial Operations at Kite Pharma, a Gilead company, and held senior leadership roles at Medivation, Human Genome Sciences, Genentech, and Centocor. She received her B.S. and B.A. from Bryant University.

About Nuvation Bio

Nuvation Bio is a biopharmaceutical company tackling some of the greatest unmet needs in oncology by developing differentiated and novel therapeutic candidates. Nuvation Bio’s proprietary portfolio includes mechanistically distinct oncology therapeutic product candidates, each targeting some of the most difficult-to-treat types of cancer. Nuvation Bio was founded in 2018 by biopharma industry veteran David Hung, M.D., who previously founded Medivation, Inc., which brought to patients one of the world’s leading prostate cancer medicines. Nuvation Bio has offices in New York and San Francisco. For more information, please visit and

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