TScan Therapeutics Appoints Debora Barton, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer

WALTHAM, Mass., July 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TScan Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:TCRX ), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of T-cell receptor (TCR) engineered T cell therapies (TCR-T) for the treatment of patients with cancer, today announced the appointment of Debora Barton, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Barton, a clinical oncologist experienced in developing cell therapies for cancers, brings to TScan nearly two decades of expertise across global clinical research and development, and executive leadership in large pharma and midsized and small biotech companies. "We are pleased to welcome Debora to TScan at such a crucial time as we are initiating sites for our lead leukemia Phase 1 trial slated to begin enrolling patients in the middle of the year," said David P. Southwell, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Dr. Barton's clinical experience in developing treatments for both liquid and solid tumors comes at the right time for us, as we advance our clinical-stage TCR program in myelogenous cancers and develop clinical programs for solid tumors. We look forward to working with her." "I am thrilled to join the TScan team at such an exciting time and look forward to bringing my clinical oncology and clinical research and development expertise to support the progress of the Company's pipeline with the goal to develop TCR-Ts for the treatment of multiple tumor types," said Dr. Barton. "The team at TScan has rapidly advanced the Company's science in their efforts to bring new and effective treatments for both hematological malignancies and solid tumors into the clinic, and I look forward to working with the team to bring TScan's innovative therapies to the patients that need them." Prior to joining TScan, Dr. Barton was the Chief Medical Officer at Carisma Therapeutics Inc., where she was responsible for clinical development, clinical operations, medical affairs, and safety. Previously Dr. Barton was the Senior Vice President, Head of Clinical, Head of Safety at Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc., where she oversaw ... Full story available on Benzinga.com