Prior to joining Pfizer, Dr. Voi served from 1998 to 2009 in several key positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, most recently as the Executive Director, Global Clinical Development and Medical Affairs, Oncology, where he was instrumental in the development and regulatory submission and approval of Sprycel® in chronic myelogenous leukemia as well as in supplemental BLA’s of Erbitux® in colorectal, non-small cell lung and head and neck cancers. From 1987-1998, he served in several roles at Eli Lilly and Company, where he was involved in preparing the registration dossier for a regulatory approval filing in non-small cell lung cancer of Gemzar® in Europe as well as ultimately assuming responsibility for Gemzar® worldwide development and commercialization.Dr. Voi has extensive regulatory experience working with the FDA's Oncology Division, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and numerous other health authorities. He has been responsible for U.S. and European clinical and regulatory activities and is well networked with key opinion leaders in cancer. He received his medical degree from the University of Padua, School of Medicine Italy and practiced medicine at the General Hospital, Dolo in Venice, Italy. About Curis, Inc. Curis is a drug development company that is committed to leveraging its innovative signaling pathway drug technologies to seek to create new targeted small molecule drug candidates for cancer. Curis is building upon its previous experiences in targeting signaling pathways, including the Hedgehog pathway, in its effort to develop proprietary targeted cancer programs. For more information, visit Curis' website at www.curis.com. Cautionary Statement This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including without limitation statements regarding: the expected benefits of the Company’s appointment of Dr. Voi as Chief Medical Officer and Chief Development Officer. Forward-looking statements used in this press release may contain the words "believes", "expects", "anticipates", "plans", "seeks", "estimates", "assumes", "will", "may," “could” or similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including without limitation the risk factors described by the Company in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2011 and other filings that it periodically makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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