TESARO, Inc. Appoints Robert E. Martell, M.D., Ph.D. As Chief Medical Officer

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TESARO, Inc. (Nasdaq:TSRO) today announced the appointment of Dr. Robert Martell as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Martell is a practicing medical oncologist at Tufts Medical Center who brings extensive drug development experience to TESARO from both industry and academia. He most recently served as Associate Professor of Medicine and Molecular Physiology and Pharmacology, Tufts University School of Medicine; Director, Neely Center for Clinical Cancer Research; and Leader of the Experimental Therapeutics Program at Tufts Medical Center Cancer Center.

Dr. Martell previously held positions of increasing responsibility within oncology drug development at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Bayer, and MethylGene, where he served as Chief Medical Officer. He has led the clinical development of, and been associated with regulatory submissions for several anti-cancer agents, and has authored numerous scientific publications.

"Bob brings to TESARO considerable oncology experience and a proven track record in advancing the clinical development of innovative therapies for cancer patients," said Mary Lynne Hedley, Ph.D., President and Chief Scientific Officer. "His appointment is an important step in building our senior team as we advance the development of rolapitant, niraparib and TSR-011 and work toward achieving our mission to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients."

Dr. Martell received a doctorate in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency training in Internal Medicine and Fellowship training in Oncology at Duke University Medical Center and had subsequent clinical appointments at Duke University Medical Center, Durham VA Medical Center, Yale University School of Medicine and Tufts Medical Center.

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TESARO, Inc. is an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the lives of cancer patients.

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