Hillstream BioPharma Announces Kwok-Kin Wong, MD, PhD as New Member to Scientific Advisory Board
November 19, 2019
Expertise in Small Cell Lung Cancer Supports Key Pipeline Drug – HSB: 1216
Chester, New Jersey, November 19, 2019 – Hillstream BioPharma Inc. (“Hillstream”) today announced the addition of clinician-scientist Kwok-Kin Wong, MD, PhD to Hillstream’s Scientific Advisory Board.
Dr. Wong brings a wealth of experience from being a professor of oncology to conducting leading-edge research in lung cancer. Dr. Wong is the Chief of Hematology and Medical Oncology at The Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Medical Center. During his distinguished career, Dr. Wong served in various investigative and leadership roles at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wong’s work has been published in over 250 scientific publications, and his world-renowned research has provided new insight into genetic and environmental causes of lung cancer, enabling novel lung cancer therapies. Throughout his career, Dr. Wong has received numerous honors and accolades including: the Howard Hughes Physician Scientist Fellowship, the Dunkin Donuts Rising Star Research Grant Award, the AACR Team Science Award, and the Anne Murnick Cogan and David H. Cogan Professor of Oncology. Currently, Dr. Wong continues his investigative pursuits, in to developing novel therapeutic strategies for small cell and non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Wong received both his PhD and MD from Columbia University, completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, and was a fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Randy Milby, CEO of Hillstream said: “Dr. Wong is a great addition to our Scientific Advisory team as we progress with our product pipeline – specifically HSB:1216. Dr. Wong’s extensive experience in small cell lung cancer will be an excellent and timely addition to the superb group of top-class scientists on our Scientific Advisory Board as we advance Hillstream’s product pipeline. In addition, Dr. Wong’s relationships with leading medical institutions will benefit Hillstream as our company expands our research presence. We look forward to working more closely with Dr. Wong.”
About Hillstream BioPharma Inc.
Hillstream BioPharma Inc. (“Hillstream”) is a development-stage company advancing improved therapies for patients with cancer via a unique nanoparticle delivery platform. Hillstream’s competitive advantage is to enhance the safety and efficacy of oncology therapies by encapsulating them in its proprietary polymeric injectable suspension comprised of FDA-recognized inactive ingredients. Encapsulation ensures delivery within the tumor cells and prevents free drug levels in circulation that can cause toxicity. The slow and sustained release of the therapy may also reduce the frequency of dosing while maintaining its efficacy. The novel formulation allows Hillstream to build a strong patent estate and seek both FDA Orphan Drug Designation and more rapid FDA review in specific indications. For more information, please visit hillstreambio.com.
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