Magazine Article | December 29, 2016

Inside Takeda Oncology's Patient Advocacy Program

Source: Life Science Leader

By Rob Wright, Chief Editor, Life Science Leader
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So how does a lawyer become head of patient advocacy at one of the largest biopharma companies in the world? In Liz Lewis’s case, it started at the Washington, DC-based law firm, Epstein, Becker and Green where she represented healthcare and life sciences companies and served as cochair for the firm’s pharmaceutical practice group. In 2002 she left the firm to join Takeda where she is currently chief counsel and head of patient advocacy at Takeda Oncology. Although her primary responsibility is setting Takeda Oncology’s global legal strategy, in her patient advocacy role she works closely with cancer patient advocates to support access to oncology therapies. Lewis sat down with me to share how she helped enhance Takeda Oncology’s patient advocacy organization.