The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) announced the appointment of Beth Gaffney, MBA, as the new Vice President of U.S. and Global Business Development. In this role, Ms. Gaffney will oversee both U.S. and global business activities and the development of the NCCN brand worldwide.
Beth Gaffney, MBA
Ms. Gaffney will work closely with other members of the senior leadership team to ensure the influence of NCCN content and the ongoing collaboration and support of all stakeholders. She will lead multiple functional areas across the organization, including business development and insights, commercial licensing, health information technology, and payer and employer outreach. In addition, she will work in conjunction with NCCN’s marketing and communications department and oncology policy program.
“We couldn’t be happier about having Beth join us for this critical business development role,” said Robert W. Carlson, MD, Chief Executive Officer of NCCN. “Beth’s strong leadership and biotech knowledge, combined with a lifelong passion for helping people achieve better health, make her an excellent fit as our new Vice President of U.S. and Global Business Development. She will be a leading voice for our important collaborations across the oncology ecosystem worldwide.”
Robert W. Carlson, MD
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join NCCN,” said Ms. Gaffney. “To be a part of the NCCN team dedicated to improving cancer care so patients can live better lives is truly an honor. I look forward to leading Business Development and joining the effort to further advance NCCN’s mission globally.”
Ms. Gaffney is a graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, with more than 15 years of strategic business development and marketing experience in the health-care industry. She most recently served as Head of Business Development for Risk Management and Patient Support Services for United Biosource Corporation. Prior to that, Ms. Gaffney held positions with Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare division and Men’s Health Magazine.