Kapil Dhingra, Former Head of Roche Oncology, Joins Advanced Accelerator Applications Board of Directors


Advanced Accelerator Applications announces that Dr Kapil Dhingra has joined the Company Board of Directors as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

Dr. Dhingra’s guidance and perspective on clinical development, regulatory and commercial strategy will be of tremendous benefit as we advance our pipeline of product candidates and our lead product candidate, Lu-DOTATATE (Lutathera®), currently in a pivotal Phase III trial for the treatment of gastro-entero-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (“GEP-NETs”).

Dr Dhingra has over 25 years’ experience in oncology clinical research and drug development, including nine years at Roche Pharmaceuticals, where he played a key role in the expansion of Roche Oncology. From 1999 to 2008 he served in positions of increasing responsibility at Roche, including Vice President, Head, Oncology Disease Biology Leadership Team, and Head, Oncology Clinical Development.

Prior to his time at Roche, Dr. Dhingra worked in the oncology clinical development group atEli Lilly and Company. He has also previously served as a Clinical Instructor, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Dhingra holds an M.B.,B.S. (equivalent to a U.S. M.D.) degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.

Dr Dhingra is Head of KAPital Consulting, a healthcare consulting firm he founded in 2008, dedicated to helping biotechnology, pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies realize the clinical and commercial advances in oncology. Dr. Dhingra is currently an advisor to and/or member of the board of directors of several biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies and organizations. He has previously served on the Boards of several successful biotech companies, including Biovex, Micromet, Algeta, and YM Biosciences, which were acquired by major pharmaceutical companies.

The AAA Board is chaired by Claudio Costamagna and consists of nine Directors.