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Employee Spotlight: Nicole Hook Rattigan, Senior Medical Science Liaison (MSL)

The medical science liaison (MSL) serves as a key, field-based scientific resource for clinicians, academic institutions, and professional organizations. Nicole Hook Rattigan was the first MSL to join the oncology team. Nicole works closely with our sales and marketing teams, providing resources and presentations to key opinion leaders and other relevant healthcare professionals.


ESMO 2020 recap: cutting-edge cancer research in the COVID-19 era

Held virtually for the first time this year, the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) annual congress hosted an international audience of tens of thousands of oncology experts focused on improving integrated cancer care in the COVID-19 era. The #ESMO20 program, with the tagline “Bringing innovation to cancer patients,” was split into a Science weekend held September 19–21 and an Education weekend coming up on October 16–18.


Employee Spotlight: Shruti Sharma, Senior Scientist, Emerging Technology and Cancer Biology

The scientist of emerging technology and cancer biology partners with clinicians, product managers, and key opinion leaders to transform oncology products. Shruti Sharma and her team ensure that the science and product are continuously expanding and evolving. Shruti plays a crucial role in liaising with academic institutions, ensuring that research is ongoing.


Employee spotlight: Meenakshi Malhotra, Scientific Affairs Manager

This series of employee spotlight posts highlights exceptional talent throughout various departments at Natera. Meet Meenakshi (Meena) Malhotra, who contributes hugely to our scientific writing team and interacts with various key stakeholders. You probably have seen her work if you’ve read through our extensive collection of oncology posters and publications.


Interview With Michell Baker, Director of Partnership Development for The Patient Advocacy Organization Fight CRC

Michell Baker is the director of philanthropy efforts at Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC). She coordinates and builds relationships with individuals and organizations to further Fight CRC’s mission.


Immunotherapy Awareness Month

Did you know that June is Immunotherapy Awareness Month? Immunotherapy refers to a method of treatment that uses parts of the immune system to combat diseases. In recent decades, it has played an important role in fighting cancer. Here’s a closer look at immunotherapy and its incredible uses in the medical field.


2020 ASCO recap: new format, new insights

Every year, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) hosts a conference in Chicago, Ill, to review the latest in clinical cancer research. This year, due to COVID-19, the #ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program was broadcast May 29–31, 2020, to a record-breaking audience of more than 42,700 attendees from 130 countries.


Employee spotlight: Himanshu Sethi, Director, Research & Development

This new series of employee spotlight posts will highlight exceptional talent throughout various departments at Natera. Meet Himanshu Sethi, one of the key people in developing our oncology products.


Employee Spotlight: Miriam De Leon

This new series of employee spotlight posts will highlight exceptional talent throughout various departments at Natera. This first post focuses on Miriam De Leon, our partner on the customer experience team that handles the organ transplant and oncology products.


Remote Clinical Studies: The Future of Medical Research

While medical breakthroughs may seem to happen overnight, it can take years of research to develop, refine, and test new drugs, surgical techniques, and medical interventions before they are made available to the general public.

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