Marc Hurlbert

Chief Science Officer at Melanoma Research Alliance

Marc Hurlbert

Marc Hurlbert

Chief Science Officer at Melanoma Research Alliance

Biography

Dr. Marc Hurlbert, a pharmacologist by training, serves as Chief Science Officer for the Melanoma Research Alliance. In this role, he is responsible for guiding MRA’s scientific strategy, overseeing the peer-reviewed grant-making program, and forging scientific collaborations. He has more than 18 years of nonprofit and grant-making experience focused on advancing medical research. Past work has included treatment and prevention strategies for breast cancer, lymphoma and multiple myeloma, as well as juvenile diabetes. In addition, Marc led the expansion of public health programs to enable low-income, uninsured and minority patient populations diagnosed with cancer to access treatments and care across the US, and in developing countries around the world.

Dr. Hurlbert comes to MRA after serving for three years as the Chief Mission Officer at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). At BCRF Marc oversaw a $60-million annual research program supporting 300 scientists in 15 countries, spanning all aspects of cancer from basic biology and prevention, to developing new treatments and to quality of life research. Prior to BCRF, Marc served as a scientific director at the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade, as a scientific consultant and on the staff of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

In 2013, Dr. Hurlbert co-founded and served as Chair for the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance, a leading coalition of 30 nonprofits, 11 pharmaceutical companies, and dozens of patients that works together to advance research and improve the quality of life for patients with metastatic disease. During his five years as Chair, the Alliance conducted and published a comprehensive research landscape analysis, conducted two national awareness campaigns reaching millions of people, developed two new tools for patients to find clinical trials, forged partnerships with NCI and the FDA, and conducted 4 epidemiology research studies.

He earned a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Colorado, and completed a fellowship at the New York University Medical Center. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Kansas.

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Avon Products Foundation, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Apollo Global Management, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Melanoma Research Alliance

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Melanoma Research Alliance

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Melanoma Research Alliance

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Chief Development Officer at Melanoma Research Alliance

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Senior Director, Scientific Program at Melanoma Research Alliance

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Director of Communications at Melanoma Research Alliance

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Director, Marketing & Development at Melanoma Research Alliance

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Assistant Secretary, Director at Avon Products Foundation, Inc.

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President at Avon Products Foundation, Inc.

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Marc Hurlbert
Chief Science Officer at Melanoma Research Alliance
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Chief Science Officer
2018 - Current

The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) is the largest non-profit funder of melanoma research. Since its founding in 2007, MRA has committed $100 million in funding to advance our understanding of this disease. MRA funds projects in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, with the majority of funding allocated for melanoma treatment.

Executive Director, Avon Breast Cancer Crusade
Prior - 2015

THE MISSION OF THE FOUNDATION IS TO HELP IMPROVE THE LIVES OF WOMEN WORLDWIDE.

Chief Mission Officer
2015 - Prior

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation provides cancer prevention and treatment services. It supports scientists at universities and academic medical centers worldwide conducting the breast cancer research that will lead to prevention and a cure in our lifetime. The company was founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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