Supplement: Margaret Foti

Margaret Foti By Anne Harding Devoting her life to cancer research DUSTIN FENSTERMACHER / WONDERFUL MACHINE RELATED ARTICLES Successful Strategies The Launch and the Exit Entrepreneurs Boldly Break New Ground Mark Tykocinski: Open doors lead a scientist to his calling Shire Pharmaceuticals: A Study in Exponential Growth Many Happy Returns: Cephalon celebrates its 20th year Creative Collaboration When Margaret Foti became the first chief

Anne Harding
Jan 1, 2008
Margaret Foti
By Anne Harding
Devoting her life to cancer research
DUSTIN FENSTERMACHER / WONDERFUL MACHINE

When Margaret Foti became the first chief executive officer of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in 1982, the organization had a $1 million budget, published one journal, had 4,000 members, and sponsored a single annual meeting.

Today, the AACR boasts a budget of $44 million, publishes six journals, has more than 27,000 members, and holds 25 scientific events every year. The association will soon launch a new journal, on cancer prevention, and plans to add more than 200 to its staff of 140 over the next several years.

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