Allyson J. Ocean, M.D. became a director of Novocure in February 2023. Dr. Ocean is an internationally recognized academic gastrointestinal medical oncologist specializing in translational and clinical research, development of novel therapeutics and patient advocacy.

Dr. Ocean is Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, where she has worked since 2004. She also currently serves as a medical oncologist and attending physician in gastrointestinal oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, as well as a medical oncologist at The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health.

Dr. Ocean is co-founder and Scientific Advisory Board Chair of Let’s Win Pancreatic Cancer, an award-winning non-profit organization missioned to increase access to treatment options and clinical trials for patients with pancreatic cancer. Let’s Win received the inaugural Biden Cancer Initiative FIERCE Award for Leadership through Exemplary and Awesome Purpose for its transformative impact on the lives of cancer patients. Additionally, Dr. Ocean serves on several scientific advisory boards.

Dr. Ocean graduated cum laude from Tufts University and received her M.D. with AOA honors from the Tufts University School of Medicine. She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and abstracts and is an active member of several professional societies, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Association for Cancer Research.

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