Martin J. Murphy, DMedSc, PhD, FASCO

Chairman & Co-Founder

At the request of the 41st President George H.W. Bush, Martin J. Murphy, DMedSc, PhD, FASCO, became the Founding CEO and Board Director of the non-profit CEO Roundtable on Cancer. He served as CEO for two decades, before becoming its Director Emeritus in 2021. Marty was also founding CEO of Project Data Sphere®, a non-profit initiative of the CEO Roundtable devoted to cancer clinical trial data-sharing and analysis. He is founder and CEO of the non-profit Shanghai TuoXin Health Promotion Center, which has expanded its purview from cancer prevention and improving cancer patient outcomes to include international Covid-19 interventions and global pandemic preparedness.

Founding Executive Editor of the peer-reviewed journal, THE ONCOLOGIST®, Marty is also Founding Editor of  STEM CELLS®, the flagship journal of stem cell biology, and co-founder of its sister journal, STEM CELLS TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE®, which reports on stem cells in clinical trials. He co-chairs the Scientific & Strategic Advisory Council of the International COVID-19 Data Alliance at the request of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

A former NIH principal investigator, Marty has authored more than 180 primary peer-accepted papers and seven books, is co-founder and chairman of Society for Translational Oncology, member of six Scientific Advisory Boards, two corporate boards of directors, Chairman Emeritus of Conquer Cancer—ASCO Foundation, and Steering Member of Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology. In 2021, he became Director Emeritus of the CEO Roundtable on Cancer. He is an Emeritus Member of National Cancer Policy Forum of National Academy of Medicine (US National Academy of Sciences), board member of Center for Public Health Advisory Board of the Milken Institute, Director Emeritus of Foundation for NIH, Fellow of American Society of Clinical Oncology, and former vice chairman of C-Change.

Marty is married to Ann Murphy, PhD, President and Founder of AlphaMed Press and Co-founder and Executive Director of Society for Translational Oncology. They have five adult children and ten grandchildren.