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– USA, WA – Cascadian Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASC), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that Robert W. Azelby has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Azelby is a biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry veteran. He currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Juno Therapeutics. The Company also announced that Richard L. Jackson, Ph.D. retired from the Board as of March 8, 2017.

“I would like to thank Dr. Jackson for his years of service as a director and welcome Mr. Azelby to the team,” said Dr. Christopher S. Henney, Chairman of Cascadian Therapeutics’ Board of Directors. “Mr. Azelby’s background in product development, market access and commercial operations will provide a strong addition to our Board.”

“I am delighted to join Cascadian Therapeutics’ Board of Directors and offering my experience at this pivotal time while the company advances tucatinib into late-stage development,” said Mr. Azelby.

Robert Azelby has served as Chief Commercial Officer at Juno Therapeutics since November 2015. Prior to Juno, he was with Amgen for 15 years, serving most recently as Vice President and General Manager of Amgen’s $6 billion U.S. Oncology business.

About Cascadian Therapeutics

Cascadian Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing innovative product candidates for the treatment of cancer. The lead product candidate, tucatinib, is an oral, selective small molecule HER2 inhibitor. Cascadian Therapeutics is conducting a randomized, double-blind controlled pivotal clinical trial called HER2CLIMB, which is comparing tucatinib vs. placebo in combination with capecitabine and trastuzumab in patients with locally advanced or metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer with and without brain metastases, who have previously been treated with a taxane, trastuzumab, pertuzumab and T-DM1.

For more information : http://www.cascadianrx.com

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