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Sibyl Shalo, senior editor, manages the editorial direction and content of Media Mix, Pharmaceutical Executive's marketing and media section. Sibyl's extensive healthcare experience includes writing, editing, media and government relations, medical education, and marketing communications. Her career has taken her from Washington, DC, where she wore many hats at the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, to her hometown of New York, where she worked as a freelance medical writer and media liaison for leading public relations agencies. She held positions at New York University Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center before freelancing with Reuters Health. She made the full-time switch to journalism with Pharmaceutical Executive in September 2000.
The world's steadily growing oncology market features key elements that are common to all competitors in the category: a highly respected sales forces, sophisticated and deeply involved patients and caregivers, clinically entrepreneurial physicians, and a dynamic global regulatory environment. Yet the uncharted territory of cancer breakthroughs demands that pharma marketers temper a strategy of progressive risk with caution.