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ORIC Pharma Names Genentech’s Lori Friedman Chief Scientific Officer

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ORIC Pharmaceuticals has appointed Lori Friedman to serve as its chief scientific officer. Friedman is joining South San Francisco-based ORIC after 15 years at Roche’s Genentech unit, where she was most recently senior director of translational oncology. ORIC is developing therapies to treat drug-resistant cancers. The company’s lead program, ORIC-101, is in early-stage clinical testing.