Tammy Russo has worked in industry and patient advocacy for two decades. Her work includes identification of, outreach to and relationship management with patient advocacy groups and medical societies—both in specific disease states and cross-tumor type. Previously, Tammy created the oncology patient advocacy role at Astellas, and also held a patient advocacy role at Shire.
Tammy’s work in healthcare advocacy began with her support for her best friend and mentor, her father, who was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2006. After surgery, several treatments and participation in a clinical study, Tom Russo passed in 2010. Tammy remains passionate in her commitment to working with and providing value to the kidney cancer community.