Ex-FDA chief Stephen Hahn lands another new gig, this time as CEO of a cancer testing startup
Since leaving the FDA’s top post last January, Steve Hahn has been busy, jumping between multiple industry positions thanks to Flagship Pioneering, and most recently taking the helm at a startup focused on the detection of early cancer with a simple blood test.
Hahn’s new company, known as Harbinger Health, will receive $50 million from Flagship to use a proprietary platform combining AI and machine learning to potentially create an entirely new paradigm for cancer diagnosis, enabling early therapeutic interventions or prevention. Hahn’s prior work as chief medical executive of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will likely inform his new role, where he’s serving as a Flagship CEO-partner as well as CEO of Harbinger.
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