Oncology Medical Science Liaisons
The most common therapeutic area in which Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) are specialized (have clinical, medical, and/or research experience) is oncology, followed by cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, neurology, and immunology.
Within the oncology area, therapeutics or devices are largely being developed to ameliorate or improve quality of life for these cancer types. Additionally, new ways of targeting cancer are being developed.
- Solid Tumors. This includes lung, breast, prostate, colorectal, and other common cancers.
- Hematologic Cancers. This includes leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.
- Immune System. This also includes lymphoma and myeloma.
- Precision Oncology. This is personalized and genomic medicine approaches to cancer treatment.
- Targeted Therapy. This involves targeting specific mutations in cancer cells.
Note: These areas are subject to change based on the current state of research and drug development in the field of oncology.
Within the oncology medical and research community, MSLs provide scientific and educational support to healthcare professionals, collect and communicate field insights to their organization, and keep informed of the latest developments in oncology research.
Their primary responsibilities include conducting clinical and scientific presentations, answering medical questions, and building relationships with key opinion leaders.