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Michael Becker is a former C-suite industry executive with over 25 years of life sciences experience, including serving as CEO for two public biotechnology companies working in the treatment and diagnosis of cancer. In December 2015, Michael was diagnosed with Stage IV oropharyngeal (head and neck) cancer caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). While initial treatment appeared successful, his cancer returned in December 2016. Recurrence of this disease is often lethal—no effective treatment exists.

What does someone do with a diagnosis like that? Everyone would react differently. For Becker, he became determined to share his story of adversity and daily triumph to help educate, inform, and inspire others.

As the founder and president of MDB Communications LLC, he currently serves as an inspirational speaker, freelance writer, and consultant to the healthcare industry, other businesses, and nonprofits. In mid-2018, he published the second edition of his popular memoir A Walk with Purpose and actively blogs about his cancer experience at My Cancer Journey.