Improving Cancer Patient Treatment with Amanda Schalk

Have you ever had a conversation where you were thinking the whole time, ‘wow, this is going to change lives!' Take a listen today to HerCsuite™ Radio and Founder Natalie Benamou as she talks with Amanda Schalk about how she is improving outcomes for cancer patients.

Amanda Schalk is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Enzyme by Design. She shares how she is innovating a cancer treatment using enzymes that will reduce adverse side effects for cancer patients.  Hear what is like to wear multiple hats both as a scientist and as a business owner.

Take a listen to this interview with Amanda and discover how she is creating new possibilities for cancer patients.

Improving Patient Outcomes: Using Enzymes from guinea pigs, Amanda and her team are creating cancer treatment options with fewer side effects for both adult and children.

Moving from Scientist to Entrepreneur:

  • Amanda has a team whom she knew from the university. 
  • Creating market research with physicians has been important to confirm the treatment is needed
  • Mentorship has been really helpful to guide Amanda and her team.

Attending JP Morgan Chase Event

“We realize that developing biologics is incredibly expensive, and this is why we are looking for partners, investors, people who really believe in what we're doing in order to bring this novel variant of this very well-understood drug into the clinic to help patients.”-Amanda Schalk

HerCsuite™ Member Experience

“I'm not alone. I have a whole network of very highly experienced women who are willing and eager to help, and that definitely means the world to me. I have a lot of women to reach out to who have done this before, who can offer advice and who will help my vision become a reality.”-Amanda Schalk

As part of our gratitude series this month, we are featuring members like Amanda, who are making a huge difference in the world.

Find Amanda Schalk | Enzyme by Design | Email: [email protected].

Thank you Amanda Schalk for being a valued member of HerCsuite™ and for the work you do!

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Host Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™.  Natalie is a speaker, podcast host and guest, board advisor and CEO of HerPower2, Inc.  Reach out if you would like to learn about how to be a featured guest for this podcast at [email protected].

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With gratitude this holiday season and always to our advisors, members, team, friends and family. Thank you!

Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!


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Natalie Benamou
Founder, CEO 
Herpower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ Platform | HerCsuite™ Radio Podcast Host 

Natalie founded Herpower2, inc. to create products that empower women to make lasting impacts today and into the future. She takes a ‘serve first’ approach to life and has applied this principle throughout her career, serving in leadership positions in business as well as non-profit organizations.

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