ROCHESTER, NY – Aerial Donovan, of Chicago, IL was recently named one of the nation’s top “40 Under 40 in Cancer.” The award, which was presented during a cocktail reception on June 2 in Chicago, was created by The Lynx Group™ and McGivney Global Advisors, as a means of celebrating the contributions that individuals under the age of 40 are making to improve the lives of those affected by cancer.

Donovan serves as Program Director for GRYT Health and has been instrumental in leading the organization’s efforts to increase programs and support for cancer patients around the world.

“It’s such an honor to be nominated, and selected for this award,” says Donovan. “Empowering people with the information they need to make decisions about their care and disease has been both rewarding and eye-opening. I’ve been grateful for the opportunity to meet this need.”

Nominations for the 40 Under 40 in Cancer award came from across the country and represented the following categories: clinical and patient care; biopharma, diagnostics and devices; research, science and technology; government, regulatory and payer; and patient, advocacy and policy. Members of the 2018 inaugural class were selected by a panel of judges.

“Early-career leaders in oncology — clinicians, researchers, business people, advocates — are making an enormous impact on patients and the cancer community, but many of these individuals have not had the opportunity to be widely recognized,” says McGivney Global Advisors Partner and cancer survivor Jennifer Hinkel. “40 under 40 in Cancer is an effort to highlight the contributions of these rising stars.”

“These individuals are tomorrow’s driving force in innovation,” adds Brian Tyburski, President and CEO, The Lynx Group™. “Their achievements are crucial, well deserved, and should be applauded by all. We’re proud to partner with McGivney Global Advisors in honoring these 40 individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions within their respective roles in the cancer continuum.”

More information about the award, nomination process and the “40 Under 40 in Cancer” awards ceremony and recipients can be found at


About McGivney Global Advisors LLC
McGivney Global Advisors is an expert consultancy for biopharma companies that was founded by William T. McGivney, PhD, former longtime CEO of National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and former Vice President, Clinical and Coverage Policy for Aetna Health Plans. McGivney Global Advisors is distinguished as a consulting firm by its focus on bringing real-world expertise from leaders in guidelines, pathways/compendia, health policy, pharmaceutical reimbursement and market access, and cancer care delivery to decision-makers in pharma/biotech companies, investment houses and national associations. McGivney Global Advisors works with clients to identify the real issues impacting their businesses, provide in-depth and actionable analyses, and develop impactful strategies to facilitate optimal positioning for the success of innovative products. In addition to Dr. McGivney, the firm’s leadership includes Jennifer Hinkel, MSc, Partner, an expert in health economics, oncology market access, and blockchain applications in health care. For more information, please visit


About The Lynx Group

The Lynx Group is a rapidly growing global strategic alliance of medical communications and education companies. Through its unique business model, The Lynx Group strives to provide pivotal and contemporary information and education for all stakeholders in healthcare. Visit for more information.




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