Biography & Contact

Michael D. Becker, self portrait

My name is Michael Becker and I was first diagnosed with human papillomavirus (HPV)-related, Stage IV head and neck cancer in December 2015. After undergoing aggressive chemoradiation treatment, I was cancer-free for six months. Then, in December 2016, doctors discovered distant metastasis in both of my lungs. Recurrence of this disease is particularly lethal – no effective treatment exists.

I have more than 20-years of diverse experience as a serial entrepreneur, C-level industry executive, communications expert, pharmaceutical developer, Wall Street securities analyst, and registered financial advisor. I am the author of A Walk with Purpose: Memoir of a Bioentrepreneur and the founder and president of MDB Communications LLC, which provides a full range of investor relations, public relations, and digital media services to the biotechnology industry.

I was previously chief executive officer (CEO) of two biotechnology companies working in the treatment and diagnosis of cancer, including New Jersey-based Cytogen Corporation. Widely quoted by the press, I have authored original articles on medical, financial, communications, marketing, and regulatory topics relevant to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries. I live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with my wife and two daughters, but was raised in the great city of Chicago and am a loyal Cubs baseball fan – which just goes to show that I am an eternal optimist!

I also published a large format, high-quality, coffee table photography book Strength, Confidence, & Beauty: A Collection of Female Portraits published through Blurb. For more information click here.

Email me at: michael(at)

Phone: (215) 310-8390