1. compelled by the need to accomplish a goal; very hard-working and ambitious.
  2. a company that relentlessly pursues solutions that change the lives of patients with cancer.

Defining moment
/dəˈfīning mōmənt/

  1. an event which typifies or determines all subsequent related occurrences.
  2. a time when advancements in oncology change the trajectory of the patient journey for the better.


  1. showing an ability to take risks; confident and courageous.
  2. a company that fearlessly pioneers patient-first therapies in oncology.


  1. ready to face and endure danger or pain; showing courage.
  2. a person (or people) who faces the challenges of cancer head-on.


Drive a new era of bold thinking in oncology by pioneering improved treatment options that transform lives…one patient at a time…



…until cancer is no more.

What’s in the name “Athenex”?

The name Athenex (pronounced “uh-THEE-neks”) is based on Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, strategic warfare, strength, the arts, crafts, and skill. Athena was praised for her compassion and generosity. She embodied wisdom and rational thought. In the spirit of Athena, we maintain a fearless dedication to improving the treatment of cancer.