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Lab Week 2024: Celebrating Our Medical Laboratory Professionals

Every April, Foundation Medicine gets the chance to do something we love: celebrate and honor the lab team members at the heart of our commitment to transform cancer care. Medical...

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Behind the Scenes: Crafting the Meaningful Design of Foundation Medicine’s Boston Headquarters

As I began the tour of Foundation Medicine’s new headquarters on my first day at the company, I was struck by the thoughtful details of the building’s design. In the...

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Black History Month 2024: Honoring Black Excellence in Healthcare and the Arts

  Foundation Medicine proudly celebrates Black History Month as a time to honor the rich heritage, achievements and contributions of the Black community. Throughout the month, we featured various spotlights,...

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Lab/Life Parallels: Connecting a Childhood Dream, Career Journey & Cancer Triumph

Tristen, Assay Development Senior Scientist The journey that led me to my career in genomic cancer research unraveled like a winding road, marked by unexpected connections between my professional and...

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Paving a Path to Success and Bringing Family Along for the Ride

Rasheedah — Senior Manager, Assay Development   Twenty years ago, I attended a biomedical certificate program that changed the trajectory of my career. As my first introduction to the biotech industry,...

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Patient Impact for Penzberg Computational Biology Team

In June 2021, I embarked on my journey with Foundation Medicine as a Molecular Technologist. Over the next six months my passion for genomics grew and I was focused on...

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Foundation Medicine in the Community: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2023

As part of our mission to transform cancer care, we are proud to support patients and caregivers within our extended community through programming and events both in and out of...

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Foundation Medicine in the Community: Fundraising is for Everyone, but it May Require Floaties

Author: Nick, Medical Reporting Curator    A Community Approach to Cancer Research  My introduction to genetics, science and cancer care started when I was in college. A lot of my...

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Benefits Spotlight: People Manager Development Program

At Foundation Medicine, we believe that great people management is one of the golden keys to enabling our mission of transforming cancer care. When Foundation Medicine people managers are at...

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Spotlight: 2023 Summer Interns

    At Foundation Medicine, our work to transform cancer care spans across many different functions and teams. From our colleagues working to process samples in the lab, to those...

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Celebrating Pride Month 2023

As a company, we celebrate PRIDE month annually to honor and support the LGBTQIA+ community and acknowledge our employees' authenticity, while showing our commitment to cultivating a sense of belonging...

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Fostering Belonging at Foundation Medicine

Over the past several years at Foundation Medicine, we have been on a journey to strengthen our commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I). Our goal is for every employee...

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Annual Week of Service 2023

After a successful inaugural Week of Service in mid-November of 2022, Foundation Medicine proudly held our second annual Week of Service in the U.S. last month. This week featured a...

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Earth Month 2023: Celebrating our Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Efforts

Earth Month is celebrated annually in April to raise awareness around the environment and serves as a reminder of our commitment to making Foundation Medicine a leading sustainable business. This...

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Black History Month 2023: Celebrating Black Achievements With a Focus on Health Equity

  February is Black History month and serves as a time of focus, celebrating and acknowledging the achievements and contributions African Americans have had in the history of the United...

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Behind The Scenes: Promotional Review

December is an apt time for reflection, as many of us choose to look back on the past year and ahead to what lies next. As 2022 draws to a...

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Foundation Medicine at the 18th Annual Massachusetts Conference For Women

Foundation Medicine was a proud contributing sponsor of the 18th annual Massachusetts Conference For Women, which took place in person on November 30, and online on December 1, 2022. Fifty...

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Foundation Medicine's Inaugural Week of Service

From November 14-18, Foundation Medicine took part in our inaugural Week of Service in the U.S., giving back to the local communities that we call home. Beginning this year, Foundation...

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Fostering a Sense of Belonging at Foundation Medicine

At Foundation Medicine, the north star of our DE&I efforts is to ensure that every single employee feels that they intimately belong within the company. We are dedicated to promoting...

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We Are Proud To Honor Our Veterans: Veterans Day 2022

At Foundation Medicine, we are committed to supporting and empowering veterans, especially those who work as our colleagues. This Veterans Day, we are proud to share the stories of two...

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Day in the Life: The Importance of Real-World Evidence in Men’s Health Research

“One of my mentors instilled the importance of perfecting a pitch, and I took it to heart. So, when someone asks me what I do at Foundation Medicine, I tell...

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Behind The Scenes: Social Media

Social media plays a role in many, if not all, of our personal lives. We scroll through the feeds of friends and colleagues across Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn – liking,...

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Day in the Life: Raising Awareness Around Precision Medicine

With a passion for education, advocacy, and awareness, Henry was drawn to the role of Medical Science Liaison (MSL) at Foundation Medicine. He got his start with a PhD in...

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Team Spotlight: Epic Scrum Team

    In February of 2020, I was given the opportunity to form a brand-new team that would be working on a new strategic initiative at Foundation Medicine, a pioneer...

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Medical Perspectives on World Cancer Research Day

  At Foundation Medicine, we’ve spent more than a dozen years conducting cutting-edge research within the oncology space, reinforcing the understanding that cancer is a disease of the genome. Our...

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Foundation Medicine in the Community: Together in TEAL

  September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and on September 18, 2022, Foundation Medicine recognized and honored patients by participating in the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s (NOCC) Together in TEAL...

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Team Spotlight: Regulatory Affairs 

  If you’re looking for a team at Foundation Medicine with a cross-functional reach, you need not look any further than the Regulatory Affairs team. The team serves a critical...

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FMI Thrive: A New Way to Nurture Our Employees

    At Foundation Medicine, we believe that a holistic approach to wellbeing is critical to ensure our employees are thriving at work. Creating a positive work environment that prioritizes...

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Furthering My Knowledge: My Experience in an R&D Rotation Program

   The Beginning While studying for my PhD in viral genomics at Harvard University, I wanted to explore opportunities outside of academia to use my passion and knowledge to benefit...

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Behind The Scenes: Event Planning

    The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced challenges that many of us never expected to encounter, including changes to how we work. As Foundation Medicine’s events and community engagement manager,...

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Team Spotlight: Diagnostic Development and Validation, R&D

  When the Diagnostic Development and Validation (DD&V) Team at Foundation Medicine arrives for work each day, they are stepping into roles that epitomize the company’s value of collaboration. The...

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Interns Use Their Passion to Give Back

    Last month, Foundation Medicine’s 2022 summer interns gathered in their respective locations including Research Triangle Park, N.C., Cambridge, Mass., Boston’s Seaport, and San Diego, to create cards of...

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Molecular Technologist: From Cambridge to San Diego

  In college, I found out quickly that working in the laboratory was my happy place. When the opportunity arose for me to intern with Foundation Medicine in the summer...

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Behind The Scenes: Hackathon Planning

Each year, Foundation Medicine hosts a Hackathon, bringing together employees from different departments and geographic locations to create, innovate, and propose actionable solutions to evolve our business and improve how...

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Location Spotlight: San Diego

Located in Torrey Pines, the center of the San Diego’s life science cluster, Foundation Medicine’s California site is brimming with energy as it settles into its new space and gears...

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Celebrating Foundation Medicine’s LGBTQ+ community, during PRIDE month and beyond

At Foundation Medicine, we celebrated PRIDE throughout the entire month of June, coming together and sharing stories, resources, and photos with each other both in person and virtually on our...

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A Day in the Life: Molecular Technologist

  When my alarm clock goes off in the morning, it is go time. I like to be “lab ready” the second I walk in at 7:00 am, in case...

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Fostering a Purpose-Driven Culture

Fostering a Purpose-Driven Culture: We are honored to be featured for the forth year in a row on Boston Business Journal's Best Places to Work List. Foundation Medicine is a...

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A Day in the Life: Commercial Accessioning Technician

  Prior to working at Foundation Medicine, I worked as a pharmacy technician in both the retail and hospital setting. I enjoyed the work; however, I eventually decided to explore...

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Team Spotlight: International Operations, Penzberg

I joined Foundation Medicine, GmbH in May 2019, directly after completing my PhD, as an application scientist for international projects, based in Penzberg, Germany. From the very beginning, I was...

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Career Development Story: Maja

  With an academic background of biotechnology and bioengineering and a fire inside of me to help the world in my own way, it only seemed natural to find myself...

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A Day in the Life: Data Strategy Marketing

  I was always interested in science, primarily motivated by dad and my grandfather who both came from humble beginnings but broke down barriers to be able to work in...

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Team Spotlight: Data & Insights Delivery, GPS

  I joined the Data Team at Foundation Medicine back in 2019 to help build our real-world data products. Cancer has touched all our lives in some fashion. That drives...

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Career Development Story: From Laboratory Operations Intern to Molecular Technologist

  Everything Happens for a Reason  In 2018 I was a college sophomore majoring in Molecular & Cellular Biology. I knew I wanted to help cancer patients someday, but I...

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Team Spotlight: GPS Field and Business Enablement

  I joined Foundation Medicine in June of 2021, after 17 years at a company I that I thought I would never leave. I had been interested in Foundation Medicine as...

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Thank you.

  With Thanksgiving upon us this week in the United States, and the end of the year fast approaching, I wanted to take a moment to pause and reflect on...

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Veterans Day 2021

Foundation Medicine is proud to honor our veterans, and to share their stories of how they continue to make an impact through their dedication to our mission to transform cancer...

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Automation Engineer: from Cambridge to San Diego

The path that brought me to Foundation Medicine, and then to our new San Diego location is what I would describe as a perfect opportunity. It wasn’t a hard decision...

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Communications Intern: The Writer Behind the Stories

  Immediate Support and Passion  Right from my first phone interview with Foundation Medicine, I felt welcomed and supported, despite having not even received the position yet. Meredyth, Senior Campus...

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Incredible Milestone Achievement: Reviewing 100,000 patient cases

  Senior Scientific Copy Editor Stephen recently reached an exciting milestone in his seven-year career at Foundation Medicine: reviewing 100,000 patient cases.  As a scientific copy editor, a major responsibility of Stephen’s role...

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RTP Histology: What Changes and What Stays the Same

Getting to come into work every day and never living the same day twice is only one of the things I love about working at Foundation Medicine. The constant innovation...

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Feeling Valued as an Intern: Collaboration at Its Finest

Coming into my internship at Foundation Medicine, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. When I reflect back on my time at Foundation Medicine over the last ten weeks, I...

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Spotlight: US Client Services – How We Foster Growth

When we say that our passion is personal, we wholeheartedly mean it. Seeing my son go through numerous cancer treatments pushed me to want to make a difference in someone...

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Pathology Projects and Connections That Matter

  Taking a Risk  Two years ago, I decided to try something completely new. After hearing about my friend’s positive experience working at Foundation Medicine, I decided to take my...

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From Team Member to Leader: How I Helped Shape The Penzberg Client Services Team

A Perfect Combination of Passions With an academic background of biotechnology and bioengineering and a fire inside of me to help the world in my own way, it only seemed...

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Career Development Story: Thomas, Bioinformatics Penzberg

  Almost 4,000 miles away from Foundation Medicine’s headquarters in Cambridge, the team in Penzberg, Germany works rigorously and passionately to not only carry out our crucial mission of transforming...

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Celebrating Pride Month 2021

At Foundation Medicine, we are committed to fostering an environment that empowers employees to bring their authentic selves to work and provides a supportive space for employees to reach their...

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Career Development Story: Anja

  What was your first role at Foundation Medicine, and how has your career developed?  I started working at Foundation Medicine GmbH a year and a half ago in the...

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A Day in The Life: Client Services Penzberg

This is our team – Foundation Medicine GmbH Client Services    During my biomedical studies with a major in tumor biology, I was exposed to the complexity and heterogeneity of...

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A Career in Curiosity: IT at Foundation Medicine 

Earlier in my career, I was working for an organization that enabled the modernization of IT systems of various state department of motor vehicles (DMV). What you don’t see behind...

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News From Foundation Medicine GmbH in Germany: Empower EVERY Employee

    The past twelve months have been beyond exceptional and nobody can deny the impacts the global corona pandemic had on our daily lives. However, there were many positives....

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Our Passion is Personal

Since Foundation Medicine’s inception, our focus on the people and families affected by cancer inspires us every day in our commitment to transform cancer care. Behind each of these photos is...

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Celebrating Trans Day Of Visibility

At Foundation Medicine, everyone on our team is unique. We focus on people first, we support each other’s identities including their gender identity, and we never forget that we’re all...

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Celebrating Black History Month

  During the month of February, Foundation Medicine celebrated Black History Month through weekly educational events hosted virtually by our employee resource networks (ERNs).  These employee-led networks seek to strengthen...

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Career Development Story: Karina, Director, IT Governance

  Karina, Director, IT Governance, recently made a move within Foundation Medicine from the Engineering Team. Karina reflects on her life-long passion for learning, her desire to keep leading, and...

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Innovation During a Pandemic – Harindra, Principal Software Engineer

  What inspired you to join Foundation Medicine?  The great teams and our work in personalizing healthcare inspired me to join Foundation Medicine in April of this year. There has been...

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A Day in the Life: Product Owner Noel

  I had the pleasure of interviewing Noel, a Product Owner on the Technology team. As  a person living with advanced cancer, Noel exemplifies strength and has a personal understanding of the impact that her work at...

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A Day in the Life: Cloud Engineer

  Welcome to “A Day in the Life,” a series spotlighting Foundation Medicine employees across all departments and locations. This frequent series will put you in the shoes of one...

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A Day in the Life of a Pathologist

Welcome to “A Day in the Life,” a series spotlighting Foundation Medicine employees across all departments and locations. This frequent series will put you in the shoes of one of...

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Inside our Germany Location

  Foundation Medicines European subsidiary is located within the Roche Campus in Penzberg, Germany, just a couple of miles south of Munich. Roche Penzberg is one of Europe’s largest biotechnology centers, employing around...

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Our Values

  Foundation Medicine is a mission-driven company with a strong set of values and a people-first culture. This simple set of values embodies what is important to us. The Values...

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Our new PROUD Employee Resource Network

Last year, Foundation Medicine announced our vision for creating Employee Resource Networks (ERNs) - employee-led groups that foster a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with organizational mission, values, goals, business practices,...

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From Patient to Employee: Corey, Client Services

  In 2014, Corey, a recent college graduate and avid runner, was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. Earlier this year, Corey joined Foundation Medicine (FMI) as a Patient Services...

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My Impact on Transforming Cancer Care - Histology

  I first came across the position for a histology supervisor at Foundation Medicine at a time when I was a stay-at-home mom and wasn’t planning to return to work....

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