Arlene Weintraub is a science writer with more than 25 years of experience writing about healthcare, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. She is currently an associate director and health writer for APCO Worldwide, where she provides writing and communications consulting to hospitals, biopharmaceutical companies, scientific equipment makers and health nonprofits. Her award-winning book Heal: The Vital Role of Dogs in the Search for Cancer Cures (ECW Press 2015), brings to life the world of comparative oncology and the many ways dogs are helping in the war on cancer. She is also the author of Selling the Fountain of Youth (Basic Books 2010), an expose on the anti-aging industry. Weintraub’s freelance pieces have been published by Forbes.com, the New York Times, US News & World Report, CURE, Fierce Biotech, Fierce Pharma, PBS Next Avenue and other media outlets. She was previously a senior writer based out of the New York City headquarters of BusinessWeek, where she wrote hundreds of articles that explored both the science and business of health. She also worked as an editor for Xconomy.com, covering the biotech industry on the East Coast, as well as technology, life sciences and clean technology companies in the greater New York City area. She has won awards from the New York Press Club, the Association of Health Care Journalists, the Foundation for Biomedical Research, and the American Society of Business Publication Editors.