WVU Cancer Institute Director Richard Goldberg, MD, will be the keynote speaker on Sunday, March 18, at the Fight Colorectal Cancer Educational Summit, a three-day event, where colon and rectal cancer survivors, caregivers, and loved ones from all over the US unite to make their voices heard in Washington, DC.
Fight Colorectal Cancer is an advocacy group that seeks to empower and activate a community of patients, fighters, and champions to push for better policies and to support research, education, and awareness for all those touched by colorectal cancer.
An internationally renowned oncologist specializing in colorectal cancer, Dr. Goldberg has worked with Fight Colorectal Cancer since its inception and serves on its medical advisory board. During his talk, titled "Get Behind a Cure: Hope vs. Hype," he will separate sensationalism from science and provide an update on the latest in cancer research. His presentation is scheduled to begin at 11:00 am and will be live-streamed from DC. Click here to watch and participate from home.
Most recently, Goldberg was featured in the new issue of People Magazine in an article on the Jonas Brothers’ father, Kevin Sr., and his battle with colon cancer.
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W est Virginia University’s Cancer Institute is well-known for its treatment and innovation. Leading the institute is Dr. Richard Goldberg, who has not only established himself as a transformative leader but also a potent researcher and educator. A native of upstate New York, the renowned gastrointestinal cancer expert came to Morgantown about two years ago. Goldberg previously worked at The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, where he served as the Klotz Family Professor of Cancer Research, the physician‐in‐ chief of the James Cancer Hospital, the associate director of the Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center and the acting division director of the Division of Medical Oncology. Before that, he also worked at the University of North Carolina and the Mayo Clinic. Goldberg is one of many world-class physicians recruited by WVU Medicine during the past few years, whose research has resulted in more than 300 peer-reviewed publications, including those in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Journal of Clinical Oncology
The WVU Cancer Institute is among six organizations to receive an inaugural Medline Breast Cancer Awareness grant, which is awarded to organizations to further the mission to eradicate breast cancer and provide counseling. The grant drives awareness around prevention and early detection by providing support to organizations that provide direct patient care.