Gastrointestinal Oncologist Named Physician-in-Chief
Richard Goldberg, MD, an acclaimed gastrointestinal oncologist, was named physician-in-chief at The James. Goldberg is noted for evaluating new agents for treating colorectal cancer and for studying inherited colorectal cancer syndromes. Before coming to Ohio State, he was physician-in-chief at North Carolina Cancer Hospital at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. In his new role at Ohio State, Goldberg will help lead preparation for and transition into the new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute slated to open in 2014. He also will help expand infrastructure to unite researchers and clinicians in science-based patient care.
Cancer Prevention Expert Named OSUCCC Deputy Director
The OSUCCC – James named Peter Shields, MD, a physician-scientist and expert in cancer prevention, as deputy director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center. A leading researcher in biomarkers of cancer risk, molecular epidemiology and carcinogenesis, Shields came to Ohio State from Georgetown University, where he was deputy director of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. His primary research focus is on identifying biomarkers for use in the clinic to assess breast and lung cancer risks, particularly those related to diet, smoking and lifestyle. He has published more than 180 studies on topics from toxicology and epidemiology to behavior and health disparities.