Chief Physician Named for New Cancer Hospital

Dr. Richard Goldberg, associate director of clinical research at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and chief of the division of hematology and oncology in the UNC School of Medicine, will be physician-in-chief for the N.C. Cancer Hospital, which is set to open in 2009.

Goldberg came to Lineberger in 2003 from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., where he served as a professor of oncology and chaired the Gastrointestinal Cancer Research Program. His principal field of research is the evaluation of new agents for the treatment of colorectal cancer.

His duties will include the continued integration of cancer care, research and educational opportunities within the UNC Health Care System.

The N.C. Cancer Hospital will be the clinical home of the Lineberger Center, which is one of 39 institutions in the country designated as comprehensive cancer centers. Its primary purposes are to conduct research, provide care and train future physicians and nurses.

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