Former director’s $50K gift boosts research at WVU Cancer Institute

Research efforts aimed at improving cancer care for patients in West Virginia and beyond will be boosted by the former director of the West Virginia University Cancer Institute and his wife who have made a $50,000 gift.

A space in the office of the Section Chief within the division that houses hematology and oncology will be named in recognition of the contribution by Dr. Richard and Lynda Goldberg to the General Research Fund.

“Dr. Goldberg came to the WVU Cancer Institute in 2017, bringing with him a wealth of experiences in cancer care and cancer operations,” Dr. Hannah Hazard-Jenkins, interim director of the WVU Cancer Institute, said.

“His contributions to the treatment of colon cancer are internationally recognized, and we are fortunate to have him continue to support the WVU CI. Personally, he has been a mentor and helped me grow into my current role as interim director of the WVU CI. Dr. Goldberg and Lynda have been tremendous supporters of the WVU CI, and we are humbled by their generosity.”