Indian-American receives prestigious oncology award
Washington: Indian-American medical
oncologist Sanjay Goel has won a USD 450,000 award for his
unique, patient-oriented approach to colorectal cancer
Goel is a researcher at Montefiore Medical Centre and
Albert Einstein College of Medicine has been presented with
The American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Foundation`s
Advanced Clinical Research Award.
The Indian-American received the award at the 46th
Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
(ASCO) in Chicago recently.
Goel is one of three recipients of the award, which is
presented annually to physicians who have 5 to 10 years of
experience and are full-time faculty members in a clinical
setting at an academic medical centre.
Each winner receives a 3-year award totalling USD
450,000 to support original research that is currently not
Goel received the award for his research project
entitled, "A Novel Pharmacogenomic Based Therapeutic Approach
for Patients with KRAS Mutant Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
(mCRC) Using an Oncolytic Reovirus", a media release said.
Colorectal cancer is responsible for 50,000 deaths
annually, with the median survival of patients with metastatic
disease of 24 months.
Goel is a medical oncologist at Montefiore and
Assistant Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of
Medicine. His research interests include cancer drug
development and phase-I oncology clinical trials.