Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

2-3-2011: Medicine Grand Rounds

Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: A Paradigm for Personalized Cancer

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, February 3, 2011

8:00 am
Forchheimer 1st Floor Lecture Hall, Einstein

12:15 pm
Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore


Sanjay Goel, MD

Sanjay Goel, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Oncology)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center

Dr. Sanjay Goel has an interest in drug development of anti-cancer agents and the development of biomarkers of drug response. He has extensive experience in carrying out early phase clinical trials in collaboration with industry and the NCI, and has a number of investigator-initiated clinical trials to his credit.  He is currently engaged in cancer clinical trials in phase I, and in gastrointestinal and genitourinary malignancies in phase II and III.

Dr. Goel runs a research laboratory with a focus on drug and biomarker development for patients with colorectal cancer. He has presented his findings at national and international meetings and has published in a wide variety of journals. He is the author of over 25 original articles and a number of review papers.

Dr. Goel currently serves as the leader of the Phase I program at the Albert Einstein Cancer Center, and is the medical director of the East Campus of Montefiore Medical Center for clinical activities. He has a great interest in teaching and has been awarded with the “Best teaching faculty” award in medical oncology. He has mentored a number of fellows and residents in clinical and laboratory research. He has been awarded with the Advanced Clinical Research Award (ACRA) in colorectal cancer from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Cancer Foundation. 

Dr. Goel completed his medical education at the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India. He then moved to the U.S. and completed a residency in internal medicine at the State University of New York at Brooklyn. He began a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Colorado at Denver, and then transferred and completed it at Einstein/Montefiore. He also completed a two-year program from Einstein, obtaining a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Clinical Research. Soon after graduating from his fellowship, he joined the faculty of the Department of Medical Oncology at Montefiore, where he has risen through the ranks to the position of Associate Professor of Medicine.   

Post-lecture webcast: www.medicinegr.org.
Access code: Contact Mildred Rodriguez

This grand rounds is hosted by the Division of Oncology.


After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Acquire a basic understanding of screening, diagnosis, staging and treatment of colorectal cancer
  2. Understand the importance of, and criteria for, identifying familial cancer syndromes
  3. Gain insight into the need and importance for, and development of, biomarkers in cancer, with a focus on colorectal cancer


Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


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