An inspirational educator and a ground-breaking scientist in cancer research
Dr. Gold and his colleague Dr. Samuel Freedman are credited with the groundbreaking discovery of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), the first clinically-useful human tumour marker and one that is found in 70% of cancer patients. It was a concept-shifting discovery and helped shape the modern era of cancer immunology. Through this work, Dr. Gold is credited for developing the field of Human Tumour Marker Biology. Perhaps Dr. Gold’s most outstanding quality is related to what he loves best – teaching. Dr. Gold cares deeply about his students and residents. This attitudes combined with his passion for medicine and science, means that no student ever forgets a session with him.