Group 5E: Breast Cancer; Biomarkers; Tumor Biology

Thursday, June 15
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern Time (US/New York)

Mentor: Victoria Goldberg

Victoria Goldberg has been living with Triple Positive MBC since January 2014.  The side effects of the treatment forced her to stop working in the stressful and grueling field of finance earlier than she had planned. She was not ready for retirement and felt a desire to assist others who live daily with this dreadful disease. Advocacy gave her that missing structure and purpose. It felt “right.”  She came to SHARE in 2017, first as a BC helpline volunteer, and later as a founder and manager of TalkMets, SHARE’s dedicated helpline for those living with MBC, and a support group facilitator. In July 2020, Victoria joined the team behind the Our MBC Life podcast.  She is one of the senior producers and is trying her hand at sound editing, graphic design, and co-hosting.  Victoria enjoys working with peers and other stakeholders in the metastatic breast cancer field. She is a member of the MBC Alliance and a graduate of the 2018 NBCC’s Project LEAD. Victoria resides in New York City never forgetting that she is living with an advanced disease, but it’s no longer on the forefront of her life.

Scientist: Eliza Barragan, Ph.D.

Eliza Barragan is a scientist with a diverse background in molecular biology, genetics, neurobiology, and aging. She transitioned to cancer research when she was recruited to start a tissue and body donation program, aimed to accelerate research in the metastatic setting. As a translational scientist, Eliza strives to bring scientists and clinicians together to answer critical questions that impact the care and treatment strategies for patients in the clinic. She is passionate about making science accessible and easy-to-understand for patients.