Our founder, Evan Goldberg was featured in the GENTRY MAGAZINE's series "Secrets to Their Success" as one of 'ten fascinating Bay Area men who discuss life, love, career, and the pursuit of happiness.' Evan talks about his decision to fund research to "help create a world free from the threat of BRCA cancers."
The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the leading funders of cancer research in the United States, is partnering with the San Francisco-based BRCA Foundation and the Gray Foundation to fund research of cancers that derive from BRCA or BRCA-like mutations.
NetSuite founder Evan Goldberg speaks to Diginomica about the motivations behind his cancer charity and his experience of running a non-profit organization – on NetSuite, naturally.
Fred Hutch News
A Fred Hutch researcher and breast cancer survivor talks about her inherited mutation and how it helped guide her decisions.
Color Genomics announced the Color Family Testing Program to offer genetic testing to parents, siblings, and adult children of patients with hereditary cancer mutations for $50 instead of $249. The program is supported by donations from the BRCA Foundation and private donors.
Parents, siblings, and adult children are eligible to take a Color test. A relative of someone with a BRCA mutation, for example, has a 50% chance of having the mutation, too, which can lead to breast or ovarian cancer. Color has partnered with private donors and the BRCA Foundation to subsidize the screening program.
Color Genomics is teaming up with the BRCA Foundation to launch a BRCA gene registry, so that people who have the BRCA mutations can opt in and be contacted for future research or clinical trials.
San Francisco Business Times
The (Color) test typically costs $249, but the BRCA Foundation partnership lowers that price to $50. The test, available in more than 150 countries, can spot risks of several other cancers, including colorectal, pancreatic, prostate, stomach and uterine cancers and melanoma.
San Francisco Chronicle
This lets them (patients) take charge of health and lets researcher have greater access to patients for these studies,” said Evan Goldberg, co-founder of the BRCA Foundation, a collaboration among UCSF, Stanford and Harvard, including the latter’s affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
He is not the first Silicon Valley entrepreneur to get involved in cancer research, but to Evan M. Goldberg, founder, chair and chief technology officer of integrated cloud-based business solutions provider Netsuite, the battle against this menace is a very personal matter.
Among the illnesses all of us fear of having is cancer. And if you have the money, the passion, and the technology know-how to advance research about the Big C, you’ll definitely take an active role in fighting this disease, especially if you’re genetically-predisposed to it, like technopreneur Evan Goldberg.
Malaya Business Insight
NetSuite’s founder and CTO Evan Goldberg and wife Cindy takes command of the BRCA Foundation, a philanthropic effort of the couple aimed at studying and finding cures to cancer.
San Francisco Business Times
Evan Goldberg’s life changed six years ago — and with the help of two young Bay Area life sciences companies and a national network of cancer researchers, the founder of business software company NetSuite Inc. hopes to change the lives of thousands more people as well.
A Silicon Valley entrepreneur is giving a big boost to cancer research by making it his personal advocacy to support studies on gene mutations and BRCA cancers. NetSuite founder and chief technology officer Evan Goldberg announced recently that he is making a $10-million personal donation to the research fund.
Netsuite founder Evan Goldberg hopes the lessons he’s learned from building a software company can help researchers find new ways to treat cancers.
The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California
Evan Goldberg, founder and chief technology officer of San Mateo-based NetSuite, began doing philanthropic work after his company went public in 2008. Some of his efforts went toward cancer research — and that was before he discovered he was a carrier of the BRCA1 gene mutation…
San Francisco Chronicle
"For me, the BRCA Foundation was a combination of an intellectual interest and a philanthropic interest in catalyzing new ways of looking at cancer ... and, of course, the personal interest in one day helping to treat and cure BRCA cancers for individuals and families such as my own,” said Goldberg…
Imagine a world where individuals and families are free of the threat of BRCA cancers. Where a positive BRCA test does not inspire fear but instead the confidence that prevention and treatment are simple and effective.
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