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Dr. Elaine Shum NYU Langone Perlmutter Cancer Center
Dr. Elaine Shum is an Assistant Professor and thoracic medical oncologist at NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center. She graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor’s in Science in Biology and attended Stony Brook University School of Medicine for her medical degree. She completed her hematology and oncology fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein School of Medicine. After fellowship she joined Bellevue Hospital Center and NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center, where she sees patients with thoracic malignancies and in the Phase I program. She is the principal investigator of several thoracic oncology and Phase I clinical trials. Her research interests include targeted therapies for lung cancer, early detection for lung cancer and lung cancer in never smokers.
One of Dr. Shum’s main reasons to pursue a career in oncology was the opportunity to foster relationships with her patients as they navigate through their diagnosis and treatment as well as being able to offer novel treatments. In addition, she has found an amazing community of patient advocates and colleagues within lung cancer and feels privileged to work alongside them. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.
Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths among women and men. Someone is diagnosed with lung cancer every two minutes and 14 seconds. 4 in 5 of those diagnosed will ultimately die of the disease.
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More Americans than ever are surviving lung cancer. The survival rate has increased by a dramatic 13% to 22.6% in the last 5 years. Your support will help us continue the progress in our efforts to defeat lung cancer.