David Schrump

David Schrump M.D.

Head of Thoracic Oncology Section

Specialty: Thoracic Oncology
Medical Treatment Center: National Institutes of Health 31 Center Drive, Building 10, Room 4-3940, Bethesda, MD 20892

About Dr. Schrump

Schrump is a senior investigator and head of Thoracic Oncology, Surgery Branch, at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, Maryland.

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At the forefront of research involving gene expression in thoracic malignancies, Schrump has played a major role in the recent advances in mesothelioma treatment.

Schrump was one of the key speakers at the 2011 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma, sharing the podium with colleagues David Sugarbaker, M.D., Daniel Sterman, M.D., and Raffit Hassan, M.D.

Fast Fact: Dr. Schrump completed a three-year research fellowship exploring human cancer immunology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Their topic was “Experimental Strategies in Malignant Mesothelioma,” which was directly related to several of Schrump’s recent clinical trials. At the time of the symposium, Schrump was the principal investigator for seven different trials studying patients with diseases such as lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma.

Schrump has been in his current position since 1997 with tenure since 2006. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Chicago, following his graduation from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Publications

Schrump’s articles have included seven titles on mesothelioma, each discussing a different aspect of the chemotherapeutic treatment or genetic makeup of the cancer. These articles can be found in the Journal of Surgical Resection, Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, Clinical Cancer Research, and Anticancer Research.

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