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Elaine Shum, MD

  • Specialty: Medical Oncology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-731-5662
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About Me

I have always been very interested in science and decided to pursue a career in oncology after participating in cancer research as a high school student. At that time, oncology was becoming an innovative field. With the introduction of personalized medicine and the use of oral targeting agents, I saw how these new treatment options could greatly benefit patients. Inspired by this, I pursued a career in oncology, knowing that I would have the opportunity to make a difference through patient care and translational research.

At Perlmutter Cancer Center, I treat patients who have non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and other thoracic cancers. Cancer is a life-changing diagnosis for many people and I am passionate about providing care and helping people through their journey.

As a physician, I value open communication and building relationships with my patients so they feel comfortable asking me questions. I believe in shared decision-making and taking the time to help each person understand his or her diagnosis and treatment plan. At the Lung Cancer Center, I am fortunate to be part of a team that believes in excellent patient care and offers the latest cancer treatments through research and ongoing clinical trials.

My recent research has focused on epidermal growth factor receptor gene mutations in non-small cell lung cancer. These mutations are more prevalent in minority populations who are usually underrepresented in major clinical trials. I hope to develop more research to determine specific treatments for these populations and other targeted mutations.

I am a member of several leading societies including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, the American Association for Cancer Research, and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.


Conditions and Treatments

malignant mesothelioma, lung cancer, mesothelioma, mediastinal tumor, thoracic cancer, thymus cancer, lung carcinoma, small cell lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, solitary fibrous tumor

Credentials

Positions
  • Instructor, Department of Medicine
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology), 2017
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Hematology), 2017
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine, 2014
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Montefiore Medical Center, Hematology/Oncology, 2017
  • Residency, St Luke's-Roosevelt Hosp Ctr (New York, NY), Medicine (Internal), 2014
  • MD from SUNY - Stony Brook, 2011
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Clinical Trials and Research Studies

  • A Phase 2 Study of Poziotinib in Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Locally Advanced or Metastatic with EGFR or HER2 Exon 20 Insertion Mutation (ZENITH20)

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  • A Phase II Open-Label Multicenter Single-Arm Study to Investigate the Efficacy and Safety of Atezolizumab as neoadjuvant and adjuvant therapy in Patients with Stage IB II or IIIA resectable and untreated non-small cell lung cancer

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  • RANDOMIZED DOUBLE BLIND PLACEBO CONTROLLED STUDY OF ERLOTINIB OR PLACEBO IN PATIENTS WITH COMPLETELY RESECTED EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR (EGFR) MUTANT NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER (NSCLC)

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