publication date: Nov. 10, 2017

Skip Trump builds a cancer center by the Beltway

First story in a three-part series

By Paul Goldberg

Should Donald “Skip” Trump look up while talking to you on the phone, he might see deer roaming in the pine forest outside his office window.

Trump might let his gaze skim the brown granite skin of the building of his cancer center—the Inova Schar Cancer Institute—and watch the proton beam and radiation therapy center take shape.

“The job I took is to set up a patient-centric outstanding interdisciplinary care program that does translational research, and clinical research,” Trump said to me at a recent meeting. “If the opportunity presents itself to do population research, that will be nice, but we are not constrained by the need to have a population science program, nor a basic science program.

“We’re going to do things in the laboratory that have a good chance of contributing, sooner rather than later, to direct clinical care and clinical application.”

A conversation with Trump, CEO and executive director of the cancer center, and Joan Schiller, deputy director of clinical investigation, appears here

In this three-part series, The Cancer Letter focuses on Trump’s efforts to align the elements of an emerging cancer center: … Continue reading Skip Trump builds a cancer center by the Beltway

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