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Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP)
Last Updated: 03/28/16

John J. Wright, MD, PHD

John J. Wright, MD, PHD

Associate Branch Chief, IDB

Dr. Wright received a PhD in molecular virology from the University of Illinois Medical Center and his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. He completed internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He then was a research fellow in the Metabolism Branch of the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Wright completed a medical oncology fellowship in the NCI Medicine Branch and served several years on the clinical staff at the NCI-Navy Medical Oncology Branch and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He then joined the Investigational Drug Branch of CTEP and after several years was named an Associate Branch Chief. He oversees a portfolio of investigational agents, including signal transduction inhibitors, proteasome inhibitors, and histone deacetylase inhibitors and has an interest in nanotechnology-based cancer therapeutics. He organizes the annual NCI CTEP Early Drug Development Meeting and coordinates the selection process for the Michaele C. Christian Oncology Drug Development Award.

Contact Information:
National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Dr., MSC 9739
For USPS: Bethesda, MD 20892-9739
For Express and Courier: Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-276-6105
Fax: 240-276-7894
E-mail: wrightj@ctep.nci.nih.gov

About the Branch Chief

James Zwiebel, MD James Zwiebel received the MD degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency training in internal medicine. Following a clinical fellowship in hematology and oncology at the George Washington University Medical Center and research fellowships at both the National Cancer Institute and the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, he continued his laboratory work on cancer gene therapy as a member of the faculty at Lombardi Cancer Center of the Georgetown University Medical Center, where he also practiced hematology and oncology. More…