Joe Ensor, Ph.D.

Research Statistician


  • Breast Medical Oncology Department
  • Section of Interventional Radiology/Department of Diagnostic Radiology
  • Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  • Department of Critical Care Medicine
  • Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology

Recent Publications

Vu K, Busaidy N, Cabanillas ME, Konopleva M, Faderl S, Thomas DA, O’Brien S, Broglio K, Ensor J, Escalante C, Andreeff M, Kantarjian H, Lavis V, Yeung S-CJ. A randomized controlled trial of an intensive insulin regimen in patients with hyperglycemic acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia 2012; 12(5): 355-362.

Sneige N, Thomison JB, Malpica A, Gong Y, Ensor J, Silva EG. Peritoneal washing cytologic analysis of ovarian serous tumors, low malignant potential to detect peritoneal implants and predict clinical outcome. Cancer Cytopathology 2012; 120(4): 238-244.

Kobayashi K, Ozkan E, Tam A, Ensor J, Wallace MJ, Gupta S. Preoperative embolization of spinal tumors: variables affecting intraoperative blood loss after embolization. Acta Radiologica 2012; 53(8): 935-942.

Gupta S, Stafford RJ, Javadi S, Ozkan E, Ensor JE, Wright KC, Elliot AM, Jian Y, Serda RE, Dixon KA, Miller JJ, Klump S, Wallace MJ, Li C. Effects of near-infrared laser irradiation of biodegradable microspheres containing hollow gold nanospheres and paclitaxel administered intra-arterially in a rabbit liver tumor model. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 2012; 23(4): 553-561.

Cárdenas-Turanzas M, Ensor J, Wakefield C, Zhang K, Wallace SK, Price KJ, Nates JL. Cross-validation of a sequential organ failure assessment score-based model to predict mortality in patients with cancer admitted to the intensive care unit. Journal of Critical Care 2012; 27(6): 673-680.

He X, Esteva FJ, Ensor J, Hortobagyi GN, Lee M-H, Yeung S-CJ. Metformin and thiazolidinediones are associated with improved cancer-specific survival of diabetic women with HER2+ breast cancer. Annals of Oncology 2012; 23(7): 1771-1780.

Moulder S, Gladish G, Ensor J, Gonzalez-Angulo AM, Cristofanilli M, Murray JL, Booser D, Giordano SH, Brewster A, Moore J, Rivera E, Hortobagyi GN, Tran HT. A phase I study of weekly everolimus (RAD001) in combination with docetaxel in patients with metastatic breast cancer. Cancer 2012; 118(9): 2378-2384.

Morrow PK, Murthy RK, Ensor JE, Gordon GS, Margolin KA, Elias AD, Urba WJ, Weng DE, Rugo HS, Hortobagyi GN. An open-label, phase II trial of angiozyme (RPI.4610) in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer. Cancer 2012; 118(17): 4098-4104.

Campbell KT, Burns NK, Ensor J, Butler CE. Metrics of cellular and vascular infiltration of human acellular dermal matrix in ventral hernia repairs. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2012; 129(4): 888-896.

Baek JM, Jin Q, Ensor J, Boulbes DR, Esteva FJ. Serum CD44 levels and overall survival in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 2011; 130(3): 1029-1036.

Morrow PK, Wulf GM, Ensor J, Booser DJ, Moore JA, Flores PR, Xiong Y, Zhang S, Krop IE, Winer EP, Kindelberger DW, Coviello J, Sahin AA, Nunez R, Hortobagyi GN, Yu D, Esteva FJ. Phase I/II study of trastuzumab in combination with everolimus (RAD001) in patients with HER2-overexpressing metastatic breast cancer that progressed on trastuzumab-based therapy. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2011; 29(23): 3126-3132.

Tam A, Singh P, Ensor J, Carter K, Hicks M, Wallace M, Gupta S. Air travel following biopsy-related pneumothorax: Is it safe to fly? Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 2011; 22(5): 595-602.

Gupta S, Wright KC, Ensor J, Van Pelt CS, Dixon KA, Kundra V. Hepatic arterial embolization with doxorubicin-loaded superabsorbent polymer microspheres in a rabbit liver tumor model. Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology 2011; 34(5): 1021-1030.

Ahrar J, Gupta S, Ensor J, Ahrar K, Madoff DC, Wallace MJ, Murthy R, Tam A, Hwu P, Bedikian AY. Response, survival, and prognostic factors after hepatic arterial chemoembolization in patients with liver metastases from cutaneous melanoma. Cancer Investigation 2011; 29(1): 49-55.

Nates JL, Cárdenas-Turanzas M, Ensor J, Wakefield C, Wallace SK, Price KJ. Cross-validation of a modified score to predict mortality in cancer patients admitted to the intensive care unit. Journal of Critical Care 2011; 26(4): 388-394.

Gupta S, Bedikian AY, Ahrar J, Ensor J, Ahrar K, Madoff DC, Wallace MJ, Murthy R, Tam A, Hwu P. Hepatic artery chemoembolization in patients with ocular melanoma metastatic to the liver: response, survival, and prognostic factors. American Journal of Clinical Oncology 2010; 33(5): 474-480.

Dawood S, Broglio K, Ensor J, Hortobagyi GN, Giordano SH. Survival differences among women with de novo stage IV and relapsed breast cancer. Annals of Oncology 2010; 111(2): 515-519.

Avritscher R, Krishnamurthy S, Ensor J, Gupta S, Tam A, Madoff DC, Murthy R, Hicks ME, Wallace MJ. Accuracy and sensitivity of computed tomography-guided percutaneous needle biopsy of pulmonary hilar lymph nodes. Cancer 2010; 116(8): 1974-1980.

Vyas A, Avritscher R, Ensor J, Ross M, Wallace MJ. Isolated limb infusion with cytotoxic agents: a simplified approach for venous access. Cancer 2010; 116(2): 459-464.

Ruiz JR, Kee SS, Frenzel JC, Ensor JE, Selvan M, Riedel BJ, Apfel C. The effect of an anatomically classified procedure on antiemetic administration in the postanesthesia care unit. Anesthesia and Analgesia 2010; 110(2): 403-409.

Frenzel JC, Kee SS, Ensor JE, Riedel BJ, Ruiz JR. Ongoing provision of individual clinician performance data improves practice behavior. Anesthesia and Analgesia 2010; 111(2): 515-519.

Nates JL, Cárdenas-Turanzas M, Wakefield C, Wallace SK, Shaw A, Samuels JA, Ensor J, Price K. Automating and simplifying the SOFA score in critically ill patients with cancer. Health Informatics Journal 2010; 16(1): 35-47.

Hightower CE, Riedel B, Feig B, Morris GS, Daley D, Ensor J, Swafford J, Woodruff VD, Sun X-G. A pilot study evaluating predictors of postoperative outcomes after major abdominal surgery: physiologic capacity compared with the ASA physical status classification system. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2010; 104(4): 465-471.

Earle JS, Luthra R, Romans A, Abraham R, Ensor J, Yao H, Hamilton SR. Association of microRNA expression with microsatellite instability status in colorectal adenocarcinoma. Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 2010; 12(4): 433-440.

Gupta S, Sultenfuss M, Romaguera J, Ensor J, Krishnamurthy S, Wallace M, Ahrar K, Madoff D, Murthy R, Hicks M. CT-guided percutaneous lung biopsies in patients with hematologic malignancies and undiagnosed pulmonary lesions. Hematological Oncology 2010; 28(2): 75-81.

Hwang JP, Holmes HM, Kallen MA, Ensor J, Etchegaray J, Saab R, Arbuckle RB, King KM, Escalante KP. Accuracy of reporting current medications by cancer patients presenting to an emergency center. Supportive Care in Cancer 2010; 18(10): 1347-1354.

Kobayashi K, Szklaruk J, Trent JC, Ensor J, Ahrar K, Wallace MJ, Madoff DC, Murthy R, Hicks ME, Gupta S. Hepatic arterial embolization and chemoembolization for imatinib-resistant gastrointestinal stromal tumors. American Journal of Clinical Oncology 2009; 32(6): 574-581.

Neal CL, Yao J, Yang W, Zhou X, Nguyen NT, Lu J, Danes CG, Guo H, Lan KH, Ensor J, Hittelman W, Hung MC, Yu D. 14-3-3zeta overexpression defines high risk for breast cancer recurrence and promotes cancer cell survival. Cancer Research 2009; 69(8): 3425-3432.

Kronowitz S, Hunt K, Kuerer H, Strom E, Buchholz T, Ensor J, Koutz C, Robb G. Immediate versus delayed repair of partial mastectomy defects in breast conservation. Breast Cancer Research 2009; 11(Suppl 1): S8.

Boehmler JH, Butler CE, Ensor J, Kronowitz SJ. Outcomes of various techniques of abdominal fascia closure after TRAM flap breast reconstruction. Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2009; 123(3): 773-781.

Tam A, Ensor JE, Snyder H, Gupta S, Durand JB, Wallace MJ. Image-guided drainage of pericardial effusions in oncology patients. Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology 2009; 32(6): 1217-1226.

Wang GR, Ensor JE, Gupta S, Hicks ME, Tam AL. Bronchial artery embolization for the management of hemoptysis in oncology patients: utility and prognostic factors. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 2009; 20(6): 722-729.


Updated March 8, 2013