Mark F. Munsell, M.S.

Mark Munsell

Senior Research Statistician


  • Department of Gynecologic Oncology
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Department of Pulmonary Medicine
  • Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Department of Radiation Physics
  • Department of Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy
  • Department of Urology

Classes / Lectures / Workshops

  • Statistical Considerations in Designing Clinical Trials: a 1-hour presentation as part of the Department of Gynecologic Oncology Didactic Lecture Series and to the Department of Radiation Oncology Residents and Fellows
  • Statistics in Clinical Research: a series of seven 1-hour presentations offered through the MD Anderson Clinical Research Support Center to research nurses and data managers (participants receive continuing education credit)
  • Statistica Workshop: a 4-hour workshop offered through the MD Anderson Clinical Research Support Center (participants receive continuing education credit)

Committee Service

  • Clinical Trial Conduct Website Development Steering Committee; Chair: John Cook
  • eResearch Executive Steering Committee; Chair: Aman Buzdar
  • Gynecologic Oncology Developmental Therapeutics Research Program; Chair: Robert Coleman
  • Gynecologic Oncology Endometrial Research Working Group; Chair: Karen Lu
  • Institutional Review Board 4; Chair: Linda Elting
  • Radiation Oncology Genitourinary Protocol/Research Committee; Chair: Deborah Kuban
  • Radiation Oncology P01: “Optimizing Proton Radiation Therapy” Research Conference; Chair: Radhe Mohan


Zand B, Frumovitz M, Jofre MF, Nick AM, dos Reis R, Munsell MF, Sangi-Haghpeykar H, Levenback C, Soliman PT, Schmeler KM, Ramirez, PT. Risk factors for prolonged hospitalization after gynecologic laparoscopic surgery. Gynecologic Oncology 2012; 126(3): 428-431. PMID: 22668880.

Worley MJ, Anwandter C, Sun CC, dos Reis R, Nick AM, Frumovitz M, Soliman PT, Schmeler KM, Levenback CF, Munsell MF, Ramirez PT. Impact of surgeon volume on patient safety in laparoscopic gynecologic surgery. Gynecologic Oncology 2012; 125(1): 241-244. PMID 22240566.

Wallbillich JJ, Rhodes HE, Milbourne AM, Munsell MF, Frumovtiz M, Brown J, Trimble CL, Schmeler KM. Vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN2/3): comparing clinical outcomes and evaluating risk factors for recurrence. Gynecologic Oncology 2012; 127(2): 312-315. PMID: 22867736.

Jonklaas J, Nogueras-Gonzalez G, Munsell M, Litofsky D, Ain KB, Bigos ST, Brierly JD, Cooper DS, Haugen BR, Ladenson PW, Magner J, Robbins J, Ross DS, Skarulis MC, Steward DL, Maxon HR, Sherman SI, National Thyroid Cancer Treatment Cooperative Study Group. The impact of age and gender on papillary thyroid cancer survival. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 2012; 97(6): E878-E887. PMID: 22496497.

Fisher CM, Troncoso P, Swanson DA, Munsell MF, Kuban DA, Lee AK, Yeh S-F, Frank SJ. Knife or needles? A cohort analysis of outcomes after radical prostatectomy or brachytherapy for men with low- or intermediate-risk adenocarcinoma of the prostate. Brachytherapy 2012; 11(6): 429-434. PMID: 22727472.

De Lima M, Robinson SN, Munsell MF, McNiece I, Eapen M, Horowitz M, Alousi A, Saliba R, McMannis JD, Kaur I, Kebriaei P, Parmar S, Popat U, Hosing C, Champlin R, Bollard C, Jones RB, Nieto Y, Andersson BS, Shah N, Oran B, Cooper L, Rondon G, Ciurea S, Bosque D, Maweall I, Simmons PJ, Shpall EJ. Cord-blood engraftment with ex vivo mesenchymal-cell coculture. New England Journal of Medicine 2012; 367(24): 2305-2315. PMID:23234514.

Chemaly RF, Torres HA, Munsell MF, Shah DP, Rathod DB, Bodey GP, Hosing C, Saifan C, Raad II, Champlin RE. An adaptive randomized trial of intermittent dosing schedule of aerosolized ribavirin in cancer patients with respiratory syncytial virus infection. Journal of Infectious Diseases 2012; 206(9): 1367-1371. PMID: 22927454.

Pinnix C, Perkins GH, Strom EA, Tereffe W, Woodward W, Oh JL, Arriaga L, Munsell MF, Kelly P, Hoffman KE, Smith BD, Buchholz TA, Yu TK. Topical hyaluronic acid vs. standard of care for the prevention of radiation dermatitis after adjuvant radiotherapy for breast cancer: single-blind, randomized phase III clinical trial. International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics 2012; 83(4): 1089-1094. PMID: 22172912

Bashir Q, Munsell MF, Giralt S, de Padua Silva L, Sharma M, Couriel D, Chiattone A, Popat U, Qazilbash MH, Fernandez-Vina M, Champlin RE, de Lima MJ. Randomized phase II trial comparing two dose levels of thymoglobulin in patients undergoing unrelated donor hematopoietic cell transplantation. Leukemia & Lymphoma 2012; 53(5): 118-122. PMID: 22023525.

Kebriaei P, Huls H, Jena B, Munsell M, Jackson R, Lee DA, Hackett PB, Rondon G, Shpall EJ, Champlin RE, Cooper LJ. Infusing CD19-directed T cells to augment disease control in patients undergoing autologous hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation for advanced B-lymphoid malignancies. Human Gene Therapy 2012; 23(5): 444-450. PMID: 22107246

Pemmaraju N, Munsell MF, Hortobagyi GN, Giordano SH. Retrospective review of male breast cancer patients: analysis of tamoxifen related side effects. Annals of Oncology 2012; 23(6): 1471-1474. PMID: 22085764

Kamat AM, Karam JA, Grossman HB, Kader K, Munsell MF, Dinney CP. Prospective trial to identify optimal bladder cancer surveillance protocol: reducing costs while maximizing sensitivity. BJU International 2011; 108(7): 1119-1123. PMID: 21426474

Huh WW, Yuen C, Munsell M, Chang E, Hayes-Jordan A, Lazar A, Patel S, Wang W-L, Barahmani N, Okcu MF, Hicks J, Debelenko L, Spunt SL. Liposarcoma in children and young adults: A multi-institutional experience. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 2011; 57(7): 1142-1146.  PMID: 21394894

Huh WW, Guadagnolo BA, Munsell MF, Patel S, Lewis VO. Soft tissue sarcomas of the popliteal fossa. Cancer 2011; 117(12): 2728-2734.  PMID: 21192061

Ramirez PT, Jhingran A, Macapinlac HA, Euscher ED, Munsell MF, Coleman RL, Soliman PT, Schmeler KM, Frumovitz M, Ramondetta L. Laparoscopic extraperitoneal para-aortic lymphadenectomy in locally advanced cervical cancer: a prospective correlation of surgical findings with positron emission tomography/computed tomography findings. Cancer 2011; 117(9): 1928-1934. PMID: 21082702

Black PC, Dinney CP, Brown GA, Kassouf W, Siefker-Radtke AO, Munsell MF, Grossman HB, Kamat AM. The role of radical cystectomy in patients with clinical T4b bladder cancer. Urologic Oncology 2011; 29(2): 157-161. PMID: 20456984, PMCID: PMC2950900

Black PC, Brown GA, Dinney CP, Kassouf W, Inamoto T, Arora A, Gallagher D, Munsell MF, Bar-Eli M, McConkey DJ, Adam L. Receptor hterodimerization: A new mechanism for platelet-derived growth factor induced resistance to anti-epidermal growth factor receptor therapy for bladder cancer. Journal of Urology 2011; 185(2): 693-700. PMID: 21168861

Parmar S, Andersson BS, Couriel D, Munsell MF, Fernandez-Vina M, Jones RB, Shpall EJ, Popat U, Anderlini P, Giralt S, Alousi A, Cano P, Bosque D, Hosting C, de Padua Silva L, Westmoreland M, Wathen JK, Berry D, Champlin RE, de Lima M. Prophylaxis of graft-versus-host disease in unrelated donor transplantation with pentostatin, tacrolimus, and “mini”-methotrexate: a phase I/II controlled, adaptively randomized study. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2011; 29(3): 294-302. PMID: 21149654

Davis JW, Gaston K, Anderson R, Dinney CPN, Grossman HB, Munsell MF, Kamat AM. Robot-assisted extended pelvic lymphadenectomy at radical cystectomy: lymph node yield compared with second-look open dissection. Journal of Urology 2011; 185(1): 79-84. PMID: 21074799

Ma Q, Wang C, Jones D, Quintanilla KE, Li D, Wang Y, Wieder ED, Clise-Dwyer K, Alatrash G, You MJ, Munsell MF, Lu S, Qazilbash MH, Molldrem JJ. Adoptive transfer of PR1 cytotoxic T lymphocytes associated with reduced leukemia burden in a mouse acute myeloid leukemia xenograft model. Cytotherapy 2010; 12(8): 1056-1062. PMID: 20735170

Slomovitz BM, Lu KH, Johnston T, Colemen RL, Munsell M, Broaddus RB, Walker C, Ramondetta LM, Burke TW, Gershenson DM, Wolf J. A phase 2 study of the oral mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor, everolimus, in patients with recurrent endometrial carcinoma. Cancer. 2010 Dec 1;116(23): 5415-5419. PMID: 20681032

Elsayem A, Bush SH, Munsell MF, Curry E 3rd, Calderon BB, Paraskevopoulus T, Fadul N, Bruera E. Subcutaneous olanzapine for hyperactive or mixed delirium in patients with advanced cancer: a preliminary study. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2010; 40(5): 774-782. PMID: 20728301

Brown J, Smith JA, Ramondetta LM, Sood AK, Ramirez PT, Coleman RL, Levenback CF, Munsell MF, Jung M, Wolf JK. Combination gemictabine and cisplatin is highly active in endometrial carcinoma: results of a prospective phase II trial. Cancer 2010; 1:116(21): 4973-4979. PMID: 20665499

Xing D, Ramsay AG, Gribben JG, Decker WK, Burks JK, Munsell M, Li S, Robinson SN, Yang H, Steiner D, Shah N, McMannis JD, Champlin RE, Hosing C, Zweidler-McKay PA, Shpall EJ, Bollard CM. Cord blood natural killer cells exhibit impaired lytic immunological synapse formation that is reversed with IL-2 ex vivo expansion. Journal of Immunotherapy 2010; 33(7): 684-696. PMID: 20664358

Huh WW, Jaffe N, Durand J-B, Munsell MF, Herzog C. Comparison of doxorubicin cardiotoxicity in pediatric sarcoma patients when given with dexrazoxane versus as continuous infusion. Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 2010; 27(7): 546-557. PMID: 20795769

Elsayem A, Mori M, Parsons HA, Munsell M, Hui D, Delgado-Guay MO, Paraskevopoulos T, Fadul NA, Bruera E. Predictors of inpatient mortality in an acute palliative care unit at a comprehensive cancer center. Support Care in Cancer 2010; 18(1): 67-76. PMID: 19350282

Hosing C, Munsell MF, Reuben JM, Popat U, Lee B-N, Gao H, Korbling M, Shpall EJ, Kebriaei P, Alousi A, de Lima M, McMannis J, Qazilbash M, Anderlini P, Giralt S, Champlin RE, Khouri I. A randomized study comparing chemotherapy followed by G-CSF alone or in combination with GM-CSF for mobilization of peripheral blood stem cells in patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas. Journal of Blood Medicine 2010; 1: 49-55. PMID: 22282683

Taylor JM, Spiess PE, Kassouf W, Munsell MF, Kamat AM, Dinney CP, Grossman HB, Pisters LL. Management of urethral recurrence after orthotopic urinary diversion. BJU International 2010; 106(1): 56-61. PMID 20002676

Burger M, Thiounn N, Denzinger S, Kondas J, Benoit G, Chapado MS, Jimenez-Cruz FJ, Kisbenekek L, Szabo Z, Zsolt D, Grimm MO, Romics I, Thuroff JW, Kiss T, Tomball B, Wirth M, Munsell M, Mills B, Koh T, Sherman JW. The application of adjuvant autologous intravesical macrophage cell therapy vs. BCG in non-muscle invasive bladder cancer: a multicenter, randomized trial. Journal of Translational Medicine 2010; 8(1): 54. PMID: 20529333, PMCID: PMC2893125

Yang H, Robinson SN, Lu J, Decker WK, Xing D, Steiner D, Parmar S, Shah N, Champlin RE, Munsell M, Leen A, Bollard C, Simmons PJ, Shpall EJ. CD3(+) and/or CD14(+) depletion from cord blood mononuclear cells before ex vivo expansion culture improves total nucleated cell and CD34(+) cell yields. Bone Marrow Transplantation 2010; 45(6): 1000-1007. PMID: 19838220

McGovern SL, Aldape KD, Munsell MF, Woo SY. A comparison of World Health Organization tumor grades at recurrence in patients with non-skull base and skull base cranial meningiomas. Journal of Neurosurgery 2010; 112(5): 925-933. PMID: 19799498

Chan AA, Wood CG, Caicedo J, Munsell MF, Matin SF. Predictors of unilateral renal function after open and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. Urology 2010; 75(2): 295-302. PMID 19963245

Tamayo GJ, Broxson A, Munsell M, Cohen MZ. Caring for the caregiver. Oncology Nursing Forum 2010; 37(1): E50-7. PMID: 20044332

Davis JW, Kamat A, Munsell M, Pettaway C, Pisters L, Matin S. Initial experience of teaching robot-assisted radical prostatectomy to surgeons-in-training: can training be evaluated and standardized? BJU International 2010; 105(8): 1148-1154. PMID 19874300

Svatek RS, Munsell M, Kincaid J, Hegarty P, Slaton JW, Busby JE, Gaston KE, Spiess PE, Pagliaro LC, Tamboli P, Pettaway CA. Association between lymph node density and disease-specific survival in patients with penile cancer. Journal of Urology 2009; 182(6): 2721-2727. PMID: 19837433

Mandelblatt JS, Cronin KA, Bailey S, Berry DA, de Koning HJ, Draisma G, Huang H, Lee SJ, Munsell M, Plevritis SK, Ravdin P, Schechter CB, Sigal B, Stoto MA, Stout NK, van Ravesteyn NT, Venier J, Zelen M, Feuer EJ, for the Breast Cancer Working Group of the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET). Effects of mammography screening under different screening schedules: model estimates of potential benefits and harms. Annals of Internal Medicine 2009; 17;151(10): 738-747. PMID 19920274

Tanyi JL, Smith JA, Ramos L, Parker CL, Munsell MF, Wolf JK. Predisposing risk factors for palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia when using liposomal doxorubicin to treat recurrent ovarian cancer. Gynecologic Oncology 2009; 114: 219-224. PMID: 19446868

Hunter RJ, Pace MB, Burns KA, Burke CC, Gonzales DA, Webb NF, Levenback CF, Jhingran A, Parker C, Munsell MF, Smith JA. Evaluation of intervention to prevent hypomagnesemia in cervical cancer patients receiving combination cisplatin and radiation treatment. Support Care in Cancer 2009; 17(9): 1195-1201. PMID: 19172305

Shelton ML, Lee JQ, Morris GS, Massey PR, Kendall DG, Munsell MF, Anderson KO, Giralt S. A randomized controlled trial of a supervised versus a self-directed exercise program for allogeneic stem cell transplant patients. Psychooncology 2009; 18(4): 353-359. PMID: 19117328

Kassouf W, Agarwal PK, Grossman HB, Leibovici D, Munsell MF, Siefker-Radtke A, Pisters LL, Swanson DA, Dinney CP, Kamat AM. Outcome of patients with bladder cancer with pN+ disease after preoperative chemotherapy and radical cystectomy. Urology 2009; 73(1): 147-152. PMID: 18848348

Elsayem A, Curry III E, Boohene J, Munsell MF, Calderon B, Hung F, Bruera E. Use of palliative sedation for intractable symptoms in the palliative care unit of a comprehensive cancer center. Support Care in Cancer 2009; 17(1): 53-59. PMID: 18461370

Walker PW, Palla S, Pe BL, Kaur G, Zhang K, Hanohano J, Munsell M, Bruera E. Switching from methadone to a different opioid: what is the equianalgesic dose ratio? Journal of Palliative Medicine 2008; 11(8): 1103-1108. PMID: 18980450

Quintana FA, Müller P, Rosner GL, Munsell M. Semi-parametric Bayesian inference for multi-season baseball data. Bayesian Analysis 2008; 3(2): 317-338.

Rodriguez NI, Hoots WK, Koshkina NV, Morales-Arias JA, Arndt CA, Inwards CY, Hawkins DS, Munsell MF, Kleinerman ES. COX-2 expression correlates with survival in patients with osteosarcoma lung metastases. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 2008; 30(7): 507-512. PMID: 18797196

Lu KH, Wu W, Dave B, Slomovitz BM, Burke TW, Munsell MF, Broaddus RR, Walker CL. Loss of tuberous sclerosis complex-2 function and activation of mammalian target of rapamycin signaling in endometrial carcinoma. Clinical Cancer Research 2008; 14(9): 2543-2450. PMID: 18451215

Ban K, Gao Y, Amin HM, Howard A, Miller C, Lin Q, Leng X, Munsell M, Bar-Eli M, Arlinghaus RB, Chandra J. BCR-ABL1 mediates upregulation of Fyn in chronic myelogenous leukemia. Blood 2008; 111(5): 2904-2908. PMID: 19180382

Black PC, Brown GA, Inamoto T, Shrader M, Arora A, Siefker-Radtke AO, Theodorescu D, Wu X, Munsell MF, Bar-Eli M, McConkey DJ, Dinney CP. Sensitivity to epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor requires E-cadherin expression in urothelial carcinoma cells. Clinical Cancer Research 2008;14(5): 1478-1486. PMID: 18316572

Moreno A, Akcakanat A, Munsell MF, Soni A, Yao JC, Meric-Bernstam F. Antitumor activity of rapamycin and octreotide as single agents or in combination in neuroendocrine tumors. Endocrine-related Cancer 2008; 15(1): 257-266. PMID: 18310292

Anderlini P, Saliba R, Acholonu S, Giralt SA, Anderson B, Ueno NT, Hosing C, Khouri I, Couriel D, de Lima M, Qazilbash MH, Pro B, Romaguera J, Fayad L, Hagemeister F, Younes A, Munsell MF, Champlin RE. Fludarabine-melphalan as preparative regimen for reduced-intensity allogeneic stem cell transplantation in relapsed and refractory Hodgkin’s lymphoma: the MD Anderson Cancer Center experience. Haematologica 2008; 93(2): 257-264. PMID: 18223284

Kassouf W, Agarwal PK, Herr HW, Munsell MF, Spiess PE, Brown GA, Pisters LL, Grossman HB, Dinney CP, Kamat AM. Lymph node density is superior to TNM nodal status in predicting disease-specific survival after radical cystectomy for bladder cancer: analysis of pooled data from MDACC and MSKCC. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2008; 26(1): 121-126. PMID: 18165646

Armistead PM, Salganick J, Roh JS, Steinert DM, Patel S, Munsell MF, El-Naggar AK, Benjamin RS, Zhang W, Trent JC. Expression of receptor tyrosine kinases and apoptotic molecules in rhabdomyosarcoma: correlation with overall survival in 105 patients. Cancer 2007; 110(10): 2293-2303. PMID: 17896786

Brown GA, Matin SF, Busby JE, Dinney CPN, Grossman HB, Pettaway CA, Munsell MF, Kamat AM. Ability of clinical grade to predict final pathologic stage in upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma: implications for therapy. Urology 2007; 70(2): 252-256. PMID: 17826484

Kassouf W, Spiess P, Brown GA, Munsell MF, Grossman HB, Siefker-Radtke A, Dinney CP, Kamat AM. P0 stage at radical cystectomy for bladder cancer is associated with improved outcome independent of traditional clinical risk factors. European Urology 2007; 52(3): 769-776. PMID: 17434254

Malpica A, Deavers MT, Tornos C, Kurman RJ, Soslow R, Seidman JD, Munsell MF, Gaertner E, Frishberg D, Silva EG. Interobserver and intraobserver variability of a two-tier system for grading ovarian serous carcinoma. The American Journal of Surgical Pathology 2007; 31(8): 1168-1174. PMID: 17667538

Kassouf W, Spiess PE, Siefker-Radtke A, Swanson D, Grossman HB, Kamat AM, Munsell MF, Guo CC, Czerniak BA, Dinney CP. Outcome and patterns of recurrence of non-bilharzial pure squamous cell carcinoma of the bladder:  a contemporary review of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center experience. Cancer 2007; 110(4): 764-769. PMID: 17614317

Martin S, Ulrich C, Munsell M, Taylor S, Lange G, Bleyer A. Delays in cancer diagnosis in underinsured young adults and older adolescents. Oncologist 2007; 12(7): 816-824. PMID: 17673613

Miller CP, Ban K, Dujka M, McConkey D, Munsell M, Palladino M, Chandra J. NPI-0052, a novel proteasome inhibitor, induces caspase-8 and ROS-dependent apoptosis in leukemia cells. Blood 2007; 110(1): 267-277. PMID: 17356134

Adam L, Black PC, Kassouf W, Eve B, McConkey D, Munsell MF, Benedict WF, Dinney CP. Adenoviral mediated interferon-alpha 2b gene therapy suppresses the pro-angiogenic effect of vascular endothelial growth factor in superficial bladder cancer. The Journal of Urology 2007; 177(5): 1900-1906. PMID: 17437845

Zeng Z, Sarbassov dos D, Samudio IJ, Yee KW, Munsell MF, Jackson CE, Giles FJ, Sabatini DM, Andreeff M, Konopleva M. Rapamycin derivatives reduce mTORC2 signaling and inhibit AKT activation in AML. Blood 2007; 109(8): 3509-3512. PMID: 17179228

Zeng Z, Samudio IJ, Munsell MF, An J, Huang Z, Estey E, Andreeff M, Konopleva M. Inhibition of CXCR4 with the novel RCP168 peptide overcomes stroma-mediated chemoresistance in chronic and acute leukemias. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics 2006; 5(12): 3113-3121. PMID: 17172414

Brown GA, Busby JE, Wood CG, Pister LL, Dinney CP, Swanson DA, Grossman HB, Pettaway CA, Munsell MF, Kamat AM, Matin SF. Nephroureterectomy for treating upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma: time to change the treatment paradigm? BJU International 2006; 98(6): 1176-1180. PMID: 17125474

Berry DA, Inoue L, Shen Y, Venier J, Cohen D, Bondy M, Theriault R, Munsell MF. Chapter 6: modeling the impact of treatment and screening on U.S. breast cancer mortality: a Bayesian approach. Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monographs 2006; (36): 30-36. PMID: 17032892

Reisfield GM, Wallace SK, Munsell MF, Webb FJ, Alvarez ER, Wilson GR. Survival in cancer patients undergoing in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a meta-analysis. Resuscitation 2006; 71(2): 152-160. PMID: 16987581

Kassouf W, Leibovici D, Luongo T, Munsell MF, Vakar F, Dinney CP, Grossman HB, Kamat AM. Relevance of extracapsular extension of pelvic lymph node metastasis in patients with bladder cancer treated in the contemporary era. Cancer 2006; 107(7): 1491-1495. PMID: 16894527

Kassouf W, Leibovici D, Munsell MF, Dinney CP, Grossman HB, Kamat AM. Evaluation of the relevance of lymph node density in a contemporary series of patients undergoing radical cystectomy. The Journal of Urology 2006; 176(1): 53-57. PMID: 16753366

Kassouf W, Swanson D, Kamat AM, Leibovici D, Siefker-Radtke A, Munsell MF, Grossman HB, Dinney CPN. Partial cystectomy for muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma of the bladder: a contemporary review of the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center experience. The Journal of Urology 2006; 175(6): 2058-2062. PMID: 16697803

Hachem R, Sumoza D, Hanna H, Girgawy E, Munsell M, Raad I. Clinical and radiologic predictors of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in cancer patients: should the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer/Mycosis Study Group (EORTC/MSG) criteria be revised? Cancer 2006; 106(7): 1581-1586. PMID: 16475153

Konopleva M, Zhang W, Shi YX, McQueen T, Tsao T, Abdelrahim M, Munsell MF, Yu D, Madden T, Safe SH, Hung MC, Andreeff M. Synthetic triterpenoid 2-cyano-3,12-dioxooleana-1,9-dien-28-oic acid induces growth arrest in HER2-overexpressing breast cancer cells. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics 2006; 5(2): 317-328. PMID: 16505105

Tabe Y, Konopleva M, Contractor R, Munsell M, Schober WD, Jin L, Tsutsumi-Ishii Y, Nagaoka I, Igari J, Andreeff M. Upregulation of MDR1 and induction of doxorubicin resistance by histone deacetylase inhibitor depsipeptide (FK228) and ATRA in acute promyelocytic leukemia cells. Blood 2006; 107(4): 1546-1554. PMID: 16223781

Tao Z, Connor RJ, Ashoori F, Dinney CPN, Munsell M, Philopena JA, Benedict WF. Efficacy of a single intravesical treatment with Ad-IFN/Syn3 is dependent on dose and urine IFN concentration obtained: implications for clinical investigation. Cancer Gene Therapy 2006; 13(2): 125-130. PMID: 16082384

Schmeler KM, Lynch HT, Chen L-M, Munsell MF, Soliman PT, Clark MB, Daniels MS, White KG, Boyd-Rogers SG, Conrad PG, Yang KY, Rubin MM, Sun CS, Slomovitz BM, Gershenson DM, Lu KH. Prophylactic surgery for the reduction of gynecologic cancer risk in women with Lynch syndrome/HNPCC. The New England Journal of Medicine 2006; 354(3): 261-269. PMID: 16421367

Broaddus RR, Green JS, Lynch HT, Chen LM, Daniels MS, Conrad P, Munsell MF, White KG, Luthra R, Lu KH.  Pathologic features of endometrial cancer associated with HNPCC:  a comparison of sporadic endometrial cancer. Cancer 2006; 106(1): 87-94. PMID: 16323174

Gordon N, Arndt CAS, Hawkins DS, Doherty DK, Inwards CY, Munsell MF, Stewart J, Koshkina NV, Kleinerman ES. Fas expression in lung metastasis from osteosarcoma patients. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 2005; 27(11): 611-615. PMID: 16282894

Konopleva M, Shi Y, Steelman LS, Shelton JG, Munsell M, Marini F, McQueen T, Contractor R, McCubrey JA, Andreeff M. Development of a conditional in vivo model to evaluate the efficacy of small molecule inhibitors for the treatment of Raf-transformed hematopoietic cells. Cancer Research 2005; 65(21): 9962-9970. PMID: 16267021

Frumovitz, M, Sun CC, Schover LR, Munsell MF, Jhingran A, Wharton JT, Eifel P, Bevers TB, Levenback CF, Gershenson DM, Bodurka DC. Quality of life and sexual functioning in cervical cancer survivors. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2005; 23(30): 7428-7436. PMID: 16234510

Berry DA, Cronin KA, Plevritis SK, Fryback DG, Clarke L, Zelen M, Mandelblatt JS, Yakovlev AY, Habbema JDF, Feuer EJ for the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) Collaborators (including Munsell MF). Effect of screening and adjuvant therapy on mortality from breast cancer. The New England Journal of Medicine 2005; 353: 1784-1792. PMID: 16251534

Cohen MZ, Musgrave CF, Munsell MF, Mendoza TR, Gips M. The cancer pain experience of Israeli and American patients 65 years and older. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2005; 30(3): 254-263. PMID: 15723205

Romet-Lemonne JL, Mills B, Fridman WH, Munsell M. Prospectively planned analysis of data from a phase III study of liposomal muramyltripeptide phosphatidylethanolamine in the treatment of osteosarcoma. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2005; 23(26): 6437-6438. PMID: 16155031

Cohen MZ, Musgrave CF, McGuire DB, Strumpf NE, Munsell MF, Mendoza TR, Gips M. The cancer pain experience of Israeli adults 65 years and older: the influence of pain interference, symptom severity, and knowledge and attitudes on pain and pain control. Supportive Care in Cancer 2005; 13(9): 708-714. PMID: 15723205

Shen Y, Yang Y, Inoue LYT, Munsell MF, Miller AB, Berry DA. Role of detection method in predicting breast cancer survival: analysis of randomized screening trials. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2005; 97(16): 1195-1203. PMID: 16106024

Brown J, Shvartsman HS, Deavers MT, Ramondetta LM, Burke TW, Munsell MF, Gershenson DM. The activity of taxanes compared with bleomycin, etoposide, and cisplatin in the treatment of sex cord-stromal ovarian tumors. Gynecologic Oncology 2005; 97(2): 489-496. PMID: 15863149

Konopleva M, Tsao T, Estrov Z, Lee RM, Wang RY, Jackson CE, McQueen T, Monaco G, Munsell M, Belmont J, Kantarjian H, Sporn MB, Andreeff M. The synthetic triterpenoid 2-cyano-3,12-dioxooleana-1,9-dien-28-oic acid induces caspase-dependent and –independent apoptosis in acute myelogenous leukemia. Cancer Research 2004; 64(21): 7927-7935. PMID: 15520199

Brown J, Shvartsman HS, Deavers MT, Burke TW, Munsell MF, Gershenson DM. The activity of taxanes in the treatment of sex cord-stromal ovarian tumors. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2004; 22(17): 3517-3523. PMID: 15337800

Benedict WF, Tao Z, Kim CS, Zhang X, Zhou JH, Adam L, McConkey DJ, Papageorgiou A, Munsell M, Philopena J, Engler H, Demers W, Maneval DC, Dinney CP, Connor RJ. Intravesical Ad-IFNα causes marked regression of human bladder cancer growing orthotopically in nude mice and overcomes resistance to IFNα protein. Molecular Therapy 2004; 10(3): 525-532. PMID: 15336652

Hanna H, Benjamin R, Chatzinikolaou I, Alakech B, Richardson D, Mansfield P, Dvorak T, Munsell MF, Darouiche R, Kantarjian H, Raad I. Long-term silicone central venous catheters impregnated with minocycline and rifampin decrease rates of catheter-related bloodstream infection in cancer patients:  a prospective randomized clinical trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2004; 22(15): 3163-3171. PMID: 15284269

Slomovitz BM, Broaddus RR, Burke TW, Sneige N, Soliman PT, Wu W, Sun CC, Munsell MF, Gershenson DM, Lu KH. Her-2/neu overexpression and amplification in uterine papillary serous carcinoma. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2004; 22(15): 3126-3132. PMID: 15284264

de Lima M, Anagnostopoulos A, Munsell M, Shahjahan M, Ueno N, Ippoliti C, Andersson BS, Gajewski J, Couriel D, Cortes J, Donato M, Neumann J, Champlin R, Giralt S. Nonablative versus reduced-intensity conditioning regimens in the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia and high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome: dose is relevant for long-term disease control after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Blood 2004; 104(3): 865-872. PMID: 15090449

Cohen MZ, Harle MH, Woll AM, Despa S, Munsell MF. Delphi survey of nursing research priorities. Oncology Nursing Forum 2004; 31(5): 1011-1018. PMID: 15378103

Smith JA, Kindo CC, Kurian S, Whataker LM, Burke C, Wachel B, Sun CC, Weaver CL, Danielson MG, Fitzgerald MA, Munsell M, Zandstra FA, Bodurka DC. Evaluation of patient chemotherapy education in a gynecology oncology center. Supportive Care in Cancer 2004; 12: 577-583. PMID: 15168104

Tabe Y, Konopleva M, Munsell MF, Marini F, Zompetta C, McQueen T, Tsao T, Zhao S, Pierce S, Igari J, Estey EH, Andreeff M. PML-RARalpha is associated with leptin-receptor induction: the role of mesenchymal stem cell-derived adipocytes in APL cell survival. Blood 2004; 103(5): 1815-1822. PMID: 14630813

Monaco G, Konopleva M, Munsell M, Leysath C, Wang R-Y, Jackson CE, Korbling M, Estey E, Belmont J, Andreeff M. Engraftment of AML in NOD/SCID mice is independent of CXCR4 and predicts poor patient survival. Stem Cells 2004; 22(2): 188-201. PMID: 14990858

Sweeney P, Wood CG, Pisters LL, Slaton JW, Vaporciyan A, Munsell M, Carpenter S, Putnam J, Swisher SG, Walsh G, Swanson D, Dinney CP. Surgical management of renal cell carcinoma associated with complex inferior vena caval thrombi. Urologic Oncology 2003; 21(5): 327-333. PMID: 14670538

Montemurro F, Rondón G, Munsell M, Smith TL, Gajewski JL, Rahman ZU, Buzdar AU, Ueno NT, Champlin RE. Predicting outcome based on Swenerton score (extent of disease) in patients with metastatic breast cancer undergoing high-dose chemotherapy and autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: implications for patient selection. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation 2003; 9(5): 330-340. PMID: 12766883

Okcu MF, Munsell M, Treuner J, Mattke A, Pappo A, Cain A, Ferrari A, Casanova M, Ozkan A, Raney B. Synovial sarcoma of childhood and adolescence: a multicenter, multivariate analysis of outcome. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2003; 21(8): 1602-1611. PMID: 12697886

Mattiuzzi GN, Estey E, Raad I, Giles F, Cortes J, Shen Y, Kontoyiannis D, Koller C, Munsell M, Beran M, Kantarjian H. Liposomal amphotericin B versus the combination of fluconazole and itraconazole as prophylaxis for invasive fungal infections during induction. Cancer 2003; 97(2): 450-456. PMID: 12518369

Sun CC, Bodurka DC, Donato ML, Rubenstein EB, Borden CL, Basen-Enquist K, Munsell MF, Kavanagh JJ, Gershenson DM. Patient preferences regarding side effects of chemotherapy for ovarian cancer: do they change over time? Gynecologic Oncology 2002; 87(1): 118-128. PMID: 12468352

Montemurro F, Rondón G, Ueno NT, Munsell M, Gajewski JL, Champlin RE. Factors affecting progression-free survival in hormone dependent metastatic breast cancer patients receiving high-dose chemotherapy and hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation: role of maintenance endocrine therapy. Bone Marrow Transplantation 2002; 29(10): 861-866. PMID: 12058236

Hosing C, Munsell M, Yazji S, Andersson B, Couriel D, de Lima M, Donato M, Gajewski J, Giralt S, Körbling M, Martin T, Ueno NT, Champlin RE, Khouri IF. Risk of therapy-related myelodysplastic syndrome/acute leukemia following high-dose therapy and autologous bone marrow transplantation for non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Annals of Oncology 2002; 13:450-459. PMID: 11996478

Abushullaih S, Saad ED, Munsell M, Hoff PM. Incidence and severity of hand-foot syndrome in colorectal cancer patients treated with capecitabine: a single-institution experience. Cancer Investigation 2002; 20(1): 3-10. PMID: 11853000

Konopleva M, Tsao T, Ruvulo P, Stiouf I, Estrov Z, Leysath CE, Zhao S, Harris D, Chang, S, Jackson CE, Munsell M, Suh N, Gribble G, Honda T, May W S, Sporn MB, Andreeff M. Novel triterpenoid CDDO-Me is a potent inducer of apoptosis and differentiation in acute myelogenous leukemia. Blood 2002; 99(1): 326-335. PMID: 11756188

Rodriguez J, Munsell M, Yazji S, Hagemeister FB, Younes A, Andersson B, Giralt S, Gajewski J, de Lima M, Couriel D, Romaguera J, Cabanillas FF, Champlin RE, Khouri IF. Impact of high-dose chemotherapy on peripheral T-cell lymphomas. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2001; 19(17): 3766-3770. PMID: 11533100

Kreider KA, Stratmann RG, Milano M, Agostini FG, Munsell M. Reducing children's injection pain: lidocaine patches versus topical benzocaine gel. Pediatric Dentistry 2001; 23(1): 19-23. PMID: 11242725

Ekmekcioglu S, Ellerhorst J, Smid CM, Prieto VG, Munsell M, Buzaid AC, Grimm EA. Inducible nitric oxide synthase and nitrotyrosine in human metastatic melanoma tumors correlate with poor survival. Clinical Cancer Research 2000; 6(12): 4768-4775. PMID: 11156233

Clark D, Munsell M, Emery J. Mathematical model to predict the need for neodymium:YAG capsulotomy based on posterior capsule opacification rate. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 1998; 24(12): 1621-1625. PMID: 9850901

Clark D, Emery J, Munsell M. Inhibition of posterior capsule opacification with an immunotoxin specific for lens epithelial cells: 24-month clinical results. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 1998; 24(12): 1614-1620. PMID: 9850900

Lewis R, Podbielski J, Munsell M, Katz S, Van Buren C., Kerman R, Kahan BD. Stability of renal allograft glomerular filtration rate in the cyclosporine era: 2-year follow-up. Transplantation Proceedings 1994; 26(5): 2619-2621. PMID: 7940815

Lewis RM, Podbielski J, Munsell M, Katz S, Van Buren C, Kerman R, Kahan, B. Optimization and long-term evaluation of renal function in sandimmune-treated renal allograft recipients. Transplantation Proceedings 1993; 25(4 Suppl 3): 10-12. PMID: 8351704

Lewis R, Podbielski J, Sprayberry S, Munsell M, Katz S, Rubin M, Kimball P, Van Buren CT, Kerman R, Kahan B. Stability of renal allograft glomerular filtration rate (GFR) associated with long-term use of cyclosporine A. Transplantation 1993; 55(5): 1014-1017. PMID: 8497874

Rodriquez MA, Fuller LM, Zimmerman SO, Allen PK, Brown BW, Munsell M, Hagemeister FB, McLaughlin P, Velasquez WS, Swan Jr. F, Cabanillas FF. Hodgkin’s disease: study of treatment intensities and incidences of second malignancies. Annals of Oncology 1993; 4(2): 125-131. PMID: 8448080

Rutledge FN, Mitchell MF, Munsell M, Bass S, McGuffee V, Atkinson EN. Youth as a prognostic factor in squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix: a matched analysis. Gynecologic Oncology 1992; 44(2): 123-130. PMID: 1544591

Ng EH, Pollock RE, Munsell M, Atkinson EN, Romsdahl MM. Prognostic factors influencing survival in gastrointestinal leiomyosarcomas: implications for surgical management and staging. Annals of Surgery 1992; 215(1): 68-77. PMID: 1731651

Rutledge FN, Mitchell MF, Munsell M, Atkinson EN, Bass S, McGuffee V, Silva E. Prognostic indicators for invasive carcinoma of the vulva. Gynecologic Oncology 1991; 42(3): 239-244. PMID: 1955186

Funding Support

Accuray Inc.: International Randomized Study to Compare Cyberknife Steriotactic Radiosurgery with Surgical Resection in Stage 1 NSCLC, CS2008-00022496DH, PI: Roth

Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG), 5 P30 CA016672 35, PI: John Mendelsohn

Comparative Effectiveness of Breast Cancer Imaging Strategies in Community Practice, 5 RC2 CA148577 02, PI: Diana Miglioretti

Comparative Modeling: Informing Breast Cancer Control Practice & Policy, 1 U01 CA152958 01, PI: Jeanne Mandelblatt at Georgetown University, Don Berry at MD Anderson

Improving Cord Blood Expansion and Homing for Patients with Cancer, Cancer Prevention Institute of Texas (CPRIT), PI: Elizabeth Shpall

MD Anderson SPORE for Genitourinary Cancer, 5 P50 CA091846 10, PI: Colin Dinney

MD Anderson SPORE for Uterine Cancers, 2 P50 CA098258 06A21, PI: Karen Lu

A Novel Dose Calculation Method for Targeted Radionuclide Therapy, 1 R01 CA138986 01A2, PI: Firas Mourtada

Optimizing Proton Radiation Therapy, 5 P01 CA021239 30, PI: Tom Delaney at Massachusetts General Hospital, Radhe Mohan at MD Anderson


Updated March 8, 2013