Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Colette R. Pameijer, MD

Colette R. Pameijer, MD

Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Surgery
Professor, Department of Surgery
Division of General Surgery Specialties and Surgical Oncology
Scientific Program:Next-Generation Therapies
Disease Teams:
Melanoma and Skin Cancer
Sarcoma Cancer

Research Interests

  • Peritoneal Neoplasms
  • Guidelines
  • Oncologists
  • Neoplasms
  • Peritoneal Diseases
  • Palliative Care
  • Radiologists
  • Pathologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Melanoma
  • Neoplasm Metastasis

Clinical Trials

A Phase Ib/11 Study of Propranolol with fixed-dose Pembrolizumab in Patients with Unresectable Stage III and Stage IV Melanoma
APG-115 - A Phase Ib/II Study of APG-115 in Combination with Pembrolizumab in Patients with Unresectable or Metastatic Melanomas or Advanced Solid Tumors
STAMP: Surgically Treated Adjuvant Merkel cell carcinoma with Pembrolizumab, a Phase III Trial
EA2197: Optimal Perioperative Therapy For Incidental Gallbladder Cancer (OPT-IN): A Randomized Phase II/III Trial
The Collection of Blood, Tissue and Phenotypic Data in Patients Diagnosed with Skin Cancers and Subsequent Metastases for Inclusion in a Repository and Use in Outcome Studies

Recent Publications


Arhin, N, Ssentongo, P, Taylor, M, Olecki, EJ, Pameijer, C, Shen, C, Oh, J & Eng, C 2022, 'Age-standardised incidence rate and epidemiology of colorectal cancer in Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis', BMJ open, vol. 12, no. 1, e052376.
Olecki, EJ, Ssentongo, P, Dao, J, Wong, WG, Stahl, KA, Ofosu-Akromah, R, Amponsah-Manu, F & Pameijer, C 2022, 'Burden of cancer in the general surgical population in the eastern region of Ghana', BMJ open, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. e051741.


Pameijer, CR 2022, 'HIPEC Trials and the US: A Review and Call to Action', Annals of Surgical Oncology, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 866-872.
Agrawal, S, Singh, MKA, Johnstonbaugh, K, Han, DC, Pameijer, CR & Kothapalli, SR 2021, 'Photoacoustic imaging of human vasculature using LED versus laser illumination: A comparison study on tissue phantoms and in vivo humans', Sensors (Switzerland), vol. 21, no. 2, 424, pp. 1-18.
Wong, WG, Stahl, K, Olecki, EJ, Holguin, RP, Pameijer, C & Shen, C 2021, 'Survival Benefit of Guideline-Concordant Postoperative Radiation for Local Merkel Cell Carcinoma', Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 266, pp. 168-179.
Juris, A, Taylor-Gehman, A, Spencer, B, Schaefer, E & Pameijer, C 2021, 'The Impact of Sarcopenia in Patients with Peritoneal Surface Disease', Pathology and Oncology Research, vol. 27, 638857.


Pameijer, CR 2020, 'Comment on “Diagnostic Laparoscopy as a Selection Tool for Patients with Colorectal Peritoneal Metastases to Prevent a Non-therapeutic Laparotomy During Cytoreductive Surgery”', Annals of Surgical Oncology, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 975-977.
Lewcun, JA, Pameijer, C, Kass, R, Cream, L, Hershock, D, Brooks, AJ & Dodge, DG 2020, 'Doxorubicin, paclitaxel, and cisplatin based chemotherapy for the treatment of angiosarcoma: Two case reports', International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, vol. 68, pp. 83-87.
Lewcun, JA, Pauli, EM & Pameijer, C 2020, 'Incisional hernia formation can be reduced following hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy with increased suture length to wound length ratio fascial closure', International Journal of Abdominal Wall and Hernia Surgery, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 117-121.
Chicago Consensus Working Group 2020, 'The Chicago Consensus on Peritoneal Surface Malignancies: Management of Appendiceal Neoplasms', Annals of Surgical Oncology, vol. 27, no. 6, pp. 1753-1760.
Chicago Consensus Working Group 2020, 'The Chicago Consensus on peritoneal surface malignancies: Management of neuroendocrine tumors', Cancer, vol. 126, no. 11, pp. 2561-2565.


Disano, JA, Huffnagle, I, Gowda, R, Spiegelman, VS, Robertson, GP & Pameijer, CR 2019, 'Loss of miR-155 upregulates WEE1 in metastatic melanoma', Melanoma Research, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 216-219.
DiSano, JA, Wischhusen, J, Schaefer, EW, Dessureault, S, Wong, J, Soybel, DI & Pameijer, CR 2019, 'Postoperative hyperglycemia in patients undergoing cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC: A cohort study', International Journal of Surgery, vol. 64, pp. 5-9.

Clinical Trials Search

Children (age < 18 years)
Adults (age >= 18 years)