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Colette R. Pameijer, MD

Colette R. Pameijer, MD

Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Surgery
Professor, Department of Surgery
Chief, Division of General Surgery Specialties and Surgical Oncology
Scientific Program:Next-Generation Therapies
Disease Teams:
Cancer Institute, Melanoma and Skin Cancer Team
Cancer Institute, Sarcoma Cancer Team
CUP17@psu.edu

Research Interests

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

Clinical Trials

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
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
An Open-Label, Randomized, Controlled Multi-Center Study of The Efficacy of Daromun (L19IL2 + L19TNF) Neoadjuvant Intratumoral Treatment Followed by Surgery and Adjuvant Therapy Versus Surgery and Adjuvant Therapy in Clinical Stage IIIB/C Melanoma Patients (PSCI 21-190) (PH-L19IL2TNF-01/18)
EA2197: Optimal Perioperative Therapy For Incidental Gallbladder Cancer (OPT-IN): A Randomized Phase II/III Trial
A Phase Ib/11 Study of Propranolol with fixed-dose Pembrolizumab in Patients with Unresectable Stage III and Stage IV Melanoma

Recent Publications

2023

Greene, AC, Wong, WG, Pameijer, CR & Shen, C 2023, 'ASO Author Reflections: Lower Guideline Concordance and Decreased Overall Survival for Melanoma Patients at Minority-Serving Hospitals: How Can We Do Better?', Annals of Surgical Oncology, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 3646-3647. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-023-13377-8
Greene, AC, Wong, WG, Perez Holguin, RA, Patel, A, Pameijer, CR & Shen, C 2023, 'ASO Visual Abstract: The Association of Guideline-Concordant Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Melanoma at Minority-Serving Hospitals', Annals of Surgical Oncology, vol. 30, no. 9, pp. 5772-5773. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-023-13491-7
Chhabra, G, Li, WQ & Pameijer, C 2023, 'Editorial: Prognostic gene signatures in skin cancer', Frontiers in Oncology, vol. 13, 1163642. https://doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2023.1163642
Greene, AC, Wong, WG, Perez Holguin, RA, Patel, A, Pameijer, CR & Shen, C 2023, 'The Association of Guideline-Concordant Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Melanoma at Minority-Serving Hospitals', Annals of Surgical Oncology, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 3634-3645. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-023-13341-6

2022

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. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-052376
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. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-051741
Wong, WG, Perez Holguin, RA, Stahl, KA, Olecki, EJ, Pameijer, C & Shen, C 2022, 'Utilization and survival benefit of adjuvant immunotherapy in resected high-risk stage II melanoma', Surgery in Practice and Science, vol. 8, 100056. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sipas.2022.100056

2021

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. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-021-10769-6
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. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21020424
Mrowczynski, OD, Vasekar, M, Fox, E, Harbaugh, K, Aregawi, D, Pameijer, CR, Zaorsky, N, Payne, R & Rizk, E 2021, 'Spontaneous Hip Dislocation Complicating the Management of Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor Arising Within a Plexiform Neurofibroma', Cureus, vol. 13, no. 7, e16320. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.16320
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2021.03.062
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. https://doi.org/10.3389/pore.2021.638857

2020

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. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-020-08200-7
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2020.02.036
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. https://doi.org/10.4103/ijawhs.ijawhs_30_20
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. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-020-08316-w
Chicago Consensus Working Group 2020, 'The Chicago Consensus on peritoneal surface malignancies: Management of neuroendocrine tumors', Cancer, vol. 126, no. 11, pp. 2561-2565. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.32865

2019

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. https://doi.org/10.1097/CMR.0000000000000545
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsu.2019.02.005