Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Colette R. Pameijer, MD

Colette R. Pameijer, MD

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

Clinical Trials

Development and Validation of a Gene Expression Assay to Predict the Risk of Recurrent Disease in Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
SPY-X: A Study to Assess the Feasibility of Using Real-time Fluorescence Lymphangiography Alone for Sentinel Node Localization in Patients with Melanoma or Breast Cancer
Performance of the DecisionDx-Melanoma Gene Expression Profile Test for Prognosis of Recurrence Risk
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
A Phase III, Randomized, Open-label Study of Adjuvant Immunotherapy with'Bempegaldesleukin Combined with Nivolumab Versus Nivolumab After Complete Resection of Melanoma in Participants at High ·sk for Recurrence (PIVOT-12)
An Open-Label, Multicenter, Phase I/II Study of RP1 as a Single Agent and in Combination with PD1 Blockade in Patients with Solid Tumors
NCI COVID-19 in Cancer Patients Study (N-CCaPS): A Longitudinal Natural History Study
A Phase II Study of Biomarker Driven Early Discontinuation of Anti-PD-1 Therapy in Patients with Advanced Melanoma (PET-Stop)
EA2197: Optimal Perioperative Therapy For Incidental Gallbladder Cancer (OPT-IN): A Randomized Phase II/III Trial

Recent Publications


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.
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.


Khalsa, A, Bacik, L, Pameijer, C & Seiverling, E 2018, 'Dermoscopic guidance of talimogene laherparepvec injection for metastatic melanoma', Dermatologic Surgery, vol. 44, no. 7, pp. 1026-1028.
Pameijer, CR, Leung, A, Neves, RI & Zhu, J 2018, 'Indocyanine green and fluorescence lymphangiography for sentinel node identification in patients with melanoma', American Journal of Surgery, vol. 216, no. 3, pp. 558-561.
Tian, Y, Fox, E, Drabick, J & Pameijer, C 2018, 'Isolated limb infusion as a treatment option for malignant granular cell tumour', BMJ case reports, vol. 2018, 224618.
Gowda, R, Dinavahi, SS, Iyer, S, Banerjee, S, Neves, R, Pameijer, CR & Robertson, G 2018, 'Nanoliposomal delivery of cytosolic phospholipase A2 inhibitor arachidonyl trimethyl ketone for melanoma treatment', Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 865-875.
DiSano, JA, Schaefer, EW, Kjerulff, K, Hollenbeak, CS & Pameijer, CR 2018, 'Pregnancy after a melanoma diagnosis in women in the United States', Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 231, pp. 133-139.

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