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Pamela Munster, M.D.

Breast cancer specialist


Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7070
Surgery Fax: (415) 353-7050
Oncology Fax: (415) 353-7692

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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University of Bern 1989


Indiana University School of Medicine, Internal Medicine 1996


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Hematology-Oncology 2000

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Chien AJ, Duralde E, Hwang R, Tsung K, Kao CN, Rugo HS, Melisko ME, Esserman LJ, Munster PN, Cedars M, Kerlikowske K, McCulloch CE, Rosen MP. Association of tamoxifen use and ovarian function in patients with invasive or pre-invasive breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 Aug; 153(1):173-81.
  2. Piha-Paul SA, Munster PN, Hollebecque A, ArgilÚs G, Dajani O, Cheng JD, Wang R, Swift A, Tosolini A, Gupta S. Results of a phase 1 trial combining ridaforolimus and MK-0752 in patients with advanced solid tumours. Eur J Cancer. 2015 Sep; 51(14):1865-73.
  3. Bendell JC, Kelley RK, Shih KC, Grabowsky JA, Bergsland E, Jones S, Martin T, Infante JR, Mischel PS, Matsutani T, Xu S, Wong L, Liu Y, Wu X, Mortensen DS, Chopra R, Hege K, Munster PN. A phase I dose-escalation study to assess safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and preliminary efficacy of the dual mTORC1/mTORC2 kinase inhibitor CC-223 in patients with advanced solid tumors or multiple myeloma. Cancer. 2015 Jul 15.
  4. Munster PN. More Options for Fertility Preservation for Patients With Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Aug 1; 33(22):2413-5.
  5. Oktay K, Rodriguez-Wallberg K, Munster P. Ovarian protection during adjuvant chemotherapy. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jun 4; 372(23):2268-9.
  6. Park J, Thomas S, Munster PN. Epigenetic modulation with histone deacetylase inhibitors in combination with immunotherapy. Epigenomics. 2015 Jun; 7(4):641-52.
  7. Raha P, Thomas S, Thurn KT, Park J, Munster PN. Combined histone deacetylase inhibition and tamoxifen induces apoptosis in tamoxifen-resistant breast cancer models, by reversing Bcl-2 overexpression. Breast Cancer Res. 2015; 17(1):26.
  8. Daud AI, Ashworth MT, Strosberg J, Goldman JW, Mendelson D, Springett G, Venook AP, Loechner S, Rosen LS, Shanahan F, Parry D, Shumway S, Grabowsky JA, Freshwater T, Sorge C, Kang SP, Isaacs R, Munster PN. Phase I Dose-Escalation Trial of Checkpoint Kinase 1 Inhibitor MK-8776 As Monotherapy and in Combination With Gemcitabine in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Mar 20; 33(9):1060-6.
  9. Aggarwal R, Grabowsky J, Strait N, Cockerill A, Munster P. Impact of patient ethnicity on the metabolic and immunologic effects of PI3K-mTOR pathway inhibition in patients with solid tumor malignancies. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2014 Aug; 74(2):359-65.
  10. Zhang X, Munster PN. New protein kinase inhibitors in breast cancer: afatinib and neratinib. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2014 Jun; 15(9):1277-88.
  11. Chien AJ, Munster PN, Melisko ME, Rugo HS, Park JW, Goga A, Auerback G, Khanafshar E, Ordovas K, Koch KM, Moasser MM. Phase I dose-escalation study of 5-day intermittent oral lapatinib therapy in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-overexpressing breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2014 May 10; 32(14):1472-9.
  12. Mahadevan D, Sutton GR, Arteta-Bulos R, Bowden CJ, Miller PJ, Swart RE, Walker MS, Haluska P, Munster PN, Marshall J, Hamid O, Kurzrock R. Phase 1b study of safety, tolerability and efficacy of R1507, a monoclonal antibody to IGF-1R in combination with multiple standard oncology regimens in patients with advanced solid malignancies. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2014 Mar; 73(3):467-73.
  13. Kadoch C, Li J, Wong VS, Chen L, Cha S, Munster P, Lowell CA, Shuman MA, Rubenstein JL. Complement activation and intraventricular rituximab distribution in recurrent central nervous system lymphoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Feb 15; 20(4):1029-41.
  14. Grippo JF, Zhang W, Heinzmann D, Yang KH, Wong J, Joe AK, Munster P, Sarapa N, Daud A. A phase I, randomized, open-label study of the multiple-dose pharmacokinetics of vemurafenib in patients with BRAF V600E mutation-positive metastatic melanoma. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2014 Jan; 73(1):103-11.
  15. Nelson SJ, Kurhanewicz J, Vigneron DB, Larson PE, Harzstark AL, Ferrone M, van Criekinge M, Chang JW, Bok R, Park I, Reed G, Carvajal L, Small EJ, Munster P, Weinberg VK, Ardenkjaer-Larsen JH, Chen AP, Hurd RE, Odegardstuen LI, Robb FJ, Tropp J, Murray JA. Metabolic imaging of patients with prostate cancer using hyperpolarized [1-╣│C]pyruvate. Sci Transl Med. 2013 Aug 14; 5(198):198ra108.
  16. Thurn KT, Thomas S, Raha P, Qureshi I, Munster PN. Histone deacetylase regulation of ATM-mediated DNA damage signaling. Mol Cancer Ther. 2013 Oct; 12(10):2078-87.
  17. Thomas S, Thurn KT, Raha P, Chen S, Munster PN. Efficacy of histone deacetylase and estrogen receptor inhibition in breast cancer cells due to concerted down regulation of Akt. PLoS One. 2013; 8(7):e68973.
  18. Munster PN. Fertility preservation and breast cancer: A complex problem. Oncology (Williston Park). 2013 Jun; 27(6):533-9.
  19. Yardley DA, Ismail-Khan RR, Melichar B, Lichinitser M, Munster PN, Klein PM, Cruickshank S, Miller KD, Lee MJ, Trepel JB. Randomized phase II, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of exemestane with or without entinostat in postmenopausal women with locally recurrent or metastatic estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer progressing on treatment with a nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitor. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Jun 10; 31(17):2128-35.
  20. Kelley RK, Nimeiri HS, Munster PN, Vergo MT, Huang Y, Li CM, Hwang J, Mulcahy MF, Yeh BM, Kuhn P, Luttgen MS, Grabowsky JA, Stucky-Marshall L, Korn WM, Ko AH, Bergsland EK, Benson AB, Venook AP. Temsirolimus combined with sorafenib in hepatocellular carcinoma: a phase I dose-finding trial with pharmacokinetic and biomarker correlates. Ann Oncol. 2013 Jul; 24(7):1900-7.

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