Pamela Munster, MD

Breast oncologist


Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7070
Nurse Advice Line : (415) 353-9752
Surgery Fax: (415) 353-7050
Oncology Fax: (415) 353-7692

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

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine

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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. Park J, Thomas S, Zhong AY, Wolfe AR, Krings G, Terranova-Barberio M, Pawlowska N, Benet LZ, Munster PN. Local delivery of hormonal therapy with silastic tubing for prevention and treatment of breast cancer. Sci Rep. 2018 Jan 08; 8(1):92.
  2. Terranova-Barberio M, Thomas S, Munster PN. Host histone acetylation unlocks HDAC inhibitor potential. Oncotarget. 2017 Dec 05; 8(63):106161-106162.
  3. Bartelink IH, Prideaux B, Krings G, Wilmes L, Lee PRE, Bo P, Hann B, Coppé JP, Heditsian D, Swigart-Brown L, Jones EF, Magnitsky S, Keizer RJ, de Vries N, Rosing H, Pawlowska N, Thomas S, Dhawan M, Aggarwal R, Munster PN, Esserman LJ, Ruan W, Wu AHB, Yee D, Dartois V, Savic RM, Wolf DM, van 't Veer L. Heterogeneous drug penetrance of veliparib and carboplatin measured in triple negative breast tumors. Breast Cancer Res. 2017 Sep 11; 19(1):107.
  4. Thomas S, Chen S, Sbitany H, Kwon E, Piper M, Park J, Terranova Barberio M, Pawlowska N, Munster PN. Autologous Fat Grafting as a Novel Antiestrogen Vehicle for the Treatment of Breast Cancer. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Sep; 140(3):537-544.
  5. Dhawan MS, Bartelink IH, Aggarwal R, Leng J, Zhang JZ, Pawlowska N, Terranova-Barberio M, Grabowsky JA, Gewitz A, Chien AJ, Moasser MM, Kelley RK, Maktabi T, Thomas S, Munster PN. Differential toxicity in patients with and without DNA repair mutations: Phase I Study of Carboplatin and Talazoparib in advanced solid tumors. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Aug 08.
  6. Garrett SB, Koenig CJ, Trupin L, Hlubocky FJ, Daugherty CK, Reinert A, Munster P, Dohan D. What advanced cancer patients with limited treatment options know about clinical research: a qualitative study. Support Care Cancer. 2017 May 09.
  7. Martin T, Baz R, Benson DM, Lendvai N, Wolf J, Munster P, Lesokhin AM, Wack C, Charpentier E, Campana F, Vij R. A phase 1b study of isatuximab plus lenalidomide and dexamethasone for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. Blood. 2017 Jun 22; 129(25):3294-3303.
  8. Ott PA, Piha-Paul SA, Munster P, Pishvaian MJ, van Brummelen EMJ, Cohen RB, Gomez-Roca C, Ejadi S, Stein M, Chan E, Simonelli M, Morosky A, Saraf S, Emancipator K, Koshiji M, Bennouna J. Safety and antitumor activity of the anti-PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab in patients with recurrent carcinoma of the anal canal. Ann Oncol. 2017 05 01; 28(5):1036-1041.
  9. Tumeh PC, Hellmann MD, Hamid O, Tsai KK, Loo KL, Gubens MA, Rosenblum M, Harview CL, Taube JM, Handley N, Khurana N, Nosrati A, Krummel MF, Tucker A, Sosa EV, Sanchez PJ, Banayan N, Osorio JC, Nguyen-Kim DL, Chang J, Shintaku IP, Boasberg PD, Taylor EJ, Munster PN, Algazi AP, Chmielowski B, Dummer R, Grogan TR, Elashoff D, Hwang J, Goldinger SM, Garon EB, Pierce RH, Daud A. Liver Metastasis and Treatment Outcome with Anti-PD-1 Monoclonal Antibody in Patients with Melanoma and NSCLC. Cancer Immunol Res. 2017 May; 5(5):417-424.
  10. Guglin M, Munster P, Fink A, Krischer J. Lisinopril or Coreg CR in reducing cardiotoxicity in women with breast cancer receiving trastuzumab: A rationale and design of a randomized clinical trial. Am Heart J. 2017 Jun; 188:87-92.
  11. Lee H, Shields AF, Siegel BA, Miller KD, Krop I, Ma CX, LoRusso PM, Munster PN, Campbell K, Gaddy DF, Leonard SC, Geretti E, Blocker SJ, Kirpotin DB, Moyo V, Wickham TJ, Hendriks BS. 64Cu-MM-302 Positron Emission Tomography Quantifies Variability of Enhanced Permeability and Retention of Nanoparticles in Relation to Treatment Response in Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Mar 15.
  12. Block TS, Murphy TI, Munster PN, Nguyen DP, Lynch FJ. Glucocorticoid receptor expression in 20 solid tumor types using immunohistochemistry assay. Cancer Manag Res. 2017; 9:65-72.
  13. Aggarwal R, Thomas S, Pawlowska N, Bartelink I, Grabowsky J, Jahan T, Cripps A, Harb A, Leng J, Reinert A, Mastroserio I, Truong TG, Ryan CJ, Munster PN. Inhibiting Histone Deacetylase as a Means to Reverse Resistance to Angiogenesis Inhibitors: Phase I Study of Abexinostat Plus Pazopanib in Advanced Solid Tumor Malignancies. J Clin Oncol. 2017 Apr 10; 35(11):1231-1239.
  14. Ferrarotto R, Mitani Y, Diao L, Guijarro I, Wang J, Zweidler-McKay P, Bell D, William WN, Glisson BS, Wick MJ, Kapoun AM, Patnaik A, Eckhardt G, Munster P, Faoro L, Dupont J, Lee JJ, Futreal A, El-Naggar AK, Heymach JV. Activating NOTCH1 Mutations Define a Distinct Subgroup of Patients With Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Who Have Poor Prognosis, Propensity to Bone and Liver Metastasis, and Potential Responsiveness to Notch1 Inhibitors. J Clin Oncol. 2017 Jan 20; 35(3):352-360.
  15. Munster PN. Effect of Temporary Ovarian Suppression on Chemotherapy-Induced Amenorrhea, Pregnancy, and Outcome. JAMA Oncol. 2016 08 01; 2(8):1089-90.
  16. Terranova-Barberio M, Thomas S, Munster PN. Epigenetic modifiers in immunotherapy: a focus on checkpoint inhibitors. Immunotherapy. 2016 Jun; 8(6):705-19.
  17. Dunn LB, Wiley J, Garrett S, Hlubocky F, Daugherty C, Trupin L, Munster P, Dohan D. Interest in Initiating an Early Phase Clinical Trial: Results of a Longitudinal Study of Advanced Cancer Patients. Psychooncology. 2016 May 27.
  18. Thomas S, Aggarwal R, Jahan T, Ryan C, Troung T, Cripps AM, Raha P, Thurn KT, Chen S, Grabowsky JA, Park J, Hwang J, Daud A, Munster PN. A phase I trial of panobinostat and epirubicin in solid tumors with a dose expansion in patients with sarcoma. Ann Oncol. 2016 May; 27(5):947-52.
  19. Chien AJ, Cockerill A, Fancourt C, Schmidt E, Moasser MM, Rugo HS, Melisko ME, Ko AH, Kelley RK, Korn WM, Esserman LJ, van't Veer L, Yau C, Wolf DM, Munster PN. A phase 1b study of the Akt-inhibitor MK-2206 in combination with weekly paclitaxel and trastuzumab in patients with advanced HER2-amplified solid tumor malignancies. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2016 Feb; 155(3):521-30.
  20. Rodriguez-Wallberg K, Turan V, Munster P, Oktay K. Can ovarian suppression with gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogs (GnRHa) preserve fertility in cancer patients? Ann Oncol. 2016 Feb; 27(2):357.

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