Pamela L. Kunz

Medical oncologist

GI specialist

Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Program

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Professional Education

Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (2007) CA

Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (2005) CA

Internship: Stanford University School of Medicine (2002) CA

Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (2004) CA

Board Certification: Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2010)

Board Certification, Oncology, ABIM (2010)

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2004)

Medical Education: Dartmouth Medical School (2001) NH

Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours: hypoenhancement on arterial phase computed tomography predicts biological aggressiveness
Worhunsky, D. J., Krampitz, G. W., Poullos, P. D., Visser, B. C., Kunz, P. L., & Poultsides, G. A. (2014). Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours: hypoenhancement on arterial phase computed tomography predicts biological aggressiveness. HPB, 16(4), 304-311.

Reassessment of the Current American Joint Committee on Cancer Staging System for Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors
Qadan, M., Ma, Y., Visser, B. C., Kunz, P. L., Fisher, G. A., & Poultsides, G. A. (2014). Reassessment of the Current American Joint Committee on Cancer Staging System for Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS, 218(2), 188-195.

Seventh edition (2010) of the AJCC/UICC staging system for gastric adenocarcinoma: is there room for improvement?
Patel, M. I., Rhoads, K. F., Ma, Y., Ford, J. M., Visser, B. C., & Poultsides, G. A. (2013). Seventh edition (2010) of the AJCC/UICC staging system for gastric adenocarcinoma: is there room for improvement?. Annals of surgical oncology, 20(5), 1631-1638.

Consensus Guidelines for the Management and Treatment of Neuroendocrine Tumors
Kunz, P. L., Reidy-Lagunes, D., Anthony, L. B., Bertino, E. M., Brendtro, K., & Yao, J. C. (2013). Consensus Guidelines for the Management and Treatment of Neuroendocrine Tumors. PANCREAS, 42(4), 557-577.

Phase II Study Evaluating 2 Dosing Schedules of Oral Foretinib (GSK1363089), cMET/VEGFR2 Inhibitor, in Patients with Metastatic Gastric Cancer
Shah, M. A., Wainberg, Z. A., Catenacci, D. Vt., Hochster, H. S., Ford, J., & Bottaro, D. P. (2013). Phase II Study Evaluating 2 Dosing Schedules of Oral Foretinib (GSK1363089), cMET/VEGFR2 Inhibitor, in Patients with Metastatic Gastric Cancer. PLOS ONE, 8(3).

Everolimus causing severe hypertriglyceridemia and acute pancreatitis.
Subramaniam, S., Zell, J. A., & Kunz, P. L. (2013). Everolimus causing severe hypertriglyceridemia and acute pancreatitis. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network , 11(1), 5-9.

Phase I trial of ixabepilone administered as three oral doses each separated by 6 hours every 3 weeks in patients with advanced solid tumors
Kunz, P. L., He, A. R., Colevas, A. D., Pishvaian, M. J., Hwang, J. J., & Marshall, J. L. (2012). Phase I trial of ixabepilone administered as three oral doses each separated by 6 hours every 3 weeks in patients with advanced solid tumors. INVESTIGATIONAL NEW DRUGS, 30(6), 2364-2370.

Neoadjuvant Imatinib for Borderline Resectable GIST
Koontz, M. Z., Visser, B. M., & Kunz, P. L. (2012). Neoadjuvant Imatinib for Borderline Resectable GIST. JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE CANCER NETWORK, 10(12), 1477-1482.

Capecitabine-Induced Chest Pain Relieved by Diltiazem
Ambrosy, A. P., Kunz, P. L., Fisher, G. A., & Witteles, R. M. (2012). Capecitabine-Induced Chest Pain Relieved by Diltiazem. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, 110(11), 1623-1626.

Long-Term Survivors of Gastric Cancer: A California Population-Based Study
Kunz, P. L., Gubens, M., Fisher, G. A., Ford, J. M., Lichtensztajn, D. Y., & Clarke, C. A. (2012). Long-Term Survivors of Gastric Cancer: A California Population-Based Study. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 30(28), 3507-3515.

Clinicopathologic and molecular features of sporadic early-onset colorectal adenocarcinoma: an adenocarcinoma with frequent signet ring cell differentiation, rectal and sigmoid involvement, and adverse morphologic features
Chang, D. T., Pai, R. K., Rybicki, L. A., DiMaio, M. A., Limaye, M., & Pai, R. K. (2012). Clinicopathologic and molecular features of sporadic early-onset colorectal adenocarcinoma: an adenocarcinoma with frequent signet ring cell differentiation, rectal and sigmoid involvement, and adverse morphologic features. MODERN PATHOLOGY, 25(8), 1128-1139.

Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: Radiographic Calcifications Correlate with Grade and Metastasis
Poultsides, G. A., Huang, L. C., Chen, Y., Visser, B. C., Pai, R. K., & Norton, J. A. (2012). Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: Radiographic Calcifications Correlate with Grade and Metastasis. ANNALS OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, 19(7), 2295-2303.

Neuroendocrine Tumors Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology
Kulke, M. H., Benson, A. B., Bergsland, E., Berlin, J. D., Blaszkowsky, L. S., & Dwyer, M. A. (2012). Neuroendocrine Tumors Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE CANCER NETWORK, 10(6), 724-764.

Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
Abelson, J. A., Murphy, J. D., Minn, A. Y., Chung, M., Fisher, G. A., & Chang, D. T. (2012). Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 82(4), E595-E601.

HER2 Expression in Gastric and Gastroesophageal Junction Adenocarcinoma in a US Population: Clinicopathologic Analysis With Proposed Approach to HER2 Assessment
Kunz, P. L., Mojtahed, A., Fisher, G. A., Ford, J. M., Chang, D. T., & Pai, R. K. (2012). HER2 Expression in Gastric and Gastroesophageal Junction Adenocarcinoma in a US Population: Clinicopathologic Analysis With Proposed Approach to HER2 Assessment. APPLIED IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR MORPHOLOGY, 20(1), 13-24.

SINGLE-FRACTION STEREOTACTIC BODY RADIATION THERAPY AND SEQUENTIAL GEMCITABINE FOR THE TREATMENT OF LOCALLY ADVANCED PANCREATIC CANCER
Schellenberg, D., Kim, J., Ciristman-Skieller, C., Chun, C. L., Columbo, L. A., & Koong, A. C. (2011). SINGLE-FRACTION STEREOTACTIC BODY RADIATION THERAPY AND SEQUENTIAL GEMCITABINE FOR THE TREATMENT OF LOCALLY ADVANCED PANCREATIC CANCER. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 81(1), 181-188.

Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Versus Conventional Radiation Therapy for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anal Canal
Bazan, J. G., Hara, W., Hsu, A., Kunz, P. A., Ford, J., & Chang, D. T. (2011). Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Versus Conventional Radiation Therapy for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anal Canal. CANCER, 117(15), 3342-3351.

Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors With Major Vascular Abutment, Involvement, or Encasement and Indication for Resection
Norton, J. A., Harris, E. J., Chen, Y., Visser, B. C., Poultsides, G. A., & Jensen, R. T. (2011). Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors With Major Vascular Abutment, Involvement, or Encasement and Indication for Resection. ARCHIVES OF SURGERY, 146(6), 724-732.

F-18-5-fluorouracil dynamic positron emission tomography/computed tomography shows decreased tracer activity after bevacizumab in colorectal metastases
Zissen, M. H., Kunz, P., Subbarayan, M., Chin, F. T., Conti, P. S., & Quon, A. (2011). F-18-5-fluorouracil dynamic positron emission tomography/computed tomography shows decreased tracer activity after bevacizumab in colorectal metastases. NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS, 32(5), 343-347.

Expression of p16(INK4A) But Not Hypoxia Markers or Poly Adenosine Diphosphate-Ribose Polymerase Is Associated With Improved Survival in Patients With Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
Chang, D. T., Chapman, C. H., Norton, J. A., Visser, B., Fisher, G. A., & Pai, R. K. (2010). Expression of p16(INK4A) But Not Hypoxia Markers or Poly Adenosine Diphosphate-Ribose Polymerase Is Associated With Improved Survival in Patients With Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. CANCER, 116(22), 5179-5187.

Comparison of Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy and 3-Dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy as Adjuvant Therapy for Gastric Cancer
Minn, A. Y., Hsu, A., La, T., Kunz, P., Fisher, G. A., & Chang, D. T. (2010). Comparison of Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy and 3-Dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy as Adjuvant Therapy for Gastric Cancer. CANCER, 116(16), 3943-3952.

(18)FLUORODEOXYGLUCOSE PET IS PROGNOSTIC OF PROGRESSION-FREE AND OVERALL SURVIVAL IN LOCALLY ADVANCED PANCREAS CANCER TREATED WITH STEREOTACTIC RADIOTHERAPY
Schellenberg, D., Quon, A., Minn, A. Y., Graves, E. E., Kunz, P., & Chang, D. T. (2010). (18)FLUORODEOXYGLUCOSE PET IS PROGNOSTIC OF PROGRESSION-FREE AND OVERALL SURVIVAL IN LOCALLY ADVANCED PANCREAS CANCER TREATED WITH STEREOTACTIC RADIOTHERAPY. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, 77(5), 1420-1425.

Pathological response after chemoradiation for T3 rectal cancer
Chennupati, S. K., Kamaya, A., Fisher, G. A., Ford, J. M., Kunz, P., & Chang, D. T. (2010). Pathological response after chemoradiation for T3 rectal cancer. COLORECTAL DISEASE, 12(7), E24-E30.

Pathological response after chemoradiation for T3 rectal cancer.
Chennupati, S. K., Kamaya, A., Fisher, G. A., Ford, J. M., Kunz, P., & Chang, D. T. (2010). Pathological response after chemoradiation for T3 rectal cancer. Colorectal disease , 12(7 Online), e24-30.

Advances in the treatment of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.
Kunz, P. L., & Fisher, G. A. (2010). Advances in the treatment of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Clinical and experimental gastroenterology, 3, 79-86.

Multimodality treatment with intensity modulated radiation therapy for esophageal cancer
La, T. H., Minn, A. Y., Su, Z., Fisher, G. A., Ford, J. M., & Chang, D. T. (2010). Multimodality treatment with intensity modulated radiation therapy for esophageal cancer. DISEASES OF THE ESOPHAGUS, 23(4), 300-308.

Identification of a biomarker panel using a multiplex proximity ligation assay improves accuracy of pancreatic cancer diagnosis
Chang, S. T., Zahn, J. M., Horecka, J., Kunz, P. L., Ford, J. M., & Koong, A. C. (2009). Identification of a biomarker panel using a multiplex proximity ligation assay improves accuracy of pancreatic cancer diagnosis. JOURNAL OF TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE, 7.

Escherichia coli O157 : H7 infection in nursing homes: Review of literature and report of recent outbreak
Reiss, G., Kunz, P., Koin, D., & Keeffe, E. B. (2006). Escherichia coli O157 : H7 infection in nursing homes: Review of literature and report of recent outbreak. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY, 54(4), 680-684.

Cost-effectiveness of photodynamic therapy for high-grade dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus
Vij, R., Triadafilopoulos, G., Owens, D. K., Kunz, P., & Sanders, G. D. (2004). Cost-effectiveness of photodynamic therapy for high-grade dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus. GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY, 60(5), 739-756.

Tandem mass spectrometry and newborn screening: Pilot data and review
Filiano, J. J., Bellimer, S. G., & Kunz, P. L. (2002). Tandem mass spectrometry and newborn screening: Pilot data and review. PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY, 26(3), 201-204.

Molecular analysis and prenatal diagnosis of human fumarase deficiency
Coughlin, E. M., Christensen, E., Kunz, P. L., Krishnamoorthy, K. S., Walker, V., & Shih, V. E. (1998). Molecular analysis and prenatal diagnosis of human fumarase deficiency. MOLECULAR GENETICS AND METABOLISM, 63(4), 254-262.