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Wilson Mertens, MD

Medicine Department   Image  
Hematology and Oncology Division
  • Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Cancer Services
Baystate Medical Center
D'Amour Center for Cancer Care
3350 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01107
  • Fellowship, University of Western Ontario
  • Residency, University of Western Ontario
  • University of Western Ontario Medical School
    London, Ontario, Canada
Areas of Interest
  • Soft tissue sarcomas
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Genitourinary tumors
  • Quality improvement in health care through the implementation of statistical process control methods
  • Intervention and assessment of palliative care methods for cancer patients
  • Quality of life in breast cancer survivors


    • Mertens, W.C., Higby, D.J., Brown, D., Parisi, R.,Fitzgerald, J, Benjamin E.M., Lindenauer, P.K. Improving the care of patients with regard to chemotherapy-induced nausea and emesis: the effect of feedback to clinicians on adherence to antiemetic prescribing guidelines. J Clin Oncol 2003; 21:1373-1378.
    • Dann N.J., Mertens W.C. Taking a “leap of faith”: acceptance and value of a cancer program-sponsored spiritual event. Cancer Nurs 2004; 27:134-141.
    • Mertens, W.C. Hilbert V., Makari-Judson, G.  Contralateral breast cancer: factors associated with stage and size at presentation. Breast J 2004; 10:304-312.
    • Mertens, W.C., Hoople N.E., Rodrigues C., Lindenauer P.K., Benjamin E.M. Associations of date of admission to cancer patient survival on a large regional hospice: Utility of a statistical process control analysis. Am J Hospice Palliat Med 2004; 275-284.
    • Nugent, F.W., Mertens, W.C., Graziano S., Levitan N., Collea, R., Gajra A., Marshall J., McCann, J. Docetaxel and cyclooxygenase-2 inhibition with celecoxib for advanced non-small cell lung cancer progressing after platinum-based chemotherapy: a multicenter phase II trial. Lung Cancer 2005; 48: 267-273.
    • Dann, N.J., Higby, D.J., Mertens, W.C. Can a cancer program-sponsored spiritual event meet with acceptance from patients and other attendees? Integr Cancer Ther 2005 4:230-235.