University of Western Ontario Medical School
London, Ontario, Canada
Areas of Interest
Soft tissue sarcomas
Head and neck cancer
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.