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Joseph Unger

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Health Services

Assistant Member
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center,


PhD   University of Washington, 2013   (Health Services Research)
MS   University of Washington, 1993   (Biostatistics)
BA   Pomona College, 1990   (Mathematics)

Contact Info


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave, N
Seattle, WA 98109

voice:   206-667-2860
fax:   206-667-4408

Cancer care delivery research; clinical trials; income disparities; clinical trial impact and generalizability; diffusion of new treatments

Shen S, Unger JM, Crew KD, Till C, Greenlee H, Gralow J, Dakhil SR, Minasian LM, Wade JL 3rd, Fisch MJ, Henry NL, Hershman DL. Omega-3 fatty acid use for obese breast cancer patients with aromatase inhibitor-related arthralgia (SWOG S0927). Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018 Dec;172(3):603-610. doi: 10.1007/s10549-018-4946-0. Epub 2018 Aug 29.  PMID: 30159789

Moore HCF, Unger JM, Phillips KA, Boyle F, Hitre E, Moseley A, Porter DJ, Francis PA, Goldstein LJ, Gomez HL, Vallejos CS, Partridge AH, Dakhil SR, Garcia AA, Gralow JR, Lombard JM, Forbes JF, Martino S, Barlow WE, Fabian CJ, Minasian LM, Meyskens FL Jr, Gelber RD, Hortobagyi GN, Albain KS. Final Analysis of the Prevention of Early Menopause Study (POEMS)/SWOG Intergroup S0230. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2018 Oct 27. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djy185. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 30371800

Lipira L, Williams EC, Huh D, Kemp CG, Nevin PE, Greene P, Unger JM, Heagerty P, French AL, Cohn SE, Turan JM, Mugavero MJ, Simoni JM, Andrasik MP, Rao D. HIV-Related Stigma and Viral Suppression Among African-American Women: Exploring the Mediating Roles of Depression and ART Nonadherence. AIDS Behav. 2018 Oct 20. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2301-4. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 30343422

Hershman DL, Unger JM. Reply to T.P. Houston et al. J Clin Oncol. 2018 Sep 20;36(27):2810-2811. doi: 10.1200/JCO.18.00285. Epub 2018 Jul 23.  PMID: 30036115

Hershman DL, Till C, Shen S, Wright JD, Ramsey SD, Barlow WE, Unger JM. Association of Cardiovascular Risk Factors With Cardiac Events and Survival Outcomes Among Patients With Breast Cancer Enrolled in SWOG Clinical Trials. J Clin Oncol. 2018 Mar 27:JCO2017774414. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2017.77.4414. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 29584550    PMCID: PMC6127026
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