Christine A. Ciunci, MD MSCE

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Abramson Cancer Center
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Cupp Building 1st Floor
51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-9801
Education:
BS (Biology)
Ursinus College, 2004.
MD (Medicine)
Temple University, 2008.
MSCE (MSCE)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2014.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

thoracic malignancies
lung cancer
head and neck cancer

Description of Research Expertise

thoracic malignancies
lung cancer
head and neck cancer

Selected Publications

Chao Hann-Hsiang, Berman Abigail T, Simone Charles B, Ciunci Christine, Gabriel Peter, Lin Haibo, Both Stefan, Langer Corey, Lelionis Kristi, Rengan Ramesh, Hahn Stephen M, Prabhu Kiran, Fagundes Marcio, Hartsell William, Mick Rosemarie, Plastaras John P: Multi-Institutional Prospective Study of Reirradiation with Proton Beam Radiotherapy for Locoregionally Recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer 12(2): 281-292, Feb 2017.

Bagley SJ, Kothari S, Aggarwal C, Bauml JB, Alley EW, Evans TL, Kosteva JA, Ciunci CA, Gabriel PE, Thompson JC, Stonehouse-Lee S, Sherry VE, Gilbert E, Eaby-Sandy B, Mutale F, DiLullo G, Cohen RB, Vachania A, Langer CJ: Pretreatment neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio as a marker of outcomes in nivolumab-treated patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. Lung Cancer 106: 1-7, 2017.

Thompson JC1, Yee SS2, Troxel AB3, Savitch SL2, Fan R2, Balli D4, Lieberman DB5, Morrissette JD5, Evans TL6, Bauml J7, Aggarwal C8, Kosteva JA2, Alley E9, Ciunci C2, Cohen RB2, Bagley S2, Stonehouse-Lee S2, Sherry VE2, Gilbert E2, Langer C10, Vachani A11, Carpenter EL12.: Detection of therapeutically targetable driver and resistance mutations in lung cancer patients by next generation sequencing of cell-free circulating tumor DNA. Clin Cancer Res 6: 1231, Sep 2016.

Veenstra CM, Vachani A, Ciunci CA, Zafar HM, Epstein AJ, Paulson EC: Trends in the Use of (18)F-Fluorodeoxyglucose PET Imaging in Surveillance of Non-Small-Cell Lung and Colorectal Cancer. J Am Coll Radiol 13(5): 491-6, May 2016.

Paulson EC, Veenstra CM, Vachani A, Ciunci CA, Epstein AJ: Trends in surveillance for resected colorectal cancer, 2001-2009. Cancer 121(19): 3525-33, Oct 1 2015.

Vachani A, Ciunci C, Veenstra C, Zafar H, Paulson E, Epstein AJ: Trends in use of PET imaging in surveillance of lung cancer: implications of the choosing wisely initiative. Chest 2015.

Ciunci CA, Paulson EC, Mitra N, Veenstra CM, Yang J, Langer CJ, Epstein AJ, Vachani A : Patterns and effectiveness of surveillance after curative intent surgery in stage I-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology 33(suppl; abstr 7546), 2015 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Veenstra CM, Vachani A, Epstein AJ, Ciunci CA, Zafar HM, Paulson EC: Trends in use of PET imaging in surveillance of lung and colorectal cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology 33(suppl; abstr 6563), 2015 Notes: Poster Presentation

Ciunci CA, Perini RF, Avadhani AN, Kang HC, Sun W, Redlinger M, Harlacker K, Flaherty KT, giantonio B, Rosen MA, Divgi CR, Song HK, Englander S, Troxel A, Schnall M, O'Dwyer PJ: Phase I and pharmacodynamic trial of everolimus in combination with cetuximab in patients with advance cancer. Cancer 120(1): 77-85, Jan 1 2014.

Ciunci CA, Mitra N, Yang L, Langer CJ, DeMichele A, Epstein AJ, Vachani A: Patterns of surveillance after curative intent surgery in elderly stage I-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer patients. Journal of Clinical Oncology 32(suppl; abstr 7541), 2014 Notes: Poster Presentation.

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