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William Pirl, MD, MPH


  • Fisch MJ, Zhao F, Manola J, Miller AH, Pirl WF, Wagner LI.Patterns and predictors of antidepressant use in ambulatory cancer patients with common solid tumors.Psycho Oncology. 2014 Jun 14.
  • Pirl WF, Fann JR, Greer JA, Braun I, Deshields T, Fulcher C, Harvey E, Holland J, Kennedy V, Lazenby M, Wagner L, Underhill M, Walker DK, Zabora J, Zebrack B, Bardwell WA.Recommendations for the implementation of distress screening programs in cancer centers: Report from the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS), Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW), and Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) joint task force.Cancer. 2014 May 2.
  • Shin JA, Kosiba JD, Traeger L, Greer JA, Temel JS, Pirl WF.Dyspnea and Panic Among Patients With Newly Diagnosed Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Apr 21.
  • Bower JE, Bak K, Berger A, Breitbart W, Escalante CP, Ganz PA, Schnipper HH, Lacchetti C, Ligibel JA, Lyman GH, Ogaily MS, Pirl WF, Jacobsen PB.Screening, Assessment, and Management of Fatigue in Adult Survivors of Cancer: An American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Adaptation.J Clin Oncol. 2014 Apr 21.
  • Greer JA, Pirl WF, Jackson VA, Muzikansky A, Lennes IT, Gallagher ER, Prigerson HG, Temel JS.Perceptions of Health Status and Survival in┬áPatients With Metastatic Lung Cancer.J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Mar 27.
  • Greer JA, Lennes IT, Gallagher ER, Temel JS, Pirl WF.Documentation of oral versus intravenous chemotherapy plans in patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer.J Oncol Pract. 2014 Mar 1;10(2):e103-6.
  • Traeger L, Cannon S, Keating NL, Pirl WF, Lathan C, Martin MY, He Y, Park ER.Race by sex differences in depression symptoms and psychosocial service use among non-Hispanic black and white patients with lung cancer.J Clin Oncol. 2014 Jan 10;32(2):107-13.
  • El-Jawahri A, Traeger L, Park ER, Greer JA, Pirl WF, Lennes IT, Jackson VA, Gallagher ER, Temel JS.Associations among prognostic understanding, quality of life, and mood in patients with advanced cancer.Cancer. 2014 Jan 15;120(2):278-85.
  • Loscalzo M, Clark K, Pal S, Pirl WF.Role of biopsychosocial screening in cancer care.Cancer J.;19(5):414-20.
  • Jackson VA, Jacobsen J, Greer JA, Pirl WF, Temel JS, Back AL.The cultivation of prognostic awareness through the provision of early palliative care in the ambulatory setting: a communication guide.J Palliat Med. 2013 Aug;16(8):894-900.
  • Traeger L, Park ER, Sporn N, Repper-DeLisi J, Convery MS, Jacobo M, Pirl WF.Development and evaluation of targeted psychological skills training for oncology nurses in managing stressful patient and family encounters.Oncol Nurs Forum. 2013 Jul;40(4):E327-36.
  • Pirl WF, Jacobsen PB, Deshields TL.Opportunities for Improving Psychosocial Care for Cancer Survivors.J Clin Oncol. 2013 Apr 22.
  • Yoong J, Traeger LN, Gallagher ER, Pirl WF, Greer JA, Temel JS.A Pilot Study To Investigate Adherence to Long-Acting Opioids among Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer.J Palliat Med. 2013 Apr;16(4):391-6.
  • Traeger L, Cannon S, Pirl WF, Park ER.Depression and undertreatment of depression: potential risks and outcomes in black patients with lung cancer.J Psychosoc Oncol. 2013 Mar;31(2):123-35.
  • Yoong J, Park ER, Greer JA, Jackson VA, Gallagher ER, Pirl WF, Back AL, Temel JS.Early palliative care in advanced lung cancer: a qualitative study.JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Feb 25;173(4):283-90.
  • Temel JS, Greer JA, Gallagher ER, Jackson VA, Lennes IT, Muzikansky A, Park ER, Pirl WF.Electronic prompt to improve outpatient code status documentation for patients with advanced lung cancer.J Clin Oncol. 2013 Feb 20;31(6):710-5.
  • Pirl WF, Traeger L, Greer JA, Jackson V, Lennes IT, Gallagher E, Sequist L, Temel JS.Depression, survival, and epidermal growth factor receptor genotypes in patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.Palliative & Supportive Care. 2013 Feb 11:1-7.
  • Irwin KE, Greer JA, Khatib J, Temel JS, Pirl WF.Early palliative care and metastatic non-small cell lung cancer: potential mechanisms of prolonged survival.Chron Respir Dis. 2013 Feb;10(1):35-47.
  • Muriel AC, Moore CW, Baer L, Park ER, Kornblith AB, Pirl W, Prigerson H, Ing J, Rauch PK.Measuring psychosocial distress and parenting concerns among adults with cancer: The Parenting Concerns Questionnaire.Cancer. 2012 Nov 15;118(22):5671-8.
  • Greer JA, Traeger L, Bemis H, Solis J, Hendriksen ES, Park ER, Pirl WF, Temel JS, Prigerson HG, Safren SA.A pilot randomized controlled trial of brief cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety in patients with terminal cancer.Oncologist. 2012;17(10):1337-45.
  • Maciejewski PK, Phelps AC, Kacel EL, Balboni TA, Balboni M, Wright AA, Pirl W, Prigerson HG.Religious coping and behavioral disengagement: opposing influences on advance care planning and receipt of intensive care near death.Psycho Oncology. 2011 Mar 29.
  • Jacobsen J, Jackson V, Dahlin C, Greer J, Perez-Cruz P, Billings JA, Pirl W, Temel J.Components of Early Outpatient Palliative Care Consultation in Patients with Metastatic Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer.J Palliat Med. 2011 Mar 18.
  • Traeger L, Braun IM, Greer JA, Temel JS, Cashavelly B, Pirl WF.Parsing Depression From Fatigue in Patients with Cancer Using the Fatigue Symptom Inventory.J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011 Mar 11.
  • Berger AM, Abernethy AP, Atkinson A, Barsevick AM, Breitbart WS, Cella D, Cimprich B, Cleeland C, Eisenberger MA, Escalante CP, Jacobsen PB, Kaldor P, Ligibel JA, Murphy BA, O'Connor T, Pirl WF, Rodler E, Rugo HS, Thomas J, Wagner LI.Cancer-related fatigue.J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2010 Sep;8(8):904-31.
  • Temel JS, Greer JA, Muzikansky A, Gallagher ER, Admane S, Jackson VA, Dahlin CM, Blinderman CD, Jacobsen J, Pirl WF, Billings JA, Lynch TJ.Early palliative care for patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer.N Engl J Med. 2010 Aug 19;363(8):733-42.
  • Spencer R, Nilsson M, Wright A, Pirl W, Prigerson H.Anxiety disorders in advanced cancer patients: correlates and predictors of end-of-life outcomes.Cancer. 2010 Feb 24;116(7):1810-1819.
  • Temel JS, Greer JA, Admane S, Solis J, Cashavelly BJ, Doherty S, Heist R, Pirl WF.Code status documentation in the outpatient electronic medical records of patients with metastatic cancer.J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Feb;25(2):150-3.
  • Pirl WF, Greer J, Temel JS, Yeap BY, Gilman SE.Major Depressive Disorder in Long-Term Cancer Survivors: Analysis of the National Comorbidity Survey Replication.J Clin Oncol. 2009 Sep 1;27(25):4130-4.
  • Pirl WF, Solis J, Greer J, Sequist L, Temel JS, Lynch TJ.Epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors and depression.J Clin Oncol. 2009 Aug 10;27(23):e49-50; author reply e51.
  • Muriel AC, Hwang VS, Kornblith A, Greer J, Greenberg DB, Temel J, Schapira L, Pirl W.Management of psychosocial distress by oncologists.Psychiatr Serv. 2009 Aug;60(8):1132-4.
  • Paddison JS, Temel JS, Fricchione GL, Pirl WF.Using the differential from complete blood counts as a biomarker of fatigue in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: an exploratory analysis.Palliative & Supportive Care. 2009 Jun;7(2):213-7.
  • Temel JS,Greer JA,Goldberg S,Vogel PD,Sullivan M,Pirl WF,Lynch TJ,Christiani DC,Smith MR.A structured exercise program for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.J Thorac Oncol. 2009 May;4(5):595-601.
  • Greer JA,Pirl WF,Park ER,Lynch TJ,Temel JS.Behavioral and psychological predictors of chemotherapy adherence in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.J Psychosom Res. 2008 Dec;65(6):549-52.
  • Pirl WF, Temel JS, Billings A, Dahlin C, Jackson V, Prigerson HG, Greer J, Lynch TJ.Depression after diagnosis of advanced non-small cell lung cancer and survival: a pilot study.Psychosomatics. 2008 May-Jun;49(3):218-24.
  • Braun IM, Greenberg DB, Pirl WF.Evidenced-based report on the occurrence of fatigue in long-term cancer survivors.J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2008 Apr;6(4):347-54.
  • Pirl WF, Greer JA, Goode M, Smith MR.Prospective study of depression and fatigue in men with advanced prostate cancer receiving hormone therapy.Psychooncology. 2008 Feb;17(2):148-53.
  • Temel JS, Jackson VA, Billings JA, Dahlin C, Block SD, Buss MK, Ostler P, Fidias P, Muzikansky A, Greer JA, Pirl WF, Lynch TJ.Phase II study: integrated palliative care in newly diagnosed advanced non-small-cell lung cancer patients.J Clin Oncol. 2007 Jun 10;25(17):2377-82.
  • Bambauer KZ, Zhang B, Maciejewski PK, Sahay N, Pirl WF, Block SD, Prigerson HG.Mutuality and specificity of mental disorders in advanced cancer patients and caregivers.Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2006 Oct;41(10):819-24.
  • Temel JS, Pirl WF, Lynch TJ.Comprehensive symptom management in patients with advanced-stage non-small-cell lung cancer.Clin Lung Cancer. 2006 Jan;7(4):241-9. Review.
  • Pirl WF.Evidence report on the occurrence, assessment, and treatment of depression in cancer patients.J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 2004(32):32-9.
  • Pirl WF, Siegel GI, Goode MJ, Smith MR.Depression in men receiving androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer: a pilot study.Psycho Oncology.;11(6):518-23.
  • Pirl WF, Mello J.Psychological complications of prostate cancer.Oncology (Huntingt). 2002 Nov;16(11):1448-53; discussion 1453-4, 1457-8, 1467.