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William F Pirl, MD, MPH

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Phone: (617) 632-2691


william_pirl@dfci.harvard.edu

William F Pirl, MD, MPH

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Vice Chair for Psychosocial Oncology, Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Publications

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  • Greer JA, Jacobs JM, Pensak N, Nisotel LE, Fishbein JN, MacDonald JJ, Ream ME, Walsh EA, Buzaglo J, Muzikansky A, Lennes IT, Safren SA, Pirl WF, Temel JS. Randomized Trial of a Smartphone Mobile App to Improve Symptoms and Adherence to Oral Therapy for Cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2020; 18:133-141. PubMed
  • Irwin KE, Steffens EB, Yoon Y, Flores EJ, Knight HP, Pirl WF, Freudenreich O, Henderson DC, Park ER. Lung Cancer Screening Eligibility, Risk Perceptions, and Clinician Delivery of Tobacco Cessation Among Patients With Schizophrenia. Psychiatr Serv 2019; 70:927-934. PubMed
  • Poort H, Jacobs JM, Pirl WF, Temel JS, Greer JA. Fatigue in patients on oral targeted or chemotherapy for cancer and associations with anxiety, depression, and quality of life. 2019. PubMed
  • Rodriguez-Wolfe M, Anglade D, Gattamorta KA, Hurwitz WB, Pirl WF. Individualized Piano Instruction for Improving Cognition in Breast Cancer Survivors. Oncol Nurs Forum 2019; 46:605-615. PubMed
  • McFarland DC, Jutagir DR, Rosenfeld B, Pirl W, Miller AH, Breitbart W, Nelson C. Depression and inflammation among epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutant nonsmall cell lung cancer patients. 2019; 28:1461-1469. PubMed
  • Sanft T, Denlinger CS, Armenian S, Baker KS, Broderick G, Demark-Wahnefried W, Friedman DL, Goldman M, Hudson M, Khakpour N, Koura D, Lally RM, Langbaum TS, McDonough AL, Melisko M, Mooney K, Moore HCF, Moslehi JJ, O'Connor T, Overholser L, Paskett ED, Peterson L, Pirl W, Rodriguez MA, Ruddy KJ, Smith S, Syrjala KL, Tevaarwerk A, Urba SG, Zee P, McMillian NR, Freedman-Cass DA. NCCN Guidelines Insights: Survivorship, Version 2.2019. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2019; 17:784-794. PubMed
  • Pirl WF, Irwin S. Psychiatry in a new era of oncology. Gen Hosp Psychiatry 2019. PubMed
  • Amonoo HL, Brown LA, Scheu CF, Millstein RA, Pirl WF, Vitagliano HL, Antin JH, Huffman JC. Positive psychological experiences in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. 2019. PubMed
  • Yusufov M, Braun IM, Pirl WF. A systematic review of substance use and substance use disorders in patients with cancer. Gen Hosp Psychiatry 2019. PubMed
  • Wright EM, El-Jawahri A, Temel JS, Carr A, Safren SA, Park ER, Pirl WF, Bruera E, Traeger L. Patient patterns and perspectives on using opioid regimens for chronic cancer pain. J Pain Symptom Manage 2019. PubMed
  • Jacobs JM, Ream ME, Pensak N, Nisotel LE, Fishbein JN, MacDonald JJ, Buzaglo J, Lennes IT, Safren SA, Pirl WF, Temel JS, Greer JA. Patient Experiences With Oral Chemotherapy: Adherence, Symptoms, and Quality of Life. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2019; 17:221-228. PubMed
  • Amonoo HL, Massey CN, Freedman ME, El-Jawahri A, Vitagliano HL, Pirl WF, Huffman JC. Psychological Considerations in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Psychosomatics 2019. PubMed
  • Fujisawa D, Temel JS, Greer JA, El-Jawahri A, Traeger L, Jacobs JM, Cutrono S, Pirl WF. Actigraphy as an assessment of performance status in patients with advanced lung cancer. 2019. PubMed
  • Irwin KE, Park ER, Fields LE, Corveleyn AE, Greer JA, Perez GK, Callaway CA, Jacobs JM, Nierenberg AA, Temel JS, Ryan DP, Pirl WF. Bridge: Person-Centered Collaborative Care for Patients with Serious Mental Illness and Cancer. Oncologist 2019. PubMed
  • Greer JA, Jacobs J, Pensak N, MacDonald JJ, Fuh CX, Perez GK, Ward A, Tallen C, Muzikansky A, Traeger L, Penedo FJ, El-Jawahri A, Safren SA, Pirl WF, Temel JS. Randomized Trial of a Tailored Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Mobile Application for Anxiety in Patients with Incurable Cancer. Oncologist 2019. PubMed
  • Thomas TH, Jackson VA, Carlson H, Rinaldi S, Sousa A, Hansen A, Kamdar M, Jacobsen J, Park ER, Pirl WF, Temel JS, Greer JA. Communication Differences between Oncologists and Palliative Care Clinicians: A Qualitative Analysis of Early, Integrated Palliative Care in Patients with Advanced Cancer. J Palliat Med 2018. PubMed
  • Denlinger CS, Sanft T, Baker KS, Broderick G, Demark-Wahnefried W, Friedman DL, Goldman M, Hudson M, Khakpour N, King A, Koura D, Lally RM, Langbaum TS, McDonough AL, Melisko M, Montoya JG, Mooney K, Moslehi JJ, O'Connor T, Overholser L, Paskett ED, Peppercorn J, Pirl W, Rodriguez MA, Ruddy KJ, Silverman P, Smith S, Syrjala KL, Tevaarwerk A, Urba SG, Wakabayashi MT, Zee P, McMillian NR, Freedman-Cass DA. Survivorship, Version 2.2018, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2018; 16:1216-1247. PubMed
  • Wong RL, El-Jawahri A, D'Arpino SM, Fuh CX, Johnson PC, Lage DE, Irwin KE, Pirl WF, Traeger L, Cashavelly BJ, Jackson VA, Greer JA, Ryan DP, Hochberg EP, Temel JS, Nipp RD. Use of Antidepressant Medications Moderates the Relationship Between Depressive Symptoms and Hospital Length of Stay in Patients with Advanced Cancer. Oncologist 2018. PubMed
  • Pirl WF, Saez-Flores E, Schlumbrecht M, Nipp R, Traeger LN, Kobetz E. Race and Ethnicity in the Evidence for Integrating Palliative Care Into Oncology. J Oncol Pract 2018; 14:e346-e356. PubMed
  • Bail JR, Traeger L, Pirl WF, Bakitas MA. Psychological Symptoms in Advanced Cancer. Semin Oncol Nurs 2018; 34:241-251. PubMed
  • Pirl WF, Greer JA, Park E, Safren SA, Fields L, Wood L, Traeger L, El-Jawahri A, Zebrack B, Temel JS. Development and evaluation of a six-day training program in supportive oncology research. 2018. PubMed
  • Jacobs JM, Traeger L, Eusebio J, Simon NM, Sequist LV, Greer JA, Temel JS, Pirl WF. Depression, inflammation, and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) status in metastatic non-small cell lung cancer: A pilot study. J Psychosom Res 2017; 99:28-33. PubMed
  • Pirl WF, Greer JA, Irwin K, Lennes IT, Jackson VA, Park ER, Fujisawa D, Wright AA, Temel JS. Processes of discontinuing chemotherapy for metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer at the end of life. J Oncol Pract 2015. PubMed
  • Seay J, Mitteldorf D, Yankie A, Pirl WF, Kobetz E, Schlumbrecht M. Survivorship care needs among LGBT cancer survivors. J Psychosoc Oncol 2018; 36:393-405. PubMed
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