Research in Progress


Nessim C, Gronchi A and TARPSWG: Consensus Guidelines on the Management of Multifocal Recurrent and Metastatic Retroperitoneal Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Nessim C, Gronchi A and TARPSWG: An analysis of the outcomes of patients with resected Recurrent Retroperitoneal Sarcoma and the creation of a Nomogram to predict outcome

Nessim C, Gronchi A and TARPSWG: RESAR – An International Prospective Registry of patients with Primary Retroperitoneal Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Nessim C, Ford S and TARPSWG: An analysis on Schwannoma of the Abdomen, Retroperitoneum and Pelvis, a Multi-institutional international study

Nessim C, Tseng W and TARPSWG: Evaluation of the need for Whipple’s Procedure in the Resection of Retroperitoneal Soft Tissue Sarcoma.

Berger-Richardson D, Nessim C, Burtenshaw S, Gladdy R, Gronchi A, Fiore M, Swallow C. Early and Late Complications of Percutaneous Biopsy of Retroperitoneal Masses at Three Tertiary Sarcoma Centers

Ambacher K, Cordeiro E, Auer R, Purgina B, Fraser M, Burtenshaw S, Swallow C, Nessim C. Quality measures to ensure a safe and effective biopsy of retroperitoneal lesions

Boulos M, Nessim C, Chatterjee. Improved sample quality obtained by EUS-guided sink compared to FNA for foregut subepithelial lesions.

Auer R, Verma S, Nicholas G, El-Sayed S, Caudrelier JM, Nessim C. Creation of a Prospective Database for Soft Tissue Sarcoma and GIST and Analysis of Quality of Life at The Ottawa Hospital.

Ardolino M, Ong M, Nessim C. Evaluating oncolytic viruses and the role of NK cells in immunotherapy for Melanoma and Liposarcoma

Lo B, Chatterjee A, Nessim C. Creating Organoids as an innovative GIST model for study

Melanoma / Skin Cancer

Ibrahim A, Bryanton M, Nessim C, Ong M. The Impact of Symptoms at Metastatic Recurrence on Treatment Outcomes for Patients under Surveillance for Early-Stage Melanoma

Ardolino M, Nessim C. Evaluating the resistance to immunotherapy via NK cells in melanoma

Nessim C, Temple C, Ernst S. The outcome of patients having had IL-2 intralesional injection therapy for in-tranist melanoma

Nessim C, Gibson T, Ong M, Song X, Ernst S. Participation in the Global Melanoma Research Network Melanoma Registry

Nessim C, Paull G, Pang G, Helyer L, Kwan M, Wright F. Squamous Cell Carcinoma with local-regional metastases to Inguinal or Axillary Lymph Nodes: An Analyses of Outcomes

Nessim C (I am the PI at Ottawa Hospital Cancer Center site of this multi-institutional trial) Petrella T, Wright F, Song X, Ong M, Cheema P, Shachar S, Look-Hong N, Spatz A, Mihalcioiu C.: A Pilot Study of the neo-adjuvant use of Vemurafenib plus Cobimetinib (GDC-0973) in patients with BRAF mutant melanoma with palpable lymph node metastases.

Nessim C. Society of Surgical Oncology Education SCORE module for Surgical Oncology Fellows on the Guidelines for the use of Sentinel Lymph node biopsy in melanoma

Nessim C, Johnson S, Petrella T, Wright F et al. CCO Guideline – Treatment of In-transit metastases of malignant melanoma

Nessim C, Johnson S, Petrella T, Wright F et al. CCO Guideline – Wide local excision and sentinel node biopsy for primary melanoma of the extremities, trunk, head and neck

Keller B, Nessim C, Beecker J, Bell J. Bioengineering Vaccinia Virus-Based oncolytics for the Treatment of Malignant Melanoma

Lo B, Weatherhead L, Nessim C, Ong M. Pilot Assessment of a Novel Gene Expression Profiling Platform to predict Metastatic Spread for Sentinel-Lymph Node Negative Cutaneous Melanoma

Stuleanu T, Lo B, Nessim C. Understanding the Biology and Immunology of Oligometastatic and Unknown Primary melanoma : a genetic analysis

Baker L, Litvak A, Ibrahim A, Momtazi M, Nessim C. A Prospective Pilot study on (LYMPHA) Lympho-venous bypass surgery to prevent lymphedema in melanoma patients

Younan R, Patocskai E, Meguerditchian A, Mathieson A, Wright F, Easson A, Hebberd P, McKinnon G, Hamilton T, MacNeil A, Nessim C. The outcome of patients with Merkel Cell Carcinoma: A Pan-Canadian Review.


Nessim C, Trop I, Robidoux A, Julian TB, Mamounas T, Boileau JF. Can MRI accurately identify which patients with operable breast cancer will have a pathologic complete response after neoadjuvant therapy?

Martel A, Ibrahim A, Nessim C. Use of a template progress note in general surgery to enhance efficiency, communication, quality of documentation and hospital reimbursement: a pilot study.

Gawad N, Raiche I, Ibrahim A, Duffy M, Nessim C Identifying narcissistic traits in general surgery residency applicants: go with your gut

Litvack A, Dingley B, Nessim C. Outcomes of Palliative Surgery at The Ottawa Hospital in the last 5 years.