Melissa M. Hudson, MD
Melissa M. Hudson, MD

Melissa M. Hudson, MD

Member, St. Jude Faculty

  • Director, Cancer Survivorship Division
  • Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention & Control Program

Departments

Divisions

Education

BS – Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas (1979)
MD – University of Texas Medical School at Houston (1983)

Research Interests

  • Protocol development and clinical investigations in Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Late effects of cancer therapy
  • Health education and promotion in childhood cancer survivors

Current Research

Hodgkin and Solid Tumors

Psychosocial and Educational

Physical Performance and Activity

Tobacco and Smoking Cessation

Selected Publications

Armstrong GT, Plana JC, Zhang N, Zhang N, Srivastava D, Green DM, Ness KK, Donovan FD, Metzger ML, Arevalo A, Durand JB, Joshi V, Hudson MM, Robison LL, Flamm SD. Screening adult survivors of childhood cancer for cardiomyopathy: comparison of echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. J Clin Oncol 30:2876-84, 2012.

Krull KR, Sabin ND, Reddick WE, Zhu L, Armstrong GT, Green DM, Arevalo AR, Krasin MJ, Srivastava DK, Robison LL, Hudson MM. Neurocognitive function and CNS integrity in adult survivors of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma. J Clin Oncol 30:3618-3624, 2012.

Nottage K, McFarlane J, Krasin MJ, Li C, Srivastava D, Robison LL, Hudson MM. Secondary colorectal carcinoma after childhood cancer. J Clin Oncol June 4, 2012.

Metzger ML, Weinstein HJ, Hudson MM, Billett AL, Larsen EC, Friedmann A, Howard SC, Donaldson SS, Krasin MJ, Kun LE, Marcus KJ, Yock TI, Tarbell N, Billups CA, Wu J, Link MP. Association between radiotherapy vs no radiotherapy based on early response to VAMP chemotherapy and survival among children with favorable-risk Hodgkin lymphoma. JAMA 307:2609-16, 2012.

Hudson MM, Neglia JP, Woods WG, Sandlund JT, Pui CH, Kun LE, Robison LL, Green DM. Lessons from the past: Opportunities to improve childhood cancer survivor care through outcomes investigations of historical therapeutic approaches for pediatric hematological malignancies. Pediatr Blood Cancer 58(3):334-343, 2011.

Castellino SM, Geiger AM, Mertens AC, Leisenring WM, Tooze JA, Goodman P, Stovall M, Robison LL, Hudson MM. Morbidity and mortality in long-term survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Blood 117(6):1806-1816, 2011.

Hudson MM, Ness KK, Nolan VG, Armstrong GT, Green DM, Morris EB, Spunt SL, Metzger ML, Krull KR, Klosky JL, Srivastava DK, Robison LL. Prospective medical assessment of adults surviving childhood cancer: study design, cohort characteristics, and feasibility of the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. Pediatr Blood Cancer 56(5):825-836, 2010.

Nathan PC, Hayes-Lattin B, Sisler JJ, Hudson MM. Critical issues in transition and survivorship for adolescents and young adults with cancers. Cancer 117(10 Suppl):2335-2341, 2011.

Oeffinger KC, Hudson MM, Mertens AC, Smith SM, Mitby PA, Eshelman-Kent DA, Ford JS, Jones JK, Kamani S, Robison LL. Increasing rates of breast cancer and cardiac surveillance among high risk survivors of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma following a mailed, one-page survivorship care plan.Pediatr Blood Cancer 56(5):818-824, 2011.

Casillas J, Castellino SM, Hudson MM, Mertens AC, Lima ISF, Liu Q, Zeltzer LK, Yasui Y, Robison LL, Oeffinger KC. Impact of insurance type on survivor-focused and general preventive health care utilization in adult survivors of childhood cancer: the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS).Cancer 117(9):1966-1975, 2011.

Hudson MM. Reproductive outcomes for survivors of childhood cancer. Obstet Gynecol 116(5):1171-1183, 2010.

Klosky JL, Tyc VL, Hum A, Lensing S, Buscemi J, Garces-Webb DM, Hudson MM. Establishing the predictive validity of intentions to smoke among preadolescents and adolescents surviving cancer. J Clin Oncol 28(3):431-6, 2010

Nathan PC, Ness KK, Mahoney MC, Li Z, Hudson MM, Ford JS, Landier W, Stovall M, Armstrong GT, Henderson TO, Robison LL, Oeffinger KC. Screening and surveillance for second malignant neoplasms in adult survivors of childhood cancer: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Ann Intern Med 153(7):442-451, 2010.

Henderson TO, Amsterdam A, Bhatia S, Hudson MM, Meadows AT, Neglia JP, Diller LR, Constine LS, Smith RA, Mahoney MC, Morris EA, Montgomery LL, Landier W, Smith SM, Robison LL, Oeffinger KC. Systematic review: surveillance for breast cancer in women treated with chest radiation for childhood, adolescent, or young adult cancer: a report from the Children’s Oncology Group. Ann Intern Med 152(7):444-55, 2010.

Hudson MM, Mulrooney DA, Bowers DC, Sklar CA, Green DM, Donaldson SS, Oeffinger KC, Neglia JP, Meadows AT, Robison LL. High-risk populations identified in Childhood Cancer Survivor Study investigations: implications for risk-based surveillance. J Clin Oncol 27:2405–14, 2009.

Ness KK, Leisenring WM, Huang S, Hudson MM, Gurney JG, Whelan K, Hobbie WL, Armstrong GT, Robison LL, Oeffinger KC. Predictors of inactive lifestyle among adult survivors of childhood cancer: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Cancer 115:1984–94, 2009.

Cox CL, Montgomery M, Oeffinger KC, Leisenring W, Zeltzer L, Whitton JA, Mertens AC, Hudson MM, Robison LL. Promoting physical activity in childhood cancer survivors: results from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Cancer 115:642–54, 2009.

Oeffinger KC, Ford JS, Moskowitz CS, Diller LR, Hudson MM, Chou JF, Smith SM, Mertens AC, Henderson TO, Friedman DL, Leisenring WM, Robison LL. Breast cancer surveillance practices among women previously treated with chest radiation for a childhood cancer. JAMA 301:404–14, 2009.

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Wampler MA, Galantino ML, Huang S, Gilchrist LS, Marchese VG, Morris GS, Scalzitti DA, Hudson MM, Oeffinger KC, Stovall M, Leisenring, WM, Armstrong GT, Robison LL, Ness KK. Physical activity among adult survivors of childhood lower-extremity sarcoma. J Cancer Surviv Epub ahead of print Jun 18 2011.

Nathan PC, Schiffman JD, Huang S, Landier W, Bhatia S, Eshelman-Kent D, Wright J, Oeffinger KC,Hudson MM. Childhood cancer survivorship educational resources in North American pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship training programs: A survey study. Pediatr Blood Cancer Epub ahead of print Jun 16, 2011.

Armenian SH, Sun CL, Kawashima T, Arora M, Leisenring W, Sklar CA, Baker KS, Francisco L, Teh JB, Mills G, Wong FL, Rosenthal J, Diller LR, Hudson MM, Oeffinger KC, Forman SJ, Robison LL, Bhatia S. Long-term health-related outcomes in survivors of childhood cancer treated with hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) versus conventional therapy: a report from the Bone Marrow Transplant Survivor Study (BMTSS) and Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS). BloodEpub ahead of print Jun 10, 2011.

Krull KR, Annett RD, Pan Z, Ness KK, Nathan PC, Srivastava DK, Stovall M, Robison LL, Hudson MM. Neurocognitive functioning and health-related behaviors in adult survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Eur J Cancer 47(9): 1380-1388, 2011.

Huang TT, Hudson MM, Stokes DC, Krasin MJ, Spunt SL, Ness KK. Pulmonary outcomes in survivors of childhood cancer: a systematic review. Chest Epub Mar 17, 2011.

Cox CL, Zhu L, Finnegan L, Steen BD, Hudson MM, Robison LL, Oeffinger KC. Survivor profiles predict health behavior intent: the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Psychooncology Epub ahead of print Mar 6, 2011.

Kahalley LS, Conklin HM, Tyc VL, Wilson SJ, Hinds PS, Wu S, Xiong X, Hudson MM. ADHD and secondary ADHD criteria fail to identify many at-risk survivors of pediatric ALL and brain tumor.Pediatr Blood Cancer 57(1):110-118, 2011.

Krull KR, Khan RB, Ness KK, Ledet D, Zhu L, Pui CH, Howard SC, Srivastava DK, Sabin ND, Hudson MM, Morris EB. Symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Long-Term Survivors of Childhood Leukemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer Epub ahead of print Jan 28, 2011.

Ogg SW, Hudson MM, Randolph ME, Klosky JL. Protective effects of breastfeeding for mothers surviving childhood cancer. J Cancer Surviv 5(2):175-181, 2011.

Kirchhoff AC, Krull KR, Ness KK, Park ER, Oeffinger KC, Hudson MM, Stovall M, Robison LL, Wickizer T, Leisenring W. Occupational outcomes of adult childhood cancer survivors: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Cancer 117(13):3033-3044, 2011.

Joyce ED, Nolan VG, Ness KK, Ferry RJ, Robison LL, Pui CH, Hudson MM, Kaste SC. Association of muscle strength and bone mineral density in adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92(6):873-879, 2011.

Nathan PC, Hayes-Lattin B, Sisler JJ, Hudson MM. Critical issues in transition and survivorship for adolescents and young adults with cancers. Cancer 117(10 Suppl):2335-2341, 2011.

Hudson MM, Ness KK, Nolan VG, Armstrong GT, Green DM, Morris EB, Spunt SL, Metzger ML, Krull KR, Klosky JL, Srivastava DK, Robison LL. Prospective medical assessment of adults surviving childhood cancer: study design, cohort characteristics, and feasibility of the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. Pediatr Blood Cancer 56(5): 825-836, 2011.

Armstrong GT, Conklin HM, Huang S, Srivastava D, Sanford R, Ellison DW, Merchant TE, Hudson MM, Hoehn ME, Robison LL, Gajjar A, Morris EB. Survival and long-term health and cognitive outcomes after low grade glioma. Neuro-Oncol 13(2):223-234, 2011.

Oeffinger KC, Hudson MM, Mertens AC, Smith SM, Mitby PA, Eshelman-Kent DA, Ford JS, Jones JK, Kamani S, Robison LL. Increasing rates of breast cancer and cardiac surveillance among high risk survivors of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma following a mailed, one-page survivorship care plan.Pediatr Blood Cancer 56(5): 818-824, 2011.

Casillas J, Castellino SM, Hudson MM, Mertens AC, Lima ISF, Liu Q, Zeltzer LK, Yasui Y, Robison LL, Oeffinger KC. Impact of insurance type on survivor-focused and general preventive health care utilization in adult survivors of childhood cancer: the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS).”Cancer 117(9):1966-1975, 2011.

Castellino SM, Geiger AM, Mertens AC, Leisenring WM, Tooze, JA, Goodman, P, Stovall M, Robison LL, Hudson MM. Morbidity and mortality in long-term survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Blood 117(6):1806-1816, 2011.

Montgomery M, Huang S, Cox CL, Leisenring WM, Oeffinger KC, Hudson MM, Ginsberg J, Armstrong GT, Robison LL, Ness KK. Physical therapy and chiropractic use among childhood cancer survivors with chronic disease: impact on health-related quality of life. J Cancer Surviv 5(1):73-81, 2011.

Kahalley LS, Tyc VL, Wilson SJ, Nelms J, Hudson MM, Wu S, Xiong X, Hinds PS. Adolescent cancer survivors' smoking intentions are associated with aggression, attention, and smoking history. J Cancer Surviv 5(2):123-131, 2011.

Sandlund JT, Pui CH, Mahmoud H, Zhou Y, Lowe E, Kaste S, Kun LE, Krasin MJ, Onciu M, Behm FG, Ribeiro RC, Razzouk BI, Howard SC, Metzger ML, Hale GA, Rencher R, Darnell K, Hudson MM. Efficacy of high-dose methotrexate, ifosfamide, etoposide, and dexamethasone (MIED) salvage therapy for recurrent or refractory malignant lymphoma. Ann Oncol 22(2):468-471, 2011.

Asfar T, Klesges RC, Sanford SD, Sherrill-Mittleman D, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Somes G, Boyett JM, Lando H. Trial design: The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Cancer Survivors Tobacco Quit Line study. Contemp Clin Trials 31(1):82-91, 2010.

Crom DB, Smith D, Xiong Z, Onar A, Hudson MM, Merchant TE, Morris EB: Health status in long-term survivors of pediatric craniopharyngiomas. J Neurosci Nurs 42:323-328, 2010.

Hudson MM. Reproductive outcomes for survivors of childhood cancer. Obstet Gynecol 116(5):1171-1183, 2010.

Kirchhoff AC, Leisenring W, Krull KR, Ness KK, Friedman DL, Armstrong GT, Stovall M, Park ER, Oeffinger KC, Hudson MM, Robison LL, Wickizer T. Unemployment among adult survivors of childhood cancer: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivors Study. Medical Care 48(11):1015-1025, 2010.

Tylavsky FA, Smith K, Surprise H, Garland S, Yan X, McCammon E, Hudson MM, Pui CH, Kaste SC. Nutritional intake of long-term survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: evidence for bone health interventional opportunities. Pediatr Blood Cancer 55(7):1362-1369, 2010.

Smith SM, Ford JS, Rakowski W, Moskowitz CS, Diller L, Hudson MM, Mertens AC, Stanton AL, Henderson TO, Leisenring WM, Robison LL, Oeffinger KC. Inconsistent mammography perceptions and practices among women at risk of breast cancer following a pediatric malignancy: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Cancer Causes Control 21(10):1585-1595, 2010.

Klosky JL, Tyc VL, Hum A, Lensing S, Buscemi J, Garces-Webb DM, Hudson MM. Establishing the predictive validity of intentions to smoke among preadolescents and adolescents surviving cancer. J Clin Oncol 28(3): 431-6, 2010.

Krull KR, Huang S, Gurney JG, Klosky JL, Leisenring W, Termuhlen A, Ness KK, Srivastava K, Mertens A, Stovall M,  Robison LL, Hudson MM. Adolescent behavior and adult health status in childhood cancer survivors. J Cancer Surviv 4(3):210-217, 2010.

Hines-Thomas MR, Howard SC, Hudson MM, Krasin MJ, Kaste SC, Shulkin BL, Metzger ML. Utility of bone marrow biopsy at diagnosis in pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma. Haematologica 95(10):1691-1696, 2010.

Kahalley LS, Robinson LA, Tyc VL, Hudson MM, Leisenring W, Stratton K, Zeltzer L, Mertens AC, Robison LL, Hinds PS. Attentional and executive dysfunction as predictors of smoking within the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Nicotine Tob Res 12(4):344-54, 2010.

Nathan PC, Ness KK, Mahoney MC, Li Z, Hudson MM, Ford JS, Landier W, Stovall M, Armstrong GT, Henderson TO, Robison LL, Oeffinger KC. Screening and surveillance for second malignant neoplasms in adult survivors of childhood cancer: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Ann Intern Med 153(7):442-451, 2010.

Henderson TO, Amsterdam A, Bhatia S, Hudson MM, Meadows AT, Neglia JP, Diller LR, Constine LS, Smith RA, Mahoney MC, Morris EA, Montgomery LL, Landier W, Smith SM, Robison LL, Oeffinger KC. Systematic review: surveillance for breast cancer in women treated with chest radiation for childhood, adolescent, or young adult cancer: a report from the Children’s Oncology Group. Ann Intern Med 152(7):444-55, 2010.

Metzger ML, Hudson MM, Krasin MJ, Wu J, Kaste SC, Kun LE, Sandlund JT, Howard SC.  Initial response to salvage therapy determines prognosis in relapsed pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma patients. Cancer 116(18):4376-4384, 2010.

Lansdale M, Castellino S, Marina N, Goodman P, Hudson MM, Mertens AC, Smith SM, Leisenring W, Robison LL, Oeffinger KC. Knowledge of hepatitis C virus screening in long-term pediatric cancer survivors: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Cancer 116(4):974-82, 2010.

Castellino S, Muir A, Shah A, Shope S, McMullen K, Ruble K, Barber A, Davidoff A, Hudson MM. Hepato-biliary late effects in survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer: A report from the Children's Oncology Group. Pediatr Blood Cancer 54(5): 663-9, 2010.

Last update: February 2013