Monika Metzger, MD
Monika Metzger, MD

Monika Metzger, MD

Member, St. Jude Faculty

  • Director, Central and South America Region, St. Jude Global




MD – Rheinisch-Westfaelisch Technische Hochschule (RWTH), Aachen, Germany
Dr Med – Rheinisch-Westfaelisch Technische Hochschule (RWTH), Aachen, Germany
MA – Rheinisch-Westfaelisch Technische Hochschule (RWTH), Aachen, Germany
MSc – University of Tennessee at Memphis, College of Health Sciences, Memphis, Tennessee

Clinical Interests

  • Late toxicities in pediatric Hodgkin patients treated at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Selected Publications

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(24):2609-16, 2012.

Kenney LB, Cohen LE, Shnorhavorian M, Metzger ML, Lockart B, Hijiya N, Duffey-Lind E, Constine L, Green D, Meacham L. Male reproductive health after childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancers: a report from the Children's Oncology Group. J Clin Oncol 30(27):3408-16, 2012.

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, Graham K, Hudson MM. Efficacy of high-dose methotrexate, ifosfamide, etoposide and dexamethasone salvage therapy for recurrent or refractory childhood malignant lymphoma. Ann Oncol 22(2):468-471, 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 Dec. 15, 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's lymphoma. Haematologica 95(10):1691-1696, 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):4376-84, 2010.

Hua C, Hoth KA, Wu S, Kun LE, Metzger ML, Spunt SL, Xiong X, Krasin MJ. Incidence and correlates of radiation pneumonitis in pediatric patients with partial lung irradiation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 78(1):143-149, 2010.

Klosky JL, Randolph ME, Navid F, Gamble HL, Spunt SL, Metzger ML, Daw N, Morris EB, Hudson MM. Sperm cryopreservation practices among adolescent cancer patients at risk for infertility. Pediatr Hematol Oncol 26(4):252-60, 2009.

Kaste SC, Metzger ML, Minhas A, Xiong Z, Rai SN, Ness KK, Hudson MM. Pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma survivors at negligible risk for significant bone mineral density deficits. Pediatr Blood Cancer 52(4):516-521, 2008.

Kaste SC, Metzger ML, Minhas A, Xiong Z, Rai SN, Ness KK, Hudson MM. Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors at Negligible Risk for Significant Bone Mineral Density Deficits. Pediatr Blood Cancer 52(4):516-21, 2008.

Hines-Thomas M, Kaste SC, Hudson MM, Howard SC, Liu WA, Wu J, Kun LE, Shulkin BL, Krasin MJ, Metzger ML. Comparison of Gallium and PET Scans at Diagnosis and Follow-Up of Pediatric Patients With Hodgkin Lymphoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer 51(2):198-203, 2008.

Metzger ML, Castellino SM, Hudson MM, Rai SN, Kaste SC, Krasin MJ, Kun LE, Pui CH, Howard SC. Effect of race on the outcome of pediatric patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma. J Clin Oncol 26(8):1282-8, 2008.

Howard SC, Metzger ML, Wilimas JA. Childhood cancer epidemiology in low-income countries.Cancer 2007. Lancet Aug 30;362(9385):676-7, 2008.

Hines-Thomas M, Kaste SC, Hudson MM, Howard SC, Liu WA, Wu J, Kun LE, Shulkin BL, Krasin MJ, Metzger ML. Comparison of gallium and PET scans at diagnosis and follow-up of pediatric patients with hodgkin lymphoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer 51(2):198-203, 2008.

Metzger ML, Stewart CF, Freeman BB et al. Topotecan is active against Wilms Tumor: Results of a Multi-Institutional Phase II Study. J Clin Oncol 25(21):3130-6, 2007.

Howard SC, Metzger ML, Wilimas JA, Quintana Y, Pui CH, Robison LL, Ribeiro RC. Childhood cancer epidemiology in low-income countries. Cancer 112(3):461-72, 2008.

McGregor LM, Metzger ML, Sanders R, Santana V. Pediatric cancers in the new millennium: dramatic progress, new challenges. Oncology 21(7):809-20, 2007.

Bashir H, Crom D, Metzger ML, et al. Cisplatin-induced hypomagnesemia and cardiac dysrhythmia.Pediatr Blood Cancer 49(6):867-9, 2007.

Bashir H, Hudson MM, Kaste SC, Howard SC, Krasin M, Metzger ML. Pericardial Involvement at Diagnosis in Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients. Pediatr Blood Cancer 49(5):666-71, 2007.

Hsu SC, Metzger ML, Hudson MM, et al. Comparison of treatment outcomes of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma in two US centers and a center in Recife, Brazil. Pediatr Blood Cancer 49(2):139-44, 2007.

Ayoub L, Fú L, Peña, A, Sierra JM, Dominguez PC, Pui CH, Quintana Y, Rodriguez A, Barr RD, Ribeiro RC, Metzger ML, Wilimas JA, Howard SC. Implementation of a data management program in a pediatric cancer unit in a low income country. Pediatr Blood Cancer 49(1):23-7, 2007.

Metzger ML, Hudson MM, Somes GW et al. White Race as a Risk Factor for Hypothyroidism Following Treatment for Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma. J Clin Oncol 24(10):1516-21, 2006.

Bashir H, Motl S, Metzger ML, et al. Itraconazole-Enhanced Chemotherapy Toxicity in a Patient With Hodgkin Lymphoma. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 28(1):33-35, 2006.

Metzger ML, Howard SC, Hudson MM, Gow KW, Li CS, Krasin MJ, Merchant T, Kun L, Shelso J, Pui CH, Shochat SJ, McCarville MB. Natural History of Thyroid Nodules in Survivors of Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer 46(3):314-9, 2006.

Metzger ML, Dome JS. Current Therapy for Wilm’s Tumor. The Oncologist 10:815-826, 2005.

Krasin MJ, Rai SN, Kun LE, Merchant TE, Metzger ML, Kaste SC, Howard SC, Hudson MM. Patterns of Treatment Failure in Pediatric and Young Adult Patients with Hodgkin’s Disease: Local Disease Control with combined Modality Therapy. J Clin Oncol 23: 8406-8413, 2005.

Hijiya N, Metzger ML, Pounds S, Schmidt JE, Razzouk B, Rubnitz JE, Howard SC, Nunez CA, Pui CH, Ribeiro R. Severe Cardiopulmonary Complications Consistent with Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Caused by Leukemia Cell Lysis in Childhood Acute Myelomonocytic or Monocytic Leukemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer 44(1):63-9, 2005.

Metzger ML, Howard SC, Fu LC, Pena A, Stefan R, Hancock ML, Zhang Z, Pui CH, Wilimas J, Ribeiro RC. Outcome of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in resource-poor countries. Lancet 362(9385):706-708, 2003.

Last update: July 2012