Gregory P. Samsa, PhD

Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Assistant Professor in Medicine
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Campus mail 2424 Erwin Road Ste 1105, 11045 Hock Plaza, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 613-5212
Email address samsa001@mc.duke.edu

Greg Samsa is an applied statistician whose primary interests are in study design, instrument development, information synthesis, practice improvement, effective communication of statistical results, and teaching. He is a believer in the power of statistical thinking, as broadly defined.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1988

Publications

Kayastha, N, Wolf, SP, Locke, SC, Samsa, GP, El-Jawahri, A, and LeBlanc, TW. "The impact of remission status on patients' experiences with acute myeloid leukemia (AML): an exploratory analysis of longitudinal patient-reported outcomes data. (Accepted)" Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer 26, no. 5 (May 2018): 1437-1445.

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29151174
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Somers, TJ, Kelleher, SA, Dorfman, CS, Shelby, RA, Fisher, HM, Rowe Nichols, K, Sullivan, KM, Chao, NJ, Samsa, GP, Abernethy, AP, and Keefe, FJ. "An mHealth Pain Coping Skills Training Intervention for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Patients: Development and Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial." JMIR mHealth and uHealth 6, no. 3 (March 19, 2018): e66-.

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29555620
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Troy, JD, de Castro, CM, Pupa, MR, Samsa, GP, Abernethy, AP, and LeBlanc, TW. "Patient-Reported Distress in Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Its Association With Clinical Outcomes: A Retrospective Cohort Study." Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN 16, no. 3 (March 2018): 267-273.

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29523665
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Hudson, KE, Wolf, SP, Samsa, GP, Kamal, AH, Abernethy, AP, and LeBlanc, TW. "The Surprise Question and Identification of Palliative Care Needs among Hospitalized Patients with Advanced Hematologic or Solid Malignancies." Journal of palliative medicine (February 8, 2018).

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29420142
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Foote, J, Lopez-Acevedo, M, Samsa, G, Lee, PS, Kamal, AH, Alvarez Secord, A, and Havrilesky, LJ. "Predicting 6- and 12-Month Risk of Mortality in Patients With Platinum-Resistant Advanced-Stage Ovarian Cancer: Prognostic Model to Guide Palliative Care Referrals." International journal of gynecological cancer : official journal of the International Gynecological Cancer Society 28, no. 2 (February 2018): 302-307.

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29360690
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Hochman, MJ, Yu, Y, Wolf, SP, Samsa, GP, Kamal, AH, and LeBlanc, TW. "Comparing the Palliative Care Needs of Patients With Hematologic and Solid Malignancies." Journal of pain and symptom management 55, no. 1 (January 2018): 82-88.e1.

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28887271
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Chino, F, Peppercorn, JM, Rushing, C, Kamal, AH, Altomare, I, Samsa, G, and Zafar, SY. "Out-of-Pocket Costs, Financial Distress, and Underinsurance in Cancer Care." JAMA oncology 3, no. 11 (November 2017): 1582-1584.

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28796862
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Samsa, G, and Neely, M. "Two questions about the analysis and interpretation of randomised trials." International Journal of Hyperthermia (October 19, 2017): 1-4.

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Clement, ME, Seidelman, J, Wu, J, Alexis, K, McGee, K, Okeke, NL, Samsa, G, and McKellar, M. "An educational initiative in response to identified PrEP prescribing needs among PCPs in the Southern U.S." AIDS Care (October 3, 2017): 1-6.

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Phippen, NT, Secord, AA, Wolf, S, Samsa, G, Davidson, B, Abernethy, AP, Cella, D, Havrilesky, LJ, Burger, RA, Monk, BJ, and Leath, CA. "Quality of life is significantly associated with survival in women with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer: An ancillary data analysis of the NRG Oncology/Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG-0218) study." Gynecologic oncology 147, no. 1 (October 2017): 98-103.

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28743369
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