Cecilia Monge, M.D., M.P.H., FACP

Cecilia Monge, M.D., M.P.H., FACP

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
Thoracic and GI Malignancies Branch


Dr. Cecilia Monge specializes in first-in-human and early-phase clinical studies of gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies, including liver cancer, biliary tract cancer and colorectal cancer. Her research interests also include cancer health disparities.

Areas of Expertise

1) gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies 2) hepatocellular carcinoma 3) biliary tract cancer 4) colorectal cancer 5)  cancer health disparities

Information for Patients

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Selected Key Publications

Targeting signalling pathways and the immune microenvironment of cancer stem cells — a clinical update

Clara JA, Monge C, Yang Y, Takebe N.
Nat Rev Clin Oncol. Epub ahead of print, 2019. [ Journal Article ]

A Pilot Study of the PD-1 Targeting Agent AMP-224 Used With Low-Dose Cyclophosphamide and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Floudas CS, Brar G, Mabry-Hrones D, Duffy AG, Wood B, Levy E, Krishnasamy V, Fioravanti S, Bonilla Monge CM, Walker M, Morelli MP, Kleiner DE, Steinberg SM, Figg WD, Greten TF, Xie C
Clin Colorectal Cancer. Epub ahead of print (Jul 2), 2019. [ Journal Article ]

A Phase II Study of Pembrolizumab in Combination with Capecitabine and Oxaliplatin with Molecular Profiling in Patients with Advanced Biliary Tract Carcinoma

Cecilia Monge, Erica C. Pehrsson , Changqing Xie, Austin G. Duffy, Donna Mabry,
Bradford J. Wood, David E. Kleiner, Seth M. Steinberg, William D. Figg, Bernadette Redd,
Anuradha Budhu, Sophie Wang, Mayank Tandon, Lichun Ma, Xin Wei Wang, and
Tim F. Greten
The Oncologist. XX: 1-13, 2022.
Full-Text Article
[ Journal Article ]

Clinical Indicators for Long-Term Survival with Immune Checkpoint Therapy in Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Cecilia Monge, Changqing Xi, Seth M Steinberg, Tim F Greten
J Hepatocell Carcinoma. 31;8: 507-512, 2021.
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[ Journal Article ]

Immunotherapy of hepatocellular carcinoma with infection of hepatitis B or C virus

Cecilia Monge Bonilla, Nicole A McGrath, Jianyang Fu, Changqing Xie
Hepatoma Research. 6: 68, 2020.
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