Sabine Mueller, M.D., Ph.D.

Pediatric neurologic cancer specialist

Dr. Sabine Mueller is a pediatric neuro-oncologist who specializes in caring for children with brain tumors and related genetic syndromes. Before completing medical school, she worked as a scientist, director of genomics and a project leader for a brain tumor program at AGY, a biotechnology company in South San Francisco.

In her research, she studies treatments for children with brain tumors and improving the long-term cognitive outcome. Mueller earned a medical degree at the Universitat Hamburg School of Medicine and earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology in collaboration with AGY. After a pediatric residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mueller completed a fellowship in pediatric oncology at UCSF. She is an assistant clinical professor of neurology, neurological surgery and pediatrics.

Clinics

Child Neuro-Oncology
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2966

Oncology Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Suite 101
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-3831

More about Sabine Mueller

Education

Universitat Hamburg School of Medicine 2005

Residencies

Massachusetts General Hospital, 2006

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, 2009

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Mueller S, Hashizume R, Yang X, Kolkowitz I, Olow AK, Phillips J, Smirnov I, Tom MW, Prados MD, James CD, Berger MS, Gupta N, Haas-Kogan DA. Targeting Wee1 for the treatment of pediatric high-grade gliomas. Neuro Oncol. 2014 Mar; 16(3):352-60.
  2. Abedalthagafi M, Phillips JJ, Kim GE, Mueller S, Haas-Kogen DA, Marshall RE, Croul SE, Santi MR, Cheng J, Zhou S, Sullivan LM, Martinez-Lage M, Judkins AR, Perry A. The alternative lengthening of telomere phenotype is significantly associated with loss of ATRX expression in high-grade pediatric and adult astrocytomas: a multi-institutional study of 214 astrocytomas. Mod Pathol. 2013 Nov; 26(11):1425-32.
  3. Mueller S, Fullerton HJ, Stratton K, Leisenring W, Weathers RE, Stovall M, Armstrong GT, Goldsby RE, Packer RJ, Sklar CA, Bowers DC, Robison LL, Krull KR. Radiation, atherosclerotic risk factors, and stroke risk in survivors of pediatric cancer: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Jul 15; 86(4):649-55.
  4. Cage TA, Samagh SP, Mueller S, Nicolaides T, Haas-Kogan D, Prados M, Banerjee A, Auguste KI, Gupta N. Feasibility, safety, and indications for surgical biopsy of intrinsic brainstem tumors in children. Childs Nerv Syst. 2013 Aug; 29(8):1313-9.
  5. Mueller S, Sear K, Hills NK, Chettout N, Afghani S, Gastelum E, Haas-Kogan D, Fullerton HJ. Risk of first and recurrent stroke in childhood cancer survivors treated with cranial and cervical radiation therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Jul 15; 86(4):643-8.
  6. Phillips JJ, Aranda D, Ellison DW, Judkins AR, Croul SE, Brat DJ, Ligon KL, Horbinski C, Venneti S, Zadeh G, Santi M, Zhou S, Appin CL, Sioletic S, Sullivan LM, Martinez-Lage M, Robinson AE, Yong WH, Cloughesy T, Lai A, Phillips HS, Marshall R, Mueller S, Haas-Kogan DA, Molinaro AM, Perry A. PDGFRA amplification is common in pediatric and adult high-grade astrocytomas and identifies a poor prognostic group in IDH1 mutant glioblastoma. Brain Pathol. 2013 Sep; 23(5):565-73.
  7. Mueller S, Bhargava S, Molinaro AM, Yang X, Kolkowitz I, Olow A, Wehmeijer N, Orbach S, Chen J, Matthay KK, Haas-Kogan DA. Poly (ADP-Ribose) polymerase inhibitor MK-4827 together with radiation as a novel therapy for metastatic neuroblastoma. Anticancer Res. 2013 Mar; 33(3):755-62.
  8. Huang T, Mueller S, Rutkowski MJ, Han SJ, Bloch O, Barani IJ, Parsa AT, Chang SM. Multidisciplinary care of patients with brain tumors. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2013 Apr; 22(2):161-78.
  9. Hashizume R, Smirnov I, Liu S, Phillips JJ, Hyer J, McKnight TR, Wendland M, Prados M, Banerjee A, Nicolaides T, Mueller S, James CD, Gupta N. Characterization of a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma cell line: implications for future investigations and treatment. J Neurooncol. 2012 Dec; 110(3):305-13.
  10. Mueller S, Phillips J, Onar-Thomas A, Romero E, Zheng S, Wiencke JK, McBride SM, Cowdrey C, Prados MD, Weiss WA, Berger MS, Gupta N, Haas-Kogan DA. PTEN promoter methylation and activation of the PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway in pediatric gliomas and influence on clinical outcome. Neuro Oncol. 2012 Sep; 14(9):1146-52.
  11. Cage TA, Mueller S, Haas-Kogan D, Gupta N. High-grade gliomas in children. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2012 Jul; 23(3):515-23.
  12. Schoenfeld A, Pekmezci M, Barnes MJ, Tihan T, Gupta N, Lamborn KR, Banerjee A, Mueller S, Chang S, Berger MS, Haas-Kogan D. The superiority of conservative resection and adjuvant radiation for craniopharyngiomas. J Neurooncol. 2012 May; 108(1):133-9.
  13. Mueller S, Yang X, Sottero TL, Gragg A, Prasad G, Polley MY, Weiss WA, Matthay KK, Davidoff AM, DuBois SG, Haas-Kogan DA. Cooperation of the HDAC inhibitor vorinostat and radiation in metastatic neuroblastoma: efficacy and underlying mechanisms. Cancer Lett. 2011 Jul 28; 306(2):223-9.
  14. More SS, Itsara M, Yang X, Geier EG, Tadano MK, Seo Y, Vanbrocklin HF, Weiss WA, Mueller S, Haas-Kogan DA, Dubois SG, Matthay KK, Giacomini KM. Vorinostat increases expression of functional norepinephrine transporter in neuroblastoma in vitro and in vivo model systems. Clin Cancer Res. 2011 Apr 15; 17(8):2339-49.
  15. Prasad G, Sottero T, Yang X, Mueller S, James CD, Weiss WA, Polley MY, Ozawa T, Berger MS, Aftab DT, Prados MD, Haas-Kogan DA. Inhibition of PI3K/mTOR pathways in glioblastoma and implications for combination therapy with temozolomide. Neuro Oncol. 2011 Apr; 13(4):384-92.
  16. Mueller S, Polley MY, Lee B, Kunwar S, Pedain C, Wembacher-Schröder E, Mittermeyer S, Westphal M, Sampson JH, Vogelbaum MA, Croteau D, Chang SM. Effect of imaging and catheter characteristics on clinical outcome for patients in the PRECISE study. J Neurooncol. 2011 Jan; 101(2):267-77.
  17. Mueller S, Matthay KK. Neuroblastoma: biology and staging. Curr Oncol Rep. 2009 Nov; 11(6):431-8.
  18. Mueller S, Chang S. Pediatric brain tumors: current treatment strategies and future therapeutic approaches. Neurotherapeutics. 2009 Jul; 6(3):570-86.
  19. Dubal DB, Mueller S, Ruben BS, Engstrom JW, Josephson SA. T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder following mycophenolate treatment for myasthenia gravis. Muscle Nerve. 2009 Jun; 39(6):849-50.

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