Partial list of publications:
  1. Silbermann, M., Freedman, L., Al-Kayed, S., Barchana, M., Boyiadzis, M., Najjar, K., Ibrahim, A., Salhab, A.R., Young, J.L., Roffers, S., Qasem, B., Harford, J. Cancer registration in the Middle East. Med. J. Islamic Acad. Sciences, 12:2, 1999.
  2. Freedman, L., Al-Kayed, S,. Barchana, M., Boyiadzis, M., El-Najjar, K., Ibrahim, A.S., Salhab, A.R., Young, J.L., Roffers, S., Kahan, E., Qasem, M.B., Harford, J., Silbermann, M. (2000) Cancer registration in the Middle East. Epidemiology 12:131-133.
  3. Darwish, H., Seidan, W., Silbermann, M., Abu Saleh, A.R., Arber, N. (2001). Battling cancer through cooperation – Israel-Palestinian Conference on GI oncology. From the bench to the bedside, IMAJ, 3: 631-632.
  4. Silbermann, M. (2002). Perspectives for cancer epidemiology research in the Middle East. Rev. J. Gastrointestinal Oncol. 4:181-183.
  5. Silbermann, M. (2003). The Middle East Cancer Consortium: A model for a regional cooperation program. Health without Borders in the Middle East. JDC Middle East Program, Brookdale Inst. 23-30.
  6. Freedman, L., Barchana, M., Al-Kayed, S., Qasem, B., Edwards, B., Roffers, S., Harford, J., Young, J., Silbermann, M. (2003). A comparison of population-based cancer incidence rates in Israel and Jordan. Eur. J. Cancer Prevent. 12:359-365.
  7. Monograph on Cancer Incidence in the Middle East: A Comparison of Four Member Countries (Cyprus, Egypt, Israel and Jordan) with US SEER. Edited by Freedman, L., Edwards, B., Ries, L., & Young, J. NIH Publication No. 06-5873, 2006.
  8. Silbermann, M. (2008). The Middle East Cancer Consortium (MECC): A bridge to understanding between people. BRIDGES 4: 4-7.
  9. Palliative Care in the Region Represented by the Middle East Cancer Consortium. Edited by Bingley, A., & Clark, D. NIH Publication No. 07- 6230, 2008.
  10. Leading the Way in Pain Control: A MECC-ONS Course for Oncology Nurses, Ankara. J. Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol. 31: 605-618, 2009.
  11. Baddarni, K., Silbermann, M. (2010). Medical Ethics and Spiritual Care to the Muslim Patient. J. Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol. 32: 70-76.
  12. Silbermann, M., Khleif, A., Balducci, L. (2010). Healing by cancer. J. Clin. Oncol. 28, 1436-1437.
  13. Silbermann, M. (2010). Endeavors to Improve Palliative Care Services to Cancer Patients in Middle Eastern Countries. ASCO Educational Book, 217-221.
  14. Issues in Pain Management in Cancer Patients. J. Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol. Supplement 32: 419-439, 2010.
  15. MECC workshop on palliative care services in the Middle East. Silbermann, M., Guest Editor, J. Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol. Supplement, 33: S1-S80.
  16. Ben Arie, E,. Schiff, E., Steiner, M., Silbermann, M. (2011). Wheatgrass in Afifi’s Garden: Sprouting Integrative Oncology Collaborations in the Middle East. J. Clin. Oncol. 29: (7) 944-946.
  17. Ben Arie, E., Ali-Shtayeh, M.S., Nejmi, M., Schiff, E., Hassan, E., Mutafoglu, K., Afifi, F., Jamoas, R.M., Lev, E., Silbermann, M. (2011). Integrative Oncology in the Middle East: Weaving Traditional and Complementary Medicine in Supportive Care. Supportive Care in Cancer. 19:DOI:10.1007/200520-1121.
  18. Silbermann, M., Khleif, A, Tuncer, M., Pitsillides, B., Shad, A., Oberman, A., Gultekin, M., Daher, M., Tarawneh, M., Harford, J (2011). Can We Overcome the Effect of Conflicts in Rendering Palliative Care? Current Topics in Oncology. 13(4): 302-307.
  19. Silbermann, M., Hassan, E. (2011). Cultural perspective in cancer care: Impact of Islamic traditions and practices in Middle Eastern Countries. J. Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol. 33: S81-86.
  20. MECC Workshop on Cancer Pain, Suffering and the Complexities of evidence-based intervention in cancer care. Silbermann, M., Guest Editor. J. Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol. Supplement 33: S81-161, 2011.
  21. Silbermann, M., Haramati, A. (2011). Integrative Oncology in the Middle East: Researching traditional remedies to address supportive cancer care. Eur. J. Integ. Med. 3:123-124.
  22. Silbermann, M. (2011). Promoting mutual tolerance, respect, and understanding through cancer palliation. J. Palliative Care Med 1:e103.doi:10.4172/jpcm.1000e 103.
  23. Shad, A., McGee, M., Biel, M., Silbermann, M. (2012). Collaborations in Psychosocial Care in Pediatric Oncology. The Middle East as a Case Example. In: Pediatric Oncology: Psychosocial Aspects and Clinical Intervention, 2nd Edition. Kreitler, S., Ben Arush, M., Martin, A., Eds. Wiley, Blackwell, London, UK, pp. 260-269.
  24. Silbermann, M., Al-Hadad, S., Ashraf, S., Hessissen, L., Madani, A., Noun, P., Khayat, C., Al-Rimawi, H., Kebudi, R., Yaniv, I. (2012). MECC regional initiative in pediatric palliative care. J. Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol., 34: S1-S11.
  25. Silbermann, M., Arnaout, M. Daher, M., Nestoros, S., Pitsillides, B., Charalambous, H., Gultekin, M., Abdulla, R.M.F., Mostafa, K.A.H., Khleif, A.D., Manasrah, N., Oberman, A. (2012). Palliative care in Middle Eastern countries: Accomplishments and challenges. Ann. Oncol., 23:S14-S27
  26. Silbermann, M. (2012). Advanced ASCO-MECC International Development and Education Course in Palliative Care: Approaches for Oncology Integrated Palliative Care in Middle Eastern Countries. Ann. Oncol. (Supplement), Silbermann, M., Balducci, L., Schrivers, D., Eds. 23: S1-S79.
  27. Silbermann, M. (2012). Impressions and experiences of a palliative care course to nurses in the Sultanate of Oman. J. Palliative Care & Medicine, 2:e 116.doi: 4172/2165-7386.1000e116.
  28. Charalambous, H., Silbermann, M. (2012). Clinically based palliative care training is needed urgently for all oncologists. J Clin. Oncol. 30. Available at
  29. Silbermann, M. (2012). Availability of pain medication for patients in the Middle East: Status of the problem and the role of the Middle East Cancer Consortium (MECC): Implications for other regions. J Palliative Care Med. Available at,2012.
  30. Silbermann, M. (2012). Setting higher standards in cancer care – Impressions and lessons learned at the first Emirates Oncology Conference, Abu Dhabi, November 2012. J. Palliative Care & Med 2:e120.doi: 10.4172/2165-7386.1000e 120.
  31. Silbermann M., Al-Zadjali M. (2013). Nurses paving the way to improving palliative care services in the Middle East. J. Palliative Care & Med 3:e125.doi:10.4172/2165-7386.1000e 125.
  32. Silbermann, M. (2013). The Middle East Cancer Consortium. INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION, February 2013, pp. 66-67.
  33. Silbermann, M., Epner, D.E., Charalambous, H., Baider, L., Puchalski, C.M., Balducci, L., Gultekin, M., Fahmi-Abdalla, R., Daher, M., Tarawneh, M.R., Smith, T.J. (2013). Promoting new approaches for cancer care in the Middle East. Ann. Oncol. 24:vii 5-10.
  34. Hajjar, R., Atli, T., Al-Mandhari, Z., Qudrhiri, M., Balducci, L., Silbermann, M. (2013). Prevalence of aging population in the Middle East and its implication on cancer incidence and care. Ann. Oncol. 24: vii 11-24.
  35. Silbermann, M., Pitsillides, B., Al-Alfi, N., Omran, S., Al-Jabri, K., El-Shamy, K., Ghrayeb, I., Livneh, J., Daher, M., Charalambous, H., Jafferi, A., Fink, R., ElShami, M. (2013). Multidisciplinary care team for cancer patients and its implication in several Middle Eastern countries. Ann. Oncol. 24: vii 41-47.
  36. Silbermann, M. (2013). International Symposium on Palliative Care and the Geriatric Cancer Patient. Ann. Oncol. (Supplement), Silbermann, M., Balducci, L., Schrivers, D. (Eds.) 24: vii 1-55.
  37. Silbermann, M., Shevchenko, K., Eaton, V. (2013). Palliative care training gains ground in Middle Eastern countries. J. Palliative Care & Med. S3:e001. Doi:10.4172/2165-7386.S3-e001.
  38. Cleary, J., Silbermann, M., Scholten, W., Cherny, N. (2013). Formulary, availability and regulatory barriers to accessibility of opioids for cancer pain in the Middle East: A report from the Global Opioid Policy Initiative (GOPI). Ann. Oncol. 24:XI 51-59.
  39. Ben Arye, E., Silbermann, M., Dagash, J., Shulman, B., Schiff, E. (2014). Touching the other’s suffering: Cross-cultural challenges in palliative treatment along geopolitical crossroads. The Oncologist 19: 212-214.
  40. Silbermann, M., Jaloudi, M.A. (2014). Setting a higher standard in cancer care: Isn’t it time to bring about a change in cancer palliation? J. Pall. Care & Med. 4:e128. doi:10.4172/2165-7386.1000e128.
  41. Silbermann, M. (ed.) (2014). Palliative Care to the Cancer Patient: The Middle East as Model to Emerging Countries. NOVA SCIENCE PUBLISHERS, Hauppaugu, NY, USA. ISBN 978-1-63117-709-5.
  42. Al-Zadjali, M., Silbermann, M. (2014). The fight against the “Human Disaster” of cancer in the Middle Eastern countries. Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care J 1:1-4.
  43. Al-Zadjali, M., Sinawi, F, Sheeba, M., Al-Busaidi, M., Al-Jabri, S., Silbermann, M. (2014). Community health nursing in Oman. Health Care 15 Current Reviews 2:3,
  44. Ben-Arye, E., Hamadeh, A., Schiff, E., Jamous, R.M., Dagash, J., Jamous, R., Agbarya, A., Bar-Sela, G., Massalha, E., Silbermann, M., Ali-Shtayeh, M.S. Compared prospectives of Arab patients in the Palestinian Authority and Israel on the role of complementary medicine in cancer care. T. Pain Symptom Management (in press).
  45. Silbermann, M., Fink, R., Min, S.J., Mancuso, M., Brant, J., et al. (2015). Evaluating palliative care needs in Middle Eastern countries. J. Palliat. Med. 18:1-8.