Associate Professor Andrew Spillane

Surgical Oncologist, Associate Professor
Surgery, Northern Clinical School

E25 - Royal North Shore Hospital
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: 99117250
F: 9650 4898
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Research interests

Surgical Oncology - Surgical issues surrounding Breast Cancer management, Breast Reconstruction, Melanoma, Quality assurance in surgery, sentinel node biopsy, regional lymph node dissections and melanoma outcomes; survivorship after breast cancer,

Teaching areas

Surgical Issues related to:

Breast Cancer

Melanoma

Sarcomas

Publications

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

2014

   
  • Wong, A., Spillane, A. (2014), Patent Blue V dye anaphylaxis: experience of Australian and New Zealand surgeons. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 84(1-2), 37-41. [Abstract]
  • Spillane, A., Pasquali, S., Haydu, L., Thompson, J. (2014), Patterns of recurrence and survival after lymphadenectomy in melanoma patients: clarifying the effects of timing of surgery and lymph node tumor burden. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 21(1), 292-299. [Abstract]
  • van der Ploeg, A., Haydu, L., Spillane, A., Quinn, M., Saw, R., Shannon, K., Stretch, J., Uren, R., Scolyer, R., Thompson, J. (2014), Outcome Following Sentinel Node Biopsy Plus Wide Local Excision Versus Wide Local Excision Only for Primary Cutaneous Melanoma: Analysis of 5840 Patients Treated at a Single Institution. Annals of Surgery. 260(1), 149-157. [Abstract]
  • Flitcroft, K., Spillane, A., Read, R. (2014), Lack of appropriate imaging before breast augmentation can have serious patient consequences. The Medical Journal of Australia. 200(4), 198-199. [Abstract]
  • Wong, A., Snook, K., Brennan, M., Flitcroft, K., Tucker, M., Hiercz, D., Spillane, A. (2014), Increasing breast reconstruction rates by offering more women a choice. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 84(1-2), 31-36. [Abstract]

2013

   
  • Spillane, A. (2013), Why the results of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z0011 Trial are so important. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 83, 893. [Abstract]
  • Chong, C., Walters, D., de Silva, P., Taylor, C., Spillane, A., Kollias, J., Pyke, C., Campbell, I., Maddern, G. (2013), Subsequent axillary surgery after sentinel lymph node biopsy: results from the BreastSurgANZ Quality Audit 2006-2010. Breast. 22(6), 1215-1219. [Abstract]
  • Soon, P., Kim, E., Pon, C., Gill, A., Moore, K., Spillane, A., Benn, D., Baaxter, R. (2013), Breast cancer-associated fibroblasts induce epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in breast cancer cells. Endocrine-Related Cancer. 20(1), 1-12. [Abstract]
  • Spillane, A. (2013), Training breast surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 83, 597-598. [Abstract]
  • Noushi, F., Spillane, A., Uren, R., Cooper, R., Allwright, S., Snook, K., Gillet, D., Pearce, A., Gebski, V. (2013), High discordance rates between sub-areolar and peri-tumoural breast lymphoscintigraphy. European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 39(10), 1053-1060. [Abstract]
  • Brennan, M., Spillane, A. (2013), Uptake and predictors of post-mastectomy reconstruction in women with breast malignancy - Systematic review. European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 39(6), 527-541. [Abstract]
  • Pasquali, S., Haydu, L., Scolyer, R., Winstanley, J., Spillane, A., Quinn, M., Saw, R., Shannon, K., Stretch, J., Thompson, J. (2013), The Importance of Adequate Primary Tumor Excision Margins and Sentinel Node Biopsy in Achieving Optimal Locoregional Control for Patients With Thick Primary Melanomas. Annals of Surgery. 258(1), 152-157. [Abstract]

2012

   
  • Uren, R., Howman-Giles, R., Chung, D., Spillane, A., Noushi, F., Gillett, D., Gluch, L., Mak, C., West, R., Briody, J., Carmalt, H. (2012), SPECT/CT scans allow precise anatomical location of sentinel lymph nodes in breast cancer and redefine lymphatic drainage from the breast to the axilla. Breast. 21(4), 480-486. [Abstract]
  • Noushi, F., Spillane, A., Uren, R. (2012), In regard to hindie et Al. International Journal of Radiation: Oncology - Biology - Physics. , 302. [Abstract]
  • Pasquali, S., Spillane, A., de Wilt, J., McCaffery, K., Rossi, C., Quinn, M., Saw, R., Shannon, K., Stretch, J., Thompson, J. (2012), Surgeons' Opinions on Lymphadenectomy in Melanoma Patients with Positive Sentinel Nodes: A Worldwide Web-Based Survey. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 19(13), 4322-4329. [Abstract]
  • Spillane, A., Thompson, J. (2012), Sentinel node biopsy for breast cancer: then and now. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 82, 481-483. [Abstract]
  • Martin, R., Shannon, K., Quinn, M., Saw, R., Spillane, A., Stretch, J., Colman, M., Gao, K., Thompson, J. (2012), The Management of Cervical Lymph Nodes in Patients with Cutaneous Melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 19(12), 3926-3932. [Abstract]
  • Murali, R., Haydu, L., Long, G., Quinn, M., Saw, R., Shannon, K., Spillane, A., Stretch, J., Kefford, R., Thompson, J., Scolyer, R. (2012), Clinical and Pathologic Factors Associated with Distant Metastasis and Survival in Patients with Thin Primary Cutaneous Melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 19(6), 1782-1789. [Abstract]
  • Spillane, A., Haydu, L., Lee, N., Uren, R., Stretch, J., Shannon, K., Quinn, M., Saw, R., McCarthy, W., Thompson, J. (2012), Evaluation of Incomplete Sentinel Node Biopsy Procedures and Sentinel Node Positivity Rates as Surgical Quality-Assurance Parameters in Melanoma Patients. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 19(12), 3919-3925. [Abstract]
  • Murali, R., Haydu, L., Quinn, M., Saw, R., Shannon, K., Spillane, A., Stretch, J., Thompson, J., Scolyer, R. (2012), Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Patients With Thin Primary Cutaneous Melanoma. Annals of Surgery. 255(1), 128-133. [Abstract]
  • Jang, H., Spillane, A., Boyle, F., Fogarty, G. (2012), Radiotherapy can cause haemostasis in bleeding skin malignancies. Case Reports in Medicine. 2012, 168681. [Abstract]
  • Lee, N., Spillane, A., Pang, T., Haydu, L., Uren, R. (2012), Incomplete Sentinel Node Biopsy Is Not Clearly Related to Survival or Regional Recurrence in Cutaneous Melanoma Patients. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 19(1), 280-286. [Abstract]

2011

   
  • Spillane, A., Haydu, L., McMillan, W., Stretch, J., Thompson, J. (2011), Quality Assurance Parameters and Predictors of Outcome for Ilioinguinal and Inguinal Dissection in a Contemporary Melanoma Patient Population. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 18(9), 2521-2528. [Abstract]
  • Brennan, M., Butow, P., Marven, M., Spillane, A., Boyle, F. (2011), Survivorship care after breast cancer treatment - Experiences and preferences of Australian women. Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland). 20(3), 271-7. [Abstract]
  • Noushi, F., Spillane, A., Uren, R., Gebski, V. (2011), Internal mammary lymph node metastasis in breast cancer: Predictive models to assist with prognostic influence. Breast. 20(3), 278-283. [Abstract]
  • Brennan, M., Butow, P., Spillane, A., Marven, M., Boyle, F. (2011), Follow up after breast cancer -- views of Australian women. Australian Family Physician. 40(5), 311-316. [Abstract]
  • Spillane, A., Brennan, M. (2011), Accuracy of sentinel lymph node biopsy in large and multifocal/multicentric breast carcinoma-A systematic review. European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 37(5), 371-385. [Abstract]
  • Lee, N., Spillane, A. (2011), Underpowered conclusions can be potentially misleading with regards to the ratio of number of lymphoscintigraphy identified and surgically excised sentinel nodes in melanoma patients. European Journal of Surgical Oncology. , 454-455; author reply 456-7. [Abstract]
  • Spillane, A., Tucker, M., Pasquali, S. (2011), A Pilot Study Reporting Outcomes for Melanoma Patients of a Minimal Access Ilio-inguinal Dissection Technique Based on Two Incisions. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 18(4), 970-976. [Abstract]
  • Spillane, A., Cheung, B., Winstanley, J., Thompson, J. (2011), Lymph Node Ratio Provides Prognostic Information in Addition to American Joint Committee on Cancer N Stage in Patients With Melanoma, Even If Quality of Surgery Is Standardized. Annals of Surgery. 253(1), 109-115. [Abstract]

2010

   
  • Karim, R., Gerega, S., Yang, Y., Spillane, A., Carmalt, H., Scolyer, R., Lee, C. (2010), p16 and pRb immunohistochemical expression increases with increasing tumour grade in mammary phyllodes tumours. Histopathology. 56(7), 868-875. [Abstract]
  • Brennan, M., Butow, P., Spillane, A., Boyle, F. (2010), Survivorship care after breast cancer: Follow-up practices of Australian health professionals and attitudes to a survivorship care plan. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. 6(2), 116-125. [Abstract]
  • Crosbie, J., Kilbreath, S., Dylke, E., Refshauge, K., Nicholson, L., Beith, J., Spillane, A., White, K. (2010), Effects of Mastectomy on Shoulder and Spinal Kinematics During Bilateral Upper-Limb Movement. Physical therapy. 90(5), 679-92. [Abstract]
  • Zardawi, S., Zardawi, I., McNeil, C., Millar, E., McLeod, D., Morey, A., Crea, P., Murphy, N., Pinese, M., Lopez-Knowles, E., Oakes, S., Ormandy, C., Qiu, M., Hamilton, A., Spillane, A., Soon Lee, C., Sutherland, R., Musgrove, E., O'Toole, S. (2010), High Notch1 protein expression is an early event in breast cancer development and is associated with the HER-2 molecular subtype. Histopathology. 56(3), 286-296. [Abstract]
  • Noushi, F., Spillane, A., Uren, R., Gebski, V. (2010), Internal mammary node metastasis in breast cancer: Predictive models to determine status & management algorithms. European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 36(1), 16-22. [Abstract]

2009

   
  • Karim, R., Gerega, S., Yang, Y., Horvath, L., Spillane, A., Carmalt, H., Scolyer, R., Lee, C. (2009), Proteins from the Wnt pathway are involved in the pathogenesis and progression of mammary phyllodes tumours. Journal of Clinical Pathology. 62(11), 1016-1020. [Abstract]
  • Spillane, A., Brennan, M. (2009), Australia's national breast screening program 18 years on: time for a new direction?. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 79(10), 674-676. [Abstract]
  • Brennan, M., Spillane, A., Houssami, N. (2009), The role of breast MRI in clinical practice. Australian Family Physician. 38(7), 513-519. [Abstract]
  • Spillane, A., Noushi, F., Cooper, R., Gebski, V., Uren, R. (2009), High-resolution lymphoscintigraphy is essential for recognition of the significance of internal mammary nodes in breast cancer. Annals of Oncology. 20(6), 977-984. [Abstract]
  • Spillane, A., Winstanley, J., Thompson, J. (2009), Lymph node ratio in melanoma: A marker of variation in surgical quality?. Cancer. 115, 2384-2387. [Abstract]
  • Karim, R., Gerega, S., Yang, Y., Spillane, A., Carmalt, H., Scolyer, R., Lee, C. (2009), Phyllodes tumours of the breast: a clinicopathological analysis of 65 cases from a single institution. Breast. 18(3), 165-170. [Abstract]
  • Spillane, A., Brennan, M. (2009), Minimal access breast surgery - A single breast incision for breast conservation surgery and sentinel lymph node biopsy. European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 35(0), 380-386. [Abstract]
  • Spillane, A., Cheung, B., Stretch, J., Scolyer, R., Shannon, K., Quinn, M., Saw, R., McCarthy, W., Thompson, J. (2009), Proposed quality standards for regional lymph node dissections in patients with melanoma. Annals of Surgery. 249(3), 473-480. [Abstract]

2008

   
  • Brennan, M., Butow, P., Spillane, A. (2008), Survivorship care after breast cancer. Australian family physician. 37(10), 826-830. [Abstract]
  • Moncrieff, M., Bowen, F., Thompson, J., Saw, R., Shannon, K., Spillane, A., Quinn, M., Stretch, J. (2008), Keystone Flap Reconstruction of Primary Melanoma Excision Defects of the Leg-The End of the Skin Graft?. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 15(10), 2867-2873. [Abstract]
  • Harrison, J., Choy, E., Spillane, A., Butow, P., Young, J., Evans, A. (2008), Australian breast cancer specialists' involvement in multidisciplinary treatment planning meetings. Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland). 17(4), 335-340. [Abstract]
  • Spillane, A., Saw, R., Tucker, M., Byth, K., Thompson, J. (2008), Defining lower limb lymphedema after inguinal or ilio-inguinal dissection in patients with melanoma using classification and regression tree analysis. Annals of surgery. 248(2), 286-293. [Abstract]
  • Shin, J., Spillane, A., Wills, E., Cooper, W. (2008), PEComa of the retroperitoneum. Pathology. 40(1), 93-95. [Abstract]