Dr Diana Benn

Senior Research Fellow
Medicine, Northern Clinical School
Kolling Institute of Medical Research

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

T: +61 2 9926 4767
F: +61 2 9926 8484

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Themes | Keywords | Publications



Molecular biology; Head and neck cancer; Mutation; Cancer; Genetics


2014 | 2013 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009


  • Pillai, U., Phillips, K., Wilkins, G., Baxter, R., Benn, D., Parker, N., Smith, R., Marsh, D. (2014), Factors that May Influence the Willingness of Cancer Patients to Consent for Biobanking. Biopreservation and Biobanking. 12(6), 409-414. [Abstract]
  • Gill, A., Hes, O., Papathomas, T., Sedivcova, M., Tan, P., Agaimy, A., Andresen, P., Kedziora, A., Clarkson, A., Toon, C., Sioson, L., Watson, N., Chou, A., Paik, J., Clifton-Bligh, R., Robinson, B., Benn, D., Hills, K., Maclean, F., Niemeijer, N., Vlatkovic, L., Hartmann, A., Corssmit, E., van Leenders, G., Przybycin, C., McKenney, J., Magi-Galluzzi, C., Yilmaz, A., Yu, D., Nicoll, K., Yong, J., Sibony, M., Yakirevich, E., Fleming, S., Chow, C., Miettinen, M., Michal, M., Trpkov, K. (2014), Succinate Dehydrogenase (SDH)-deficient Renal Carcinoma: A Morphologically Distinct Entity: A Clinicopathologic Series of 36 Tumors From 27 Patients. American Journal of Surgical Pathology. 38(12), 1588-1602. [Abstract]
  • Gill, A., Toon, C., Clarkson, A., Sioson, L., Chou, A., Winship, I., Robinson, B., Benn, D., Clifton-Bligh, R., Dwight, T. (2014), Succinate dehydrogenase deficiency is rare in pituitary adenomas. The American Journal of Surgical Pathology. 38(4), 560-566. [Abstract]
  • Holt, D., Henthorn, P., Howell, V., Robinson, B., Benn, D. (2014), Succinate Dehydrogenase Subunit D and Succinate Dehydrogenase Subunit B Mutation Analysis in Canine Phaeochromocytoma and Paraganglioma. Journal of Comparative Pathology. 151, 25-34. [Abstract]
  • Paik, J., Toon, C., Benn, D., High, H., Hasovitz, C., Pavlakis, N., Clifton-Bligh, R., Gill, A. (2014), Renal Carcinoma Associated With Succinate Dehydrogenase B Mutation: A New and Unique Subtype of Renal Carcinoma. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 32(6), e10-e13. [Abstract]
  • Tsang, V., Dwight, T., Benn, D., Meyer-Rochow, G., Gill, A., Sywak, M., Sidhu, S., Veivers, D., Sue, C., Robinson, B., Clifton-Bligh, R., Parker, N. (2014), Overexpression of miR-210 is associated with SDH-related pheochromocytomas, paragangliomas, and gastrointestinal stromal tumours. Endocrine-Related Cancer. 21(3), 415-426. [Abstract]
  • McInerney-Leo, A., Marshall, M., Gardiner, B., Benn, D., McFarlane, J., Robinson, B., Brown, M., Leo, P., Clifton-Bligh, R., Duncan, E. (2014), Whole exome sequencing is an efficient and sensitive method for detection of germline mutations in patients with phaeochromcytomas and paragangliomas. Clinical Endocrinology. 80(1), 25-33. [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]
  • Gill, A., Lipton, L., Taylor, J., Benn, D., Richardson, A., Frydenberg, M., Shapiro, J., Clifton-Bligh, R., Chow, C., Bogwitz, M. (2013), Germline SDHC mutation presenting as recurrent SDH deficient GIST and renal carcinoma. Pathology. , 689-691. [Abstract]
  • Dwight, T., Benn, D., Clarkson, A., Vilain, R., Lipton, L., Robinson, B., Clifton-Bligh, R., Gill, A. (2013), Loss of SDHA Expression Identifies SDHA Mutations in Succinate Dehydrogenase-deficient Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors. American Journal of Surgical Pathology. 37(2), 226-233. [Abstract]
  • Dwight, T., Mann, K., Benn, D., Robinson, B., McKelvie, P., Gill, A., Winship, I., Clifton-Bligh, R. (2013), Familial SDHA Mutation Associated With Pituitary Adenoma and Pheochromocytoma/Paraganglioma. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 98(6), E1103-1108. [Abstract]


  • Gill, A., Pachter, N., Chou, A., Young, B., Clarkson, A., Tucker, K., Winship, I., Earls, P., Benn, D., Robinson, B., Fleming, S., Clifton-Bligh, R. (2011), Renal Tumors Associated With Germline SDHB Mutation Show Distinctive Morphology. The American journal of surgical pathology. 35(10), 1578-85. [Abstract]
  • Gill, A., Pachter, N., Clarkson, A., Tucker, K., Winship, I., Benn, D., Robinson, B., Clifton-Bligh, R. (2011), Renal tumors and hereditary pheochromocytoma-paraganglioma syndrome type 4. New England Journal of Medicine. , 885-886. [Abstract]


  • Meyer-Rochow, G., Jackson, N., Conaglen, J., Whittle, D., Kunnimalaiyaan, M., Chen, H., Westin, G., Sandgren, J., Stalberg, P., Khanafshar, E., Shibru, D., Duh, Q., Clark, O., Kebebew, E., Gill, A., Clifton-Bligh, R., Robinson, B., Benn, D., Sidhu, S. (2010), MicroRNA profiling of benign and malignant pheochromocytoma identifies novel diagnostic and therapeutic targets. Endocrine-related Cancer. 17(3), 835-846. [Abstract]
  • Gill, A., Benn, D., Chou, A., Clarkson, A., Muljono, A., Meyer-Rochow, G., Richardson, A., Sidhu, S., Robinson, B., Clifton-Bligh, R. (2010), Immunohistochemistry for SDHB triages genetic testing of SDHB, SDHC, and SDHD in paraganglioma-pheochromocytoma syndromes. Human Pathology. 41(6), 805-814. [Abstract]
  • Gill, A., Chou, A., Vilain, R., Clarkson, A., Lui, M., Jin, R., Tobias, V., Samra, J., Goldstein, D., Smith, C., Sioson, L., Parker, N., Smith, R., Sywak, M., Sidhu, S., Wyatt, J., Robinson, B., Eckstein, R., Benn, D., Clifton-Bligh, R. (2010), Immunohistochemistry for SDHB Divides Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GISTs) into 2 Distinct Types. American Journal of Surgical Pathology. 34(5), 636-644. [Abstract]
  • Meyer-Rochow, G., Schembri, G., Benn, D., Sywak, M., Delbridge, L., Robinson, B., Roach, P., Sidhu, S. (2010), The Utility of Metaiodobenzylguanidine Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography/Computed Tomography (MIBG SPECT/CT) for the Diagnosis of Pheochromocytoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 17(2), 392-400. [Abstract]


  • Meyer-Rochow, G., Smith, J., Richardson, A., Marsh, D., Sidhu, S., Robinson, B., Benn, D. (2009), Denaturing High Performance Liquid Chromatography Detection of SDHB, SDHD, and VHL Germline Mutations in Pheochromocytoma. Journal of Surgical Research. 157(1), 55-62. [Abstract]
  • Soon, P., Gill, A., Benn, D., Clarkson, A., Robinson, B., McDonald, K., Sidhu, S. (2009), Microarray gene expression and immunohistochemistry analyses of adrenocortical tumours identify IGF2 and Ki-67 as useful in differentiating carcinomas from adenomas. Endocrine-Related Cancer. 16(2), 573-583. [Abstract]
  • Neumann, H., Erlic, Z., Boedeker, C., Rybicki, L., Robledo, M., Hermsen, M., Schiavi, F., Falcioni, M., Kwok, P., Bauters, C., Lampe, K., Fischer, M., Edelman, E., Benn, D., Robinson, B., Wiegand, S., Rasp, G., Stuck, B., Hoffmann, M., Sullivan, M., Sevilla, M., Weiss, M., Peczkowska, M., Kubaszek, A., Pigny, P., Ward, R., Learoyd, D., Croxson, M., Zabolotny, D., Yaremchuk, S., Draf, W., Muresan, M., Lorenz, R., Knipping, S., Strohm, M., Dyckhoff, G., Matthias, C., Reisch, N., Preuss, S., Esser, D., Walter, M., Kaftan, H., Stover, T., Fottner, C., Gorgulla, H., Malekpour, M., Zarandy, M., Schipper, J., Brase, C., Glien, A., Kuhnemund, M., Koscielny, S., Schwerdtfeger, P., Valimaki, M., Szyfter, W., Finckh, U., Zerres, K., Cascon, A., Opocher, G., Ridder, G., Januszewicz, A., Suarez, C., Eng, C. (2009), Clinical Predictors for Germline Mutations in Head and Neck Paraganglioma Patients: Cost Reduction Strategy in Genetic Diagnostic Process as Fall-Out. Cancer Research. 69(8), 3650-3656. [Abstract]