Dr Haryana Dhillon

Research Fellow
Medicine, Central Clinical School

D02 - QEII Research Institute for Mothers and Infants
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9036 5392
F: +61 2 9036 5420

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Current national competitive grants*


Informing women about over-diagnosis in mammography screening: a randomised trial
McCaffery K, Barratt A, Jansen J, Houssami N, Dhillon H, McGeechan K
NHMRC: Project Grant ($428,447 over 3 years)


Ginkgo biloba preserves cognitive function in women treated with adjuvant chemotherapy for early breast cancer: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised phase III trial
Vardy J, Dhillon H, Bell M, Cysique L, Boyle F, Clarke S
Cancer Australia Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme ($600,000 over 3 years)


Phase III Study of the impact of a physical activity program on disease-free survival for early colon cancer
Vardy J, Dhillon H, Van Der Ploeg H, Zalcberg J, Courneya K, Meyer R
NHMRC Project Grants ($2,418,375 over 6 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney


Cancer Survivorship; Physical activity; Health psychology; Behavioural sciences; Cancer


2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009


  • Sundaresan, P., Sullivan, L., Pendlebury, S., Kirby, A., Rodger, A., Joseph, D., Campbell, I., Dhillon, H., Stockler, M. (2015), Patients' Perceptions of Health-related Quality of Life During and After Adjuvant Radiotherapy for T1N0M0 Breast Cancer. Clinical Oncology. 27(1), 9-15. [Abstract]


  • Braun, L., Harris, J., Katris, P., Cain, M., Dhillon, H., Koczwara, B., Olver, I., Robotin, M. (2014), Clinical Oncology Society of Australia position statement on the use of complementary and alternative medicine by cancer patients. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. 10,289-296. [Abstract]
  • Vardy, J., Dhillon, H., Pond, G., Rourke, S., Xu, W., Dodd, A., Renton, C., Park, A., Bekele, T., Ringash, J., Zhang, H., Burkes, R., Clarke, S., Tannock, I. (2014), Cognitive function and fatigue after diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Annals of Oncology. 25(12), 2404-2412. [Abstract]
  • Smith, S., Petrak, L., Dhillon, H., Taylor, J., Milross, C. (2014), Are radiation oncologists aware of health literacy among people with cancer treated with radiotherapy?. European Journal of Cancer Care. 23(1), 111-120. [Abstract]
  • Dong, S., Butow, P., Costa, D., Dhillon, H., Shields, C. (2014), The influence of patient-centered communication during radiotherapy education sessions on post-consultation patient outcomes. Patient Education and Counseling. 95(3), 305-312. [Abstract]
  • Hersch, J., Jansen, J., Barratt, A., Irwig, L., Houssami, N., Jacklyn, G., Thornton, H., Dhillon, H., McCaffery, K. (2014), Overdetection in breast cancer screening: development and preliminary evaluation of a decision aid. BMJ Open. 4(9), e006016. [Abstract]
  • Dhillon, H. (2014), Cognition after breast cancer. Current Breast Cancer Reports. 6:3, 205-210.
  • Bonner, C., Jansen, J., Newell, B., Irwig, L., Glasziou, P., Doust, J., Dhillon, H., McCaffery, K. (2014), I Don't Believe It, But I'd Better Do Something About It: Patient Experiences of Online Heart Age Risk Calculators. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 16(4), e120. [Abstract]
  • Hersch, J., Barratt, A., Jansen, J., Houssami, N., Irwig, L., Jacklyn, G., Dhillon, H., Thornton, H., McGeechan, K., Howard, K., McCaffery, K. (2014), The effect of information about overdetection of breast cancer on women's decision-making about mammography screening: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 4(5), e004990. [Abstract]


  • Vardy, J., Dhillon, H., Clarke, S., Olesen, I., Leslie, F., Warby, A., Beith, J., Sullivan, A., Hamilton, A., Beale, P., Rittau, A., McLachlan, A. (2013), Investigation of herb-drug interactions with ginkgo biloba in women receiving hormonal treatment for early breast cancer. SpringerPlus. 2(1), 126. [Abstract]
  • Colagiuri, B., Dhillon, H., Butow, P., Jansen, J., Cox, K., Jacquet, J. (2013), Does Assessing Patients' Expectancies About Chemotherapy Side Effects Influence Their Occurrence?. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 46(2), 275-281. [Abstract]
  • Price, M., Dhillon, H. (2013), Review: insufficient evidence to recommend routine screening for psychological distress among people with cancer. Evidence-Based Mental Health. 16(4), 108. [Abstract]
  • Smith, S., Zhu, Y., Dhillon, H., Milross, C., Taylor, J., Halkett, G., Zilliacus, E. (2013), Supporting patients with low health literacy: what role do radiation therapists play?. Supportive Care in Cancer. 21(11), 3051-3061. [Abstract]
  • Hersch, J., Jansen, J., Barratt, A., Irwig, L., Houssami, N., Howard, K., Dhillon, H., McCaffery, K. (2013), Women's views on overdiagnosis in breast cancer screening: a qualitative study. BMJ. 346, f158. [Abstract]
  • Burnett, L., Dhillon, H., Vardy, J. (2013), Knowledge and Attitudes of Oncologists about Complementary and Alternative Therapies Used by Cancer Patients. Austral Asian Journal of Cancer. 12(4), 229-238.
  • Connolly, K., Dhillon, H., Mann, B., Chua, B., Segelov, E. (2013), Breast cancer: Screening prevention, support and other aspects. Medicine Today. 14(8), 29-36.


  • Oh, B., Dhillon, H. (2012), Barriers to Conducting Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clinical Trials. In: Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicine. (pp.337-356).United Kingdom: Imperial College Press.
  • Dhillon, H., van der Ploeg, H., Bell, M., Boyer, M., Clarke, S., Vardy, J. (2012), The impact of physical activity on fatigue and quality of life in lung cancer patients: a randomised controlled trial protocol. BMC Cancer. 12, 572. [Abstract]


  • Oguchi, M., Jansen, J., Butow, P., Colagiuri, B., Divine, R., Dhillon, H. (2011), Measuring the impact of nurse cue-response behaviour on cancer patients' emotional cues. Patient education and counseling. 82(2), 163-8. [Abstract]
  • Vardy, J., Dhillon, H. (2011), Cognitive Function in Cancer Survivors. In: Supportive Oncology. (pp.448-454).United States: Elsevier.
  • Fogarty, G., Morton, R., Vardy, J., Nowak, A., Mandel, C., Forder, P., Hong, A., Hruby, G., Burmeister, B., Shivalingam, B., Dhillon, H., Thompson, J. (2011), Whole brain radiotherapy after local treatment of brain metastases in melanoma patients - a randomised phase III trial. BMC cancer. 11(1), 142. [Abstract]
  • McCaffery, K., Smith, S., Shepherd, H., Sze, M., Dhillon, H., Jansen, J., Juraskova, I., Butow, P., Trevena, L., Carey, K., Tattersall, M., Barratt, A. (2011), Shared decision making in Australia in 2011. Zeitschrift fur Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualitat im Gesundheitswesen. 105(4), 234-239. [Abstract]
  • Dhillon, H. (2011), Researching complementary and alternative therapies: Frameworks for evaluation. Cancer Forum. 35(1), 23-26.


  • Vardy, J., Dhillon, H. (2010), The fog hasn't lifted on "chemobrain" yet: ongoing uncertainty regarding the effects of chemotherapy and breast cancer on cognition. Breast cancer research and treatment. 123(1), 35-7. [Abstract]


  • Chua, W., Goldstein, D., Lee, C., Dhillon, H., Michael, M., Mitchell, P., Clarke, S., Iacopetta, B. (2009), Molecular markers of response and toxicity to FOLFOX chemotherapy in metastatic colorectal cancer. British Journal of Cancer. 101(6), 998-1004. [Abstract]