Professor Jane Young

Professor in Cancer Epidemiology
Public Health, School of Public Health

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

T: +61 2 9114 1947
F: +61 2 9114 1948

Research interests

Cancer epidemiology and cancer services research, surgical outcomes

Current national competitive grants*


Improving evidence based care for locally advanced prostate cancer ? a randomised phased trial of clinical guideline implementation through a clinical network
Haines M, O'Connell D, Young J, Smith D, Kneebone A, Brooks A, Watt W
NHMRC Partnership Projects ($507,557 over 3 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney


Surgery; Epidemiology; Public health; Health services and management; Biostatistics

International links

Norway. (Nordic Cochrane Group) Collaboration to develop and update Cochrane Review of Audit and Feedback to improve professional practice and health outcomes.
New Zealand. (Christchurch University) Surgical research collaboration with Prof Frank Frizelle.
United Kingdom. (Cancer Research UK; various organisations within Europe and Canada) International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership (ICBP).


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


  • Young, J., Badgery-Parker, T., Dobbins, T., Jorgensen, M., Gibbs, P., Faragher, I., Jones, I., Currow, D. (2015), Comparison of ECOG/WHO Performance Status and ASA Score as a Measure of Functional Status. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 49(2), 258-264. [Abstract]


  • Byrne, C., Tan, K., Young, J., Selby, W., Solomon, M. (2014), Patient and clinician preferences for surgical & medical treatment options in ulcerative colitis. Colorectal Disease. 16(4), 285-292. [Abstract]
  • Tracey, E., Watt, H., Currow, D., Young, J., Armstrong, B. (2014), Investigation of poorer bladder cancer survival in women than men in NSW Australia: a data linkage study. BJU international. 113(3), 437-448. [Abstract]
  • Milne, T., Solomon, M., Lee, P., Young, J., Stalley, P., Harrison, J., Austin, K. (2014), Sacral Resection With Pelvic Exenteration for Advanced Primary and Recurrent Pelvic Cancer: A Single-Institution Experience of 100 Sacrectomies. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 57(10), 1153-1161. [Abstract]
  • MacDermid, E., Young, C., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2014), Reply to Lutrin: decision-making in colorectal surgery. Colorectal Disease. , 831. [Abstract]
  • Tracey, E., Hacker, N., Young, J., Armstrong, B. (2014), Effects of access to and treatment in specialist facilities on survival from epithelial ovarian cancer in Australian women: a data linkage study. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer. 24(7), 1232-1240. [Abstract]
  • Young, J., Masya, L., Solomon, M., Shepherd, H. (2014), Identifying indicators of Colorectal Cancer Care Co-ordination: A Delphi Study. Colorectal Disease. 16(1), 17-25. [Abstract]
  • Varlow, M., Stacey, I., Dunlop, S., Young, J., Kite, J., Dessaix, A., McAulay, C. (2014), Self-reported participation and beliefs about bowel cancer screening in New South Wales, Australia. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 25(2), 97-103. [Abstract]
  • Brandes, K., Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Clayton, J., Davidson, P., Young, J., Epstein, R., Walczak, A. (2014), Advanced cancer patients' and caregivers' use of a Question Prompt List. Patient Education and Counseling. 97(1), 30-37. [Abstract]
  • Ivers, N., Grimshaw, J., Jamtvedt, G., Flottorp, S., O'Brien, M., French, S., Young, J., Odgaard-Jensen, J. (2014), Growing Literature, Stagnant Science? Systematic Review, Meta-Regression and Cumulative Analysis of Audit and Feedback Interventions in Health Care. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 29(11), 1534-1541. [Abstract]
  • Harrison, J., Durcinoska, I., Butow, P., White, K., Solomon, M., Young, J. (2014), Localized versus centralized nurse-delivered telephone services for people in follow up for cancer: Opinions of cancer clinicians. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. 10(2), 175-182. [Abstract]
  • Jorgensen, M., Young, J., Dobbins, T., Solomon, M. (2014), Predictors of variation in colorectal cancer care and outcomes in New South Wales: a population-based health data linkage study. The Medical Journal of Australia. 200(7), 403-407. [Abstract]
  • Young, J., Currow, D., Dunlop, S. (2014), The association between tobacco plain packaging and Quitline calls. The Medical Journal of Australia. 200(6), 314-315. [Abstract]
  • Dobbins, T., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2014), Uptake and outcomes of laparoscopically assisted resection for colon and rectal cancer in Australia: a population-based study. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 57(4), 415-422. [Abstract]
  • Beaton, J., Carey, S., Solomon, M., Tan, K., Young, J. (2014), Preoperative body mass index, 30-day postoperative morbidity, length of stay and quality of life in patients undergoing pelvic exenteration surgery for recurrent and locally-advanced rectal cancer. Annals of Coloproctology. 30(2), 83-87. [Abstract]
  • Jorgensen, M., Young, J., Dobbins, T., Solomon, M. (2014), Does patient age still affect receipt of adjuvant therapy for colorectal cancer in New South Wales, Australia?. Journal of Geriatric Oncology. 5(3), 323-330. [Abstract]
  • Macdermid, E., Young, C., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2014), Decision-making in rectal surgery. Colorectal Disease. 16(3), 203-208. [Abstract]
  • Young, J., Badgery-Parker, T., Masya, L., King, M., Koh, C., Lynch, A., Heriot, A., Solomon, M. (2014), Quality of life and other patient-reported outcomes following exenteration for pelvic malignancy. British Journal of Surgery. 101(3), 277-287. [Abstract]
  • Young, J., Stacey, I., Dobbins, T., Dunlop, S., Dessaix, A., Currow, D. (2014), Association between tobacco plain packaging and Quitline calls: a population-based, interrupted time-series analysis. The Medical Journal of Australia. 200(1), 29-32. [Abstract]
  • Chung, K., Young, J., White, K. (2014), Using social network-based complexity profiles to understand attitudes to medical care. Health Systems. 2014, 1-15.
  • Walczak, A., Butow, P., Clayton, J., Tattersall, M., Davidson, P., Young, J., Epstein, R. (2014), Discussing prognosis and end-of-life care in the final year of life: a randomised controlled trial of a nurse-led communication support programme for patients and caregivers. BMJ Open. 4(6), e005745. [Abstract]
  • Brown, B., Young, J., Smith, D., Kneebone, A., Brooks, A., Xhilaga, M., Dominello, A., O'Connell, D., Haines, M. (2014), Clinician-led improvement in cancer care (CLICC) - testing a multifaceted implementation strategy to increase evidence-based prostate cancer care: phased randomised controlled trial - study protocol. Implementation Science. 9, 64. [Abstract]
  • Rose, P., Hamilton, W., Aldersey, K., Barisic, A., Dawes, M., Foot, C., Grunfeld, E., Hart, N., Neal, R., Pirotta, M., Sisler, J., Thulesius, H., Vedsted, P., Young, J., Rubin, G. (2014), Development of a survey instrument to investigate the primary care factors related to differences in cancer diagnosis between international jurisdictions. BMC Family Practice. 15, 122. [Abstract]


  • Jorgensen, M., Young, J., Dobbins, T., Solomon, M. (2013), Assessment of abdominoperineal resection rate as a surrogate marker of hospital quality in rectal cancer surgery. The British Journal of Surgery. 100(12), 1655-1663. [Abstract]
  • Young, J., Butow, P., Walsh, J., Durcinoska, I., Dobbins, T., Rodwell, L., Harrison, J., White, K., Gilmore, A., Hodge, B., Hicks, H., Smith, S., O'Connor, G., Byrne, C., Meagher, A., Jancewicz, S., Sutherland, A., Ctercteko, G., Pathma-Nathan, N., Curtin, A., Townend, D., Abraham, N., Longfield, G., Rangiah, D., Young, C., Eyers, A., Lee, P., Fisher, D., Solomon, M. (2013), Multicenter Randomized Trial of Centralized Nurse-Led Telephone-Based Care Coordination to Improve Outcomes After Surgical Resection for Colorectal Cancer: The CONNECT Intervention. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 31(28), 3585-3591. [Abstract]
  • Shaw, J., Harrison, J., Young, J., Butow, P., Sandroussi, C., Martin, D., Solomon, M. (2013), Coping with newly diagnosed upper gastrointestinal cancer: a longitudinal qualitative study of family caregivers' role perception and supportive care needs. Supportive Care in Cancer. 21(3), 749-756. [Abstract]
  • Walczak, A., Butow, P., Davidson, P., Bellemore, F., Tattersall, M., Clayton, J., Young, J., Mazer, B., Ladwig, S., Epstein, R. (2013), Patient perspectives regarding communication about prognosis and end-of-life issues: How can it be optimised?. Patient Education and Counseling. 90(3), 307-314. [Abstract]
  • Shaw, J., Young, J., Butow, P., Chambers, S., O'Brien, L., Solomon, M. (2013), Delivery of telephone-based supportive care to people with cancer: An analysis of cancer helpline operator and cancer nurse communication. Patient Education and Counseling. 93(3), 444-450. [Abstract]
  • Carey, S., Laws, R., Ferrie, S., Young, J., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2013), Struggling with food and eating-life after major upper gastrointestinal surgery. Supportive Care in Cancer. 21(10), 2749-2757. [Abstract]
  • Harun, A., Harrison, J., Young, J. (2013), Interventions to improve patient participation in the treatment process for culturally and linguistically diverse people with cancer: A systematic review. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. 9(2), 99-109. [Abstract]
  • Walczak, A., Mazer, B., Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Clayton, J., Davidson, P., Young, J., Ladwig, S., Epstein, R. (2013), A question prompt list for patients with advanced cancer in the final year of life: Development and cross-cultural evaluation. Palliative Medicine. 27(8), 779-788. [Abstract]
  • Carey, S., Ferrie, S., Ryan, R., Beaton, J., Young, J., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2013), Long-term nutrition intervention following major upper gastrointestinal surgery: a prospective randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 67(4), 324-329. [Abstract]
  • Shaw, J., Butow, P., Sze, M., Young, J., Goldstein, D. (2013), Reducing disparity in outcomes for immigrants with cancer: a qualitative assessment of the feasibility and acceptability of a culturally targeted telephone-based supportive care intervention. Supportive Care in Cancer. 21(8), 2297-2301. [Abstract]
  • Milne, T., Solomon, M., Lee, P., Young, J., Stalley, P., Harrison, J. (2013), Assessing the Impact of a Sacral Resection on Morbidity and Survival After Extended Radical Surgery for Locally Recurrent Rectal Cancer. Annals of Surgery. 258(6), 1007-1013. [Abstract]
  • Beaton, J., Carey, S., Solomon, M., Young, J. (2013), Preoperative and postoperative nutritional status of patients following pelvic exenteration surgery for rectal cancer. e-SPEN Journal. 8(4), e164-168.
  • Koh, C., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2013), Patient reported outcomes are important in oncology. Cancer Forum. 37(1), 88-92.
  • Jorgensen, M., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2013), Adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer: age differences in factors influencing patients' treatment decisions. Patient Preference and Adherence. 7, 827-834. [Abstract]
  • Harrison, J., Young, J., Butow, P., Solomon, M. (2013), Needs in health care: What beast is that?. International Journal of Health Services. 43(3), 567-585.
  • Lee, Y., Roberts, C., Young, J., Dobbins, T. (2013), Using hospital discharge data to identify incident pregnancy-associated cancers: a validation study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 13, 37. [Abstract]
  • Jefford, M., Aranda, S., Gough, K., Lotfi-Jam, K., Butow, P., Krishnasamy, M., Young, J., Phipps-Nelson, J., Russell, L., King, D., Schofield, P. (2013), Evaluating a nurse-led survivorship care package (SurvivorCare) for bowel cancer survivors: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 14, 260. [Abstract]


  • Lee, Y., Roberts, C., Dobbins, T., Stavrou, E., Black, K., Morris, J., Young, J. (2012), Incidence and outcomes of pregnancy-associated cancer in Australia, 1994-2008: a population-based linkage study. BJOG. 119(13), 1572-1582. [Abstract]
  • Jorgensen, M., Young, J., Harrison, J., Solomon, M. (2012), Unmet supportive care needs in colorectal cancer: differences by age. Supportive Care in Cancer. 20(6), 1275-1281. [Abstract]
  • Teixeira, S., Ferenschild, F., Solomon, M., Rodwell, L., Harrison, J., Young, J., Vasilaras, A., Eisinger, D., Lee, P., Byrne, C. (2012), Urological leaks after pelvic exenterations comparing formation of colonic and ileal conduits. European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 38(4), 361-366. [Abstract]
  • Mahadev, S., Young, J., Selby, W., Solomon, M. (2012), Self-reported depressive symptoms and suicidal feelings in perianal Crohn's disease. Colorectal Disease. 14(3), 331-335. [Abstract]
  • Carey, S., Ferrie, S., Young, J., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2012), Long-term nutrition support in gastrointestinal disease-A systematic review of the evidence. Nutrition. 28(1), 4-8. [Abstract]
  • Ivers, N., Jamtvedt, G., Flottorp, S., Young, J., Odgaard-Jensen, J., French, S., O'Brien, M., Johansen, M., Grimshaw, J., Oxman, A. (2012), Audit and feedback: effects on professional practice and healthcare outcomes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 6, CD000259. [Abstract]
  • Carey, S., Young, J., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2012), Food and Nutrient Intake among People Following Major Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery. Food and Nutrition Sciences. 3(7), 1004-1008.


  • Harrison, J., Young, J., Auld, S., Masya, L., Solomon, M., Butow, P. (2011), Quantifying post-discharge unmet supportive care needs of people with colorectal cancer: A clinical audit. Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland. 13(12), 1400-6. [Abstract]
  • Harris, I., Young, J., Jalaludin, B., Solomon, M. (2011), Predictors of neck pain after motor vehicle collisions: a prospective survey. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery. 19(3), 317-321. [Abstract]
  • Carey, S., Storey, D., Biankin, A., Martin, D., Young, J., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2011), Long term nutritional status and quality of life following major upper gastrointestinal surgery - A cross-sectional study. Clinical nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland). 30(6), 774-9. [Abstract]
  • Young, C., Suen, M., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2011), Stenting Large Bowel Obstruction Avoids a Stoma: Consecutive Series of 100 Patients. Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland. 13(10), 1138-41. [Abstract]
  • Mahadev, S., Young, J., Selby, W., Solomon, M. (2011), Quality of life in perianal Crohn's disease: what do patients consider important?. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 54(5), 579-585. [Abstract]
  • Harrison, J., Young, J., Solomon, M., Butow, P., Secomb, R., Masya, L. (2011), Randomized Pilot Evaluation of the Supportive Care Intervention "CONNECT" for People Following Surgery for Colorectal Cancer. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 54(5), 622-631. [Abstract]
  • Walsh, J., Young, J., Harrison, J., Butow, P., Solomon, M., Masya, L., White, K. (2011), What is important in cancer care coordination? A qualitative investigation. European journal of cancer care. 20(2), 220-7. [Abstract]
  • Jorgensen, M., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2011), Older patients and adjuvant therapy for colorectal cancer: surgeon knowledge, opinions, and practice. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 54(3), 335-341. [Abstract]
  • Young, J., Walsh, J., Butow, P., Solomon, M., Shaw, J. (2011), Measuring cancer care coordination: development and validation of a questionnaire for patients. BMC Cancer. 11, 298. [Abstract]


  • Austin, K., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2010), Quality of life of survivors after pelvic exenteration for rectal cancer. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 53(8), 1121-1126. [Abstract]
  • Young, J., Harrison, J., Solomon, M., Butow, P., Dennis, R., Robson, D., Auld, S. (2010), Development and feasibility assessment of telephone-delivered supportive care to improve outcomes for patients with colorectal cancer: pilot study of the CONNECT intervention. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer. 18(4), 461-70. [Abstract]
  • Abraham, N., Byrne, C., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2010), Meta-analysis of well-designed nonrandomized comparative studies of surgical procedures is as good as randomized controlled trials. Journal of clinical epidemiology. 63(0), 238-45. [Abstract]
  • Walsh, J., Harrison, J., Young, J., Butow, P., Solomon, M., Masya, L. (2010), What are the current barriers to effective cancer care coordination? A qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research. 10, 132. [Abstract]


  • Masya, L., Young, J., Solomon, M., Harrison, J., Dennis, R., Salkeld, G. (2009), Preferences for outcomes of treatment for rectal cancer: patient and clinician utilities and their application in an interactive computer-based decision aid. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 52(12), 1994-2002. [Abstract]
  • Harrison, J., Masya, L., Butow, P., Solomon, M., Young, J., Salkeld, G., Whelan, T. (2009), Implementing patient decision support tools: moving beyond academia?. Patient education and counseling. 76(1), 120-125. [Abstract]
  • Harris, I., Murgatroyd, D., Cameron, I., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2009), The effect of compensation on health care utilisation in a trauma cohort. The Medical Journal of Australia. 190(11), 619-622. [Abstract]
  • Foo, W., Young, J., Solomon, M., Wright, C. (2009), Family history? The forgotten question in high-risk colorectal cancer patients. Colorectal Disease Online. 11(5), 450-455. [Abstract]
  • Turner, C., Young, J., Solomon, M., Ludlow, J., Benness, C. (2009), Incidence and etiology of pelvic floor dysfunction and mode of delivery: an overview. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 52(6), 1186-1195. [Abstract]
  • Young, J. (2009), Understanding statistical analysis in the surgical literature: some key concepts. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 79(5), 398-403. [Abstract]
  • Harris, I., Dao, A., Young, J., Solomon, M., Jalaludin, B. (2009), Predictors of patient and surgeon satisfaction after orthopaedic trauma. Injury. 40(4), 377-84. [Abstract]
  • Habib, M., Solomon, M., Young, J., Armstrong, B., O'Connell, D., Armstrong, K. (2009), Evidence-based and clinical outcome scores to facilitate audit and feedback for colorectal cancer care. Diseases of the colon and rectum. 52(4), 616-622. [Abstract]
  • Harrison, J., Young, J., Price, M., Butow, P., Solomon, M. (2009), What are the unmet supportive care needs of people with cancer? A systematic review. Supportive Care in Cancer. 17(8), 1117-1128. [Abstract]
  • Koh, C., Young, C., Wright, C., Byrne, C., Young, J. (2009), The internal anal sphincter in systemic sclerosis. Diseases of the colon and rectum. 52(2), 315-318. [Abstract]
  • Young, J., Solomon, M. (2009), How to critically appraise an article. Nature clinical practice. Gastroenterology & hepatology. 6(2), 82-91. [Abstract]