Dr Meagan Brennan

Clinical Senior Lecturer
School of Public Health
NSW Breast Cancer Institute

C24 - Westmead Hospital
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9845 6728
F: +61 2 9845 7246

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Themes | Keywords | Publications



General practice; Clinical psychology; Evidence-based medicine; Breast cancer; Diagnostic imaging


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009


  • Brennan, M., Gormally, J., Butow, P., Boyle, F., Spillane, A. (2014), Survivorship care plans in cancer: a systematic review of care plan outcomes. British Journal of Cancer. 111(10), 1899-1908. [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]


  • Marinovich, M., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Sardanelli, F., von Minckwitz, G., Mamounas, E., Brennan, M., Ciatto, S., Houssami, N. (2013), Meta-analysis of agreement between MRI and pathologic breast tumour size after neoadjuvant chemotherapy. British Journal of Cancer. 109(6), 1528-1536. [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]
  • Marinovich, M., Houssami, N., Macaskill, P., Sardanelli, F., Irwig, L., Mamounas, E., von Minckwitz, G., Brennan, M., Ciatto, S. (2013), Meta-analysis of magnetic resonance imaging in detecting residual breast cancer after neoadjuvant therapy. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 105(5), 321-333. [Abstract]
  • Cusack, L., Brennan, M., Baber, R., Boyle, F. (2013), Menopausal symptoms in breast cancer survivors: management update. The British Journal of General Practice. 63(606), 51-52. [Abstract]


  • Brennan, M., Houssami, N. (2012), Newly diagnosed early breast cancer - an update on pre-operative assessment and staging. Australian Family Physician. 41(11), 871-874. [Abstract]
  • Marinovich, M., Sardanelli, F., Ciatto, S., Mamounas, E., Brennan, M., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., von Minckwitz, G., Houssami, N. (2012), Early prediction of pathologic response to neoadjuvant therapy in breast cancer: Systematic review of the accuracy of MRI. Breast. 21(5), 669-677. [Abstract]
  • Brennan, M., Houssami, N. (2012), Evaluation of the evidence on staging imaging for detection of asymptomatic distant metastases in newly diagnosed breast cancer. Breast. 21(2), 112-123. [Abstract]
  • Cusack, L., Brennan, M., Weissenberg, L., Moore, K. (2012), Breast clinic triage tool: Telephone assessment of new referrals. Breast. 21(2), 215-217. [Abstract]


  • Cusack, L., Brennan, M. (2011), Lactational mastitis and breast abscess - diagnosis and management in general practice. Australian Family Physician. 40(12), 976-979. [Abstract]
  • Brennan, M., Turner, R., Ciatto, S., Marinovich, M., French, J., Macaskill, P., Houssami, N. (2011), Ductal Carcinoma in Situ at Core-Needle Biopsy: Meta-Analysis of Underestimation and Predictors of Invasive Breast Cancer. Radiology. 260(1), 119-28. [Abstract]
  • Brennan, M., Houssami, N. (2011), Overview of long term care of breast cancer survivors. Maturitas. 69(2), 106-12. [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]
  • 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]


  • Houssami, N., Macaskill, P., Marinovich, M., Dixon, J., Irwig, L., Brennan, M., Solin, L. (2010), Meta-analysis of the impact of surgical margins on local recurrence in women with early-stage invasive breast cancer treated with breast-conserving therapy. European journal of cancer (Oxford, England : 1990). 46(18), 3219-32. [Abstract]
  • Elder, E., Brennan, M. (2010), Nonsurgical Management Should be First-Line Therapy for Breast Abscess. World journal of surgery. 34(9), 2257-8; author reply 2259. [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]


  • Brennan, M., Houssami, N., Lord, S., Macaskill, P., Irwig, L., Dixon, J., Warren, R., Ciatto, S. (2009), Magnetic Resonance Imaging Screening of the Contralateral Breast in Women With Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Incremental Cancer Detection and Impact on Surgical Management. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 27(33), 5640-9. [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., 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]