Associate Professor Andrew Spillane

Surgical Oncologist, Associate Professor
Surgery, Northern Clinical School

Telephone 99117250
Fax 9650 4898

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Selected grants

2014

  • ANZMTG 03.12 Melanoma Margins Trial - A Phase Ill, Multi-centre Randomised Controlled Trial Investigating 1 cm v 2cm Wide Excision Margins for Primary Cutaneous Melanoma (MeiMarT); Henderson M, Coventry B, Spillane A, Neuhaus S, Smithers B, Moncrieff M, Thompson J; Cancer Council New South Wales/Research Project Grants.

2011

  • Melanoma Institute Australia Translational Research Program; Mann G, Thompson J, Kefford R, Menzies S, Scolyer R, Christopherson R, Rizos H, Spillane A, Zhang X, Hersey P; Cancer Institute New South Wales/Translational Program Grant.

2010

  • The concordance of different lymphoscintigraphy techniques used in breast cancer sentinel lymph node mapping; Noushi F, Spillane A, Uren R, Gebski V; National Breast Cancer Foundation/Pilot Study Grants.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Pasquali, S., Spillane, A. (2014). Contemporary controversies and perspectives in the staging and treatment of patients with lymph node metastasis from melanoma, especially with regards positive sentinel lymph node biopsy. Cancer Treatment Reviews, 40(8), 893-899. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Snook, K., Spillane, A. (2014). Intraoperative molecular sentinel node analysis: the way of the future or great technology with limited indication? ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84(10), 699-700.
  • Flitcroft, K., Spillane, A., Read, R. (2014). Lack of appropriate imaging before breast augmentation can have serious patient consequences. Medical Journal of Australia, 200(4), 198-199. [More Information]
  • van der Ploeg, A., Haydu, L., Spillane, A., Scolyer, R., Quinn, M., Saw, R., Shannon, K., Stretch, J., Thompson, J. (2014). Melanoma patients with an unknown primary tumor site have a better outcome than those with a known primary following therapeutic lymph node dissection for macroscopic (clinically palpable) nodal disease. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 21(9), 3108-3116. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Huismans, A., Haydu, L., Shannon, K., Quinn, M., Saw, R., Spillane, A., Stretch, J., Thompson, J. (2014). Primary Melanoma Location on the Scalp is an Important Risk Factor for Brain Metastasis: A Study of 1,687 Patients with Cutaneous Head and Neck Melanomas. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 21(12), 3985-3991. [More Information]
  • 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.
  • Soon, P., Kim, E., Pon, C., Gill, A., Moore, K., Spillane, A., Benn, D., Baxter, R. (2013). Breast cancer-associated fibroblasts induce epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in breast cancer cells. Endocrine-Related Cancer, 20(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Noushi, F., Spillane, A., Uren, R., Cooper, R., Allwright, S., Snook, K., Gillett, 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. [More Information]
  • 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. The Breast, 22(6), 1215-1219. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Spillane, A. (2013). Training breast surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 83(9), 597-598. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Spillane, A. (2013). Why the results of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z0011 Trial are so important. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 83, 893-893. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Noushi, F., Spillane, A., Uren, R. (2012). In Regard to Hindie et al. International Journal of Radiation: Oncology - Biology - Physics, 84(2), 302-302. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Sung-In Jang, H., Spillane, A., Boyle, F., Fogarty, G. (2012). Radiotherapy can cause haemostasis in bleeding skin malignancies. Case Reports in Medicine, 2012, 168681- 1-168681- 4. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Spillane, A., Thompson, J. (2012). Sentinel node biopsy for breast cancer: then and now. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 82(7/8), 481-483. [More Information]
  • 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. The Breast, 21(4), 480-486. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Noushi, F., Spillane, A., Uren, R., Gebski, V. (2011). Internal Mammary Lymph Node Metastasis in Breast Cancer: Predictive Models to Assist with Prognostic Influence. The Breast, 20(3), 278-283. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Butow, P., Marven, M., Spillane, A., Boyle, F. (2011). Survivorship care after breast cancer treatment - Experiences and preferences of Australian women. The Breast, 20(3), 271-277. [More Information]
  • 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, 37(5), 454-455. [More Information]
  • Crosbie, W., 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), 679-692. [More Information]
  • Zardawi, S., Zardawi, I., McNeil, C., Millar, E., McLeod, D., Morey, A., Crea, P., Murphy, N., Pinese, M., Lopez-Knowles, E., Hamilton, A., Spillane, A., Lee, C., et al (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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Karim, R., Gerega, S., Yang, J., 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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, 380-386. [More Information]
  • Karim, R., Gerega, S., Yang, J., Spillane, A., Carmalt, H., Scolyer, R., Lee, C. (2009). Phyllodes tumours of the breast: a clinicopathological analysis of 65 cases from a single institution. The Breast, 18(3), 165-170. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Karim, R., Gerega, S., Yang, J., 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. [More Information]
  • Harrison, J., Choy, E., Spillane, A., Butow, P., Young, J., Evans, A. (2008). Australian breast cancer specialists' involvement in multidisciplinary treatment planning meetings. The Breast, 17(4), 335-340. [More Information]
  • Spillane, A., Saw, R., Tucker, M., Byth Wilson, 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Shin, J., Spillane, A., Wills, E., Cooper, W. (2008). PEComa of the retroperitoneum. Pathology, 40(1), 93-95.
  • Brennan, M., Butow, P., Spillane, A. (2008). Survivorship care after breast cancer. Australian Family Physician, 37(10), 826-830. [More Information]
  • Butow, P., Harrison, J., Choy, E., Young, J., Spillane, A., Evans, A. (2007). Health professional and consumer views on involving breast cancer patients in the multidisciplinary discussion of their disease and treatment plan. Cancer, 110(9), 1937-1944. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Spillane, A. (2007). The evolving role of the breast physician in the multidisciplinary breast team. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 77(10), 846-849. [More Information]
  • Choy, E., Chiu, A., Butow, P., Young, J., Spillane, A. (2006). A pilot study to evaluate the impact of involving breast cancer patients in the multidisciplinary discussion of their disease and treatment plan. The Breast, 16(2), 178-189.
  • Sanki, A., Spillane, A. (2006). Diagnostic and treatment challenges of inframammary crease breast carcinomas. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 76(4), 230-233. [More Information]
  • Soni, N., Carmalt, H., Gillett, D., Spillane, A. (2005). Evaluation of a breast cancer nomogram for prediction of non-sentinel lymph node positivity. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 31(9), 958-964. [More Information]
  • Soni, N., Spillane, A. (2005). Experience of sentinel node biopsy alone in early breast cancer without further axillary dissection in patients with negative sentinel node. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 75(5), 292-299. [More Information]
  • Hong, J., Chog, E., Soni, N., Carmalt, H., Gillett, D., Spillane, A. (2005). Extra-axillary sentinel node biopsy in the management of early breast cancer. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 31(9), 942-948. [More Information]
  • Nordman, I., Spillane, A., Hamilton, A. (2005). The aromatase inhibitors in early breast cancer: who, when, and why? Medical Journal of Australia, 183(1), 24-27. [More Information]
  • Kim, J., Chung, D., Spillane, A. (2004). Combined Radioguided Occult Lesion and Sentinel Node Localization for Breast Cancer. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 74, 550-553.
  • Spillane, A. (2004). Sentinel Node Biopsy in Breast Cancer and Melanoma Requires Adequate Self-Audit. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 74, 308-313.

2014

  • Pasquali, S., Spillane, A. (2014). Contemporary controversies and perspectives in the staging and treatment of patients with lymph node metastasis from melanoma, especially with regards positive sentinel lymph node biopsy. Cancer Treatment Reviews, 40(8), 893-899. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Snook, K., Spillane, A. (2014). Intraoperative molecular sentinel node analysis: the way of the future or great technology with limited indication? ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84(10), 699-700.
  • Flitcroft, K., Spillane, A., Read, R. (2014). Lack of appropriate imaging before breast augmentation can have serious patient consequences. Medical Journal of Australia, 200(4), 198-199. [More Information]
  • van der Ploeg, A., Haydu, L., Spillane, A., Scolyer, R., Quinn, M., Saw, R., Shannon, K., Stretch, J., Thompson, J. (2014). Melanoma patients with an unknown primary tumor site have a better outcome than those with a known primary following therapeutic lymph node dissection for macroscopic (clinically palpable) nodal disease. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 21(9), 3108-3116. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Huismans, A., Haydu, L., Shannon, K., Quinn, M., Saw, R., Spillane, A., Stretch, J., Thompson, J. (2014). Primary Melanoma Location on the Scalp is an Important Risk Factor for Brain Metastasis: A Study of 1,687 Patients with Cutaneous Head and Neck Melanomas. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 21(12), 3985-3991. [More Information]
  • 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.

2013

  • Soon, P., Kim, E., Pon, C., Gill, A., Moore, K., Spillane, A., Benn, D., Baxter, R. (2013). Breast cancer-associated fibroblasts induce epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in breast cancer cells. Endocrine-Related Cancer, 20(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Noushi, F., Spillane, A., Uren, R., Cooper, R., Allwright, S., Snook, K., Gillett, 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. [More Information]
  • 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. The Breast, 22(6), 1215-1219. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Spillane, A. (2013). Training breast surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 83(9), 597-598. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Spillane, A. (2013). Why the results of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z0011 Trial are so important. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 83, 893-893. [More Information]

2012

  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Noushi, F., Spillane, A., Uren, R. (2012). In Regard to Hindie et al. International Journal of Radiation: Oncology - Biology - Physics, 84(2), 302-302. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Sung-In Jang, H., Spillane, A., Boyle, F., Fogarty, G. (2012). Radiotherapy can cause haemostasis in bleeding skin malignancies. Case Reports in Medicine, 2012, 168681- 1-168681- 4. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Spillane, A., Thompson, J. (2012). Sentinel node biopsy for breast cancer: then and now. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 82(7/8), 481-483. [More Information]
  • 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. The Breast, 21(4), 480-486. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]

2011

  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Noushi, F., Spillane, A., Uren, R., Gebski, V. (2011). Internal Mammary Lymph Node Metastasis in Breast Cancer: Predictive Models to Assist with Prognostic Influence. The Breast, 20(3), 278-283. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Butow, P., Marven, M., Spillane, A., Boyle, F. (2011). Survivorship care after breast cancer treatment - Experiences and preferences of Australian women. The Breast, 20(3), 271-277. [More Information]
  • 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, 37(5), 454-455. [More Information]

2010

  • Crosbie, W., 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), 679-692. [More Information]
  • Zardawi, S., Zardawi, I., McNeil, C., Millar, E., McLeod, D., Morey, A., Crea, P., Murphy, N., Pinese, M., Lopez-Knowles, E., Hamilton, A., Spillane, A., Lee, C., et al (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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Karim, R., Gerega, S., Yang, J., 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]

2009

  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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, 380-386. [More Information]
  • Karim, R., Gerega, S., Yang, J., Spillane, A., Carmalt, H., Scolyer, R., Lee, C. (2009). Phyllodes tumours of the breast: a clinicopathological analysis of 65 cases from a single institution. The Breast, 18(3), 165-170. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Karim, R., Gerega, S., Yang, J., 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. [More Information]

2008

  • Harrison, J., Choy, E., Spillane, A., Butow, P., Young, J., Evans, A. (2008). Australian breast cancer specialists' involvement in multidisciplinary treatment planning meetings. The Breast, 17(4), 335-340. [More Information]
  • Spillane, A., Saw, R., Tucker, M., Byth Wilson, 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Shin, J., Spillane, A., Wills, E., Cooper, W. (2008). PEComa of the retroperitoneum. Pathology, 40(1), 93-95.
  • Brennan, M., Butow, P., Spillane, A. (2008). Survivorship care after breast cancer. Australian Family Physician, 37(10), 826-830. [More Information]

2007

  • Butow, P., Harrison, J., Choy, E., Young, J., Spillane, A., Evans, A. (2007). Health professional and consumer views on involving breast cancer patients in the multidisciplinary discussion of their disease and treatment plan. Cancer, 110(9), 1937-1944. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Spillane, A. (2007). The evolving role of the breast physician in the multidisciplinary breast team. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 77(10), 846-849. [More Information]

2006

  • Choy, E., Chiu, A., Butow, P., Young, J., Spillane, A. (2006). A pilot study to evaluate the impact of involving breast cancer patients in the multidisciplinary discussion of their disease and treatment plan. The Breast, 16(2), 178-189.
  • Sanki, A., Spillane, A. (2006). Diagnostic and treatment challenges of inframammary crease breast carcinomas. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 76(4), 230-233. [More Information]

2005

  • Soni, N., Carmalt, H., Gillett, D., Spillane, A. (2005). Evaluation of a breast cancer nomogram for prediction of non-sentinel lymph node positivity. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 31(9), 958-964. [More Information]
  • Soni, N., Spillane, A. (2005). Experience of sentinel node biopsy alone in early breast cancer without further axillary dissection in patients with negative sentinel node. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 75(5), 292-299. [More Information]
  • Hong, J., Chog, E., Soni, N., Carmalt, H., Gillett, D., Spillane, A. (2005). Extra-axillary sentinel node biopsy in the management of early breast cancer. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 31(9), 942-948. [More Information]
  • Nordman, I., Spillane, A., Hamilton, A. (2005). The aromatase inhibitors in early breast cancer: who, when, and why? Medical Journal of Australia, 183(1), 24-27. [More Information]

2004

  • Kim, J., Chung, D., Spillane, A. (2004). Combined Radioguided Occult Lesion and Sentinel Node Localization for Breast Cancer. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 74, 550-553.
  • Spillane, A. (2004). Sentinel Node Biopsy in Breast Cancer and Melanoma Requires Adequate Self-Audit. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 74, 308-313.

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