Dr Diana Benn

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

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Selected grants

2013

  • Establishment of a Preconception Cohort Study in VietNam to link with the Charles Perkins Centre Cohort study; Morris J, Baur L, Benn D, Glasson R, Robinson B, Simpson S, Dang D, Tran T, Smyth C; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

2012

  • The Australasian Succinate Dehydrogenase Consortium; Dwight T, Clifton-Bligh R, Benn D, Robinson B; Pheo Para Alliance/Project grant.
  • Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Hypoxic Responses: Implications for Tumorigenesis; Dwight T, Clifton-Bligh R, Benn D, Robinson B; Pheo Para Alliance/Project grant.

2006

  • Fiberlite: Carbon fiber composite rotors; Firth S, Chen X, Marsh D, Benn D; University of Sydney/Research Support.

2005

  • Automated Precision Liquid Handling System; Benn D, Chen X, Chung L, Baxter R, Marsh D, Robinson B, Firth S; University of Sydney/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Marsh, D., Benn, D. (2005). Von Hippel-Lindau Disease. In Fuchs J and Podda M (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of Diagnostics Genomics and Proteomics, (pp. 1329-1333). New York, USA: Marcel Dekker.

Journals

  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Article in Press.
  • 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]
  • 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-E1108. [More Information]
  • 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, 45(7), 689-691. [More Information]
  • 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. The American Journal of Surgical Pathology, 37(2), 226-233. [More Information]
  • 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. The New England Journal of Medicine, 364(9), 885-886. [More Information]
  • Gill, A., Pachter, N., Chou, A., Young, B., Clarkson, A., Tucker, K., Winship, I., Earls, P., Benn, D., Robinson, B., Clifton-Bligh, R., et al (2011). Renal Tumors Associated With Germline SDHB Mutation Show Distinctive Morphology. American Journal of Surgical Pathology, 35(10), 1578-1585. [More Information]
  • Gill, A., Chou, A., Vilain, R., Clarkson, A., Lui, M., Jin, R., Tobias, V., Samra, J., Goldstein, D., Smith, C., Smith, R., Sywak, M., Sidhu, S., Robinson, B., Eckstein, R., Benn, D., Clifton-Bligh, R., et al (2010). Immunohistochemistry for SDHB Divides Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GISTs) into 2 Distinct Types. American Journal of Surgical Pathology, 34(5), 636-644. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Meyer-Rochow, G., Jackson, N., Conaglen, J., Whittle, D., Kunnimalaiyaan, M., Chen, H., Westin, G., Sandgren, J., Stalberg, P., Khanafshar, E., Gill, A., Clifton-Bligh, R., Robinson, B., Benn, D., Sidhu, S., et al (2010). MicroRNA profiling of benign and malignant pheochromocytoma identifies novel diagnostic and therapeutic targets. Endocrine-Related Cancer, 17(3), 835-846. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Neumann, H., Erlic, Z., Boedeker, C., Rybicki, L., Robledo, M., Hermsen, M., Schiavi, F., Falcioni, M., Kwok, P., Benn, D., Robinson, B., Learoyd, D., et al (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.
  • 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, 55-62. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Soon, P., Libe, R., Benn, D., Gill, A., Shaw, J., Sywak, M., Groussin, L., Bertagna, X., Gicquel, C., Bertherat, J., McDonald, K., Sidhu, S., Robinson, B. (2008). Loss of Heterozygosity of 17p13, With Possible Involvement of ACADVL and ALOX15B, in the Pathogenesis of Adrenocortical Tumors. Annals of Surgery, 247(1), 157-164. [More Information]
  • Kim, L., Holland, A., Srinivasan, S., Cowell, C., Benn, D., Robinson, B. (2008). Paediatric bilateral adrenal phaeochromocytomas in association with a novel mutation in the von Hippel Lindau gene. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 44(9), 514-516. [More Information]
  • Addler, J., Meyer-Rochow, G., Chen, H., Benn, D., Robinson, B., Sippel, R., Sidhu, S. (2008). Pheochromocytoma: current approaches and future directions. The Oncologist, 13(7), 779-793. [More Information]
  • Benn, D., Robinson, B. (2007). Editorial: Pheochromocytoma - quo vadis? Nature clinical practice: Endocrinology and metabolism, 3(5), 377.
  • Soon, P., Benn, D., Gill, A., Robinson, B., McDonald, K. (2007). Es07 microarray gene expression analysis of human adrenocortical tumours. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 77(Suppl.1), A22-A22. [More Information]
  • Benn, D., Robinson, B. (2007). Pheochromocytoma - quo vadis? Nature clinical practice: Endocrinology and metabolism, 3(5), 377-377. [More Information]
  • Elston, M., Benn, D., Robinson, B., Conaglen, J. (2006). An apparently sporadic paraganglioma with an SDHB gene germline mutation presenting at age 68 years. Internal Medicine Journal, 36, 129-131.
  • Benn, D., Robinson, B. (2006). Genetic basis of phaeochromocytoma and paraganglioma. Best Practice and Research: Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 20(3), 435-450. [More Information]
  • Benn, D., Marsh, D., Robinson, B., Riches, J. (2006). Genetic testing in pheochromocytoma- and paraganglioma-associated syndromes. New York Academy of Sciences. Annals, 1073, 104-111. [More Information]
  • Bolland, M., Benn, D., Croxson, M., McCall, J., Shaw, J., Baillie, T., Robinson, B. (2006). Letter to the Editor: Gastrointestinal stromal tumour in succinate dehydrogenase subunit B mutation-associated familial phaeochromocytoma/paraganglioma. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 76, 763-765.
  • Dahia, P., Ross, K., Wright, M., Hayashida, C., Santagata, S., Barontini, M., Kung, A., Sanso, G., Powers, J., Benn, D., Marsh, D., Robinson, B., et al (2005). A HIF1-alpha Regulatory Loop Links Hypoxia and Mitochondrial Signals in Pheochromocytomas. PLoS Genetics, 1(1), 72-80. [More Information]
  • Benn, D., Gimenez-Roqueplo, A., Reilly, J., Bertherat, J., Burgess, J., Byth Wilson, K., Croxson, M., Dahia, P., Elston, M., Gimm, O., Marsh, D., Robinson, B., et al (2005). Clinical presentation and penetrance of Pheochromocytoma/ Paraganglioma syndromes. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 91(3), 827-836. [More Information]
  • Alderazi, Y., Yeh, M., Robinson, B., Benn, D., Sywak, M., Learoyd, D., Delbridge, L., Sidhu, S. (2005). Phaeochromocytoma: current concepts. Medical Journal of Australia, 183(4), 201-204. [More Information]
  • McDonnell, C., Benn, D., Marsh, D., Robinson, B., Zacharin, M. (2004). K40E: A Novel Succinate Dehydrogenase (Sdh)B Mutation Causing Familial Phaeochromocytoma And Paraganglioma. Clinical Endocrinology, 61(4), 510-514.
  • Benn, D., Croxson, M., Tucker, K., Bambach, C., Richardson, A., Delbridge, L., Pullan, P., Hammond, J., Marsh, D., Robinson, B. (2003). Novel succinate dehydrogenase subunit B (SDHB) mutations in familial phaeochromocytomas and paragangliomas, but an absence of somatic SDHB mutations in sporatid phaeochromaocytomas. Oncogene, 22(9), 1358-1364.
  • Benn, D., Marsh, D., Robinson, B. (2002). Genetics of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma. Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity, 9(1), 79-86.
  • Marsh, D., Howell, V., Benn, D., Robinson, B., Theodosopoulos, G., Riches, J., Proos, A., Eng,, C. (2001). Rapid mutation scanning of genes associated with familial cancer syndromes using denaturing high-performance liquid chromatography. Neoplasia (Spanish Edition): oncologia multidisciplinaria, 3, 236-244.

Conferences

  • Tsang, V., Parker, N., Cassano, J., Dwight, T., Sue, C., Veivers, D., Robinson, B., Benn, D., Clifton-Bligh, R. (2012). Interaction between hypoxia and mutations in the SDH subunit genes associated with phaeochromocytoma/paragangliomas. 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia and the Society for Reproductive Biology, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

2014

  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Article in Press.

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]
  • 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-E1108. [More Information]
  • 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, 45(7), 689-691. [More Information]
  • 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. The American Journal of Surgical Pathology, 37(2), 226-233. [More Information]

2012

  • Tsang, V., Parker, N., Cassano, J., Dwight, T., Sue, C., Veivers, D., Robinson, B., Benn, D., Clifton-Bligh, R. (2012). Interaction between hypoxia and mutations in the SDH subunit genes associated with phaeochromocytoma/paragangliomas. 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia and the Society for Reproductive Biology, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

2011

  • 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. The New England Journal of Medicine, 364(9), 885-886. [More Information]
  • Gill, A., Pachter, N., Chou, A., Young, B., Clarkson, A., Tucker, K., Winship, I., Earls, P., Benn, D., Robinson, B., Clifton-Bligh, R., et al (2011). Renal Tumors Associated With Germline SDHB Mutation Show Distinctive Morphology. American Journal of Surgical Pathology, 35(10), 1578-1585. [More Information]

2010

  • Gill, A., Chou, A., Vilain, R., Clarkson, A., Lui, M., Jin, R., Tobias, V., Samra, J., Goldstein, D., Smith, C., Smith, R., Sywak, M., Sidhu, S., Robinson, B., Eckstein, R., Benn, D., Clifton-Bligh, R., et al (2010). Immunohistochemistry for SDHB Divides Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GISTs) into 2 Distinct Types. American Journal of Surgical Pathology, 34(5), 636-644. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Meyer-Rochow, G., Jackson, N., Conaglen, J., Whittle, D., Kunnimalaiyaan, M., Chen, H., Westin, G., Sandgren, J., Stalberg, P., Khanafshar, E., Gill, A., Clifton-Bligh, R., Robinson, B., Benn, D., Sidhu, S., et al (2010). MicroRNA profiling of benign and malignant pheochromocytoma identifies novel diagnostic and therapeutic targets. Endocrine-Related Cancer, 17(3), 835-846. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]

2009

  • Neumann, H., Erlic, Z., Boedeker, C., Rybicki, L., Robledo, M., Hermsen, M., Schiavi, F., Falcioni, M., Kwok, P., Benn, D., Robinson, B., Learoyd, D., et al (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.
  • 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, 55-62. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]

2008

  • Soon, P., Libe, R., Benn, D., Gill, A., Shaw, J., Sywak, M., Groussin, L., Bertagna, X., Gicquel, C., Bertherat, J., McDonald, K., Sidhu, S., Robinson, B. (2008). Loss of Heterozygosity of 17p13, With Possible Involvement of ACADVL and ALOX15B, in the Pathogenesis of Adrenocortical Tumors. Annals of Surgery, 247(1), 157-164. [More Information]
  • Kim, L., Holland, A., Srinivasan, S., Cowell, C., Benn, D., Robinson, B. (2008). Paediatric bilateral adrenal phaeochromocytomas in association with a novel mutation in the von Hippel Lindau gene. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 44(9), 514-516. [More Information]
  • Addler, J., Meyer-Rochow, G., Chen, H., Benn, D., Robinson, B., Sippel, R., Sidhu, S. (2008). Pheochromocytoma: current approaches and future directions. The Oncologist, 13(7), 779-793. [More Information]

2007

  • Benn, D., Robinson, B. (2007). Editorial: Pheochromocytoma - quo vadis? Nature clinical practice: Endocrinology and metabolism, 3(5), 377.
  • Soon, P., Benn, D., Gill, A., Robinson, B., McDonald, K. (2007). Es07 microarray gene expression analysis of human adrenocortical tumours. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 77(Suppl.1), A22-A22. [More Information]
  • Benn, D., Robinson, B. (2007). Pheochromocytoma - quo vadis? Nature clinical practice: Endocrinology and metabolism, 3(5), 377-377. [More Information]

2006

  • Elston, M., Benn, D., Robinson, B., Conaglen, J. (2006). An apparently sporadic paraganglioma with an SDHB gene germline mutation presenting at age 68 years. Internal Medicine Journal, 36, 129-131.
  • Benn, D., Robinson, B. (2006). Genetic basis of phaeochromocytoma and paraganglioma. Best Practice and Research: Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 20(3), 435-450. [More Information]
  • Benn, D., Marsh, D., Robinson, B., Riches, J. (2006). Genetic testing in pheochromocytoma- and paraganglioma-associated syndromes. New York Academy of Sciences. Annals, 1073, 104-111. [More Information]
  • Bolland, M., Benn, D., Croxson, M., McCall, J., Shaw, J., Baillie, T., Robinson, B. (2006). Letter to the Editor: Gastrointestinal stromal tumour in succinate dehydrogenase subunit B mutation-associated familial phaeochromocytoma/paraganglioma. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 76, 763-765.

2005

  • Dahia, P., Ross, K., Wright, M., Hayashida, C., Santagata, S., Barontini, M., Kung, A., Sanso, G., Powers, J., Benn, D., Marsh, D., Robinson, B., et al (2005). A HIF1-alpha Regulatory Loop Links Hypoxia and Mitochondrial Signals in Pheochromocytomas. PLoS Genetics, 1(1), 72-80. [More Information]
  • Benn, D., Gimenez-Roqueplo, A., Reilly, J., Bertherat, J., Burgess, J., Byth Wilson, K., Croxson, M., Dahia, P., Elston, M., Gimm, O., Marsh, D., Robinson, B., et al (2005). Clinical presentation and penetrance of Pheochromocytoma/ Paraganglioma syndromes. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 91(3), 827-836. [More Information]
  • Alderazi, Y., Yeh, M., Robinson, B., Benn, D., Sywak, M., Learoyd, D., Delbridge, L., Sidhu, S. (2005). Phaeochromocytoma: current concepts. Medical Journal of Australia, 183(4), 201-204. [More Information]
  • Marsh, D., Benn, D. (2005). Von Hippel-Lindau Disease. In Fuchs J and Podda M (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of Diagnostics Genomics and Proteomics, (pp. 1329-1333). New York, USA: Marcel Dekker.

2004

  • McDonnell, C., Benn, D., Marsh, D., Robinson, B., Zacharin, M. (2004). K40E: A Novel Succinate Dehydrogenase (Sdh)B Mutation Causing Familial Phaeochromocytoma And Paraganglioma. Clinical Endocrinology, 61(4), 510-514.

2003

  • Benn, D., Croxson, M., Tucker, K., Bambach, C., Richardson, A., Delbridge, L., Pullan, P., Hammond, J., Marsh, D., Robinson, B. (2003). Novel succinate dehydrogenase subunit B (SDHB) mutations in familial phaeochromocytomas and paragangliomas, but an absence of somatic SDHB mutations in sporatid phaeochromaocytomas. Oncogene, 22(9), 1358-1364.

2002

  • Benn, D., Marsh, D., Robinson, B. (2002). Genetics of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma. Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity, 9(1), 79-86.

2001

  • Marsh, D., Howell, V., Benn, D., Robinson, B., Theodosopoulos, G., Riches, J., Proos, A., Eng,, C. (2001). Rapid mutation scanning of genes associated with familial cancer syndromes using denaturing high-performance liquid chromatography. Neoplasia (Spanish Edition): oncologia multidisciplinaria, 3, 236-244.

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