Dr Meagan Brennan

Clinical Senior Lecturer
School of Public Health

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Journals

  • 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]
  • 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.
  • Garcia-Closas, M., Couch, F., Lindstrom, S., Michailidou, K., Schmidt, M., Brook, M., Orr, N., Rhie, S., Riboli, E., Feigelson, H., Carpenter, J., Balleine, R., et al (2013). Genome-wide association studies identify four ER negative-specific breast cancer risk loci. Nature Genetics, 45(4), 392-398. [More Information]
  • Cusack, L., Brennan, M., Baber, R., Boyle, F. (2013). Menopausal symptoms in breast cancer survivors: management update. British Journal of General Practice, 63(606), 51-52. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [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]
  • Cusack, L., Brennan, M., Weissenberg, L., Moore, K. (2012). Breast clinic triage tool: Telephone assessment of new referrals. The Breast, 21(2), 215-217. [More Information]
  • 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. The Breast, 21(5), 669-677. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Houssami, N. (2012). Evaluation of the evidence on staging imaging for detection of asymptomatic distant metastases in newly diagnosed breast cancer. The Breast, 21(2), 112-123. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Houssami, N. (2012). Newly diagnosed early breast cancer. Australian Family Physician, 41(11), 871-874. [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., 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), 119-128. [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]
  • Brennan, M., Cusack, L. (2011). Lactational mastitis and breast abscess: Diagnosis and management in general practice. Australian Family Physician, 40(12), 976-979. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Houssami, N. (2011). Overview of long term care of breast cancer survivors. Maturitas, 69(2), 106-112. [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]
  • 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, 46(18), 3219-3232. [More Information]
  • 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. [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., 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. [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]
  • Brennan, M., Spillane, A., Houssami, N. (2009). The role of breast MRI in clinical practice. Australian Family Physician, 38(7), 513-519. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Boyages, J., Stuart, K., Brennan, M. (2007). Quality of breast imaging reports falls short of recommended standards. The Breast, 16(3), 271-279. [More Information]
  • Bulliard, C., Chang, L., Brennan, M., French, J. (2007). Subcutaneous dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans in skin of the breast: may mimic a primary breast lesion. Pathology, 39(4), 446-448. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Spillane, A. (2007). The breast physician: an example of specialisation in general practice. Medical Journal of Australia, 187(2), 111-114. [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]
  • Kirk, J., Brennan, M., Houssami, N., Ung, O. (2006). An approach to the patient with a family history of breast cancer. Australian Family Physician, 35(1-2), 43-47. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Black, E., French, J., Boyages, J. (2006). Breast cancer-guiding your patient through treatment. Australian Family Physician, 35(3), 117-120. [More Information]
  • Stuart, K., Brennan, M., French, J., Houssami, N., Boyages, J. (2006). Life after breast cancer. Australian Family Physician, 35(4), 219-224. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., French, J., Houssami, N., Kirk, J., Boyages, J. (2005). Breast cancer in young women. Australian Family Physician, 34(10), 851-855. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., French, J., Brennan, M., Ahern, V., Ung, O. (2005). Breast cancer--new and emerging technologies for diagnosis and management. Australian Family Physician, 34(8), 657-661. [More Information]
  • Stuart, K., Boyages, J., Brennan, M., Ung, O. (2005). Ductal carcinoma in situ - management update. Australian Family Physician, 34(11), 949-955. [More Information]
  • Stuart, K., Brennan, M., Ung, O. (2005). Ductal carcinoma in situ--management update. Australian Family Physician, 34(11), 949-954. [More Information]
  • Bilous, M., Brennan, M., French, J., Boyages, J. (2005). Making sense of breast pathology. Australian Family Physician, 34(7), 581-586. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Wilcken, N., French, J., Ung, O., Boyages, J. (2005). Management of early breast cancer - the current approach. Australian Family Physician, 34(9), 755-760.

2014

  • 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]
  • 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

  • Garcia-Closas, M., Couch, F., Lindstrom, S., Michailidou, K., Schmidt, M., Brook, M., Orr, N., Rhie, S., Riboli, E., Feigelson, H., Carpenter, J., Balleine, R., et al (2013). Genome-wide association studies identify four ER negative-specific breast cancer risk loci. Nature Genetics, 45(4), 392-398. [More Information]
  • Cusack, L., Brennan, M., Baber, R., Boyle, F. (2013). Menopausal symptoms in breast cancer survivors: management update. British Journal of General Practice, 63(606), 51-52. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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. [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]

2012

  • Cusack, L., Brennan, M., Weissenberg, L., Moore, K. (2012). Breast clinic triage tool: Telephone assessment of new referrals. The Breast, 21(2), 215-217. [More Information]
  • 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. The Breast, 21(5), 669-677. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Houssami, N. (2012). Evaluation of the evidence on staging imaging for detection of asymptomatic distant metastases in newly diagnosed breast cancer. The Breast, 21(2), 112-123. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Houssami, N. (2012). Newly diagnosed early breast cancer. Australian Family Physician, 41(11), 871-874. [More Information]

2011

  • 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., 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), 119-128. [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]
  • Brennan, M., Cusack, L. (2011). Lactational mastitis and breast abscess: Diagnosis and management in general practice. Australian Family Physician, 40(12), 976-979. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Houssami, N. (2011). Overview of long term care of breast cancer survivors. Maturitas, 69(2), 106-112. [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]

2010

  • 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, 46(18), 3219-3232. [More Information]
  • 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. [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., 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. [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]
  • Brennan, M., Spillane, A., Houssami, N. (2009). The role of breast MRI in clinical practice. Australian Family Physician, 38(7), 513-519. [More Information]

2007

  • Houssami, N., Boyages, J., Stuart, K., Brennan, M. (2007). Quality of breast imaging reports falls short of recommended standards. The Breast, 16(3), 271-279. [More Information]
  • Bulliard, C., Chang, L., Brennan, M., French, J. (2007). Subcutaneous dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans in skin of the breast: may mimic a primary breast lesion. Pathology, 39(4), 446-448. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Spillane, A. (2007). The breast physician: an example of specialisation in general practice. Medical Journal of Australia, 187(2), 111-114. [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

  • Kirk, J., Brennan, M., Houssami, N., Ung, O. (2006). An approach to the patient with a family history of breast cancer. Australian Family Physician, 35(1-2), 43-47. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Black, E., French, J., Boyages, J. (2006). Breast cancer-guiding your patient through treatment. Australian Family Physician, 35(3), 117-120. [More Information]
  • Stuart, K., Brennan, M., French, J., Houssami, N., Boyages, J. (2006). Life after breast cancer. Australian Family Physician, 35(4), 219-224. [More Information]

2005

  • Brennan, M., French, J., Houssami, N., Kirk, J., Boyages, J. (2005). Breast cancer in young women. Australian Family Physician, 34(10), 851-855. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., French, J., Brennan, M., Ahern, V., Ung, O. (2005). Breast cancer--new and emerging technologies for diagnosis and management. Australian Family Physician, 34(8), 657-661. [More Information]
  • Stuart, K., Boyages, J., Brennan, M., Ung, O. (2005). Ductal carcinoma in situ - management update. Australian Family Physician, 34(11), 949-955. [More Information]
  • Stuart, K., Brennan, M., Ung, O. (2005). Ductal carcinoma in situ--management update. Australian Family Physician, 34(11), 949-954. [More Information]
  • Bilous, M., Brennan, M., French, J., Boyages, J. (2005). Making sense of breast pathology. Australian Family Physician, 34(7), 581-586. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Wilcken, N., French, J., Ung, O., Boyages, J. (2005). Management of early breast cancer - the current approach. Australian Family Physician, 34(9), 755-760.

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