Associate Professor Nehmat Houssami

MBBS, FAFPHM, FASBP, MPH, MEd, PhD
Associate Professor, Principal Research Fellow
School of Public Health

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Biographical details

Breast Physician and Public Health Physician with expertise in breast cancer, in particular diagnosis and screening; leads the breast cancer research portfolio in the Screening & Test Evaluation Program (STEP), School of Public Health.

Research interests

Impact of testing on clinical outcomes in breast cancer; evidence-based practice in breast diagnostics; pre-operative MRI in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer; diagnostic test accuracy; image-guided intervention; breast imaging in young women; population breast screening; screening women with a personal history of breast cancer (cancer survivors); systematic reviews.

International links

Afghanistan

(Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC) USA.) Breast screening collaborative research (various BSCS collaborators)

Italy

(Istituto per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica (ISPO), Florence) Current collaborative research projects

United Kingdom

(Cancer Research UK: Centre for Epidemiology, Mathematics and Statistics, Wolfson Institute of PreventiveMedicine, London. Collaborator: Professor S. Duffy) Research collaboration - breast screening

United Kingdom

(Edinburgh Breast Unit, Scotland) Current research project - senior clinical collaborator: Prof JM Dixon

United States

(Department of Radiation Oncology, Albert Einstein Medical Center; University of Pennsylvania) Research collaboration; Senior clinical collaborator L.Solin

United States

(Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre (Breast Surgery)) Several research collaborations with Professor Monica Morrow

United States

(Miami Miller School of Medicine) Research - senior collaborator Prof. M Pegram

Selected grants

2014

  • Informing women about over-diagnosis in mammography screening: a randomised trial; McCaffery K, Barratt A, Jansen J, Houssami N, Dhillon H, McGeechan K; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2013

  • Evidence to guide early detection strategies in population screening and in women with a personal history of breast cancer; Houssami N; National Breast Cancer Foundation/Practitioner Fellowship.

2010

  • Incidence and prognosis of metastatic breast cancer: A population-based data linkage study; Lord S, Houssami N; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2001

  • Consumer information materials and a communication aid for diagnostic tests for breast disease; Barratt A, Butow P, Houssami N, Redman S, Salkeld G; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Houssami, N., Turner, R., Macaskill, P., Turnbull, L., McCready, D., Tuttle, T., Vapiwala, N., Solin, L. (2014). An Individual Person Data Meta-Analysis of Preoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Breast Cancer Recurrence. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 32(5), 392-401. [More Information]
  • Bernardi, D., Caumo, F., Macaskill, P., Ciatto, S., Pellegrini, M., Brunelli, S., Tuttobene, P., Bricolo, P., Fanto, C., Valentini, M., Houssami, N., et al (2014). Effect of integrating 3D-mammography (digital breast tomosynthesis) with 2D-mammography on radiologists' true-positive and false-positive detection in a population breast screening trial. European Journal of Cancer, 50(7), 1232-1238. [More Information]
  • Caumo, F., Bernardi, D., Ciatto, S., Macaskill, P., Pellegrini, M., Brunelli, S., Tuttobene, P., Bricolo, P., Fanto, C., Valentini, M., Houssami, N., et al (2014). Incremental effect from integrating 3D-mammography (tomosynthesis) with 2D-mammography: Increased breast cancer detection evident for screening centres in a population-based trial. The Breast, 23(1), 76-80. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Morrow, M. (2014). Margins in breast conservation: A clinician's perspective and what the literature tells us. Journal of Surgical Oncology, 110(1), 2-7. [More Information]
  • Moran, M., Schnitt, S., Giuliano, A., Harris, J., Khan, S., Horton, J., Klimberg, S., Chavez-MacGregor, M., Freedman, G., Houssami, N., et al (2014). Society of surgical oncology-American Society for Radiation Oncology consensus guideline on margins for breast-conserving surgery with whole-breast irradiation in stages i and II invasive breast cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 21(3), 704-716. [More Information]
  • Tagliafico, A., Tagliafico, G., Astengo, D., Airaldi, S., Calabrese, M., Houssami, N. (2013). Comparative estimation of percentage breast tissue density for digital mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis, and magnetic resonance imaging. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 138(1), 311-317. [More Information]
  • Tagliafico, A., Tagliafico, G., Houssami, N. (2013). Differences in breast density assessment using mammography, tomosynthesis and MRI and their implications for practice. British Journal of Radiology, 86(1032), 1-4. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Zackrisson, S. (2013). Digital breast tomosynthesis: the future of mammography screening or much ado about nothing? Expert Review of Medical Devices, 10(5), 583-585. [More Information]
  • Tagliafico, A., Tagliafico, G., Cavagnetto, F., Calabrese, M., Houssami, N. (2013). Estimation of percentage breast tissue density: comparison between digital mammography (2D full field digital mammography) and digital breast tomosynthesis according to different BI-RADS categories. British Journal of Radiology, 86(1031), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Ciatto, S., Houssami, N., Bernardi, D., Caumo, F., Pellegrini, M., Brunelli, S., Tuttobene, P., Bricolo, P., Fanto, C., Valentini, M., Macaskill, P., et al (2013). Integration of 3D digital mammography with tomosynthesis for population breast-cancer screening (STORM): a prospective comparison study. The Lancet Oncology, 14(7), 583-589. [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. National Cancer Institute. Journal, 105(5), 321-333. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Skaane, P. (2013). Overview of the evidence on digital breast tomosynthesis in breast cancer detection. The Breast, 22(2), 101-108. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Turner, R., Morrow, M. (2013). Preoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Breast Cancer: Meta-Analysis of Surgical Outcomes. Annals of Surgery, 257(2), 249-255. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Abraham, L., Kerlikowske, K., Buist, D., Irwig, L., Lee, J., Miglioretti, D. (2013). Risk Factors for Second Screen-Detected or Interval Breast Cancers in Women with a Personal History of Breast Cancer Participating in Mammography Screening. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, 22(5), 946-961. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N. (2013). STORM, a new dimension for mammography screening. Medical Journal of Australia, 199(5), 308-309. [More Information]
  • de Bock, G., Vermeulen, K., Jansen, L., Oosterwijk, J., Siesling, S., Dorrius, M., Feenstra, T., Houssami, N., Greuter, M. (2013). Which screening strategy should be offered to women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations? A simulation of comparative cost-effectiveness. British Journal of Cancer, 108(8), 1579-1586. [More Information]
  • Hersch, J., Jansen, J., Barratt, A., Irwig, L., Houssami, N., Howard, K., Dhillon, H., McCaffery, K. (2013). Women's views on overdiagnosis in breast cancer screening: a qualitative study. BMJ, 346(7892), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Cardoso, F., Costa, A., Norton, L., Cameron, D., Cufer, T., Fallowfield, L., Francis, P., Gligorov, J., Kyriakides, S., Lin, N., Houssami, N., et al (2012). 1st International consensus guidelines for advanced breast cancer (ABC 1). The Breast, 21(3), 242-252. [More Information]
  • Ciatto, S., Bernardi, D., Calabrese, M., Durando, M., Gentilini, M., Mariscotti, G., Monetti, F., Moriconi, E., Pesce, B., Roselli, A., Houssami, N., et al (2012). A first evaluation of breast radiological density assessment by QUANTRA software as compared to visual classification. The Breast, 21(4), 503-506. [More Information]
  • Brancato, B., Crocetti, E., Bianchi, S., Catarzi, S., Risso, G., Bulgaresi, P., Piscioli, F., Scialpi, M., Ciatto, S., Houssami, N. (2012). Accuracy of needle biopsy of breast lesions visible on ultrasound: audit of fine needle versus core needle biopsy in 3233 consecutive samplings with ascertained outcomes. The Breast, 21(4), 449-454. [More Information]
  • Bernardi, D., Ciatto, S., Pellegrini, M., Anesi, V., Burlon, S., Cauli, E., Depaoli, M., Larentis, L., Malesani, V., Targa, L., Houssami, N., et al (2012). Application of breast tomosynthesis in screening: incremental effect on mammography acquisition and reading time. British Journal of Radiology, 85(1020), e1174-e1178. [More Information]
  • Cody, H., Houssami, N. (2012). Axillary management in breast cancer: What’s new for 2012? The Breast, 21(3), 411-415. [More Information]
  • Dixon, J., Houssami, N. (2012). Bigger margins are not better in breast conserving surgery. BMJ, 345, e5855 - 1-e5855 - 1. [More Information]
  • Autier, P., Esserman, L., Flowers, C., Houssami, N. (2012). Breast cancer screening: the questions answered. Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, 9(10), 599-605. [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]
  • Bernardi, D., Ciatto, S., Pellegrini, M., Valentini, M., Houssami, N. (2012). EUSOMA criteria for performing pre-operative MRI staging in candidates for breast conserving surgery: hype or helpful? The Breast, 21(3), 406-408. [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]
  • Houssami, N., Costelloe, C. (2012). Imaging bone metastases in breast cancer: evidence on comparative test accuracy. Annals of Oncology, 23(4), 834-843. [More Information]
  • Lord, S., Marinovich, M., Patterson, J., Wilcken, N., Kiely, B., Gebski, V., Crossing, S., Roder, D., Gattellari, M., Houssami, N. (2012). Incidence of metastatic breast cancer in an Australian population-based cohort of women with non-metastatic breast cancer at diagnosis. Medical Journal of Australia, 196(11), 688-692. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Macaskill, P., von Minckwitz, G., Marinovich, M., Mamounas, E. (2012). Meta-analysis of the association of breast cancer subtype and pathologic complete response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. European Journal of Cancer, 48(18), 3342-3354. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Houssami, N. (2012). Newly diagnosed early breast cancer. Australian Family Physician, 41(11), 871-874. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S., Turner, R., Cody, H. (2012). Preoperative staging of the axilla in women with invasive breast cancer. Breast Cancer Management, 1(1), 65-72. [More Information]
  • Bernardi, D., Ciatto, S., Pellegrini, M., Tuttobene, P., Fanto, C., Valentini, M., Di Michele, S., Peterlongo, P., Houssami, N. (2012). Prospective study of breast tomosynthesis as a triage to assessment in screening. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 133(1), 267-271. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Kerlikowske, K. (2012). The impact of breast density on breast cancer risk and breast screening. Current Breast Cancer Reports, 4(2), 161-168. [More Information]
  • Staub, L., Lord, S., Simes, R., Dyer, S., Houssami, N., Chen, R., Irwig, L. (2012). Using patient management as a surrogate for patient health outcomes in diagnostic test evaluation. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 12, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Abraham, L., Miglioretti, D., Sickles, E., Kerlikowske, K., Buist, D., Geller, B., Muss, H., Irwig, L. (2011). Accuracy and Outcomes of Screening Mammography in Women With a Personal History of Early-Stage Breast Cancer. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 305(8), 790-799. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ambrogetti, D., Marinovich, M., Bianchi, S., Macaskill, P., Vezzosi, V., Mamounas, E., Ciatto, S. (2011). Accuracy of a Preoperative Model for Predicting Invasive Breast Cancer in Women with Ductal Carcinoma-in-situ on Vacuum-Assisted Core Needle Biopsy. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 18(5), 1364-1371. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Tresham, J., Fritschi, L., Wylle, L. (2011). BreastScreen-based mammography screening in women with a personal history of breast cancer, Western Australian study. Medical Journal of Australia, 195(8), 460-464. [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]
  • Houssami, N., Miglioretti, D. (2011). Early detection of breast cancer the second time around: mammography in women with a personal history of breast cancer. Medical Journal of Australia, 194(9), 439-440. [More Information]
  • Corsetti, V., Houssami, N., Ghirardi, M., Ferrari, A., Speziani, M., Bellarosa, S., Remida, G., Gasparotti, C., Galligioni, E., Ciatto, S. (2011). Evidence of the effect of adjunct ultrasound screening in women with mammography-negative dense breasts: interval breast cancers at 1 year follow-up. European Journal of Cancer, 47(7), 1021-1026. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Macaskill, P., Balleine, R., Bilous, M., Pegram, M. (2011). HER2 discordance between primary breast cancer and its paired metastasis: Tumor biology or test artefact? Insights through meta-analysis. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 129(3), 659-674. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N. (2011). Is Alice still in the Wonderland of breast cancer screening? Maturitas, 70(4), 313-314. [More Information]
  • Turco, P., Houssami, N., Bulgaresi, P., Troni, G., Gilanti, L., Cariaggi, M., Cifarelli, P., Crocetti, E., Ciatto, S. (2011). Is Conventional Urinary Cytology Still Reliable for Diagnosis of Primary Bladder Carcinoma? Accuracy Based on Data Linkage of a Consecutive Clinical Series and Cancer Registry. Acta Cytologica, 55(2), 193-196. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Houssami, N. (2011). Overview of long term care of breast cancer survivors. Maturitas, 69(2), 106-112. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S., Turner, R., Cody, H., Macaskill, P. (2011). Preoperative Ultrasound-Guided Needle Biopsy of Axillary Nodes in Invasive Breast Cancer: Meta-Analysis of Its Accuracy and Utility in Staging the Axilla. Annals of Surgery, 254(2), 243-251. [More Information]
  • Glasziou, P., Houssami, N. (2011). The evidence base for breast cancer screening. Preventive Medicine, 53(3), 100-102. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S. (2011). The evolving role of new imaging methods in breast screening. Preventive Medicine, 53(3), 123-126. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Solin, L. (2010). An appraisal of pre-operative MRI in breast cancer: More effective staging of the breast or much ado about nothing? Maturitas, 67(4), 291-3. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S. (2010). Design-related bias in estimates of accuracy when comparing imaging tests: examples from breast imaging research. European Radiology, 20(9), 2061-2066. [More Information]
  • Mathieu, E., Barratt, A., McGeechan, K., Davey, H., Howard, K., Houssami, N. (2010). Helping women make choices about mammography screening: An online randomized trial of a decision aid for 40-year-old women. Patient Education and Counseling, 81(1), 63-72. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S. (2010). Mammographic surveillance in women with a personal history of breast cancer: How accurate? How effective? The Breast, 19(6), 439-445. [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]
  • Houssami, N., Morrow, M. (2010). Pre-operative breast MRI in women with recently diagnosed breast cancer--where to next? The Breast, 19(1), 1-2. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Lord, S., Ciatto, S. (2009). Breast cancer screening: emerging role of new imaging techniques as adjuncts to mammography. Medical Journal of Australia, 190(9), 493-498. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Given-Wilson, R., Ciatto, S. (2009). Early detection of breast cancer: overview of the evidence on computer-aided detection in mammography screening. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 53(2), 171-176. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S., Martinelli, F., Bonardi, R., Duffy, S. (2009). Early detection of second breast cancers improves prognosis in breast cancer survivors. Annals of Oncology, 20(9), 1505-1510. [More Information]
  • 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, 27(33), 5640-5649. [More Information]
  • Pirola, M., Houssami, N., Maltagliati, E., Ceresa, P., Quattrocchi, M., Marinoni, G., Caimi, F., Villa, R., Falda, G., Gaffuri, I., et al (2009). Quality of mammography screening in the Milan programme: evidence of improved sensitivity based on interval cancer proportional incidence and radiological review. The Breast, 18(3), 208-210. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Hayes, D. (2009). Review of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in breast cancer: should MRI be performed on all women with newly diagnosed, early stage breast cancer? CA-a Cancer Journal for Clinicians, 59(5), 290-302. [More Information]
  • Warren, R., Ciatto, S., Macaskill, P., Black, R., Houssami, N. (2009). Technical aspects of breast MRI--do they affect outcomes? European Radiology, 19(7), 1629-1638. [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., Ciatto, S., Macaskill, P., Lord, S., Warren, R., Dixon, J., Irwig, L. (2008). Accuracy and Surgical Impact of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Breast Cancer Staging: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis in Detection of Multifocal and Multicentric Cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 26(19), 3248-3258. [More Information]
  • Corsetti, V., Houssami, N., Ferrari, A., Ghirardi, M., Bellarosa, S., Angelini, O., Bani, C., Sardo, P., Galligioni, E., Ciatto, S. (2008). Breast screening with ultrasound in women with mammography-negative dense breasts: evidence on incremental cancer detection and false positives, and associated cost. European Journal of Cancer, 44(4), 539-544. [More Information]
  • Duffy, S., Nagtegaal, I., Wallis, M., Cafferty, F., Houssami, N., Warwick, J., Allgood, P., Kearins, O., Tappenden, N., O’Sullivan, E., et al (2008). Correcting for lead time and length bias in estimating the effect of screen detection on cancer survival. American Journal of Epidemiology, 168(1), 98-104. [More Information]
  • Sardanelli, F., Houssami, N. (2008). Evaluation of lesions of uncertain malignant potential (B3) at core needle biopsy using magnetic resonance imaging: a new approach warrants prospective studies. The Breast, 17(2), 117-9. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Wylie, L. (2008). Lost in narration: do we need to improve the quality of breast imaging reporting in Australia? Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 52(1), 2-3. [More Information]
  • Bilous, M., Houssami, N. (2008). Management of lesions of uncertain malignant potential on breast core needle histology: Vacuum-assisted excision as an alternative to surgical excision. The Breast, 17, 543-4. [More Information]
  • Bird, P., Hill, A., Houssami, N. (2008). Poor hormone receptor expression in East African breast cancer: evidence of a biologically different disease? Annals of Surgical Oncology, 15(7), 1983-1988. [More Information]
  • Lawrence, G., Wallis, M., Allgood, P., Nagtegaal, I., Warwick, J., Cafferty, F., Houssami, N., Kearins, O., Tappenden, N., O’Sullivan, E., et al (2008). Population estimates of survival in women with screen-detected and symptomatic breast cancer taking account of lead time and length bias. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 116(1), 179-185. [More Information]
  • Ciatto, S., Houssami, N., Martinelli, F., Giusti, F., Zappa, M. (2008). PSA use and incidence of prostate biopsy in the Tuscany region: is opportunistic screening discounting biopsy in subjects with PSA elevation? Tumori: a journal of experimental and clinical oncology, 94(4), 518-522. [More Information]
  • Ciatto, S., Houssami, N., Martinelli, F., Bonardi, R., Cafferty, F., Duffy, S. (2008). Second breast cancers in a Tuscan case series: characteristics, prognosis, and predictors of survival. British Journal of Cancer, 99(3), 539-544. [More Information]
  • Davey, H., Barratt, A., Butow, P., Houssami, N. (2008). The impact of different criteria for selecting information to be provided to women undergoing diagnostic breast tests. Patient Education and Counseling, 71(1), 86-94. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S. (2008). Ultrasound and mammography for breast cancer screening. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 300(13), 1514-5; author reply 1515. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Anderson, B. (2008). Would the real breast cancer please stand up? A global perspective of breast cancer. The Breast. [More Information]
  • Lord, S., Lei, W., Craft, P., Cawson, J., Morris, I., Walleser, S., Griffiths, A., Parker, S., Houssami, N. (2007). A systematic review of the effectiveness of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as an addition to mammography and ultrasound in screening young women at high risk of breast cancer. European Journal of Cancer, 43(13), 1905-1917. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S., Ellis, I. (2007). Author reply. Cancer, 110(2), 466. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S., Bilous, M., Vezzosi, V., Bianchi, S. (2007). Borderline breast core needle histology: predictive values for malignancy in lesions of uncertain malignant potential (B3). British Journal of Cancer, 96(8), 1253-1257. [More Information]
  • Ciatto, S., Houssami, N. (2007). Breast imaging and needle biopsy in women with clinically evident breast cancer: Does combined imaging change overall diagnostic sensitivity? The Breast, 16(4), 382-386. [More Information]
  • Ciatto, S., Houssami, N. (2007). Computer-aided screening mammography. The New England Journal of Medicine, 357(1), 83; author reply 85. [More Information]
  • Brancato, B., Houssami, N., Francesca, D., Bianchi, S., Risso, G., Catarzi, S., Taschini, R., Del Turco, M., Ciatto, S. (2007). Does computer-aided detection (CAD) contribute to the performance of digital mammography in a self-referred population? Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 101. [More Information]
  • Biesheuvel, C., Barratt, A., Howard, K., Houssami, N., Irwig, L. (2007). Effects of study methods and biases on estimates of invasive breast cancer overdetection with mammography screening: a systematic review. Lancet Oncology, 8(12), 1129-1138. [More Information]
  • Del Turco, M., Mantellini, P., Ciatto, S., Bonardi, R., Martinelli, F., Lazzari, B., Houssami, N. (2007). Full-field digital versus screen-film mammography: Comparative accuracy in concurrent screening cohorts. American Journal Of Roentgenology, 189(4), 860-866.
  • Houssami, N., Given-Wilson, R. (2007). Incorporating new technologies into clinical practice without evidence of effectiveness in prospective studies: computer-aided detection (CAD) in breast screening reinforces the need for better initial evaluation. The Breast, 16(3), 219-221. [More Information]
  • Mathieu, E., Barratt, A., Davey, H., McGeechan, K., Howard, K., Houssami, N. (2007). Informed choice in mammography screening: a randomized trial of a decision aid for 70-year-old women. Archives of Internal Medicine, 167(19), 2039-2046. [More Information]
  • Ciatto, S., Catarzi, S., Lamberini, M., Risso, G., Saguatti, G., Abbattista, T., Martinelli, F., Houssami, N. (2007). Interval breast cancers in screening: The effect of mammography review method on classification. The Breast, 16(6), 646-652. [More Information]
  • Roder, D., Houssami, N., Farshid, G., Gill, G., Luke, C., Downey, P., Beckmann, K., Iosofodis, P., Grieve, L., Williamson, L. (2007). Population screening and intensity of screening are associated with reduced breast cancer mortality: evidence of efficacy of mammography screening in Australia. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 107(DOI 10.1007/s10549-007-9609-5), 1-8. [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]
  • Troni, G., Cariaggi, M., Bulgaresi, P., Houssami, N., Ciatto, S. (2007). Reliability of Sparing Papanicolaou Test Conventional Reading in Cases Reported as No Further Review at AutoPap-Assisted Cytological Screening. Cancer, 111(2), 93-98. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N. (2007). Report on the sixth scientific meeting of the Australasian Society for Breast Disease (ASBD). The Breast, 17, 205. [More Information]
  • Ciatto, S., Houssami, N., Ambrogetti, D., Bianchi, S., Bonardi, R., Brancato, B., Catarzi, S., Risso, G. (2006). Accuracy and Underestimation of Malignancy of Breast Core Needle Biopsy: the Florence Experience of Over 4000 Consecutive Biopsies. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 101(3), 291-297. [More Information]
  • Ciatto, S., Brancato, B., Risso, G., Ambrogetti, D., Bulgaresi, P., Maddau, C., Turco, P., Houssami, N. (2006). Accuracy of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of axillary lymph nodes as a triage test in breast cancer staging. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 103(1), 85-91. [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]
  • Houssami, N., Sainsbury, R. (2006). Breast cancer: Multidisciplinary care and clinical outcomes. European Journal of Cancer, 42(15), 2480-2491. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Dixon, J. (2006). Diagnosis and Management of Benign Breast Disease in Older Women. Geriatrics and Ageing, 9, 600-606.
  • Irwig, L., Houssami, N., Armstrong, B., Glasziou, P. (2006). Evaluating new screening tests for breast cancer. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 332(7543), 678-679. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Houssami, N. (2006). Image-detected 'probably benign' breast lesions: A significant reason for referral from primary care. The Breast, 15, 683-686. [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]
  • Ciatto, S., Houssami, N., Ambrogetti, D., Bonardi, R., Collini, G., Del Turco, M. (2006). Minority report - false negative breast assessment in women recalled for suspicious screening mammography: imaging and pathological features, and associated delay in diagnosis. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 105(1), 37-43. [More Information]
  • Irwig, L., Macaskill, P., Walter, S., Houssami, N. (2006). New methods give better estimates of changes in diagnostic accuracy when prior information is provided. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 59(3), 299-307. [More Information]
  • Bulgaresi, P., Cariaggi, P., Ciatto, S., Houssami, N. (2006). Positive predictive value of breast fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in combination with clinical and imaging findings: a series of 2334 subjects with abnormal cytology. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 97(3), 319-321. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Irwig, L., Ciatto, S. (2006). Radiological surveillance of interval breast cancers in screening programmes. Lancet Oncology, 7(3), 259-265. [More Information]
  • Ciatto, S., Houssami, N., Apruzzese, A., Bassetti, E., Brancato, B., Carozzi, F., Catarzi, S., Lamberini, M., Marcelli, G., Pellizzoni, R., Pesce, B., Risso, G., Russo, F., Scorsolini, A. (2006). Reader variability in reporting breast imaging according to BI-RADS assessment categories (the Florence experience). The Breast, 15(1), 44-51. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Wilson, R. (2006). Should women at high risk of breast cancer have screening magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)? The Breast, 16, 2-4. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Cuzick, J., Dixon, J. (2006). The prevention, detection, and management of breast cancer. Medical Journal of Australia, 184(5), 230-4. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S., Ellis, I., Ambrogetti, D. (2006). Underestimation of malignancy of breast core-needle biopsy: concepts and precise overall and category-specific estimates. Cancer, 109(3), 487-495. [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]
  • Houssami, N., Brennan, M., French, J. (2005). Breast imaging in general practice. Australian Family Physician, 34(6), 467-73. [More Information]
  • Ciatto, S., Houssami, N., Apruzzese, A., Bassetti, E., Brancato, B., Carozzi, F., Catarzi, S., Lamberini, M., Marcelli, G., Pellizzoni, R., Pesce, B., Risso, G., Russo, F., Scorsolini, A. (2005). Categorizing breast mammographic density: intra- and interobserver reproducibility of BI-RADS density categories. The Breast, 14(4), 269-275. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S., Ambrogetti, D., Catarzi, S., Risso, G., Bonardi, R., Irwig, L. (2005). Florence-Sydney Breast Biopsy Study: sensitivity of ultrasound-guided versus freehand fine needle biopsy of palpable breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 89(1), 55-59. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Houssami, N., French, J. (2005). Management of benign breast conditions. Part 1--Painful breasts. Australian Family Physician, 34(3), 143-4. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Houssami, N., French, J. (2005). Management of benign breast conditions. Part 2--breast lumps and lesions. Australian Family Physician, 34(4), 253-5. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Houssami, N., French, J. (2005). Management of benign breast conditions. Part 3--Other breast problems. Australian Family Physician, 34(5), 353-5. [More Information]
  • Barratt, A., Howard, K., Irwig, L., Houssami, N. (2005). Model of outcomes of screening mammography - Authors' reply. British Medical Journal, 331(7512), 351-351.
  • Barratt, A., Howard, K., Irwig, L., Salkeld, G., Houssami, N. (2005). Model of outcomes of screening mammography: Author’s reply. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 331(7512), 351.
  • Barratt, A., Howard, K., Irwig, L., Salkeld, G., Houssami, N. (2005). Model of outcomes of screening mammography: information to support informed choices. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 330(7497), 936-940. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Irwig, L., Ung, O. (2005). Review of complex breast cysts: Implications for cancer detection and clinical practice. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 75(12), 1080-1085.
  • Houssami, N., Irwig, L., Simpson, J., McKessar, M., Blome, S., Noakes, J. (2005). The Influence of Knowledge of Mammography Findings on the Accuracy of Breast Ultrasound in Symptomatic Women. The Breast Journal, 11(3), 167-172. [More Information]
  • Irwig, L., Houssami, N., Van Vliet, C. (2004). New Technologies In Screening For Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review Of Their Accuracy. British Journal of Cancer, 90(11), 2118-2122.
  • Irwig, L., Houssami, N., Simpson, J., McKessar, M., Blome, S., Noakes, J. (2004). The Influence Of Clinical Information On The Accuracy Of Diagnostic Mammography. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 85(3), 223-238.
  • Davey, H., Lim, J., Butow, P., Barratt, A., Houssami, N., Higginson, R. (2003). Consumer information materials for diagnostic breast tests: women's views on information and their understanding of test results. Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy, 6(4), 298-311.
  • Houssami, N., Buglar, L., Ung, O. (2003). Delay in diagnosing breast cancer: why it happens? Modern Medicine of South Africa, (March), 51-52.
  • Zadelis, S., Houssami, N. (2003). Mammographic features of breast cancer in young symptomatic women. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 47(4), 404-408.
  • Houssami, N., Irwig, L., Simpson, J., McKessar, M., Blome, S., Noakes, J. (2003). Sydney breast imaging accuracy study: comparative sensitivity and specificity of mammography and sonography in young women with symptoms. American Journal Of Roentgenology, 180(4), 935-940.
  • Houssami, N., Irwig, L., Simpson, J., McKessar, M., Blome, S., Noakes, J. (2003). The contribution of work-up or additional views to the accuracy of diagnostic mammography. The Breast, 12(4), 270-275.
  • Houssami, N., Irwig, L., Loy, C. (2002). Accuracy of combined breast imaging in young women. The Breast, 11(1), 36-40.
  • Barratt, A., Irwig, L., Glasziou, P., Salkeld, G., Houssami, N. (2002). Benefits, harms and costs of screening mammography in women 70 years and over: a systematic review. Medical Journal of Australia, 176(6), 266-271.
  • Irwig, L., Macaskill, P., Houssami, N. (2002). Evidence relevant to the investigation of breast symptoms: the triple test. The Breast, 11(3), 215-220.
  • Davey, H., Barratt, A., Davey, E., Butow, P., Redman, S., Houssami, N., Salkeld, G. (2002). Medical tests: Women's reported and preferred decision-making roles and preferences for information on benefits, side-effects and false results. Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy, 5(4), 330-340.
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S., Irwig, L., Simpson, J., Macaskill, P. (2002). The comparative sensitivity of mammography and ultrasound in women with breast symptoms: an age specific analysis. The Breast, 11(2), 125-130.
  • Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Dunn, S., Houssami, N., Ellis, P. (2001). Randomized clinical trials in oncology: understanding and attitudes predict willingness to participate. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 19, 3554-3561.

2014

  • Houssami, N., Turner, R., Macaskill, P., Turnbull, L., McCready, D., Tuttle, T., Vapiwala, N., Solin, L. (2014). An Individual Person Data Meta-Analysis of Preoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Breast Cancer Recurrence. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 32(5), 392-401. [More Information]
  • Bernardi, D., Caumo, F., Macaskill, P., Ciatto, S., Pellegrini, M., Brunelli, S., Tuttobene, P., Bricolo, P., Fanto, C., Valentini, M., Houssami, N., et al (2014). Effect of integrating 3D-mammography (digital breast tomosynthesis) with 2D-mammography on radiologists' true-positive and false-positive detection in a population breast screening trial. European Journal of Cancer, 50(7), 1232-1238. [More Information]
  • Caumo, F., Bernardi, D., Ciatto, S., Macaskill, P., Pellegrini, M., Brunelli, S., Tuttobene, P., Bricolo, P., Fanto, C., Valentini, M., Houssami, N., et al (2014). Incremental effect from integrating 3D-mammography (tomosynthesis) with 2D-mammography: Increased breast cancer detection evident for screening centres in a population-based trial. The Breast, 23(1), 76-80. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Morrow, M. (2014). Margins in breast conservation: A clinician's perspective and what the literature tells us. Journal of Surgical Oncology, 110(1), 2-7. [More Information]
  • Moran, M., Schnitt, S., Giuliano, A., Harris, J., Khan, S., Horton, J., Klimberg, S., Chavez-MacGregor, M., Freedman, G., Houssami, N., et al (2014). Society of surgical oncology-American Society for Radiation Oncology consensus guideline on margins for breast-conserving surgery with whole-breast irradiation in stages i and II invasive breast cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 21(3), 704-716. [More Information]

2013

  • Tagliafico, A., Tagliafico, G., Astengo, D., Airaldi, S., Calabrese, M., Houssami, N. (2013). Comparative estimation of percentage breast tissue density for digital mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis, and magnetic resonance imaging. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 138(1), 311-317. [More Information]
  • Tagliafico, A., Tagliafico, G., Houssami, N. (2013). Differences in breast density assessment using mammography, tomosynthesis and MRI and their implications for practice. British Journal of Radiology, 86(1032), 1-4. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Zackrisson, S. (2013). Digital breast tomosynthesis: the future of mammography screening or much ado about nothing? Expert Review of Medical Devices, 10(5), 583-585. [More Information]
  • Tagliafico, A., Tagliafico, G., Cavagnetto, F., Calabrese, M., Houssami, N. (2013). Estimation of percentage breast tissue density: comparison between digital mammography (2D full field digital mammography) and digital breast tomosynthesis according to different BI-RADS categories. British Journal of Radiology, 86(1031), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Ciatto, S., Houssami, N., Bernardi, D., Caumo, F., Pellegrini, M., Brunelli, S., Tuttobene, P., Bricolo, P., Fanto, C., Valentini, M., Macaskill, P., et al (2013). Integration of 3D digital mammography with tomosynthesis for population breast-cancer screening (STORM): a prospective comparison study. The Lancet Oncology, 14(7), 583-589. [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. National Cancer Institute. Journal, 105(5), 321-333. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Skaane, P. (2013). Overview of the evidence on digital breast tomosynthesis in breast cancer detection. The Breast, 22(2), 101-108. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Turner, R., Morrow, M. (2013). Preoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Breast Cancer: Meta-Analysis of Surgical Outcomes. Annals of Surgery, 257(2), 249-255. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Abraham, L., Kerlikowske, K., Buist, D., Irwig, L., Lee, J., Miglioretti, D. (2013). Risk Factors for Second Screen-Detected or Interval Breast Cancers in Women with a Personal History of Breast Cancer Participating in Mammography Screening. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, 22(5), 946-961. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N. (2013). STORM, a new dimension for mammography screening. Medical Journal of Australia, 199(5), 308-309. [More Information]
  • de Bock, G., Vermeulen, K., Jansen, L., Oosterwijk, J., Siesling, S., Dorrius, M., Feenstra, T., Houssami, N., Greuter, M. (2013). Which screening strategy should be offered to women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations? A simulation of comparative cost-effectiveness. British Journal of Cancer, 108(8), 1579-1586. [More Information]
  • Hersch, J., Jansen, J., Barratt, A., Irwig, L., Houssami, N., Howard, K., Dhillon, H., McCaffery, K. (2013). Women's views on overdiagnosis in breast cancer screening: a qualitative study. BMJ, 346(7892), 1-13. [More Information]

2012

  • Cardoso, F., Costa, A., Norton, L., Cameron, D., Cufer, T., Fallowfield, L., Francis, P., Gligorov, J., Kyriakides, S., Lin, N., Houssami, N., et al (2012). 1st International consensus guidelines for advanced breast cancer (ABC 1). The Breast, 21(3), 242-252. [More Information]
  • Ciatto, S., Bernardi, D., Calabrese, M., Durando, M., Gentilini, M., Mariscotti, G., Monetti, F., Moriconi, E., Pesce, B., Roselli, A., Houssami, N., et al (2012). A first evaluation of breast radiological density assessment by QUANTRA software as compared to visual classification. The Breast, 21(4), 503-506. [More Information]
  • Brancato, B., Crocetti, E., Bianchi, S., Catarzi, S., Risso, G., Bulgaresi, P., Piscioli, F., Scialpi, M., Ciatto, S., Houssami, N. (2012). Accuracy of needle biopsy of breast lesions visible on ultrasound: audit of fine needle versus core needle biopsy in 3233 consecutive samplings with ascertained outcomes. The Breast, 21(4), 449-454. [More Information]
  • Bernardi, D., Ciatto, S., Pellegrini, M., Anesi, V., Burlon, S., Cauli, E., Depaoli, M., Larentis, L., Malesani, V., Targa, L., Houssami, N., et al (2012). Application of breast tomosynthesis in screening: incremental effect on mammography acquisition and reading time. British Journal of Radiology, 85(1020), e1174-e1178. [More Information]
  • Cody, H., Houssami, N. (2012). Axillary management in breast cancer: What’s new for 2012? The Breast, 21(3), 411-415. [More Information]
  • Dixon, J., Houssami, N. (2012). Bigger margins are not better in breast conserving surgery. BMJ, 345, e5855 - 1-e5855 - 1. [More Information]
  • Autier, P., Esserman, L., Flowers, C., Houssami, N. (2012). Breast cancer screening: the questions answered. Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, 9(10), 599-605. [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]
  • Bernardi, D., Ciatto, S., Pellegrini, M., Valentini, M., Houssami, N. (2012). EUSOMA criteria for performing pre-operative MRI staging in candidates for breast conserving surgery: hype or helpful? The Breast, 21(3), 406-408. [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]
  • Houssami, N., Costelloe, C. (2012). Imaging bone metastases in breast cancer: evidence on comparative test accuracy. Annals of Oncology, 23(4), 834-843. [More Information]
  • Lord, S., Marinovich, M., Patterson, J., Wilcken, N., Kiely, B., Gebski, V., Crossing, S., Roder, D., Gattellari, M., Houssami, N. (2012). Incidence of metastatic breast cancer in an Australian population-based cohort of women with non-metastatic breast cancer at diagnosis. Medical Journal of Australia, 196(11), 688-692. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Macaskill, P., von Minckwitz, G., Marinovich, M., Mamounas, E. (2012). Meta-analysis of the association of breast cancer subtype and pathologic complete response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. European Journal of Cancer, 48(18), 3342-3354. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Houssami, N. (2012). Newly diagnosed early breast cancer. Australian Family Physician, 41(11), 871-874. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S., Turner, R., Cody, H. (2012). Preoperative staging of the axilla in women with invasive breast cancer. Breast Cancer Management, 1(1), 65-72. [More Information]
  • Bernardi, D., Ciatto, S., Pellegrini, M., Tuttobene, P., Fanto, C., Valentini, M., Di Michele, S., Peterlongo, P., Houssami, N. (2012). Prospective study of breast tomosynthesis as a triage to assessment in screening. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 133(1), 267-271. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Kerlikowske, K. (2012). The impact of breast density on breast cancer risk and breast screening. Current Breast Cancer Reports, 4(2), 161-168. [More Information]
  • Staub, L., Lord, S., Simes, R., Dyer, S., Houssami, N., Chen, R., Irwig, L. (2012). Using patient management as a surrogate for patient health outcomes in diagnostic test evaluation. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 12, 1-12. [More Information]

2011

  • Houssami, N., Abraham, L., Miglioretti, D., Sickles, E., Kerlikowske, K., Buist, D., Geller, B., Muss, H., Irwig, L. (2011). Accuracy and Outcomes of Screening Mammography in Women With a Personal History of Early-Stage Breast Cancer. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 305(8), 790-799. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ambrogetti, D., Marinovich, M., Bianchi, S., Macaskill, P., Vezzosi, V., Mamounas, E., Ciatto, S. (2011). Accuracy of a Preoperative Model for Predicting Invasive Breast Cancer in Women with Ductal Carcinoma-in-situ on Vacuum-Assisted Core Needle Biopsy. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 18(5), 1364-1371. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Tresham, J., Fritschi, L., Wylle, L. (2011). BreastScreen-based mammography screening in women with a personal history of breast cancer, Western Australian study. Medical Journal of Australia, 195(8), 460-464. [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]
  • Houssami, N., Miglioretti, D. (2011). Early detection of breast cancer the second time around: mammography in women with a personal history of breast cancer. Medical Journal of Australia, 194(9), 439-440. [More Information]
  • Corsetti, V., Houssami, N., Ghirardi, M., Ferrari, A., Speziani, M., Bellarosa, S., Remida, G., Gasparotti, C., Galligioni, E., Ciatto, S. (2011). Evidence of the effect of adjunct ultrasound screening in women with mammography-negative dense breasts: interval breast cancers at 1 year follow-up. European Journal of Cancer, 47(7), 1021-1026. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Macaskill, P., Balleine, R., Bilous, M., Pegram, M. (2011). HER2 discordance between primary breast cancer and its paired metastasis: Tumor biology or test artefact? Insights through meta-analysis. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 129(3), 659-674. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N. (2011). Is Alice still in the Wonderland of breast cancer screening? Maturitas, 70(4), 313-314. [More Information]
  • Turco, P., Houssami, N., Bulgaresi, P., Troni, G., Gilanti, L., Cariaggi, M., Cifarelli, P., Crocetti, E., Ciatto, S. (2011). Is Conventional Urinary Cytology Still Reliable for Diagnosis of Primary Bladder Carcinoma? Accuracy Based on Data Linkage of a Consecutive Clinical Series and Cancer Registry. Acta Cytologica, 55(2), 193-196. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Houssami, N. (2011). Overview of long term care of breast cancer survivors. Maturitas, 69(2), 106-112. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S., Turner, R., Cody, H., Macaskill, P. (2011). Preoperative Ultrasound-Guided Needle Biopsy of Axillary Nodes in Invasive Breast Cancer: Meta-Analysis of Its Accuracy and Utility in Staging the Axilla. Annals of Surgery, 254(2), 243-251. [More Information]
  • Glasziou, P., Houssami, N. (2011). The evidence base for breast cancer screening. Preventive Medicine, 53(3), 100-102. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S. (2011). The evolving role of new imaging methods in breast screening. Preventive Medicine, 53(3), 123-126. [More Information]

2010

  • Houssami, N., Solin, L. (2010). An appraisal of pre-operative MRI in breast cancer: More effective staging of the breast or much ado about nothing? Maturitas, 67(4), 291-3. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S. (2010). Design-related bias in estimates of accuracy when comparing imaging tests: examples from breast imaging research. European Radiology, 20(9), 2061-2066. [More Information]
  • Mathieu, E., Barratt, A., McGeechan, K., Davey, H., Howard, K., Houssami, N. (2010). Helping women make choices about mammography screening: An online randomized trial of a decision aid for 40-year-old women. Patient Education and Counseling, 81(1), 63-72. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S. (2010). Mammographic surveillance in women with a personal history of breast cancer: How accurate? How effective? The Breast, 19(6), 439-445. [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]
  • Houssami, N., Morrow, M. (2010). Pre-operative breast MRI in women with recently diagnosed breast cancer--where to next? The Breast, 19(1), 1-2. [More Information]

2009

  • Houssami, N., Lord, S., Ciatto, S. (2009). Breast cancer screening: emerging role of new imaging techniques as adjuncts to mammography. Medical Journal of Australia, 190(9), 493-498. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Given-Wilson, R., Ciatto, S. (2009). Early detection of breast cancer: overview of the evidence on computer-aided detection in mammography screening. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 53(2), 171-176. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S., Martinelli, F., Bonardi, R., Duffy, S. (2009). Early detection of second breast cancers improves prognosis in breast cancer survivors. Annals of Oncology, 20(9), 1505-1510. [More Information]
  • 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, 27(33), 5640-5649. [More Information]
  • Pirola, M., Houssami, N., Maltagliati, E., Ceresa, P., Quattrocchi, M., Marinoni, G., Caimi, F., Villa, R., Falda, G., Gaffuri, I., et al (2009). Quality of mammography screening in the Milan programme: evidence of improved sensitivity based on interval cancer proportional incidence and radiological review. The Breast, 18(3), 208-210. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Hayes, D. (2009). Review of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in breast cancer: should MRI be performed on all women with newly diagnosed, early stage breast cancer? CA-a Cancer Journal for Clinicians, 59(5), 290-302. [More Information]
  • Warren, R., Ciatto, S., Macaskill, P., Black, R., Houssami, N. (2009). Technical aspects of breast MRI--do they affect outcomes? European Radiology, 19(7), 1629-1638. [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]

2008

  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S., Macaskill, P., Lord, S., Warren, R., Dixon, J., Irwig, L. (2008). Accuracy and Surgical Impact of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Breast Cancer Staging: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis in Detection of Multifocal and Multicentric Cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 26(19), 3248-3258. [More Information]
  • Corsetti, V., Houssami, N., Ferrari, A., Ghirardi, M., Bellarosa, S., Angelini, O., Bani, C., Sardo, P., Galligioni, E., Ciatto, S. (2008). Breast screening with ultrasound in women with mammography-negative dense breasts: evidence on incremental cancer detection and false positives, and associated cost. European Journal of Cancer, 44(4), 539-544. [More Information]
  • Duffy, S., Nagtegaal, I., Wallis, M., Cafferty, F., Houssami, N., Warwick, J., Allgood, P., Kearins, O., Tappenden, N., O’Sullivan, E., et al (2008). Correcting for lead time and length bias in estimating the effect of screen detection on cancer survival. American Journal of Epidemiology, 168(1), 98-104. [More Information]
  • Sardanelli, F., Houssami, N. (2008). Evaluation of lesions of uncertain malignant potential (B3) at core needle biopsy using magnetic resonance imaging: a new approach warrants prospective studies. The Breast, 17(2), 117-9. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Wylie, L. (2008). Lost in narration: do we need to improve the quality of breast imaging reporting in Australia? Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 52(1), 2-3. [More Information]
  • Bilous, M., Houssami, N. (2008). Management of lesions of uncertain malignant potential on breast core needle histology: Vacuum-assisted excision as an alternative to surgical excision. The Breast, 17, 543-4. [More Information]
  • Bird, P., Hill, A., Houssami, N. (2008). Poor hormone receptor expression in East African breast cancer: evidence of a biologically different disease? Annals of Surgical Oncology, 15(7), 1983-1988. [More Information]
  • Lawrence, G., Wallis, M., Allgood, P., Nagtegaal, I., Warwick, J., Cafferty, F., Houssami, N., Kearins, O., Tappenden, N., O’Sullivan, E., et al (2008). Population estimates of survival in women with screen-detected and symptomatic breast cancer taking account of lead time and length bias. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 116(1), 179-185. [More Information]
  • Ciatto, S., Houssami, N., Martinelli, F., Giusti, F., Zappa, M. (2008). PSA use and incidence of prostate biopsy in the Tuscany region: is opportunistic screening discounting biopsy in subjects with PSA elevation? Tumori: a journal of experimental and clinical oncology, 94(4), 518-522. [More Information]
  • Ciatto, S., Houssami, N., Martinelli, F., Bonardi, R., Cafferty, F., Duffy, S. (2008). Second breast cancers in a Tuscan case series: characteristics, prognosis, and predictors of survival. British Journal of Cancer, 99(3), 539-544. [More Information]
  • Davey, H., Barratt, A., Butow, P., Houssami, N. (2008). The impact of different criteria for selecting information to be provided to women undergoing diagnostic breast tests. Patient Education and Counseling, 71(1), 86-94. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S. (2008). Ultrasound and mammography for breast cancer screening. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 300(13), 1514-5; author reply 1515. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Anderson, B. (2008). Would the real breast cancer please stand up? A global perspective of breast cancer. The Breast. [More Information]

2007

  • Lord, S., Lei, W., Craft, P., Cawson, J., Morris, I., Walleser, S., Griffiths, A., Parker, S., Houssami, N. (2007). A systematic review of the effectiveness of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as an addition to mammography and ultrasound in screening young women at high risk of breast cancer. European Journal of Cancer, 43(13), 1905-1917. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S., Ellis, I. (2007). Author reply. Cancer, 110(2), 466. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S., Bilous, M., Vezzosi, V., Bianchi, S. (2007). Borderline breast core needle histology: predictive values for malignancy in lesions of uncertain malignant potential (B3). British Journal of Cancer, 96(8), 1253-1257. [More Information]
  • Ciatto, S., Houssami, N. (2007). Breast imaging and needle biopsy in women with clinically evident breast cancer: Does combined imaging change overall diagnostic sensitivity? The Breast, 16(4), 382-386. [More Information]
  • Ciatto, S., Houssami, N. (2007). Computer-aided screening mammography. The New England Journal of Medicine, 357(1), 83; author reply 85. [More Information]
  • Brancato, B., Houssami, N., Francesca, D., Bianchi, S., Risso, G., Catarzi, S., Taschini, R., Del Turco, M., Ciatto, S. (2007). Does computer-aided detection (CAD) contribute to the performance of digital mammography in a self-referred population? Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 101. [More Information]
  • Biesheuvel, C., Barratt, A., Howard, K., Houssami, N., Irwig, L. (2007). Effects of study methods and biases on estimates of invasive breast cancer overdetection with mammography screening: a systematic review. Lancet Oncology, 8(12), 1129-1138. [More Information]
  • Del Turco, M., Mantellini, P., Ciatto, S., Bonardi, R., Martinelli, F., Lazzari, B., Houssami, N. (2007). Full-field digital versus screen-film mammography: Comparative accuracy in concurrent screening cohorts. American Journal Of Roentgenology, 189(4), 860-866.
  • Houssami, N., Given-Wilson, R. (2007). Incorporating new technologies into clinical practice without evidence of effectiveness in prospective studies: computer-aided detection (CAD) in breast screening reinforces the need for better initial evaluation. The Breast, 16(3), 219-221. [More Information]
  • Mathieu, E., Barratt, A., Davey, H., McGeechan, K., Howard, K., Houssami, N. (2007). Informed choice in mammography screening: a randomized trial of a decision aid for 70-year-old women. Archives of Internal Medicine, 167(19), 2039-2046. [More Information]
  • Ciatto, S., Catarzi, S., Lamberini, M., Risso, G., Saguatti, G., Abbattista, T., Martinelli, F., Houssami, N. (2007). Interval breast cancers in screening: The effect of mammography review method on classification. The Breast, 16(6), 646-652. [More Information]
  • Roder, D., Houssami, N., Farshid, G., Gill, G., Luke, C., Downey, P., Beckmann, K., Iosofodis, P., Grieve, L., Williamson, L. (2007). Population screening and intensity of screening are associated with reduced breast cancer mortality: evidence of efficacy of mammography screening in Australia. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 107(DOI 10.1007/s10549-007-9609-5), 1-8. [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]
  • Troni, G., Cariaggi, M., Bulgaresi, P., Houssami, N., Ciatto, S. (2007). Reliability of Sparing Papanicolaou Test Conventional Reading in Cases Reported as No Further Review at AutoPap-Assisted Cytological Screening. Cancer, 111(2), 93-98. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N. (2007). Report on the sixth scientific meeting of the Australasian Society for Breast Disease (ASBD). The Breast, 17, 205. [More Information]

2006

  • Ciatto, S., Houssami, N., Ambrogetti, D., Bianchi, S., Bonardi, R., Brancato, B., Catarzi, S., Risso, G. (2006). Accuracy and Underestimation of Malignancy of Breast Core Needle Biopsy: the Florence Experience of Over 4000 Consecutive Biopsies. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 101(3), 291-297. [More Information]
  • Ciatto, S., Brancato, B., Risso, G., Ambrogetti, D., Bulgaresi, P., Maddau, C., Turco, P., Houssami, N. (2006). Accuracy of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of axillary lymph nodes as a triage test in breast cancer staging. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 103(1), 85-91. [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]
  • Houssami, N., Sainsbury, R. (2006). Breast cancer: Multidisciplinary care and clinical outcomes. European Journal of Cancer, 42(15), 2480-2491. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Dixon, J. (2006). Diagnosis and Management of Benign Breast Disease in Older Women. Geriatrics and Ageing, 9, 600-606.
  • Irwig, L., Houssami, N., Armstrong, B., Glasziou, P. (2006). Evaluating new screening tests for breast cancer. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 332(7543), 678-679. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Houssami, N. (2006). Image-detected 'probably benign' breast lesions: A significant reason for referral from primary care. The Breast, 15, 683-686. [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]
  • Ciatto, S., Houssami, N., Ambrogetti, D., Bonardi, R., Collini, G., Del Turco, M. (2006). Minority report - false negative breast assessment in women recalled for suspicious screening mammography: imaging and pathological features, and associated delay in diagnosis. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 105(1), 37-43. [More Information]
  • Irwig, L., Macaskill, P., Walter, S., Houssami, N. (2006). New methods give better estimates of changes in diagnostic accuracy when prior information is provided. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 59(3), 299-307. [More Information]
  • Bulgaresi, P., Cariaggi, P., Ciatto, S., Houssami, N. (2006). Positive predictive value of breast fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in combination with clinical and imaging findings: a series of 2334 subjects with abnormal cytology. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 97(3), 319-321. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Irwig, L., Ciatto, S. (2006). Radiological surveillance of interval breast cancers in screening programmes. Lancet Oncology, 7(3), 259-265. [More Information]
  • Ciatto, S., Houssami, N., Apruzzese, A., Bassetti, E., Brancato, B., Carozzi, F., Catarzi, S., Lamberini, M., Marcelli, G., Pellizzoni, R., Pesce, B., Risso, G., Russo, F., Scorsolini, A. (2006). Reader variability in reporting breast imaging according to BI-RADS assessment categories (the Florence experience). The Breast, 15(1), 44-51. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Wilson, R. (2006). Should women at high risk of breast cancer have screening magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)? The Breast, 16, 2-4. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Cuzick, J., Dixon, J. (2006). The prevention, detection, and management of breast cancer. Medical Journal of Australia, 184(5), 230-4. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S., Ellis, I., Ambrogetti, D. (2006). Underestimation of malignancy of breast core-needle biopsy: concepts and precise overall and category-specific estimates. Cancer, 109(3), 487-495. [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]
  • Houssami, N., Brennan, M., French, J. (2005). Breast imaging in general practice. Australian Family Physician, 34(6), 467-73. [More Information]
  • Ciatto, S., Houssami, N., Apruzzese, A., Bassetti, E., Brancato, B., Carozzi, F., Catarzi, S., Lamberini, M., Marcelli, G., Pellizzoni, R., Pesce, B., Risso, G., Russo, F., Scorsolini, A. (2005). Categorizing breast mammographic density: intra- and interobserver reproducibility of BI-RADS density categories. The Breast, 14(4), 269-275. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S., Ambrogetti, D., Catarzi, S., Risso, G., Bonardi, R., Irwig, L. (2005). Florence-Sydney Breast Biopsy Study: sensitivity of ultrasound-guided versus freehand fine needle biopsy of palpable breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 89(1), 55-59. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Houssami, N., French, J. (2005). Management of benign breast conditions. Part 1--Painful breasts. Australian Family Physician, 34(3), 143-4. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Houssami, N., French, J. (2005). Management of benign breast conditions. Part 2--breast lumps and lesions. Australian Family Physician, 34(4), 253-5. [More Information]
  • Brennan, M., Houssami, N., French, J. (2005). Management of benign breast conditions. Part 3--Other breast problems. Australian Family Physician, 34(5), 353-5. [More Information]
  • Barratt, A., Howard, K., Irwig, L., Houssami, N. (2005). Model of outcomes of screening mammography - Authors' reply. British Medical Journal, 331(7512), 351-351.
  • Barratt, A., Howard, K., Irwig, L., Salkeld, G., Houssami, N. (2005). Model of outcomes of screening mammography: Author’s reply. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 331(7512), 351.
  • Barratt, A., Howard, K., Irwig, L., Salkeld, G., Houssami, N. (2005). Model of outcomes of screening mammography: information to support informed choices. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 330(7497), 936-940. [More Information]
  • Houssami, N., Irwig, L., Ung, O. (2005). Review of complex breast cysts: Implications for cancer detection and clinical practice. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 75(12), 1080-1085.
  • Houssami, N., Irwig, L., Simpson, J., McKessar, M., Blome, S., Noakes, J. (2005). The Influence of Knowledge of Mammography Findings on the Accuracy of Breast Ultrasound in Symptomatic Women. The Breast Journal, 11(3), 167-172. [More Information]

2004

  • Irwig, L., Houssami, N., Van Vliet, C. (2004). New Technologies In Screening For Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review Of Their Accuracy. British Journal of Cancer, 90(11), 2118-2122.
  • Irwig, L., Houssami, N., Simpson, J., McKessar, M., Blome, S., Noakes, J. (2004). The Influence Of Clinical Information On The Accuracy Of Diagnostic Mammography. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 85(3), 223-238.

2003

  • Davey, H., Lim, J., Butow, P., Barratt, A., Houssami, N., Higginson, R. (2003). Consumer information materials for diagnostic breast tests: women's views on information and their understanding of test results. Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy, 6(4), 298-311.
  • Houssami, N., Buglar, L., Ung, O. (2003). Delay in diagnosing breast cancer: why it happens? Modern Medicine of South Africa, (March), 51-52.
  • Zadelis, S., Houssami, N. (2003). Mammographic features of breast cancer in young symptomatic women. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 47(4), 404-408.
  • Houssami, N., Irwig, L., Simpson, J., McKessar, M., Blome, S., Noakes, J. (2003). Sydney breast imaging accuracy study: comparative sensitivity and specificity of mammography and sonography in young women with symptoms. American Journal Of Roentgenology, 180(4), 935-940.
  • Houssami, N., Irwig, L., Simpson, J., McKessar, M., Blome, S., Noakes, J. (2003). The contribution of work-up or additional views to the accuracy of diagnostic mammography. The Breast, 12(4), 270-275.

2002

  • Houssami, N., Irwig, L., Loy, C. (2002). Accuracy of combined breast imaging in young women. The Breast, 11(1), 36-40.
  • Barratt, A., Irwig, L., Glasziou, P., Salkeld, G., Houssami, N. (2002). Benefits, harms and costs of screening mammography in women 70 years and over: a systematic review. Medical Journal of Australia, 176(6), 266-271.
  • Irwig, L., Macaskill, P., Houssami, N. (2002). Evidence relevant to the investigation of breast symptoms: the triple test. The Breast, 11(3), 215-220.
  • Davey, H., Barratt, A., Davey, E., Butow, P., Redman, S., Houssami, N., Salkeld, G. (2002). Medical tests: Women's reported and preferred decision-making roles and preferences for information on benefits, side-effects and false results. Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy, 5(4), 330-340.
  • Houssami, N., Ciatto, S., Irwig, L., Simpson, J., Macaskill, P. (2002). The comparative sensitivity of mammography and ultrasound in women with breast symptoms: an age specific analysis. The Breast, 11(2), 125-130.

2001

  • Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Dunn, S., Houssami, N., Ellis, P. (2001). Randomized clinical trials in oncology: understanding and attitudes predict willingness to participate. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 19, 3554-3561.

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