Dr Peter Grimison

Clinical Senior Lecturer
Medicine, Central Clinical School

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Biographical details

Peter Grimison is currently Staff Specialist in Medical Oncology at Chris O'Brien Lifehouse in Sydney; Visiting Medical Officer at Royal Prince Alfred and Dubbo Base Hospitals; and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney.

His clinical work focuses on testicular cancer, other genito-urinary cancers, and upper gastro-intestinal cancers. He is involved as germ cell subcommittee chair, member of the scientific advisory committee, trial management committee member, and site Principal Investigator in several trials for the Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group, whose coordinating centre is based at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre of the University of Sydney. He is also involved as member of the Upper Gastro-Intestinal Working Party and site Principal Investigator in clinical trials for the Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group; and site Principal Investigatorfor industry sponsors. He is also committed to teaching through the University of Sydney Medical Program, Basic Physician Training, and Advanced Training in Medical Oncology; and is an accredited RACP Clinical Examiner.

Research interests

- Germ cell tumours including testicular cancer

- Other genito-urinary cancers

- Upper gastro-intestinal cancers

- Oncology health services research

- Quality of life assessment in clinical trials (PhD completed)

Teaching and supervision

- Evidence-based medicine

Selected grants

2014

  • Personalised Medicine for Advanced Testicular Cancer: An Evaluation of Genetic Variants to Identify Individuals not Curable with Best Standard Chemotherapy; Grimison P; Sydney Catalyst Translational Cancer Research/Pilot and Seed Funding.

2013

  • Test-E; Development and phase 1 testing of a web-based intervention to reduce anxiety and depression in survivors of testicular cancer; Butow P, Olver I, Grimison P, Smith A, Klein B, Wootten A; Sydney Catalyst Translational Cancer Research/Pilot and Seed Funding.
  • Accelerating First-Line Chemotherapy to Improve Cure Rates for Advanced Germ Cell Tumours: An Australian-Led, International Randomised Trial; Grimison P, Toner G, Stockler M, Friedlander M, Thomson D, Gebski V, King M, Quinn D, Singhal N; Cancer Australia/Priority Driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme.
  • Cancer Institute NSW Cooperative Clinical Trial Grant for ANZUP; Grimison P, Stockler M, Woo H, Patel M, Hayden A, Sandoe D; Cancer Institute New South Wales/Cooperative Clinical Trial (CCT) Grants.

2012

  • Translating evidence into practice: implementing clinical pathways to relieve psychological distress and improve wellbeing for cancer patients; Butow P, Price M, Clayton J, Grimison P, Shaw T; Sydney Catalyst Translational Cancer Research/Pilot and Seed Funding.

2010

  • Development and valuation of cancer-specific multi-attribute health states for use in economic evaluation; King M, Viney R, Pallant J, Janda M, Grimison P; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2009

  • Development and operational support for ALTG, ANZUP and GOGNO through the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre: A NSW-led initiative; Stockler M, Simes R, Grimison P, Hague W; Cancer Institute New South Wales/Clinical Trials Infrastructure Grants.
  • Biostatistics, quality assurance and data systems for cancer trial groups activities based at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre; Gebski V, Simes R, Hague W, Gainford M, Stockler M, Goldstein D, Friedlander M, Grimison P; Cancer Institute New South Wales/Clinical Trials Infrastructure Grants.
  • Development of cancer-specific multi-attribute health states from the QLQ-C30 for use in economic evaluation; King M, Barton M, Barton M, Ng W, Viney R, Grimison P; Cancer Institute New South Wales/Research Innovation Grants.
  • Understanding the psychosocial sequelae of surviving Testicular Cancer; Olver I, King M, Toner G, Butow P, Luckett T, Grimison P, Toner G, King M, Stubbs J; Cancer Australia/Priority Driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme.

2008

  • Accelerated first line chemotherapy for advanced germ cell tumours; Friedlander M, Grimison P, Stockler M, Toner G; Cancer Council New South Wales/Research Project Grants.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Grimison, P., Toner, G. (2011). Management of Advanced Germ Cell Tumors: IGCCC Intermediate- and Poor-Risk Patients. In P. T. Scardino (Eds.), Comprehensive Textbook of Genitourinary Oncology, (pp. 340-350). New York, USA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Journals

  • Grimison, P., Stockler, M., Chatfield, M., Thomson, D., Gebski, V., Friedlander, M., Boland, A., Houghton, B., Gruney, H., Rosenthal, M., et al (2014). Accelerated BEP for metastatic germ cell tumours: a multicenter phase II trial by the Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group (ANZUP). Annals of Oncology, 25(1), 143-148. [More Information]
  • Nichols, C., Roth, B., Albers, P., Einhorn, L., Foster, R., Daneshmand, S., Jewett, M., Warde, P., Sweeney, C., Beard, C., Grimison, P., et al (2013). Active surveillance is the preferred approach to clinical stage I testicular cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 31(28), 3490-3493. [More Information]
  • Grimison, P., Phillips, F., Butow, P., White, K., Yip, D., Sardelic, F., Underhill, C., Tse, R., Simes, R., Turley, K., et al (2013). Are visiting oncologists enough? A qualitative study of the needs of Australian rural and regional cancer patients, carers and health professionals. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 9(3), 226-238. [More Information]
  • Fox, P., Chatfield, M., Beith, J., Allison, S., Della-Fiorentina, S., Fisher, D., Turley, K., Grimison, P. (2013). Factors delaying chemotherapy for breast cancer in four urban and rural oncology units. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 83(7-8), 533-538. [More Information]
  • Houghton, B., Chalasani, V., Hayne, D., Grimison, P., Brown, C., Patel, M., Davis, I., Stockler, M. (2013). Intravesical chemotherapy plus bacille Calmette-Guerin in non-muscle invasive bladder cancer: a systematic review with meta-analysis. BJU International, 111(6), 977-933. [More Information]
  • Grimison, P., Houghton, B., Chatfield, M., Toner, G., Davis, I., Martin, J., Hovey, E., Stockler, M. (2013). Patterns of management and surveillance imaging amongst medical oncologists in Australia for stage I testicular cancer. BJU International, 112(2), E35-E43. [More Information]
  • Smith, A., King, M., Butow, P., Grimison, P., Olver, I. (2013). Reduced quality of life in internet-panel controls. Epidemiology, 24(3), 462-463. [More Information]
  • Olver, I., Grimison, P., Chatfield, M., Stockler, M., Toner, G., Gebski, V., Harrup, R., Underhill, C., Kichenadasse, G., Singhal, N., Boland, A., McDonald, A., et al (2013). Results of a 7-day aprepitant schedule for the prevention of nausea and vomiting in 5-day cisplatin-based germ cell tumor chemotherapy. Supportive Care in Cancer, 21(6), 1561-1568. [More Information]
  • Smith, A., King, M., Butow, P., Luckett, T., Grimison, P., Toner, G., Stockler, M., Hovey, E., Stubbs, J., Hruby, G., Gurney, H., Turner, S., et al (2013). The prevalence and correlates of supportive care needs in testicular cancer survivors: a cross-sectional study. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 22(11), 2557-2564. [More Information]
  • Kiely, B., McCaughan, G., Christodoulou, S., Beale, P., Grimison, P., Trotman, J., Tattersall, M., Stockler, M. (2013). Using scenarios to explain life expectancy in advanced cancer: attitudes of people with a cancer experience. Supportive Care in Cancer, 21(2), 369-376. [More Information]
  • Blinman, P., Grimison, P., Barton, M., Crossing, S., Walpole, E., Wong, N., Francis, K., Koczwara, B. (2012). The shortage of medical oncologists: the Australian Medical Oncologist Workforce Study. Medical Journal of Australia, 196(1), 58-61. [More Information]
  • Koczwara, B., Barton, M., Walpole, E., Grimison, P., Blinman, P., Crossing, S., Francis, K. (2012). Workforce shortages in medical oncology: a looming threat to quality cancer care. Medical Journal of Australia, 196(1), 32-33. [More Information]
  • Stockler, M., Harvey, V., Francis, P., Byrne, M., Ackland, S., Fitzharris, B., Van Hazel, G., Wilcken, N., Grimison, P., Nowak, A., Zannino, D., Gebski, V., Coates, A., et al (2011). Capecitabine Versus Classical Cyclophosphamide, Methotrexate, and Fluorouracil As First-Line Chemotherapy for Advanced Breast Cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 29(34), 4498-4504. [More Information]
  • Linton, A., Grimison, P. (2011). Testicular cancer. Australian Doctor, 17, 33-40.
  • Grimison, P., Stockler, M., Thomson, D., Olver, I., Harvey, V., Gebski, V., Lewis, C., Levi, J., Boyer, M., Gurney, H., Boland, A., Simes, R., et al (2010). Comparison of Two Standard Chemotherapy Regimens for Good-Prognosis Germ Cell Tumors: Updated Analysis of a Randomized Trial. National Cancer Institute. Journal, 102(16), 1253-1262. [More Information]
  • Grimison, P., Simes, R., Hudson, M., Stockler, M. (2009). Deriving a Patient-Based Utility Index from a Cancer-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire. Value in Health, 12(5), 800-807. [More Information]
  • Grimison, P., Simes, R., Hudson, M., Stockler, M. (2009). Preliminary Validation of an Optimally Weighted Patient-Based Utility Index by Application to Randomized Trials in Breast Cancer. Value in Health, 12(6), 967-976. [More Information]
  • Grimison, P., Simes, R., Stockler, M. (2007). Development and validation of optimally weighted measures of global health-related quality of life (QoL) and utility based on a cancer-specific QoL instrument. Value in Health, 10(6), A226-A227.
  • Grimison, P., Stockler, M. (2007). Quality of life and adjuvant systemic therapy for early-stage breast cancer. Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy, 7(8), 1123-1134. [More Information]
  • Grimison, P., Chin, M., Harrison, M., Goldstein, D. (2006). Primary pancreatic lymphoma--pancreatic tumours that are potentially curable without resection, a retrospective review of four cases. BMC Cancer, 4(6), 117. [More Information]
  • Grimison, P., Goldstein, D., Yu, L. (2005). An unusual abdominal mass. Gut (English Edition): an international journal of gastroenterology and hepatology, 54(4), 478. [More Information]

2014

  • Grimison, P., Stockler, M., Chatfield, M., Thomson, D., Gebski, V., Friedlander, M., Boland, A., Houghton, B., Gruney, H., Rosenthal, M., et al (2014). Accelerated BEP for metastatic germ cell tumours: a multicenter phase II trial by the Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group (ANZUP). Annals of Oncology, 25(1), 143-148. [More Information]

2013

  • Nichols, C., Roth, B., Albers, P., Einhorn, L., Foster, R., Daneshmand, S., Jewett, M., Warde, P., Sweeney, C., Beard, C., Grimison, P., et al (2013). Active surveillance is the preferred approach to clinical stage I testicular cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 31(28), 3490-3493. [More Information]
  • Grimison, P., Phillips, F., Butow, P., White, K., Yip, D., Sardelic, F., Underhill, C., Tse, R., Simes, R., Turley, K., et al (2013). Are visiting oncologists enough? A qualitative study of the needs of Australian rural and regional cancer patients, carers and health professionals. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 9(3), 226-238. [More Information]
  • Fox, P., Chatfield, M., Beith, J., Allison, S., Della-Fiorentina, S., Fisher, D., Turley, K., Grimison, P. (2013). Factors delaying chemotherapy for breast cancer in four urban and rural oncology units. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 83(7-8), 533-538. [More Information]
  • Houghton, B., Chalasani, V., Hayne, D., Grimison, P., Brown, C., Patel, M., Davis, I., Stockler, M. (2013). Intravesical chemotherapy plus bacille Calmette-Guerin in non-muscle invasive bladder cancer: a systematic review with meta-analysis. BJU International, 111(6), 977-933. [More Information]
  • Grimison, P., Houghton, B., Chatfield, M., Toner, G., Davis, I., Martin, J., Hovey, E., Stockler, M. (2013). Patterns of management and surveillance imaging amongst medical oncologists in Australia for stage I testicular cancer. BJU International, 112(2), E35-E43. [More Information]
  • Smith, A., King, M., Butow, P., Grimison, P., Olver, I. (2013). Reduced quality of life in internet-panel controls. Epidemiology, 24(3), 462-463. [More Information]
  • Olver, I., Grimison, P., Chatfield, M., Stockler, M., Toner, G., Gebski, V., Harrup, R., Underhill, C., Kichenadasse, G., Singhal, N., Boland, A., McDonald, A., et al (2013). Results of a 7-day aprepitant schedule for the prevention of nausea and vomiting in 5-day cisplatin-based germ cell tumor chemotherapy. Supportive Care in Cancer, 21(6), 1561-1568. [More Information]
  • Smith, A., King, M., Butow, P., Luckett, T., Grimison, P., Toner, G., Stockler, M., Hovey, E., Stubbs, J., Hruby, G., Gurney, H., Turner, S., et al (2013). The prevalence and correlates of supportive care needs in testicular cancer survivors: a cross-sectional study. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 22(11), 2557-2564. [More Information]
  • Kiely, B., McCaughan, G., Christodoulou, S., Beale, P., Grimison, P., Trotman, J., Tattersall, M., Stockler, M. (2013). Using scenarios to explain life expectancy in advanced cancer: attitudes of people with a cancer experience. Supportive Care in Cancer, 21(2), 369-376. [More Information]

2012

  • Blinman, P., Grimison, P., Barton, M., Crossing, S., Walpole, E., Wong, N., Francis, K., Koczwara, B. (2012). The shortage of medical oncologists: the Australian Medical Oncologist Workforce Study. Medical Journal of Australia, 196(1), 58-61. [More Information]
  • Koczwara, B., Barton, M., Walpole, E., Grimison, P., Blinman, P., Crossing, S., Francis, K. (2012). Workforce shortages in medical oncology: a looming threat to quality cancer care. Medical Journal of Australia, 196(1), 32-33. [More Information]

2011

  • Stockler, M., Harvey, V., Francis, P., Byrne, M., Ackland, S., Fitzharris, B., Van Hazel, G., Wilcken, N., Grimison, P., Nowak, A., Zannino, D., Gebski, V., Coates, A., et al (2011). Capecitabine Versus Classical Cyclophosphamide, Methotrexate, and Fluorouracil As First-Line Chemotherapy for Advanced Breast Cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 29(34), 4498-4504. [More Information]
  • Grimison, P., Toner, G. (2011). Management of Advanced Germ Cell Tumors: IGCCC Intermediate- and Poor-Risk Patients. In P. T. Scardino (Eds.), Comprehensive Textbook of Genitourinary Oncology, (pp. 340-350). New York, USA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Linton, A., Grimison, P. (2011). Testicular cancer. Australian Doctor, 17, 33-40.

2010

  • Grimison, P., Stockler, M., Thomson, D., Olver, I., Harvey, V., Gebski, V., Lewis, C., Levi, J., Boyer, M., Gurney, H., Boland, A., Simes, R., et al (2010). Comparison of Two Standard Chemotherapy Regimens for Good-Prognosis Germ Cell Tumors: Updated Analysis of a Randomized Trial. National Cancer Institute. Journal, 102(16), 1253-1262. [More Information]

2009

  • Grimison, P., Simes, R., Hudson, M., Stockler, M. (2009). Deriving a Patient-Based Utility Index from a Cancer-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire. Value in Health, 12(5), 800-807. [More Information]
  • Grimison, P., Simes, R., Hudson, M., Stockler, M. (2009). Preliminary Validation of an Optimally Weighted Patient-Based Utility Index by Application to Randomized Trials in Breast Cancer. Value in Health, 12(6), 967-976. [More Information]

2007

  • Grimison, P., Simes, R., Stockler, M. (2007). Development and validation of optimally weighted measures of global health-related quality of life (QoL) and utility based on a cancer-specific QoL instrument. Value in Health, 10(6), A226-A227.
  • Grimison, P., Stockler, M. (2007). Quality of life and adjuvant systemic therapy for early-stage breast cancer. Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy, 7(8), 1123-1134. [More Information]

2006

  • Grimison, P., Chin, M., Harrison, M., Goldstein, D. (2006). Primary pancreatic lymphoma--pancreatic tumours that are potentially curable without resection, a retrospective review of four cases. BMC Cancer, 4(6), 117. [More Information]

2005

  • Grimison, P., Goldstein, D., Yu, L. (2005). An unusual abdominal mass. Gut (English Edition): an international journal of gastroenterology and hepatology, 54(4), 478. [More Information]

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