Professor Roger Uren

Clinical Professor
Medicine, Central Clinical School

Telephone +61 2 9519 9666
Fax +61 2 9550 5293

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Research interests

Lymphatic mapping and sentinel node biopsy in melanoma and breast cancer

Selected grants

2010

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

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • de Vries, J., Nieweg, O., Uren, R. (2004). Position Emission Tomography. In John F Thompson, Donald L Morton, Bin BR Kroon (Eds.), Textbook of Melanoma, (pp. 477-481). London: Martin Dunitz.
  • Thompson, J., Uren, R., Coventry, B., Chatterton, B. (2003). Lymphoscintigraphy. In Balch Houghton, Sober, Soong (Eds.), Cutaneous Melanoma, (pp. 329-352). Missouri: Quality Medical Publishing.

Journals

  • Wiener, M., Uren, R., Thompson, J. (2014). Lymphatic drainage patterns from primary cutaneous tumours of the forehead: Refining the recommendations for selective neck dissection. Journal of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery : JPRAS, 67(8), 1038-1044. [More Information]
  • van der Ploeg, A., Haydu, L., Spillane, A., Quinn, M., Saw, R., Shannon, K., Stretch, J., Uren, R., Scolyer, R., Thompson, J. (2014). Outcome Following Sentinel Node Biopsy Plus Wide Local Excision Versus Wide Local Excision Only for Primary Cutaneous Melanoma: Analysis of 5840 Patients Treated at a Single Institution. Annals of Surgery, 260(1), 149-157. [More Information]
  • Howman-Giles, R., Uren, R., Thompson, J. (2014). Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Pediatric and Adolescent Patients: A Proven Technique. Annals of Surgery, 259(6), e86-e86. [More Information]
  • Naehrig, D., Uren, R., Emmett, L., Ioannou, K., Hong, A., Wratten, C., Thompson, J., Hruby, G. (2014). Sentinel lymph node mapping for defining site and extent of elective radiotherapy management of regional nodes in Merkel cell carcinoma: a pilot case series. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 58, 353-359. [More Information]
  • Beumer, J., Gill, G., Campbell, I., Wetzig, N., Ung, O., Farshid, G., Uren, R., Stockler, M., Gebski, V. (2014). Sentinel node biopsy and large (≥3 cm) breast cancer. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84(3), 117-120. [More Information]
  • Ch'ng, S., Pinna, A., Ioannou, K., Juszczyk, K., Shannon, K., Clifford, A., Uren, R., Clark, J. (2013). Assessment of second tier lymph nodes in melanoma and implications for extent of elective neck dissection in metastatic cutaneous malignancy of the parotid. Head and Neck, 35(2), 205-208. [More Information]
  • Noushi, F., Spillane, A., Uren, R., Cooper, R., Allwright, S., Snook, K., Gillett, D., Pearce, A., Gebski, V. (2013). High discordance rates between sub-areolar and peri-tumoural breast lymphoscintigraphy. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 39(10), 1053-1060. [More Information]
  • Harish, V., Bond, J., Scolyer, R., Haydu, L., Saw, R., Quinn, M., Benger, R., Uren, R., Stretch, J., Shannon, K., Thompson, J. (2013). Margins of excision and prognostic factors for cutaneous eyelid melanomas. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 66(8), 1066-1073. [More Information]
  • Uren, R., Giammarile, F., Alazraki, N., Aarsvold, J., Audisio, R., Glass, E., Grant, S., Kunikowska, J., Leidenius, M., Moncayo, V., et al (2013). The EANM and SNMMI practice guideline for lymphoscintigraphy and sentinel node localization in breast cancer. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 40(12), 1932-1947. [More Information]
  • Peach, H., van der Ploeg, A., Haydu, L., Stretch, J., Shannon, K., Uren, R., Thompson, J. (2013). The Unpredictability of Lymphatic Drainage from the Ear in Melanoma Patients, and Its Implications for Management. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 20(5), 1707-1713. [More Information]
  • Spillane, A., Haydu, L., Lee, N., Uren, R., Stretch, J., Shannon, K., Quinn, M., Saw, R., McCarthy, W., Thompson, J. (2012). Evaluation of Incomplete Sentinel Node Biopsy Procedures and Sentinel Node Positivity Rates as Surgical Quality-Assurance Parameters in Melanoma Patients. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 19(12), 3919-3925. [More Information]
  • Noushi, F., Spillane, A., Uren, R. (2012). In Regard to Hindie et al. International Journal of Radiation: Oncology - Biology - Physics, 84(2), 302-302. [More Information]
  • Lee, N., Spillane, A., Pang, T., Haydu, L., Uren, R. (2012). Incomplete Sentinel Node Biopsy Is Not Clearly Related to Survival or Regional Recurrence in Cutaneous Melanoma Patients. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 19(1), 280-286. [More Information]
  • Uren, R., Howman-Giles, R., Chung, D., Spillane, A., Noushi, F., Gillett, D., Gluch, L., Mak, C., West, R., Briody, J., Carmalt, H. (2012). SPECT/CT scans allow precise anatomical location of sentinel lymph nodes in breast cancer and redefine lymphatic drainage from the breast to the axilla. The Breast, 21(4), 480-486. [More Information]
  • Uren, R., Howman-Giles, R., Chung, D., Thompson, J. (2011). Guidelines for lymphoscintigraphy and F18 FDG PET scans in Melanoma. Journal of Surgical Oncology, 104(4), 405-419. [More Information]
  • Noushi, F., Spillane, A., Uren, R., Gebski, V. (2011). Internal Mammary Lymph Node Metastasis in Breast Cancer: Predictive Models to Assist with Prognostic Influence. The Breast, 20(3), 278-283. [More Information]
  • Blumgart, E., Uren, R., Nielsen, P., Nash, M., Reynolds, H. (2011). Lymphatic Drainage and Tumour Prevalence in the Breast: A Statistical Analysis of Symmetry, Gender and Node Field Independence. Journal of Anatomy, 218(6), 652-659. [More Information]
  • Blumgart, E., Uren, R., Nielsen, P., Nash, M., Reynolds, H. (2011). Predicting lymphatic drainage patterns and primary tumour location in patients with breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 130(2), 699-705. [More Information]
  • Nielsen, K., Chakera, A., Hesse, B., Scolyer, R., Stretch, J., Thompson, J., Nielsen, M., Uren, R., Oturai, P. (2011). The diagnostic value of adding dynamic scintigraphy to standard delayed planar imaging for sentinel node identification in melanoma patients. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 38(11), 1999-2004. [More Information]
  • Verwer, N., Scolyer, R., Uren, R., Winstanley, J., Brown, P., de Wilt, J., Thompson, J. (2011). Treatment and Prognostic Significance of Positive Interval Sentinel Nodes in Patients with Primary Cutaneous Melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 18(12), 3292-3299. [More Information]
  • Thompson, J., Haydu, L., Sanki, A., Uren, R. (2011). Ultrasound assessment of lymph nodes in the management of early-stage melanoma. Journal of Surgical Oncology, 104(4), 354-360. [More Information]
  • Murali, R., Thompson, J., Uren, R., Scolyer, R. (2010). Fine-needle biopsy of metastatic melanoma: clinical use and new applications. Lancet Oncology, 11(4), 391-400. [More Information]
  • Reynolds, H., Walker, C., Dunbar, P., O'Sullivan, M., Uren, R., Thompson, J., Smith, N. (2010). Functional anatomy of the lymphatics draining the skin: a detailed statistical analysis. Journal of Anatomy, 216(3), 344-355. [More Information]
  • Noushi, F., Spillane, A., Uren, R., Gebski, V. (2010). Internal mammary node metastasis in breast cancer: Predictive models to determine status & management algorithms. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 36(1), 16-22. [More Information]
  • Chakera, A., Hesse, B., Burak, Z., Ballinger, J., Britten, A., Caraco, C., Cochran, A., Cook, M., Drzewiecki, K., Scolyer, R., Thompson, J., Uren, R., et al (2009). EANM-EORTC general recommendations for sentinel node diagnostics in melanoma. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 36(10), 1713-1742. [More Information]
  • Lam, T., Uren, R., Scolyer, R., Shannon, K., Thompson, J. (2009). False-negative sentinel node biopsy because of obstruction of lymphatics by metastatic melanoma: the value of ultrasound in conjunction with preoperative lymphoscintigraphy. Melanoma Research, 19(2), 94-99. [More Information]
  • Spillane, A., Noushi, F., Cooper, R., Gebski, V., Uren, R. (2009). High-resolution lymphoscintigraphy is essential for recognition of the significance of internal mammary nodes in breast cancer. Annals of Oncology, 20(6), 977-984. [More Information]
  • Howman-Giles, R., Shaw, H., Scolyer, R., Murali, R., Wilmott, J., McCarthy, S., Uren, R., Thompson, J. (2009). Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Pediatric and Adolescent Cutaneous Melanoma Patients. Annals of Surgical Oncology, Online(DOI: 10.1245/s10434-009-0657-4), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Uren, R. (2009). SPECT/CT Lymphoscintigraphy to locate the sentinel lymph node in patients with melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 16(6), 1459-1460. [More Information]
  • Sanki, A., Uren, R., Moncrieff, M., Tran, K., Scolyer, R., Lin, H., Thompson, J. (2009). Targeted High-Resolution Ultrasound Is Not an Effective Substitute for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Patients With Primary Cutaneous Melanoma. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 27(22), 5614-5619. [More Information]
  • Reynolds, H., Smith, N., Uren, R., Thompson, J., Rod Dunbar, P. (2009). Three-dimensional visualization of skin lymphatic drainage patterns of the head and neck. Head and Neck, 31(10), 1316-1325. [More Information]
  • Beavis, A., Dawson, M., Doble, P., Scolyer, R., Bourne, R., Li, L., Murali, R., Stretch, J., Lean, C., Uren, R., Thompson, J. (2008). Confirmation of Sentinel Lymph Node Identity by Analysis of Fine-Needle Biopsy Samples Using Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 15(3), 934-940. [More Information]
  • Moncrieff, M., Scolyer, R., Thompson, J., Beavis, A., Uren, R., Stretch, J. (2008). Correct identification of a sentinel node postselective lymphadenectomy using antimony levels. Melanoma Research: a journal for basic, translational and clinical research in melanoma, 18(5), 365-366. [More Information]
  • Doubrovsky, A., Scolyer, R., Murali, R., McKenzie, P., Watson, G., Lee, C., McLeod, D., McCarthy, W., Uren, R., Stretch, J., Saw, R., Thompson, J. (2008). Diagnostic Accuracy of Fine Needle Biopsy for Metastatic Melanoma and Its Implications for Patient Management. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 15(1), 323-332. [More Information]
  • Karim, R., Scolyer, R., Li, W., Yee, V., McKinnon, J., Li, L., Uren, R., Lam, S., Beavis, A., Dawson, M., Thompson, J., et al (2008). False Negative Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsies in Melanoma May Result From Deficiencies in Nuclear Medicine, Surgery, or Pathology. Annals of Surgery, 247(6), 1003-1010. [More Information]
  • Warner, R., Quinn, M., Hruby, G., Scolyer, R., Uren, R., Thompson, J. (2008). Management of Merkel Cell Carcinoma: The Roles of Lymphoscintigraphy, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy and Adjuvant Radiotherapy. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 15(9), 2509-2518. [More Information]
  • Thompson, J., Scolyer, R., Kefford, R., Uren, R. (2007). (Letter to the Editor) Melanoma Management in 2007. Australian Family Physician, 36(7), 487-488. [More Information]
  • Reynolds, H., Dunbar, P., Uren, R., Smith, N. (2007). Computer Modeling Provides a New Tool for Clinically Diagnosing Melanoma Spread through the Lymphatics. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference Proceedings, 1(Conference Paper), 5307-5310. [More Information]
  • Murali, R., Doubrovsky, A., Watson, G., McKenzie, P., Lee, C., McLeod, D., Uren, R., Stretch, J., Saw, R., Thompson, J., Scolyer, R. (2007). Diagnosis of metastatic melanoma by fine-needle biopsy: analysis of 2,204 cases. American Journal of Clinical Pathology, 127(3), 385. [More Information]
  • Sevilla, A., Howman-Giles, R., Saleh, H., Trpezanovski, J., Concannon, R., Williams, K., Chung, D., Uren, R. (2007). Hepatobiliary scintigraphy with SPECT in infancy. Clinical Nuclear Medicine, 32(1), 16-23. [More Information]
  • Reynolds, H., Dunbar, P., Uren, R., Thompson, J., Smith, N. (2007). Mapping melanoma lymphoscintigraphy data onto a 3D anatomically based model. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 35(8), 1444-1457. [More Information]
  • Howman-Giles, R., Shaw, P., Uren, R., Chung, D. (2007). Neuroblastoma and Other Neuroendocrine Tumors. Seminars in Nuclear Medicine, 37(4), 286-302. [More Information]
  • Uren, R., Sanki, A., Thompson, J. (2007). The utility of ultrasound in patients with melanoma. Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy, 7(11), 1633-1642. [More Information]
  • Reynolds, H., Dunbar, P., Uren, R., Blackett, S., Thompson, J., Smith, N. (2007). Three-dimensional visualisation of lymphatic drainage patterns in patients with cutaneous melanoma. Lancet Oncology, 8(9), 806-812. [More Information]
  • Uren, R., Thompson, J., Howman-Giles, R., Chung, D. (2006). Lymphatic drainage-in patients with primary cutaneous melanoma - the role of lymphoscintigraphy in sentinel lymph node biopsy. Current Medical Imaging Reviews, 2(2), 261-270.
  • Uren, R. (2006). Sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma. The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 47(2), 191-195. [More Information]
  • Thompson, J., Scolyer, R., Uren, R. (2006). Surgical management of primary cutaneous melanoma: excision margins and the role of sentinel lymph node examination. Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America, 15(2), 301-18. [More Information]
  • Uren, R., Howman-Giles, R., Chung, D., Thompson, J. (2006). The clinical importance of lymphoscintigraphy for sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma and breast cancer. World Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 5(Supplement 1), S379-S382.
  • Uren, R., Howman-Giles, R., Chung, D., Morton, R., Thompson, J. (2006). The Reproducibility in Routine Clinical Practice of Sentinel Lymph Node Identification by Pre-operative Lymphoscintigraphy in Patients with Cutaneous Melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 14(2), 899-905. [More Information]
  • Thompson, J., Uren, R., Shaw, H. (2006). Time for comprehensive reporting of MSLT-I -author reply. Lancet Oncology, 7(1), 11-12.
  • van Poll, D., Thompson, J., Colman, M., McKinnon, J., Saw, R., Stretch, J., Scolyer, R., Uren, R. (2005). A sentinel node biopsy does not increase the incidence of in-transit metastasis in patients with primary cutaneous melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 12(8), 597-608. [More Information]
  • Thompson, J., Uren, R., Stevens, G. (2005). Internal mammary node metastasis from primary cutaneous melanoma on the anterior chest. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 75(8), 723-5. [More Information]
  • Thompson, J., Uren, R. (2005). Lymphatic mapping in management of patients with primary cutaneous melanoma. Lancet Oncology, 6(11), 877-885. [More Information]
  • Mansberg, R., Crawford, B., Uren, R., Thompson, J. (2005). Minimally invasive radio-guided surgery for recurrent thyroid cancer using iodine-123. Clinical Nuclear Medicine, 30(1), 43-44.
  • Yee, V., Thompson, J., McKinnon, J., Scolyer, R., Li, L., McCarthy, W., O'Brien, C., Quinn, M., Saw, R., Shannon, K., Stretch, J., Uren, R. (2005). Outcome in 846 cutaneous melanoma patients from a single center after a negative sentinel node biopsy. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 12(6), 429-439. [More Information]
  • Uren, R., Howman-Giles, R., Thompson, J., Chung, D. (2005). Role of lymphoscintigraphy for selective sentinel lymphadenectomy. Cancer Treatment and Research, 127, 15-38. [More Information]
  • Thompson, J., Uren, R., Stretch, J., Scolyer, R. (2005). Selective sentinel lymphadenectomy: progress to date and prospects for the future. Cancer Treatment and Research, 127(Supplement), 269-287. [More Information]
  • Starritt, E., Uren, R., Scolyer, R., Quinn, M., Thompson, J. (2005). Ultrasound examination of sentinel nodes in the initial assessment of patients with primary cutaneous melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 12(1), 18-23. [More Information]
  • Peacock, K., Porn, U., Howman-Giles, R., O'Loughlin, E., Uren, R., Gaskin, K., Dorney, S., Kamath, K. (2004). 99Mtc-Stannous Colloid White Cell Scintigraphy In Childhood Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 45(2), 261-265.
  • Scolyer, R., Thompson, J., Li, L., Beavis, A., Dawson, M., Doble, P., Soper, R., Uren, R., Stretch, J., Sharma, R., et al (2004). Antimony Concentrations In Nodal Tissue Can Confirm Sentinel Node Identity. Modern Pathology, 17(10), 1191-1197.
  • de Wilt, J., Thompson, J., Uren, R., Ka, V., Scolyer, R., McCarthy, W., O'Brien, C., Quinn, M., Shannon, K. (2004). Correlation Between Preoperative Lymphoscintigraphy And Metastatic Nodal Disease Sites In 362 Patients With Cutaneous Melanomas Of The Head And Neck. Annals of Surgery, 239(4), 544-552.
  • Scolyer, R., Thompson, J., Li, L., Beavis, A., Dawson, M., Doble, P., Ka, V., McKinnon, J., Soper, R., Uren, R., Shaw, H., Stretch, J., McCarthy, S. (2004). Failure To Remove True Sentinel Nodes Can Cause Failure Of The Sentinel Node Biopsy Technique: Evidence From Antimony Concentrations In False-Negative Sentinel Nodes From Melanoma Patients. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 11(Supplement 3), 174S-178S.
  • Uren, R. (2004). Lymphatic Drainage Of The Skin. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 11(Supplement 3), 179S-185S.
  • Howman-Giles, R., Thompson, J., Chung, D., Uren, R. (2004). Nuclear Medicine Aspects Of Melanoma And Breast Lymphatic Mapping. Seminars in Oncology, 31(3), 338-348.
  • Thompson, J., Stretch, J., Uren, R., Ka, V., Scolyer, R. (2004). Sentinel Node Biopsy For Melanoma: Where Have We Been And Where Are We Going? Annals of Surgical Oncology, 11(Supplement 3), 147S-151S.
  • Thompson, J., Uren, R. (2004). Teaching Points On Lymphatic Mapping For Melanoma From The Sydney Melanoma Unit. Seminars in Oncology, 31(3), 349-356.
  • Dawson, M., Doble, P., Beavis, A., Li, L., Soper, R., Scolyer, R., Uren, R., Thompson, J. (2003). Antimony by ICP-MS as a marker for sentinel lymphnodes in melanoma patients. The Analyst, 128(3), 217-219.
  • Porn, U., Howman-Giles, R., Onikul, E., Uren, R. (2003). Langerhans cell histiocytosis of the lumbar spine. Clinical Nuclear Medicine, 28(1), 52-53.
  • Uren, R., Howman-Giles, R., Renwick, S., Gillett, D. (2003). Lymphatic mapping of the breast: locating the sentinel lymph nodes. World Journal of Surgery, 25(6), 789-793. [More Information]
  • Uren, R., Howman-Giles, R., Thompson, J. (2003). Patterns of lymphatic drainage from the skin in patients with melanoma*. The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 44, 570-582.
  • Uren, R., Howman-Giles, R., Thompson, J. (2003). Reconfirmation of clinical unpredictability of lymphatic drainage in cutaneous melanoma and new developments in sentinel lymph node diagnostics. The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 11, 1871-1872.
  • Thompson, J., Uren, R. (2001). Anomalous lymphatic drainage patterns in patients with cutaneous melanoma. Tumori: a journal of experimental and clinical oncology, 87.
  • Thompson, J., Uren, R. (2001). Lymphatic mapping and sentinel node biopsy for melanoma. Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy, 1, 446-452.
  • Uren, R., Howman-Giles, R., Thompson, J., McCarthy, W., Quinn, M., Roberts, J., Shaw, H. (2000). Interval nodes: The forgotten sentinel nodes in patients with melanoma. JAMA (formerly Archives Of Surgery), 135(10), 1168-1172.
  • Craig, J., Irwig, L., Ford, M., Willis, N., Howman-Giles, R., Uren, R., Rossleigh, M., Grunewald, S. (2000). Reliability of DMSA for the diagnosis of renal parenchymal abnormality in children. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 27(11), 1610-1616. [More Information]
  • Millane, T., Bernard, E., Jaeggi, E., Uren, R., Cartmill, T., Hawker, R., Homan-Giles, R., Celermajer, D. (2000). Role of ischemia and infarction in the late right ventricular dysfunction following atrial repair of transposition of the great arteries. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 35, 1661-1668.

2014

  • Wiener, M., Uren, R., Thompson, J. (2014). Lymphatic drainage patterns from primary cutaneous tumours of the forehead: Refining the recommendations for selective neck dissection. Journal of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery : JPRAS, 67(8), 1038-1044. [More Information]
  • van der Ploeg, A., Haydu, L., Spillane, A., Quinn, M., Saw, R., Shannon, K., Stretch, J., Uren, R., Scolyer, R., Thompson, J. (2014). Outcome Following Sentinel Node Biopsy Plus Wide Local Excision Versus Wide Local Excision Only for Primary Cutaneous Melanoma: Analysis of 5840 Patients Treated at a Single Institution. Annals of Surgery, 260(1), 149-157. [More Information]
  • Howman-Giles, R., Uren, R., Thompson, J. (2014). Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Pediatric and Adolescent Patients: A Proven Technique. Annals of Surgery, 259(6), e86-e86. [More Information]
  • Naehrig, D., Uren, R., Emmett, L., Ioannou, K., Hong, A., Wratten, C., Thompson, J., Hruby, G. (2014). Sentinel lymph node mapping for defining site and extent of elective radiotherapy management of regional nodes in Merkel cell carcinoma: a pilot case series. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 58, 353-359. [More Information]
  • Beumer, J., Gill, G., Campbell, I., Wetzig, N., Ung, O., Farshid, G., Uren, R., Stockler, M., Gebski, V. (2014). Sentinel node biopsy and large (≥3 cm) breast cancer. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84(3), 117-120. [More Information]

2013

  • Ch'ng, S., Pinna, A., Ioannou, K., Juszczyk, K., Shannon, K., Clifford, A., Uren, R., Clark, J. (2013). Assessment of second tier lymph nodes in melanoma and implications for extent of elective neck dissection in metastatic cutaneous malignancy of the parotid. Head and Neck, 35(2), 205-208. [More Information]
  • Noushi, F., Spillane, A., Uren, R., Cooper, R., Allwright, S., Snook, K., Gillett, D., Pearce, A., Gebski, V. (2013). High discordance rates between sub-areolar and peri-tumoural breast lymphoscintigraphy. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 39(10), 1053-1060. [More Information]
  • Harish, V., Bond, J., Scolyer, R., Haydu, L., Saw, R., Quinn, M., Benger, R., Uren, R., Stretch, J., Shannon, K., Thompson, J. (2013). Margins of excision and prognostic factors for cutaneous eyelid melanomas. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 66(8), 1066-1073. [More Information]
  • Uren, R., Giammarile, F., Alazraki, N., Aarsvold, J., Audisio, R., Glass, E., Grant, S., Kunikowska, J., Leidenius, M., Moncayo, V., et al (2013). The EANM and SNMMI practice guideline for lymphoscintigraphy and sentinel node localization in breast cancer. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 40(12), 1932-1947. [More Information]
  • Peach, H., van der Ploeg, A., Haydu, L., Stretch, J., Shannon, K., Uren, R., Thompson, J. (2013). The Unpredictability of Lymphatic Drainage from the Ear in Melanoma Patients, and Its Implications for Management. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 20(5), 1707-1713. [More Information]

2012

  • Spillane, A., Haydu, L., Lee, N., Uren, R., Stretch, J., Shannon, K., Quinn, M., Saw, R., McCarthy, W., Thompson, J. (2012). Evaluation of Incomplete Sentinel Node Biopsy Procedures and Sentinel Node Positivity Rates as Surgical Quality-Assurance Parameters in Melanoma Patients. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 19(12), 3919-3925. [More Information]
  • Noushi, F., Spillane, A., Uren, R. (2012). In Regard to Hindie et al. International Journal of Radiation: Oncology - Biology - Physics, 84(2), 302-302. [More Information]
  • Lee, N., Spillane, A., Pang, T., Haydu, L., Uren, R. (2012). Incomplete Sentinel Node Biopsy Is Not Clearly Related to Survival or Regional Recurrence in Cutaneous Melanoma Patients. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 19(1), 280-286. [More Information]
  • Uren, R., Howman-Giles, R., Chung, D., Spillane, A., Noushi, F., Gillett, D., Gluch, L., Mak, C., West, R., Briody, J., Carmalt, H. (2012). SPECT/CT scans allow precise anatomical location of sentinel lymph nodes in breast cancer and redefine lymphatic drainage from the breast to the axilla. The Breast, 21(4), 480-486. [More Information]

2011

  • Uren, R., Howman-Giles, R., Chung, D., Thompson, J. (2011). Guidelines for lymphoscintigraphy and F18 FDG PET scans in Melanoma. Journal of Surgical Oncology, 104(4), 405-419. [More Information]
  • Noushi, F., Spillane, A., Uren, R., Gebski, V. (2011). Internal Mammary Lymph Node Metastasis in Breast Cancer: Predictive Models to Assist with Prognostic Influence. The Breast, 20(3), 278-283. [More Information]
  • Blumgart, E., Uren, R., Nielsen, P., Nash, M., Reynolds, H. (2011). Lymphatic Drainage and Tumour Prevalence in the Breast: A Statistical Analysis of Symmetry, Gender and Node Field Independence. Journal of Anatomy, 218(6), 652-659. [More Information]
  • Blumgart, E., Uren, R., Nielsen, P., Nash, M., Reynolds, H. (2011). Predicting lymphatic drainage patterns and primary tumour location in patients with breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 130(2), 699-705. [More Information]
  • Nielsen, K., Chakera, A., Hesse, B., Scolyer, R., Stretch, J., Thompson, J., Nielsen, M., Uren, R., Oturai, P. (2011). The diagnostic value of adding dynamic scintigraphy to standard delayed planar imaging for sentinel node identification in melanoma patients. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 38(11), 1999-2004. [More Information]
  • Verwer, N., Scolyer, R., Uren, R., Winstanley, J., Brown, P., de Wilt, J., Thompson, J. (2011). Treatment and Prognostic Significance of Positive Interval Sentinel Nodes in Patients with Primary Cutaneous Melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 18(12), 3292-3299. [More Information]
  • Thompson, J., Haydu, L., Sanki, A., Uren, R. (2011). Ultrasound assessment of lymph nodes in the management of early-stage melanoma. Journal of Surgical Oncology, 104(4), 354-360. [More Information]

2010

  • Murali, R., Thompson, J., Uren, R., Scolyer, R. (2010). Fine-needle biopsy of metastatic melanoma: clinical use and new applications. Lancet Oncology, 11(4), 391-400. [More Information]
  • Reynolds, H., Walker, C., Dunbar, P., O'Sullivan, M., Uren, R., Thompson, J., Smith, N. (2010). Functional anatomy of the lymphatics draining the skin: a detailed statistical analysis. Journal of Anatomy, 216(3), 344-355. [More Information]
  • Noushi, F., Spillane, A., Uren, R., Gebski, V. (2010). Internal mammary node metastasis in breast cancer: Predictive models to determine status & management algorithms. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 36(1), 16-22. [More Information]

2009

  • Chakera, A., Hesse, B., Burak, Z., Ballinger, J., Britten, A., Caraco, C., Cochran, A., Cook, M., Drzewiecki, K., Scolyer, R., Thompson, J., Uren, R., et al (2009). EANM-EORTC general recommendations for sentinel node diagnostics in melanoma. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 36(10), 1713-1742. [More Information]
  • Lam, T., Uren, R., Scolyer, R., Shannon, K., Thompson, J. (2009). False-negative sentinel node biopsy because of obstruction of lymphatics by metastatic melanoma: the value of ultrasound in conjunction with preoperative lymphoscintigraphy. Melanoma Research, 19(2), 94-99. [More Information]
  • Spillane, A., Noushi, F., Cooper, R., Gebski, V., Uren, R. (2009). High-resolution lymphoscintigraphy is essential for recognition of the significance of internal mammary nodes in breast cancer. Annals of Oncology, 20(6), 977-984. [More Information]
  • Howman-Giles, R., Shaw, H., Scolyer, R., Murali, R., Wilmott, J., McCarthy, S., Uren, R., Thompson, J. (2009). Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Pediatric and Adolescent Cutaneous Melanoma Patients. Annals of Surgical Oncology, Online(DOI: 10.1245/s10434-009-0657-4), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Uren, R. (2009). SPECT/CT Lymphoscintigraphy to locate the sentinel lymph node in patients with melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 16(6), 1459-1460. [More Information]
  • Sanki, A., Uren, R., Moncrieff, M., Tran, K., Scolyer, R., Lin, H., Thompson, J. (2009). Targeted High-Resolution Ultrasound Is Not an Effective Substitute for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Patients With Primary Cutaneous Melanoma. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 27(22), 5614-5619. [More Information]
  • Reynolds, H., Smith, N., Uren, R., Thompson, J., Rod Dunbar, P. (2009). Three-dimensional visualization of skin lymphatic drainage patterns of the head and neck. Head and Neck, 31(10), 1316-1325. [More Information]

2008

  • Beavis, A., Dawson, M., Doble, P., Scolyer, R., Bourne, R., Li, L., Murali, R., Stretch, J., Lean, C., Uren, R., Thompson, J. (2008). Confirmation of Sentinel Lymph Node Identity by Analysis of Fine-Needle Biopsy Samples Using Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 15(3), 934-940. [More Information]
  • Moncrieff, M., Scolyer, R., Thompson, J., Beavis, A., Uren, R., Stretch, J. (2008). Correct identification of a sentinel node postselective lymphadenectomy using antimony levels. Melanoma Research: a journal for basic, translational and clinical research in melanoma, 18(5), 365-366. [More Information]
  • Doubrovsky, A., Scolyer, R., Murali, R., McKenzie, P., Watson, G., Lee, C., McLeod, D., McCarthy, W., Uren, R., Stretch, J., Saw, R., Thompson, J. (2008). Diagnostic Accuracy of Fine Needle Biopsy for Metastatic Melanoma and Its Implications for Patient Management. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 15(1), 323-332. [More Information]
  • Karim, R., Scolyer, R., Li, W., Yee, V., McKinnon, J., Li, L., Uren, R., Lam, S., Beavis, A., Dawson, M., Thompson, J., et al (2008). False Negative Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsies in Melanoma May Result From Deficiencies in Nuclear Medicine, Surgery, or Pathology. Annals of Surgery, 247(6), 1003-1010. [More Information]
  • Warner, R., Quinn, M., Hruby, G., Scolyer, R., Uren, R., Thompson, J. (2008). Management of Merkel Cell Carcinoma: The Roles of Lymphoscintigraphy, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy and Adjuvant Radiotherapy. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 15(9), 2509-2518. [More Information]

2007

  • Thompson, J., Scolyer, R., Kefford, R., Uren, R. (2007). (Letter to the Editor) Melanoma Management in 2007. Australian Family Physician, 36(7), 487-488. [More Information]
  • Reynolds, H., Dunbar, P., Uren, R., Smith, N. (2007). Computer Modeling Provides a New Tool for Clinically Diagnosing Melanoma Spread through the Lymphatics. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference Proceedings, 1(Conference Paper), 5307-5310. [More Information]
  • Murali, R., Doubrovsky, A., Watson, G., McKenzie, P., Lee, C., McLeod, D., Uren, R., Stretch, J., Saw, R., Thompson, J., Scolyer, R. (2007). Diagnosis of metastatic melanoma by fine-needle biopsy: analysis of 2,204 cases. American Journal of Clinical Pathology, 127(3), 385. [More Information]
  • Sevilla, A., Howman-Giles, R., Saleh, H., Trpezanovski, J., Concannon, R., Williams, K., Chung, D., Uren, R. (2007). Hepatobiliary scintigraphy with SPECT in infancy. Clinical Nuclear Medicine, 32(1), 16-23. [More Information]
  • Reynolds, H., Dunbar, P., Uren, R., Thompson, J., Smith, N. (2007). Mapping melanoma lymphoscintigraphy data onto a 3D anatomically based model. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 35(8), 1444-1457. [More Information]
  • Howman-Giles, R., Shaw, P., Uren, R., Chung, D. (2007). Neuroblastoma and Other Neuroendocrine Tumors. Seminars in Nuclear Medicine, 37(4), 286-302. [More Information]
  • Uren, R., Sanki, A., Thompson, J. (2007). The utility of ultrasound in patients with melanoma. Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy, 7(11), 1633-1642. [More Information]
  • Reynolds, H., Dunbar, P., Uren, R., Blackett, S., Thompson, J., Smith, N. (2007). Three-dimensional visualisation of lymphatic drainage patterns in patients with cutaneous melanoma. Lancet Oncology, 8(9), 806-812. [More Information]

2006

  • Uren, R., Thompson, J., Howman-Giles, R., Chung, D. (2006). Lymphatic drainage-in patients with primary cutaneous melanoma - the role of lymphoscintigraphy in sentinel lymph node biopsy. Current Medical Imaging Reviews, 2(2), 261-270.
  • Uren, R. (2006). Sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma. The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 47(2), 191-195. [More Information]
  • Thompson, J., Scolyer, R., Uren, R. (2006). Surgical management of primary cutaneous melanoma: excision margins and the role of sentinel lymph node examination. Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America, 15(2), 301-18. [More Information]
  • Uren, R., Howman-Giles, R., Chung, D., Thompson, J. (2006). The clinical importance of lymphoscintigraphy for sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma and breast cancer. World Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 5(Supplement 1), S379-S382.
  • Uren, R., Howman-Giles, R., Chung, D., Morton, R., Thompson, J. (2006). The Reproducibility in Routine Clinical Practice of Sentinel Lymph Node Identification by Pre-operative Lymphoscintigraphy in Patients with Cutaneous Melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 14(2), 899-905. [More Information]
  • Thompson, J., Uren, R., Shaw, H. (2006). Time for comprehensive reporting of MSLT-I -author reply. Lancet Oncology, 7(1), 11-12.

2005

  • van Poll, D., Thompson, J., Colman, M., McKinnon, J., Saw, R., Stretch, J., Scolyer, R., Uren, R. (2005). A sentinel node biopsy does not increase the incidence of in-transit metastasis in patients with primary cutaneous melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 12(8), 597-608. [More Information]
  • Thompson, J., Uren, R., Stevens, G. (2005). Internal mammary node metastasis from primary cutaneous melanoma on the anterior chest. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 75(8), 723-5. [More Information]
  • Thompson, J., Uren, R. (2005). Lymphatic mapping in management of patients with primary cutaneous melanoma. Lancet Oncology, 6(11), 877-885. [More Information]
  • Mansberg, R., Crawford, B., Uren, R., Thompson, J. (2005). Minimally invasive radio-guided surgery for recurrent thyroid cancer using iodine-123. Clinical Nuclear Medicine, 30(1), 43-44.
  • Yee, V., Thompson, J., McKinnon, J., Scolyer, R., Li, L., McCarthy, W., O'Brien, C., Quinn, M., Saw, R., Shannon, K., Stretch, J., Uren, R. (2005). Outcome in 846 cutaneous melanoma patients from a single center after a negative sentinel node biopsy. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 12(6), 429-439. [More Information]
  • Uren, R., Howman-Giles, R., Thompson, J., Chung, D. (2005). Role of lymphoscintigraphy for selective sentinel lymphadenectomy. Cancer Treatment and Research, 127, 15-38. [More Information]
  • Thompson, J., Uren, R., Stretch, J., Scolyer, R. (2005). Selective sentinel lymphadenectomy: progress to date and prospects for the future. Cancer Treatment and Research, 127(Supplement), 269-287. [More Information]
  • Starritt, E., Uren, R., Scolyer, R., Quinn, M., Thompson, J. (2005). Ultrasound examination of sentinel nodes in the initial assessment of patients with primary cutaneous melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 12(1), 18-23. [More Information]

2004

  • Peacock, K., Porn, U., Howman-Giles, R., O'Loughlin, E., Uren, R., Gaskin, K., Dorney, S., Kamath, K. (2004). 99Mtc-Stannous Colloid White Cell Scintigraphy In Childhood Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 45(2), 261-265.
  • Scolyer, R., Thompson, J., Li, L., Beavis, A., Dawson, M., Doble, P., Soper, R., Uren, R., Stretch, J., Sharma, R., et al (2004). Antimony Concentrations In Nodal Tissue Can Confirm Sentinel Node Identity. Modern Pathology, 17(10), 1191-1197.
  • de Wilt, J., Thompson, J., Uren, R., Ka, V., Scolyer, R., McCarthy, W., O'Brien, C., Quinn, M., Shannon, K. (2004). Correlation Between Preoperative Lymphoscintigraphy And Metastatic Nodal Disease Sites In 362 Patients With Cutaneous Melanomas Of The Head And Neck. Annals of Surgery, 239(4), 544-552.
  • Scolyer, R., Thompson, J., Li, L., Beavis, A., Dawson, M., Doble, P., Ka, V., McKinnon, J., Soper, R., Uren, R., Shaw, H., Stretch, J., McCarthy, S. (2004). Failure To Remove True Sentinel Nodes Can Cause Failure Of The Sentinel Node Biopsy Technique: Evidence From Antimony Concentrations In False-Negative Sentinel Nodes From Melanoma Patients. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 11(Supplement 3), 174S-178S.
  • Uren, R. (2004). Lymphatic Drainage Of The Skin. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 11(Supplement 3), 179S-185S.
  • Howman-Giles, R., Thompson, J., Chung, D., Uren, R. (2004). Nuclear Medicine Aspects Of Melanoma And Breast Lymphatic Mapping. Seminars in Oncology, 31(3), 338-348.
  • de Vries, J., Nieweg, O., Uren, R. (2004). Position Emission Tomography. In John F Thompson, Donald L Morton, Bin BR Kroon (Eds.), Textbook of Melanoma, (pp. 477-481). London: Martin Dunitz.
  • Thompson, J., Stretch, J., Uren, R., Ka, V., Scolyer, R. (2004). Sentinel Node Biopsy For Melanoma: Where Have We Been And Where Are We Going? Annals of Surgical Oncology, 11(Supplement 3), 147S-151S.
  • Thompson, J., Uren, R. (2004). Teaching Points On Lymphatic Mapping For Melanoma From The Sydney Melanoma Unit. Seminars in Oncology, 31(3), 349-356.

2003

  • Dawson, M., Doble, P., Beavis, A., Li, L., Soper, R., Scolyer, R., Uren, R., Thompson, J. (2003). Antimony by ICP-MS as a marker for sentinel lymphnodes in melanoma patients. The Analyst, 128(3), 217-219.
  • Porn, U., Howman-Giles, R., Onikul, E., Uren, R. (2003). Langerhans cell histiocytosis of the lumbar spine. Clinical Nuclear Medicine, 28(1), 52-53.
  • Uren, R., Howman-Giles, R., Renwick, S., Gillett, D. (2003). Lymphatic mapping of the breast: locating the sentinel lymph nodes. World Journal of Surgery, 25(6), 789-793. [More Information]
  • Thompson, J., Uren, R., Coventry, B., Chatterton, B. (2003). Lymphoscintigraphy. In Balch Houghton, Sober, Soong (Eds.), Cutaneous Melanoma, (pp. 329-352). Missouri: Quality Medical Publishing.
  • Uren, R., Howman-Giles, R., Thompson, J. (2003). Patterns of lymphatic drainage from the skin in patients with melanoma*. The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 44, 570-582.
  • Uren, R., Howman-Giles, R., Thompson, J. (2003). Reconfirmation of clinical unpredictability of lymphatic drainage in cutaneous melanoma and new developments in sentinel lymph node diagnostics. The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 11, 1871-1872.

2001

  • Thompson, J., Uren, R. (2001). Anomalous lymphatic drainage patterns in patients with cutaneous melanoma. Tumori: a journal of experimental and clinical oncology, 87.
  • Thompson, J., Uren, R. (2001). Lymphatic mapping and sentinel node biopsy for melanoma. Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy, 1, 446-452.

2000

  • Uren, R., Howman-Giles, R., Thompson, J., McCarthy, W., Quinn, M., Roberts, J., Shaw, H. (2000). Interval nodes: The forgotten sentinel nodes in patients with melanoma. JAMA (formerly Archives Of Surgery), 135(10), 1168-1172.
  • Craig, J., Irwig, L., Ford, M., Willis, N., Howman-Giles, R., Uren, R., Rossleigh, M., Grunewald, S. (2000). Reliability of DMSA for the diagnosis of renal parenchymal abnormality in children. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 27(11), 1610-1616. [More Information]
  • Millane, T., Bernard, E., Jaeggi, E., Uren, R., Cartmill, T., Hawker, R., Homan-Giles, R., Celermajer, D. (2000). Role of ischemia and infarction in the late right ventricular dysfunction following atrial repair of transposition of the great arteries. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 35, 1661-1668.

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