Associate Professor Verity Ahern

Clinical Senior Lecturer
Medicine, Westmead Clinical School

Cancer research network

Telephone 02 98456499
Fax 02 9891 5814

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Keywords

radiation oncology; Breast cancer; Brain tumours

Clinical Specialty

Oncology

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Chard, J., Jackson, M., Sasso, G., Forstner, D., Ahern, V. (2016). Particles in the South Pacific. International Journal of Radiation Oncology: Biology Physics, 95(1), 19-20. [More Information]
  • Conroy, R., Gomes, L., Owen, C., Buchsbaum, J., Ahern, V. (2015). Clinical equipoise: Protons and the child with craniopharyngioma. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 59(3), 379-385. [More Information]
  • Latty, D., Stuart, K., Wang, T., Ahern, V. (2015). Review of deep inspiration breath-hold techniques for the treatment of breast cancer. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 62(1), 74-81. [More Information]
  • Ahern, V. (2014). Utility of an Australasian registry for children undergoing radiation treatment. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 58(6), 693-699. [More Information]
  • Hong, A., Millington, S., Ahern, V., McCowage, G., Boyle, R., Tattersall, M., Haydu, L., Stalley, P. (2013). Limb preservation surgery with extracorporeal irradiation in the management of malignant bone tumor: the oncological outcomes of 101 patients. Annals of Oncology, 24(10), 2676-2680. [More Information]
  • Ahern, V., Klein (nee Kehoe), L., Bentvelzen, A., Garlan, K., Jeffery, H. (2011). An evaluation of a paediatric radiation oncology teaching programme incorporating a SCORPIO teaching model. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 55(2), 213-219. [More Information]
  • Hsieh, S., Hibbert, S., Shaw, P., Ahern, V., Arora, M. (2011). Association of Cyclophasophamide Use with Dental Developmental Defects and Salivary Gland Dysfunction in Recipients of Childhood Antineoplastic Therapy. Cancer, 117(10), 2219-2227. [More Information]
  • Merchant, T., Kun, L., Krasin, M., Wallace, D., Chintagumpala, M., Woo, S., Ashley, D., Sexton, M., Kellie, S., Ahern, V., et al (2008). Multi-Institution Prospective Trial of Reduced-Dose Craniospinal Irradiation (23.4 Gy) Followed by Conformal Posterior Fossa (36 Gy) and Primary Site Irradiation (55.8 Gy) and Dose-Intensive Chemotherapy for Average-Risk Medulloblastoma. International Journal of Radiation: Oncology - Biology - Physics, 70(3), 782-787. [More Information]
  • Ahern, V., Koh, E., Gebski, V., Sathiyaseelan, Y. (2007). Paediatric medulloblastoma: Patterns of care and radiotherapy quality assurance in Australia. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 51(5), 458-464. [More Information]
  • Ahern, V., Boyages, J., Gebski, V., Moon, D., Wilcken, N. (2007). Selective Mastectomy in the Management of Locally Advanced Breast Cancer. International Journal of Radiation: Oncology - Biology - Physics, 68. [More Information]
  • Ahern, V., Bull, C., Harris, J., Matthews, K., Willis, D. (2007). Subspecialization of radiation therapists in Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 51(2), 104-105. [More Information]
  • Gajjar, A., Chintagumpala, M., Kellie, S., Kun, L., Ashley, D., Merchant, T., Woo, S., Wheeler, G., Ahern, V., Krasin, M., et al (2006). Risk-adapted craniospinal radiotherapy followed by high-dose chemotherapy and stem-cell rescue in children with newly diagnosed medulloblastoma (St Jude Medulloblastoma-96): long-term results from a prospective, multicentre trial. Lancet Oncology, 7(10), 813-820.
  • Back, M., Ahern, V., Delaney, G., Graham, P., Steigler, A., Wratten, C. (2005). Absence of adverse early quality of life outcomes of radiation therapy in breast conservation therapy for early breast cancer. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 49(1), 39-43. [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]
  • Back, M., Ahern, V., Berry, M., Borg, M., Sexton, M., Cameron, F., Stevens, G., Allison, R., Childs, J., Barton, M. (2005). Importance of radiation time and dose factors on outcome for childhood medulloblastoma. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 49(4), 298-303. [More Information]
  • Ahern, V., Brennan, M., Ung, O., Kefford, R. (2005). Locally advanced and inflammatory breast cancer. Australian Family Physician, 34(12), 1027-1032. [More Information]
  • Rangan, A., Ahern, V., Yip, D., Boyages, J. (2000). Local recurrence after mastectomy and adjuvant CMF: implications for adjuvant radiation therapy. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 70, 649-655.

Conferences

  • Pogson, E., Delaney, G., Ahern, V., Boxer, M., David, S., Dimigen, M., Harvey, P., Koh, E., Lim, K., Papadatos, G., Holloway, L., et al (2016). Inter-Observer Delineation Comparison of Visible Glandular Breast Tissue On Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computed Tomography (prone and Supine). American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM 2016) 58th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, 1631 Prince Street Alexandria, VA 22314: American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).
  • Spavor, M., Ahern, V., Shaw, P., Steinbeck, K., Somerville, E., Somerville, H. (2005). Beyond brain tumours and cognition: Neurological complications in long-term survivors of childhood non-central nervous system malignancies. 26th International Epilepsy Congress (IEC), United States: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Koh, E., Ahern, V., Sathiyaseelan, Y., Gebski, V. (2001). Radiotherapy Quality Assurance for Paediatric Medulloblastoma in Australia. Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Radiologists, 52nd Annual Scientific Meeting.

2016

  • Pogson, E., Delaney, G., Ahern, V., Boxer, M., David, S., Dimigen, M., Harvey, P., Koh, E., Lim, K., Papadatos, G., Holloway, L., et al (2016). Inter-Observer Delineation Comparison of Visible Glandular Breast Tissue On Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computed Tomography (prone and Supine). American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM 2016) 58th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, 1631 Prince Street Alexandria, VA 22314: American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).
  • Chard, J., Jackson, M., Sasso, G., Forstner, D., Ahern, V. (2016). Particles in the South Pacific. International Journal of Radiation Oncology: Biology Physics, 95(1), 19-20. [More Information]

2015

  • Conroy, R., Gomes, L., Owen, C., Buchsbaum, J., Ahern, V. (2015). Clinical equipoise: Protons and the child with craniopharyngioma. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 59(3), 379-385. [More Information]
  • Latty, D., Stuart, K., Wang, T., Ahern, V. (2015). Review of deep inspiration breath-hold techniques for the treatment of breast cancer. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 62(1), 74-81. [More Information]

2014

  • Ahern, V. (2014). Utility of an Australasian registry for children undergoing radiation treatment. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 58(6), 693-699. [More Information]

2013

  • Hong, A., Millington, S., Ahern, V., McCowage, G., Boyle, R., Tattersall, M., Haydu, L., Stalley, P. (2013). Limb preservation surgery with extracorporeal irradiation in the management of malignant bone tumor: the oncological outcomes of 101 patients. Annals of Oncology, 24(10), 2676-2680. [More Information]

2011

  • Ahern, V., Klein (nee Kehoe), L., Bentvelzen, A., Garlan, K., Jeffery, H. (2011). An evaluation of a paediatric radiation oncology teaching programme incorporating a SCORPIO teaching model. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 55(2), 213-219. [More Information]
  • Hsieh, S., Hibbert, S., Shaw, P., Ahern, V., Arora, M. (2011). Association of Cyclophasophamide Use with Dental Developmental Defects and Salivary Gland Dysfunction in Recipients of Childhood Antineoplastic Therapy. Cancer, 117(10), 2219-2227. [More Information]

2008

  • Merchant, T., Kun, L., Krasin, M., Wallace, D., Chintagumpala, M., Woo, S., Ashley, D., Sexton, M., Kellie, S., Ahern, V., et al (2008). Multi-Institution Prospective Trial of Reduced-Dose Craniospinal Irradiation (23.4 Gy) Followed by Conformal Posterior Fossa (36 Gy) and Primary Site Irradiation (55.8 Gy) and Dose-Intensive Chemotherapy for Average-Risk Medulloblastoma. International Journal of Radiation: Oncology - Biology - Physics, 70(3), 782-787. [More Information]

2007

  • Ahern, V., Koh, E., Gebski, V., Sathiyaseelan, Y. (2007). Paediatric medulloblastoma: Patterns of care and radiotherapy quality assurance in Australia. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 51(5), 458-464. [More Information]
  • Ahern, V., Boyages, J., Gebski, V., Moon, D., Wilcken, N. (2007). Selective Mastectomy in the Management of Locally Advanced Breast Cancer. International Journal of Radiation: Oncology - Biology - Physics, 68. [More Information]
  • Ahern, V., Bull, C., Harris, J., Matthews, K., Willis, D. (2007). Subspecialization of radiation therapists in Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 51(2), 104-105. [More Information]

2006

  • Gajjar, A., Chintagumpala, M., Kellie, S., Kun, L., Ashley, D., Merchant, T., Woo, S., Wheeler, G., Ahern, V., Krasin, M., et al (2006). Risk-adapted craniospinal radiotherapy followed by high-dose chemotherapy and stem-cell rescue in children with newly diagnosed medulloblastoma (St Jude Medulloblastoma-96): long-term results from a prospective, multicentre trial. Lancet Oncology, 7(10), 813-820.

2005

  • Back, M., Ahern, V., Delaney, G., Graham, P., Steigler, A., Wratten, C. (2005). Absence of adverse early quality of life outcomes of radiation therapy in breast conservation therapy for early breast cancer. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 49(1), 39-43. [More Information]
  • Spavor, M., Ahern, V., Shaw, P., Steinbeck, K., Somerville, E., Somerville, H. (2005). Beyond brain tumours and cognition: Neurological complications in long-term survivors of childhood non-central nervous system malignancies. 26th International Epilepsy Congress (IEC), United States: Blackwell Publishers.
  • 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]
  • Back, M., Ahern, V., Berry, M., Borg, M., Sexton, M., Cameron, F., Stevens, G., Allison, R., Childs, J., Barton, M. (2005). Importance of radiation time and dose factors on outcome for childhood medulloblastoma. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 49(4), 298-303. [More Information]
  • Ahern, V., Brennan, M., Ung, O., Kefford, R. (2005). Locally advanced and inflammatory breast cancer. Australian Family Physician, 34(12), 1027-1032. [More Information]

2001

  • Koh, E., Ahern, V., Sathiyaseelan, Y., Gebski, V. (2001). Radiotherapy Quality Assurance for Paediatric Medulloblastoma in Australia. Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Radiologists, 52nd Annual Scientific Meeting.

2000

  • Rangan, A., Ahern, V., Yip, D., Boyages, J. (2000). Local recurrence after mastectomy and adjuvant CMF: implications for adjuvant radiation therapy. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 70, 649-655.

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