Emeritus Professor William McCarthy

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Emeritus Professor
Surgery, Central Clinical School

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Selected grants

2003

  • Not known; McCarthy W; University of Sydney/Cancer Research Fund.

2001

  • Protocol for a study comparing the survival between primary cutaneous malignant melanoma patients who have undergone a therapeutic lymph node dissection etc; McCarthy W; University of Sydney/Cancer Research Fund.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Menzies, S., Crotty, K., McCarthy, W., Ingwar, C. (2003). An Atlas of Surface Microscopy of Pigmented Skin Lesions: Dermoscopy: 2nd Edition. Sydney etc: McGraw-Hill Book Company Australia.

Book Chapters

  • McCarthy, W., Davis, N., Shaw, H. (2004). AC - Guidelines for the management of melanoma. In John F Thompson, Donald L Morton, Bin BR Kroon (Eds.), Textbook of Malanoma, (pp. 672-679). United Kingdom: Isis Medical Media.
  • McCarthy, W., Cascinelli, N., Belli, F., Shaw, H. (2004). Elective regional lymph node dissection for melanoma. In John F Thompson, Donald L Morton, Bin BR Kroon (Eds.), Textbook of Melanoma, (pp. 265-272). London: Martin Dunitz.
  • Davis, N., Shaw, H., McCarthy, W. (2004). Melanoma: an historical perspective. In John F Thompson, Donald L Morton, Bin BR Kroon (Eds.), Textbook of Melanoma, (pp. 1-12). London: Martin Dunitz.
  • McCarthy, W., Milton, G. (2004). Primary cutaneous melanoma: clinical diagnosis. In John F Thompson, Donald L Morton, Bin BR Kroon (Eds.), Textbook of Malanoma, (pp. 214-224). United Kingdom: Isis Medical Media.
  • Ollila, D., McCarthy, W., Felger, E. (2004). Therapeutic Axillary Lymph Node Dissection For Metastatic Melanoma. In John F Thompson, Donald L Morton, Bin BR Kroon (Eds.), Textbook of Melanoma, (pp. 273-284). London: Martin Dunitz.

Journals

  • 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]
  • Spillane, A., Cheung, B., Stretch, J., Scolyer, R., Shannon, K., Quinn, M., Saw, R., McCarthy, W., Thompson, J. (2009). Proposed quality standards for regional lymph node dissections in patients with melanoma. Annals of Surgery, 249(3), 473-480. [More Information]
  • Moncrieff, M., Martin, R., O'Brien, C., Shannon, K., Clark, J., Gao, K., McCarthy, W., Thompson, J. (2008). Adjuvant Postoperative Radiotherapy to the Cervical Lymph Nodes in Cutaneous Melanoma: Is There Any Benefit for High-Risk Patients? Annals of Surgical Oncology, 15(11), 3022-3027. [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]
  • McCarthy, W. (2006). Family history and dysplastic nevi increased risk for multiple primary melanomas after an initial melanoma. ACP Journal Club, 144(3), 77. [More Information]
  • Francken, A., Hong, A., Fulham, M., Millward, M., McCarthy, W., Thompson, J. (2005). Detection of unsuspected spinal cord compression in melanoma patients by 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 31(2), 197-204. [More Information]
  • McKinnon, J., Starritt, E., Scolyer, R., McCarthy, W., Thompson, J. (2005). Histopathologic excision margin affects local recurrence rate: analysis of 2681 patients with melanomas < or =2 mm thick. Annals of Surgery, 241(2), 326-333. [More Information]
  • 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]
  • Menzies, S., Bischof, L., Talbot, H., Gutenev, A., Avramidis, M., Wong, L., Lo, S., Mackellar, G., Skladnev, V., McCarthy, W., et al (2005). The performance of SolarScan: an automated dermoscopy image analysis instrument for the diagnosis of primary melanoma. Archives of Dermatology, 141(11), 1388-1396. [More Information]
  • Byrne, C., Thompson, J., Johnston, H., Hersey, P., Quinn, M., Hughes, M., McCarthy, W. (2005). Treatment of metastatic melanoma using electroporation therapy with bleomycin (electrochemotherapy). Melanoma Research: a journal for basic, translational and clinical research in melanoma, 15(1), 45-51. [More Information]
  • 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.
  • Fife, K., Colman, M., Stevens, G., Firth, I., Moon, D., Shannon, K., Harman, R., Petersen-Schaefer, K., Zacest, A., Besser, M., Milton, G., McCarthy, W., Thompson, J. (2004). Determinants Of Outcome In Melanoma Patients With Cerebral Metastases. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 22(7), 1293-1300.
  • Abbasi, N., Shaw, H., Rigel, D., Friedman, R., McCarthy, W., Osman, I., Kpof, A., Polsky, D. (2004). Early Diagnosis Of Cutaneous Melanoma: Revisiting The ABCD Criteria. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 292(22), 2771-2776. [More Information]
  • Doubrovsky, A., De Wilt, J., Scolyer, R., McCarthy, W., Thompson, J. (2004). Sentinel Node Biopsy Provides More Accurate Staging Than Elective Lymph Node Dissection In Patients With Cutaneous Melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 11(9), 829-836.
  • McCarthy, W. (2004). The Australian Experience In Sun Protection And Screening For Melanoma. Journal of Surgical Oncology, 86(4), 236-245. [More Information]
  • Francken, A., Shaw, H., Thompson, J., Soong, S., Accortt, N., Azzola, M., Scolyer, R., Milton, G., McCarthy, W., Colman, M., et al (2004). The Prognostic Importance Of Tumor Mitotic Rate Confirmed In 1317 Patients With Primary Cutaneous Melanoma And Long Follow-Up. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 11(4), 426-433.
  • McCarthy, W., Crotty, K., Quinn, M., McCarthy, S. (2003). Alopecia neoplastica caused by desmoplastic melanoma. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 11, 295-298.
  • McKinnon, J., Yu, X., McCarthy, W., Thompson, J. (2003). Prognosis for patients with thin cutaneous melanoma. Cancer, 98(6), 1223-1231. [More Information]
  • de Wilt, J., McCarthy, W., Thompson, J. (2003). Surgical treatment of splenic metastases in patients with melanoma. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 197(1), 38-43.
  • Thompson, J., Shaw, H., Stretch, J., McCarthy, W., Milton, G. (2003). The Sydney Melanoma Unit - a multidisciplinary melanoma treatment center. Surgical Clinics of North America, 83(2), 431-451.
  • Coates, A., Thompson, J., McMullen, A., Simes, R., McCarthy, W., Hersey, P., Sillar, R., Mcleod, R., Gill, P., Coventry, B., Dhillon, H. (2002). Adjuvant Immunotherapy of Patients with High-Risk Melanoma Using Vaccinia Viral Lysates of Melanoma: Results of a Randomized Trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 20(20), 4181-4189.
  • Zacest, A., Besser, M., Stevens, G., Thompson, J., McCarthy, W., Culjak, G. (2002). Surgical management of cerebral metastases from melanoma: outcome in 147 patients treated at a single institution over two decades. Journal of Neurosurgery, 96(3), 552-558.
  • Menzies, S., Gutenev, A., Avramidis, M., Batrac, A., McCarthy, W. (2001). Short-term digital surface microscopic monitoring of atypical or changing melanocytic lesions. Archives of Dermatology, 9(1), 31-36.
  • Westerhof, K., McCarthy, W., Menzies, S. (2000). Increase in the sensitivity for melanoma diagnosis by primary care physicians using skin surface microscopy. British Journal of Dermatology, 143, 1016-1020.
  • 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.
  • Stevens, G., Thompson, J., Firth, I., O'Brien, C., McCarthy, W., Quinn, M. (2000). Locally Advanced Melanoma: Results of Postoperative Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy. Cancer, 88(1), 88-94.
  • Menzies, S., Westerhof, K., Rabinovitz, H., Kopf, A., McCarthy, W., Katz, B. (2000). Surface Microscopy of Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma. Archives of Dermatology, 136, 1012-1016.

Patents

  • Thompson, J., Armstrong, B., Barbour, A., Barnetson, R., Beanland, H., Beer, T., Brookshank, M., Burmeister, B., Butow, P., Clark, K., Conway, R., Damian, D., Frommer, M., Kefford, R., Lee, S., Mason, R., Mann, G., McCarthy, W., Menzies, S., Olver, I., Quinn, M., Saw, R., Shaw, H., Stretch, J., Barraclough, B., Holt, P., Reeve, T., et al (2008).

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]

2009

  • Spillane, A., Cheung, B., Stretch, J., Scolyer, R., Shannon, K., Quinn, M., Saw, R., McCarthy, W., Thompson, J. (2009). Proposed quality standards for regional lymph node dissections in patients with melanoma. Annals of Surgery, 249(3), 473-480. [More Information]

2008

  • Moncrieff, M., Martin, R., O'Brien, C., Shannon, K., Clark, J., Gao, K., McCarthy, W., Thompson, J. (2008). Adjuvant Postoperative Radiotherapy to the Cervical Lymph Nodes in Cutaneous Melanoma: Is There Any Benefit for High-Risk Patients? Annals of Surgical Oncology, 15(11), 3022-3027. [More Information]
  • Thompson, J., Armstrong, B., Barbour, A., Barnetson, R., Beanland, H., Beer, T., Brookshank, M., Burmeister, B., Butow, P., Clark, K., Conway, R., Damian, D., Frommer, M., Kefford, R., Lee, S., Mason, R., Mann, G., McCarthy, W., Menzies, S., Olver, I., Quinn, M., Saw, R., Shaw, H., Stretch, J., Barraclough, B., Holt, P., Reeve, T., et al (2008).
  • 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]

2006

  • McCarthy, W. (2006). Family history and dysplastic nevi increased risk for multiple primary melanomas after an initial melanoma. ACP Journal Club, 144(3), 77. [More Information]

2005

  • Francken, A., Hong, A., Fulham, M., Millward, M., McCarthy, W., Thompson, J. (2005). Detection of unsuspected spinal cord compression in melanoma patients by 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 31(2), 197-204. [More Information]
  • McKinnon, J., Starritt, E., Scolyer, R., McCarthy, W., Thompson, J. (2005). Histopathologic excision margin affects local recurrence rate: analysis of 2681 patients with melanomas < or =2 mm thick. Annals of Surgery, 241(2), 326-333. [More Information]
  • 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]
  • Menzies, S., Bischof, L., Talbot, H., Gutenev, A., Avramidis, M., Wong, L., Lo, S., Mackellar, G., Skladnev, V., McCarthy, W., et al (2005). The performance of SolarScan: an automated dermoscopy image analysis instrument for the diagnosis of primary melanoma. Archives of Dermatology, 141(11), 1388-1396. [More Information]
  • Byrne, C., Thompson, J., Johnston, H., Hersey, P., Quinn, M., Hughes, M., McCarthy, W. (2005). Treatment of metastatic melanoma using electroporation therapy with bleomycin (electrochemotherapy). Melanoma Research: a journal for basic, translational and clinical research in melanoma, 15(1), 45-51. [More Information]

2004

  • McCarthy, W., Davis, N., Shaw, H. (2004). AC - Guidelines for the management of melanoma. In John F Thompson, Donald L Morton, Bin BR Kroon (Eds.), Textbook of Malanoma, (pp. 672-679). United Kingdom: Isis Medical Media.
  • 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.
  • Fife, K., Colman, M., Stevens, G., Firth, I., Moon, D., Shannon, K., Harman, R., Petersen-Schaefer, K., Zacest, A., Besser, M., Milton, G., McCarthy, W., Thompson, J. (2004). Determinants Of Outcome In Melanoma Patients With Cerebral Metastases. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 22(7), 1293-1300.
  • Abbasi, N., Shaw, H., Rigel, D., Friedman, R., McCarthy, W., Osman, I., Kpof, A., Polsky, D. (2004). Early Diagnosis Of Cutaneous Melanoma: Revisiting The ABCD Criteria. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 292(22), 2771-2776. [More Information]
  • McCarthy, W., Cascinelli, N., Belli, F., Shaw, H. (2004). Elective regional lymph node dissection for melanoma. In John F Thompson, Donald L Morton, Bin BR Kroon (Eds.), Textbook of Melanoma, (pp. 265-272). London: Martin Dunitz.
  • Davis, N., Shaw, H., McCarthy, W. (2004). Melanoma: an historical perspective. In John F Thompson, Donald L Morton, Bin BR Kroon (Eds.), Textbook of Melanoma, (pp. 1-12). London: Martin Dunitz.
  • McCarthy, W., Milton, G. (2004). Primary cutaneous melanoma: clinical diagnosis. In John F Thompson, Donald L Morton, Bin BR Kroon (Eds.), Textbook of Malanoma, (pp. 214-224). United Kingdom: Isis Medical Media.
  • Doubrovsky, A., De Wilt, J., Scolyer, R., McCarthy, W., Thompson, J. (2004). Sentinel Node Biopsy Provides More Accurate Staging Than Elective Lymph Node Dissection In Patients With Cutaneous Melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 11(9), 829-836.
  • McCarthy, W. (2004). The Australian Experience In Sun Protection And Screening For Melanoma. Journal of Surgical Oncology, 86(4), 236-245. [More Information]
  • Francken, A., Shaw, H., Thompson, J., Soong, S., Accortt, N., Azzola, M., Scolyer, R., Milton, G., McCarthy, W., Colman, M., et al (2004). The Prognostic Importance Of Tumor Mitotic Rate Confirmed In 1317 Patients With Primary Cutaneous Melanoma And Long Follow-Up. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 11(4), 426-433.
  • Ollila, D., McCarthy, W., Felger, E. (2004). Therapeutic Axillary Lymph Node Dissection For Metastatic Melanoma. In John F Thompson, Donald L Morton, Bin BR Kroon (Eds.), Textbook of Melanoma, (pp. 273-284). London: Martin Dunitz.

2003

  • McCarthy, W., Crotty, K., Quinn, M., McCarthy, S. (2003). Alopecia neoplastica caused by desmoplastic melanoma. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 11, 295-298.
  • Menzies, S., Crotty, K., McCarthy, W., Ingwar, C. (2003). An Atlas of Surface Microscopy of Pigmented Skin Lesions: Dermoscopy: 2nd Edition. Sydney etc: McGraw-Hill Book Company Australia.
  • McKinnon, J., Yu, X., McCarthy, W., Thompson, J. (2003). Prognosis for patients with thin cutaneous melanoma. Cancer, 98(6), 1223-1231. [More Information]
  • de Wilt, J., McCarthy, W., Thompson, J. (2003). Surgical treatment of splenic metastases in patients with melanoma. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 197(1), 38-43.
  • Thompson, J., Shaw, H., Stretch, J., McCarthy, W., Milton, G. (2003). The Sydney Melanoma Unit - a multidisciplinary melanoma treatment center. Surgical Clinics of North America, 83(2), 431-451.

2002

  • Coates, A., Thompson, J., McMullen, A., Simes, R., McCarthy, W., Hersey, P., Sillar, R., Mcleod, R., Gill, P., Coventry, B., Dhillon, H. (2002). Adjuvant Immunotherapy of Patients with High-Risk Melanoma Using Vaccinia Viral Lysates of Melanoma: Results of a Randomized Trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 20(20), 4181-4189.
  • Zacest, A., Besser, M., Stevens, G., Thompson, J., McCarthy, W., Culjak, G. (2002). Surgical management of cerebral metastases from melanoma: outcome in 147 patients treated at a single institution over two decades. Journal of Neurosurgery, 96(3), 552-558.

2001

  • Menzies, S., Gutenev, A., Avramidis, M., Batrac, A., McCarthy, W. (2001). Short-term digital surface microscopic monitoring of atypical or changing melanocytic lesions. Archives of Dermatology, 9(1), 31-36.

2000

  • Westerhof, K., McCarthy, W., Menzies, S. (2000). Increase in the sensitivity for melanoma diagnosis by primary care physicians using skin surface microscopy. British Journal of Dermatology, 143, 1016-1020.
  • 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.
  • Stevens, G., Thompson, J., Firth, I., O'Brien, C., McCarthy, W., Quinn, M. (2000). Locally Advanced Melanoma: Results of Postoperative Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy. Cancer, 88(1), 88-94.
  • Menzies, S., Westerhof, K., Rabinovitz, H., Kopf, A., McCarthy, W., Katz, B. (2000). Surface Microscopy of Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma. Archives of Dermatology, 136, 1012-1016.

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