Associate Professor Andrew Spillane

Surgical Oncologist, Associate Professor
Surgery, Northern Clinical School

E25 - Royal North Shore Hospital
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: 99117250
F: 9650 4898
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Research interests

Surgical Oncology - Surgical issues surrounding Breast Cancer management, Breast Reconstruction, Melanoma, Quality assurance in surgery, sentinel node biopsy, regional lymph node dissections and melanoma outcomes; survivorship after breast cancer,

Teaching areas

Surgical Issues related to:

Breast Cancer

Melanoma

Sarcomas

Publications

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

2014

   
  • Wong, A., Spillane, A. (2014), Patent Blue V dye anaphylaxis: experience of Australian and New Zealand surgeons. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 84(1-2), 37-41. [Abstract]
  • Spillane, A., Pasquali, S., Haydu, L., Thompson, J. (2014), Patterns of recurrence and survival after lymphadenectomy in melanoma patients: clarifying the effects of timing of surgery and lymph node tumor burden. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 21(1), 292-299. [Abstract]

2013

   
  • Chong, C., Walters, D., de Silva, P., Taylor, C., Spillane, A., Kollias, J., Pyke, C., Campbell, I., Maddern, G. (2013), Subsequent axillary surgery after sentinel lymph node biopsy: results from the BreastSurgANZ Quality Audit 2006-2010. Breast. 22(6), 1215-1219. [Abstract]
  • Spillane, A. (2013), Why the results of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z0011 Trial are so important. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 83, 893. [Abstract]
  • Soon, P., Kim, E., Pon, C., Gill, A., Moore, K., Spillane, A., Benn, D., Baaxter, R. (2013), Breast cancer-associated fibroblasts induce epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in breast cancer cells. Endocrine-Related Cancer. 20(1), 1-12. [Abstract]
  • Spillane, A. (2013), Training breast surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 83, 597-598. [Abstract]
  • Noushi, F., Spillane, A., Uren, R., Cooper, R., Allwright, S., Snook, K., Gillet, 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. [Abstract]
  • Brennan, M., Spillane, A. (2013), Uptake and predictors of post-mastectomy reconstruction in women with breast malignancy - Systematic review. European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 39(6), 527-541. [Abstract]
  • Pasquali, S., Haydu, L., Scolyer, R., Winstanley, J., Spillane, A., Quinn, M., Saw, R., Shannon, K., Stretch, J., Thompson, J. (2013), The Importance of Adequate Primary Tumor Excision Margins and Sentinel Node Biopsy in Achieving Optimal Locoregional Control for Patients With Thick Primary Melanomas. Annals of Surgery. 258(1), 152-157. [Abstract]

2012

   
  • 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. Breast. 21(4), 480-486. [Abstract]
  • Noushi, F., Spillane, A., Uren, R. (2012), In regard to hindie et Al. International Journal of Radiation: Oncology - Biology - Physics. , 302. [Abstract]
  • Pasquali, S., Spillane, A., de Wilt, J., McCaffery, K., Rossi, C., Quinn, M., Saw, R., Shannon, K., Stretch, J., Thompson, J. (2012), Surgeons' Opinions on Lymphadenectomy in Melanoma Patients with Positive Sentinel Nodes: A Worldwide Web-Based Survey. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 19(13), 4322-4329. [Abstract]
  • Spillane, A., Thompson, J. (2012), Sentinel node biopsy for breast cancer: then and now. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 82, 481-483. [Abstract]
  • Martin, R., Shannon, K., Quinn, M., Saw, R., Spillane, A., Stretch, J., Colman, M., Gao, K., Thompson, J. (2012), The Management of Cervical Lymph Nodes in Patients with Cutaneous Melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 19(12), 3926-3932. [Abstract]
  • Murali, R., Haydu, L., Long, G., Quinn, M., Saw, R., Shannon, K., Spillane, A., Stretch, J., Kefford, R., Thompson, J., Scolyer, R. (2012), Clinical and Pathologic Factors Associated with Distant Metastasis and Survival in Patients with Thin Primary Cutaneous Melanoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 19(6), 1782-1789. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • Murali, R., Haydu, L., Quinn, M., Saw, R., Shannon, K., Spillane, A., Stretch, J., Thompson, J., Scolyer, R. (2012), Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Patients With Thin Primary Cutaneous Melanoma. Annals of Surgery. 255(1), 128-133. [Abstract]
  • Jang, H., Spillane, A., Boyle, F., Fogarty, G. (2012), Radiotherapy can cause haemostasis in bleeding skin malignancies. Case Reports in Medicine. 2012, 168681. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]

2011

   
  • Spillane, A., Haydu, L., McMillan, W., Stretch, J., Thompson, J. (2011), Quality Assurance Parameters and Predictors of Outcome for Ilioinguinal and Inguinal Dissection in a Contemporary Melanoma Patient Population. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 18(9), 2521-2528. [Abstract]
  • Noushi, F., Spillane, A., Uren, R., Gebski, V. (2011), Internal mammary lymph node metastasis in breast cancer: Predictive models to assist with prognostic influence. Breast. 20(3), 278-283. [Abstract]
  • Brennan, M., Butow, P., Marven, M., Spillane, A., Boyle, F. (2011), Survivorship care after breast cancer treatment - Experiences and preferences of¬†Australian women. Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland). 20(3), 271-7. [Abstract]
  • Brennan, M., Butow, P., Spillane, A., Marven, M., Boyle, F. (2011), Follow up after breast cancer -- views of Australian women. Australian Family Physician. 40(5), 311-316. [Abstract]
  • Spillane, A., Brennan, M. (2011), Accuracy of sentinel lymph node biopsy in large and multifocal/multicentric breast carcinoma-A systematic review. European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 37(5), 371-385. [Abstract]
  • Lee, N., Spillane, A. (2011), Underpowered conclusions can be potentially misleading with regards to the ratio of number of lymphoscintigraphy identified and surgically excised sentinel nodes in melanoma patients. European Journal of Surgical Oncology. , 454-455; author reply 456-7. [Abstract]
  • Spillane, A., Tucker, M., Pasquali, S. (2011), A Pilot Study Reporting Outcomes for Melanoma Patients of a Minimal Access Ilio-inguinal Dissection Technique Based on Two Incisions. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 18(4), 970-976. [Abstract]
  • Spillane, A., Cheung, B., Winstanley, J., Thompson, J. (2011), Lymph Node Ratio Provides Prognostic Information in Addition to American Joint Committee on Cancer N Stage in Patients With Melanoma, Even If Quality of Surgery Is Standardized. Annals of Surgery. 253(1), 109-115. [Abstract]

2010

   
  • Brennan, M., Butow, P., Spillane, A., Boyle, F. (2010), Survivorship care after breast cancer: Follow-up practices of Australian health professionals and attitudes to a survivorship care plan. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. 6(2), 116-125. [Abstract]
  • Karim, R., Gerega, S., Yang, Y., Spillane, A., Carmalt, H., Scolyer, R., Lee, C. (2010), p16 and pRb immunohistochemical expression increases with increasing tumour grade in mammary phyllodes tumours. Histopathology. 56(7), 868-875. [Abstract]
  • Crosbie, J., Kilbreath, S., Dylke, E., Refshauge, K., Nicholson, L., Beith, J., Spillane, A., White, K. (2010), Effects of Mastectomy on Shoulder and Spinal Kinematics During Bilateral Upper-Limb Movement. Physical therapy. 90(5), 679-92. [Abstract]
  • Zardawi, S., Zardawi, I., McNeil, C., Millar, E., McLeod, D., Morey, A., Crea, P., Murphy, N., Pinese, M., Lopez-Knowles, E., Oakes, S., Ormandy, C., Qiu, M., Hamilton, A., Spillane, A., Soon Lee, C., Sutherland, R., Musgrove, E., O'Toole, S. (2010), High Notch1 protein expression is an early event in breast cancer development and is associated with the HER-2 molecular subtype. Histopathology. 56(3), 286-296. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]

2009

   
  • Karim, R., Gerega, S., Yang, Y., Horvath, L., Spillane, A., Carmalt, H., Scolyer, R., Lee, C. (2009), Proteins from the Wnt pathway are involved in the pathogenesis and progression of mammary phyllodes tumours. Journal of Clinical Pathology. 62(11), 1016-1020. [Abstract]
  • Spillane, A., Brennan, M. (2009), Australia's national breast screening program 18 years on: time for a new direction?. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 79(10), 674-676. [Abstract]
  • Brennan, M., Spillane, A., Houssami, N. (2009), The role of breast MRI in clinical practice. Australian Family Physician. 38(7), 513-519. [Abstract]
  • Spillane, A., Winstanley, J., Thompson, J. (2009), Lymph node ratio in melanoma: A marker of variation in surgical quality?. Cancer. 115, 2384-2387. [Abstract]
  • Karim, R., Gerega, S., Yang, Y., Spillane, A., Carmalt, H., Scolyer, R., Lee, C. (2009), Phyllodes tumours of the breast: a clinicopathological analysis of 65 cases from a single institution. Breast. 18(3), 165-170. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]
  • Spillane, A., Brennan, M. (2009), Minimal access breast surgery - A single breast incision for breast conservation surgery and sentinel lymph node biopsy. European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 35(0), 380-386. [Abstract]
  • 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. [Abstract]

2008

   
  • Moncrieff, M., Bowen, F., Thompson, J., Saw, R., Shannon, K., Spillane, A., Quinn, M., Stretch, J. (2008), Keystone Flap Reconstruction of Primary Melanoma Excision Defects of the Leg-The End of the Skin Graft?. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 15(10), 2867-2873. [Abstract]
  • Brennan, M., Butow, P., Spillane, A. (2008), Survivorship care after breast cancer. Australian family physician. 37(10), 826-830. [Abstract]
  • Harrison, J., Choy, E., Spillane, A., Butow, P., Young, J., Evans, A. (2008), Australian breast cancer specialists' involvement in multidisciplinary treatment planning meetings. Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland). 17(4), 335-340. [Abstract]
  • Spillane, A., Saw, R., Tucker, M., Byth, K., Thompson, J. (2008), Defining lower limb lymphedema after inguinal or ilio-inguinal dissection in patients with melanoma using classification and regression tree analysis. Annals of surgery. 248(2), 286-293. [Abstract]
  • Shin, J., Spillane, A., Wills, E., Cooper, W. (2008), PEComa of the retroperitoneum. Pathology. 40(1), 93-95. [Abstract]