Keith Cox OAM

Senior Clinical Lecturer


Keith Cox is a is a Chemotherapy Nurse Practitioner and an Advanced Practice Nurse, working as a nurse practitioner in the oncology chemotherapy unit at Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA). He was authorised as a nurse practitioner in 2005 and prior to this he acted in a clinical nurse consultant role. He is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney. Keith has travelled to Nepal and Papua New Guinea to help set up oncology units and to train local nurses. He is also a member of the Cancer Nursing Society of Australia and Chair of their Winter Congress Committee. He also works in other community areas including CanTeen, St Vincent de Paul and volunteering through his local parish. Mr Cox was awarded an OAM in 2007 for his services to nursing and community volunteer work.

Grants

White K, Philp S, Cox K, Oates J & Roydhouse J. Nurse-led models of cancer care. The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA: $56,417, 2010–2012

White K, Boyer M, Scott K, Cox K. What is the optimal management of cutaneous toxicities caused by EGFRIs in colorectal cancer? Cancer and Bowel Research Trust: $78,000, 2010 – 2011; funds not received to date due to legal matter unrelated to grant application

McKenzie H, Hayes L, White K, Cox K, Boughton M & Dunn J. Reducing chemotherapy outpatients’ unplanned presentations to hospital: A Nurse led pilot study. Nurses and Midwives Board of NSW: $30,000, 2009–2010

McKenzie H, White K, Hayes L, Cox K, Fethney J & Dunn J. Supporting informal carers and families of chemotherapy patients. University of Sydney Private Donor, $50,000, 2010–2011

Cox K, The Pam Renouf study/Travel grant through CNSA to travel to USA 2010

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

Cox KM, Goel S, O’Connell RL, Boyer M, Beale PJ, Simes RJ & Stockler MR. (2011 epub). Randomized cross – over trial comparing inpatient and outpatient administration of high dose cisplatin, Internal Medicine Journal

McKenzie H, Hayes L, White K, Cox K, Fethney J, Boughton M & Dunn J. (2010 Epub). Chemotherapy outpatients’ unplanned presentations to hospital: a retrospective study, Supportive Care in Cancer


Presentations

Keynote, Plenary and Invited Conference Presentations, Workshops and Panel Discussions

Cox KM (2010) Leadership in Australian Cancer Nursing. Cancer Nurses Society of Australia 13th Winter Congress, Perth, July

Cox K (2010) Treatment Developments. Session Chair, 16th International Conference on Cancer Nursing, Atlanta, USA, March
Cox KM (2009) Recent advances and practical solutions in managing chemotherapy side effects. COSA Annual Scientific Meeting, Gold Coast, November

Cox KM (2009) Cancer Information Update and its relevance to Enrolled Nurses, Enrolled Nurses Conference, Bomaderry, September

Cox K (co-facilitator) (2009) Venous Access Device Workshop. 12th CNSA Winter Congress, Newcastle, June

Cox KM (2009) Management of Tumour Lysis Syndrome. 12th CNSA Winter Congress, Newcastle, 3–4 June

Cox KM, Stirling A, Baychek K, Sister Act: CERS in Chemotherapy ambulatory unit. 6th conference of The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners, Adelaide, 6–8 October 2011

Peer-reviewed conference presentations

Cox KM, Stirling A, Baychek K (2010) Sister Act: CERS in Gloucester House Ambulatory Chemo Suite. RPAH Clinical Practice Forum, RPAH, Sydney, November

McKenzie H, White K, Hayes L, Cox K, Boughton M, Fethney J, Dunn J & McLeod J (2010) A clinical pathway intervention for chemotherapy outpatients: the role of community nurses. RCNA Community and Primary Health Care Nursing Conference: Nursing innovation and leadership in primary health care – directions for the future. Alice Springs, NT, Australia, 24–26 October

Cox KM (2010) The Role of the Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Cancer Nurses Society of Australia, 13th Winter Congress, Perth, 29–31 July

McKenzie H, White K, Hayes L, Fethney J, Cox K & Dunn J (2010) Improving management of chemotherapy side effects: implications for practice, MASCC/ISOO 2010 International Symposium, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 24–26 June

McKenzie H, Hayes L, White K, Cox K, Fethney J & Dunn J (2010) Closing the circle of care for chemotherapy outpatients. 16th International Conference on Cancer Nursing, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 7–11 March

Cox K (2010) Management of tumour lysis. 16th International Conference on Cancer Nursing, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 7–11 March

Byrne AL, Grimison PS, Cox KM, Tse RV, Auld SA, Storey DW, Hruby G, Lamb SK, Ryan RL & Horvath LG (2009) Navigating the multimodality treatment maze: a timeline for patients with GI malignancies. Clinical Oncological Society of Australia 36th annual Scientific Meeting, Gold Coast Queensland, Australia, 18–20 November

McKenzie H, Hayes L, White K, Cox K, Boughton M, Fethney J & Dunn J (2009) Closing the circle of care for chemotherapy outpatients. Heart Mind and Voice: A shared vision, Cancer Nursing Society of Australia (CNSA) 12th Winter Congress, Newcastle, 18–20 June

Invited presentations and guest lectures at professional meetings

Cox KM (2010) The Nurse Practitioner in Multidisciplinary Cancer Treatment – Testicular Cancer as an example, 76th Annual “Reunion Week” Clinical Symposia, RPAH, Sydney, September

Cox KM (2010) Nursing Management of Cetuximab-Related Skin Reactions. Rash-tionalising Skin Rash (Optimise treatment outcome) Evening Seminar, Mandarin Orchard Hotel, Singapore, 19 August

Cox KM (2009) The Role on the Oncology/Chemotherapy Nurse Practitioner, Launch of the Victorian Oncology Nurse Practitioner Community of Practice, Melbourne, December

Cox K.M (2011) Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (MCRC) Workshop held at the Stanford Plaza Airport Hotel, Sydney, April

Cox KM chaired the development of an online Resources and Education about Metastatic Colorectal Cancer for nurses (There are 6 modules in total)