Dr Melanie Price

F12 - Transient Building
The University of Sydney


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Centre for Medical Psychology & Evidence-based Decision-making (CeMPED)

Biographical details

I have been working in the area of psycho-oncology since 1994, firstly in the Department of Psychological Medicine at Royal North Shore Hospital, and since 2005 as part of CeMPED (previously the Medical Psychology Research Unit), in the School of Psychology.

Since 2001, I have been involved in a large prospective Australasian study of psychosocial factors in the development of breast cancer in women from high-risk breast cancer families in collaboration with the Kathleen Cunningham Consortium for Research into Familial Breast Cancer (kConFab). This study is ongoing and will continue for at least ten years. Another area of interest is the role of psychosocial factors in the outcome of cancer.

In 2005, we commenced a longitudinal study of women with ovarian cancer and their partners and carers. Working in collaboration with the Australian Ovarian Cancer Study (AOCS), this study examines Quality of Life, psychological distress, depression, insomnia, social support and unmet needs and how these change over time and relate to disease treatment and outcomes. The outcomes measures include both physical and psychological morbidity.

Of special interest, is the supportive care needs of not only patients, but of family caregivers, with current studies including carers of women with ovarian cancer, bereaved cancer carers and carers of patients with brain tumours. Other interests include life event stress and depression, psychosocial issues relating to living with an increased familial risk of breast and ovarian cancer, communicating risk information and communication skills training.

Research interests

My primary area of research is psychosocial aspects of cancer, including psychosocial risk factors for developing cancer, the impact of being at high genetic risk of developing cancer, and the psychosocial factors that affect the course and outcome of cancer for patients and their carers.

Current research projects include close collaboration with the Kathleen Cuningham Consortium for Research into Familial breast cancer (kConFab) and the Australian Ovarian Cancer Study (AOCS). My primary collaborators include Professor Phyllis Butow, Professor Christopher Tennant, Dr Penelope Webb, A/Professor Bettina Meiser, A/Professor Kelly-Anne Phillips.

Current projects

kConFab Psychosocial Study: Psychosocial factors in the development of breast cancer in women from high risk breast cancer families.

This ten year prospective cohort study of Australian and New Zealand women currently unaffected by cancer who are from high risk breast/ovarian cancer families in collaboration with kConFab. The primary aim is to establish the role of psychosocial variables, in particular life event stress, depression, optimism, and social support, in the development of breast cancer. A secondary aim is to identify predictors of women who undergo prophylactic (risk reducing) surgery and predictors of the long term psychological outcomes of women of prophylactic surgery. Phyllis Butow is the chief investigator of the study. Other investigators include Chris Tennant, Kathy Tucker, Bettina Meiser, Kelly-Anne Phillips, Margaret Charles.

AOCS Quality of Life Study: Quality of Life and psychosocial predictors of outcome of women with ovarian cancer and their carers.

This prospective study examines the role of quality of life, psychological distress, social support, and unmet support needs in women with ovarian cancer and their primary caregivers in relation to disease progression and Quality of Life, in collaboration with the Australian Ovarian Cancer Study. Other investigators include Phyllis Butow, Penny Webb, Chris Tennant.

Outcomes of primary carers of women with ovarian cancer following bereavement.
This study follows the carers from the AOCS Quality of Life Study following the death of women with ovarian cancer, with the aim to identify those at risk of a worse outcome, in terms of psychological health, physical health, and grief. Two potentially protective factors, namely ?a good death? and palliative care, are a major focus. Other investigators include Phyllis Butow, Liz Lobb, Josephine Clayton, Margaret Charles.

Selected grants

2014

  • Scalp Cooling Collaboration Project; Shaw J, Butow P, Boyle F, Price M, Pugliano L, Winstanley J; St Vincent's and Mater Health Sydney/Research Support.

2013

  • Survivorship after cancer - resources for cancer survivors in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities; Jefford M, Butow P, Price M; Cancer Australia/Supporting People With Cancer Grant Initiative.
  • PoCoG infrastructure to support operational activity and facility management to further psychosocial and supportive care clinical trials; Butow P, Girgis A, Kelly B, Vardy J, Dhillon H, Hobbs K, Price M; Cancer Institute New South Wales/Cooperative Clinical Trial (CCT) Grants.
  • Evaluation of a web-based cognitive rehabilitation programme in cancer survivors with self-reported cognitive impairment; Vardy J, Dhillon H, Bell M, Price M, Cysique L, Bray V; Cancer Council New South Wales/Research Project Grants.

2012

  • Translating evidence into practice: implementing clinical pathways to relieve psychological distress and improve wellbeing for cancer patients; Butow P, Price M, Clayton J, Grimison P, Shaw T; Sydney Catalyst Translational Cancer Research/Pilot and Seed Funding.
  • Review and Update of Psychosocial Clinical Practice Guidelines; Butow P, Olver I, Price M, Vardy J, Dhillon H, Thewes B, Best M, Peate M; Cancer Australia/Tender: Systematic reviews to support clinical practice guidelines.

2010

  • Psycho-oncology Co-operative Research Group (PoCoG); Butow P, Price M; Cancer Australia/Support for Cancer Clinical Trials - Existing National Cooperative Oncology groups.
  • PoCoG Research Temp; Price M; INDUSTRY Various/Australian funding for Clinical Trials.

2009

  • Caring for thoracic cancer caregivers: Exploring psychological and supportive care needs; Wikaire E, Vardy J, Dhillon H, Price M; Australian Lung Foundation/ALTG Concept Development Grant.
  • The Psycho-oncology Co-operative Group: infrastructure to support operational activity and facility management to further psychosocial research and quality of life studies in clinical trials; Butow P, Meiser B, Girgis A, King M, Vardy J, White K, Rankin N, Price M, Girgis A, Meiser B; Cancer Institute New South Wales/Infrastructure Grant.

2008

  • PoCoG - Equipping the research community to assess quality of life in cancer; Luckett T, Butow P, Price M, King M; Auda Foundation/Research Grant.

2007

  • Psychosocial predictors of developing breast cancer in women from high risk breast cancer families; Meiser B, Phillips K, Tucker K, Butow P, Price M, Tucker K, Meiser B, Phillips K, Charles M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2006

  • Mindfulness Training for Individuals with a Diagnosis of Cancer; Price M, Baillie A; Cancer Institute New South Wales/Fellowship.

2005

  • Quality of life and psychosocial predictors of outcome in women with ovarian cancer.; Lo S, Butow P, Tennant C, Price M, Juraskova I, Lo S; Cancer Council New South Wales/Research Project Grants.
  • Quality of life and psychosocial predictors of outcome in a population based study of ovarian cancer; Juraskova I, Butow P, Tennant C, Price M, Lo S, Gertig D, Webb P; Cancer Council New South Wales/Research Project Grants.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Butow, P., Price, M., Bell, M., Webb, P., deFazio, A., Friedlander, M. (2014). Caring for women with ovarian cancer in the last year of life: A longitudinal study of caregiver quality of life, distress and unmet needs. Gynecologic Oncology, 132(3), 690-697. [More Information]
  • Beesley, V., Green, A., Wyld, D., O'Rourke, P., Wockner, L., deFazio, A., Butow, P., Price, M., Horwood, K., Clavarino, A. (2014). Quality of life and treatment response among women with platinum-resistant versus platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer treated for progression: A prospective analysis. Gynecologic Oncology, 132, 130-136. [More Information]
  • Beesley, V., Price, M., Webb, P., O'Rourke, P., Marquart, L., Butow, P. (2013). Changes in supportive care needs after first-line treatment for ovarian cancer: identifying care priorities and risk factors for future unmet needs. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 22(7), 1565-1571. [More Information]
  • Heiniger, L., Butow, P., Price, M., Charles, M. (2013). Distress in unaffected individuals who decline, delay or remain ineligible for genetic testing for hereditary diseases: a systematic review. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 22(9), 1930-1945. [More Information]
  • Garcia-Closas, M., Couch, F., Lindstrom, S., Michailidou, K., Schmidt, M., Brook, M., Orr, N., Rhie, S., Riboli, E., Feigelson, H., Carpenter, J., Balleine, R., et al (2013). Genome-wide association studies identify four ER negative-specific breast cancer risk loci. Nature Genetics, 45(4), 392-398. [More Information]
  • Price, M., Bell, M., Sommeijer, D., Friedlander, M., Stockler, M., deFazio, A., Webb, P., Butow, P. (2013). Physical symptoms, coping styles and quality of life in recurrent ovarian cancer: A prospective population-based study over the last year of life. Gynecologic Oncology, 130(1), 162-168. [More Information]
  • Meiser, B., Price, M., Butow, P., Karatas, J., Wilson, J., Heiniger, L., Baylock, B., Charles, M., McLachlan, S., Phillips, K. (2013). Psychosocial factors and uptake of risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy in women at high risk for ovarian cancer. Familial Cancer, 12(1), 101-109. [More Information]
  • Price, M., Dhillon, H. (2013). Review: insufficient evidence to recommend routine screening for psychological distress among people with cancer. Evidence-Based Mental Health, 16(4), 108-108. [More Information]
  • Sanderson, C., Lobb, E., Mowll, J., Butow, P., McGowan, N., Price, M. (2013). Signs of post-traumatic stress disorder in caregivers following an expected death: A qualitative study. Palliative Medicine, 27(7), 625-631. [More Information]
  • Heiniger, L., Price, M., Charles, M., Butow, P. (2012). 'Knowledge is power': coping with the risk and uncertainty of familial breast cancer. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 8, 334-334.
  • Colagiuri, B., King, M., Butow, P., McGrane, J., Luckett, T., Price, M., Birney, D. (2012). A comparison of the FACT-G and the Supportive Care Needs Survey (SCNS) in women with ovarian cancer: unidimensionality of constructs. Quality of Life Research, 21(5), 887-897. [More Information]
  • Heiniger, L., Price, M., Charles, M., kConFab Psychosocial Group on behalf of the kConFab Investigators, K., Butow, P. (2012). Distress in unaffected women at increased risk of familial breast cancer who delay, decline or remain Ineligible for predictive genetic testing. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 8(suppl 3), 197-198.
  • Hallowell, N., Baylock, B., Heiniger, L., Butow, P., Patel (nee Chauhan), D., Meiser, B., Saunders, C., Price, M. (2012). Looking different, feeling different: women's reactions to risk-reducing breast and ovarian surgery. Familial Cancer, 11(2), 215-224. [More Information]
  • Heiniger, L., Butow, P., Price, M., Charles, M. (2012). Psychological correlates of not undergoing genetic testing: a systematic review. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 8(suppl 3), 262-262.
  • Hallowell, N., Heiniger, L., Baylock, B., Price, M., Butow, P. (2012). Rehabilitating the sick role: post-surgical experiences of high risk women who undergo risk reducing mastectomy. Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice, 10(suppl 2), A6. [More Information]
  • Hallowell, N., Baylock, B., Heiniger, L., Price, M., Butow, P. (2012). Risk-reducing surgery for breast and ovarian cancer risks - where are we now? Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice, 10(suppl 2), A13. [More Information]
  • Wakefield, C., Ratnayake, P., Meiser, B., Suthers, G., Price, M., Duffy, J., Tucker, K. (2011). "For All My Family's Sake, I Should Go and Find Out": An Australian Report on Genetic Counseling and Testing Uptake in Individuals at High Risk of Breast and/or Ovarian Cancer. Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers, 15(6), 379-385. [More Information]
  • Ratnayake, P., Wakefield, C., Meiser, B., Suthers, G., Price, M., Duffy, J., Tucker, K. (2011). An exploration of the communication preferences regarding genetic testing in individuals from families with identified breast/ovarian cancer mutations. Familial Cancer, 10, 97-105. [More Information]
  • Luckett, T., King, M., Butow, P., Oguchi, M., Rankin, N., Price, M., Hackl, N., Heading, G. (2011). Choosing between the EORTC QLQ-C30 and FACT-G for measuring health-related quality of life in cancer clinical research: issues, evidence and recommendations. Annals of Oncology, 22(10), 2179-2190.
  • Beesley, V., Price, M., Webb, P. (2011). Loss of lifestyle: health behaviour and weight changes after becoming a caregiver of a family member diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer, 19(12), 1949-1956. [More Information]
  • Beesley, V., Price, M., Butow, P., Green, A., Olsen, C., Webb, P. (2011). Physical activity in women with ovarian cancer and its association with decreased distress and improved quality of life. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 20(11), 1161-1169. [More Information]
  • Colagiuri, B., Christensen, S., Jensen, A., Price, M., Butow, P., Zachariae, R. (2011). Prevalence and predictors of sleep difficulty in a National Cohort of Women with Primary Breast Cancer Three to Four Months Postsurgery. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 42(5), 710-720.
  • Luckett, T., Butow, P., King, M., Oguchi, M., Heading, G., Hackl, N., Rankin, N., Price, M. (2010). A review and recommendations for optimal outcome measures of anxiety, depression and general distress in studies evaluating psychosocial interventions for English-speaking adults with heterogeneous cancer diagnoses. Supportive Care in Cancer, 18(10), 1241-1262. [More Information]
  • De Morgan, S., Butow, P., Lobb, E., Price, M., Nehill, C. (2010). Development and pilot testing of a communication aid to assist clinicians to communicate with women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Supportive Care in Cancer, , 1-7. [More Information]
  • Dzidowska, M., Price, M., Butow, P. (2010). Identifying research priorities and research needs among health and research professionals in psycho-oncology. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 6(3), 165-172. [More Information]
  • Foley, E., Baillie, A., Huxter, M., Price, M., Sinclair, E. (2010). Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Individuals Whose Lives Have Been Affected by Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78(1), 72-79.
  • Price, M., Butow, P., Charles, M., Bullen, T., Meiser, B., McKinley, J., McLachlan, S., Phillips, K., kConFab Psychosocial and Clinical Follow-Up groups o, N. (2010). Predictors of breast cancer screening behavior in women with a strong family history of the disease. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 124(2), 509-519. [More Information]
  • Price, M., Butow, P., Costa, D., King, M., Aldridge, L., Fardell, J., deFazio, A., Webb, P. (2010). Prevalence and predictors of anxiety and depression in women with invasive ovarian cancer and their caregivers. Medical Journal of Australia, 193(5), S52-S57. [More Information]
  • Rankin, N., Butow, P., Price, M., Evans, A. (2010). Views of psycho-oncology health professionals on priority psycho-oncology research questions. Supportive Care in Cancer, , 1-9. [More Information]
  • Kricker, A., Price, M., Butow, P., Goumas, C., Armes, J., Armstrong, B. (2009). Effects of life event stress and social support on the odds of a >or= 2 cm breast cancer. Cancer Causes and Control: an international journal of studies of cancer in human populations, 20(4), 437-447. [More Information]
  • Field, K., Jenkins, M., Friedlander, M., McKinley, J., Price, M., Weideman, P., Keogh, L., McLachlan, S., Lindeman, G., Hopper, J., Butow, P., et al (2009). Predictors of the use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) by women at high risk for breast cancer. European Journal of Cancer, 45(4), 551-560. [More Information]
  • Price, M., Zachariae, R., Butow, P., deFazio, A., Patel (nee Chauhan), D., Espie, C., Friedlander, M., Webb, P. (2009). Prevalence and predictors of insomnia in women with invasive ovarian cancer: Anxiety a major factor. European Journal of Cancer, 45(18), 3262-3270. [More Information]
  • Hersch, J., Juraskova, I., Price, M., Mullan, B. (2009). Psychosocial interventions and quality of life in gynaecological cancer patients: a systematic review. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 18(8), 795-810. [More Information]
  • Harrison, J., Young, J., Price, M., Butow, P., Solomon, M. (2009). What are the unmet supportive care needs of people with cancer? A systematic review. Supportive Care in Cancer, 17, 1117-1128. [More Information]
  • Dawson, S., Price, M., Jenkins, M., McKinley, J., Butow, P., McLachlan, S., Lindeman, G., Weideman, P., Friedlander, M., Hopper, J., et al (2008). Cancer risk management practices of noncarriers within BRCA1/2 mutation - Positive families in the Kathleen Cuningham Foundation Consortium for Research into Familial Breast cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 26(2), 225-232.
  • Price, M., Cameron, R., Butow, P. (2007). Communicating risk information: the influence of graphical display format on quantitative information perception - accuracy, comprehension and preferences. Patient Education and Counseling, 69, 121-128.
  • Easton, D., Pooley, K., Dunning, A., Pharoah, P., Thompson, D., Ballinger, D., Struewing, J., Morrison, J., Field, H., Luben, R., Butow, P., Price, M., et al (2007). Genome-wide association study identifies novel breast cancer susceptibility loci. Nature, 447(7148), 1087-1093.
  • Price, M., Butow, P., Lo, S., Wilson, J., Hickie, I., Phillips, K., Bennett, B., Meiser, B., Tucker, K., McLachlan, S., et al (2007). Predictors of Cancer Worry in Unaffected Women from High Risk Breast Cancer Families: Risk Perception is not the Primary Issue. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 16, 635-644. [More Information]
  • Lobb, E., Clayton, J., Price, M. (2006). Suffering, loss and grief in palliative care. Australian Family Physician, 35(10), 772-775. [More Information]
  • Price, M. (2006). Support and training needs of cancer support group leaders: A review. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 15(8), 651-663.
  • Price, M., Butow, P., Kirsten, L. (2006). Support and training needs of cancer support group leaders: A review. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 15(8), 651-663.
  • Kirsten, L., Butow, P., Price, M., Hobbs, K., Sunquist, K. (2006). Who helps the leaders? Difficulties experienced by cancer support group leaders. Supportive Care in Cancer, 14(7), 770-778. [More Information]
  • Phillips, K., Butow, P., Stewart, A., Chang, J., Weideman, P., Price, M., McLachlan, S., Lindeman, G., McKay, M., Friedlander, M., et al (2005). Predictors of participation in clinical and psychosocial follow-up of the kConFab breast cancer family cohort. Familial Cancer, 4(2), 105-113. [More Information]
  • Butow, P., Meiser, B., Price, M., Bennett, B., Tucker, K., Davenport, T., Hickie, I. (2005). Psychological morbidity in women at increased risk of developing breast cancer: A controlled study. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 14(3), 196-203. [More Information]
  • Lim, J., Macluran, M., Price, M., Bennett, B., Butow, P. (2004). Short- And Long-Term Impact Of Receiving Genetic Mutation Results In Women At Increased Risk For Hereditary Breast Cancer. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 13(2), 115-133.
  • Meiser, B., Butow, P., Price, M., Bennett, B., Berry, G., Tucker, K. (2003). Attitudes to Prophylactic Surgery and Chemoprevention in Australian Women at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer. Journal of Women's Health, 12(8), 769-778.
  • Price, M., Tennant, C., Smith, R., Butow, P., Kennedy, S., Kossoff, M., Dunn, S. (2001). The role of psychosocial factors in the development of breast carcinoma: Part I - The cancer prone personality. Cancer, 91(4), 679-685.
  • Price, M., Tennant, C., Smith, R., Butow, P., Dunn, S., Kennedy, S., Kossoff, M. (2001). The role of psychosocial factors in the development of breast carcinoma: Part II: : Life event stressors, social support, defense style, and emotional control and their interactions. Cancer, 91(4), 686-697.

2014

  • Butow, P., Price, M., Bell, M., Webb, P., deFazio, A., Friedlander, M. (2014). Caring for women with ovarian cancer in the last year of life: A longitudinal study of caregiver quality of life, distress and unmet needs. Gynecologic Oncology, 132(3), 690-697. [More Information]
  • Beesley, V., Green, A., Wyld, D., O'Rourke, P., Wockner, L., deFazio, A., Butow, P., Price, M., Horwood, K., Clavarino, A. (2014). Quality of life and treatment response among women with platinum-resistant versus platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer treated for progression: A prospective analysis. Gynecologic Oncology, 132, 130-136. [More Information]

2013

  • Beesley, V., Price, M., Webb, P., O'Rourke, P., Marquart, L., Butow, P. (2013). Changes in supportive care needs after first-line treatment for ovarian cancer: identifying care priorities and risk factors for future unmet needs. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 22(7), 1565-1571. [More Information]
  • Heiniger, L., Butow, P., Price, M., Charles, M. (2013). Distress in unaffected individuals who decline, delay or remain ineligible for genetic testing for hereditary diseases: a systematic review. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 22(9), 1930-1945. [More Information]
  • Garcia-Closas, M., Couch, F., Lindstrom, S., Michailidou, K., Schmidt, M., Brook, M., Orr, N., Rhie, S., Riboli, E., Feigelson, H., Carpenter, J., Balleine, R., et al (2013). Genome-wide association studies identify four ER negative-specific breast cancer risk loci. Nature Genetics, 45(4), 392-398. [More Information]
  • Price, M., Bell, M., Sommeijer, D., Friedlander, M., Stockler, M., deFazio, A., Webb, P., Butow, P. (2013). Physical symptoms, coping styles and quality of life in recurrent ovarian cancer: A prospective population-based study over the last year of life. Gynecologic Oncology, 130(1), 162-168. [More Information]
  • Meiser, B., Price, M., Butow, P., Karatas, J., Wilson, J., Heiniger, L., Baylock, B., Charles, M., McLachlan, S., Phillips, K. (2013). Psychosocial factors and uptake of risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy in women at high risk for ovarian cancer. Familial Cancer, 12(1), 101-109. [More Information]
  • Price, M., Dhillon, H. (2013). Review: insufficient evidence to recommend routine screening for psychological distress among people with cancer. Evidence-Based Mental Health, 16(4), 108-108. [More Information]
  • Sanderson, C., Lobb, E., Mowll, J., Butow, P., McGowan, N., Price, M. (2013). Signs of post-traumatic stress disorder in caregivers following an expected death: A qualitative study. Palliative Medicine, 27(7), 625-631. [More Information]

2012

  • Heiniger, L., Price, M., Charles, M., Butow, P. (2012). 'Knowledge is power': coping with the risk and uncertainty of familial breast cancer. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 8, 334-334.
  • Colagiuri, B., King, M., Butow, P., McGrane, J., Luckett, T., Price, M., Birney, D. (2012). A comparison of the FACT-G and the Supportive Care Needs Survey (SCNS) in women with ovarian cancer: unidimensionality of constructs. Quality of Life Research, 21(5), 887-897. [More Information]
  • Heiniger, L., Price, M., Charles, M., kConFab Psychosocial Group on behalf of the kConFab Investigators, K., Butow, P. (2012). Distress in unaffected women at increased risk of familial breast cancer who delay, decline or remain Ineligible for predictive genetic testing. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 8(suppl 3), 197-198.
  • Hallowell, N., Baylock, B., Heiniger, L., Butow, P., Patel (nee Chauhan), D., Meiser, B., Saunders, C., Price, M. (2012). Looking different, feeling different: women's reactions to risk-reducing breast and ovarian surgery. Familial Cancer, 11(2), 215-224. [More Information]
  • Heiniger, L., Butow, P., Price, M., Charles, M. (2012). Psychological correlates of not undergoing genetic testing: a systematic review. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 8(suppl 3), 262-262.
  • Hallowell, N., Heiniger, L., Baylock, B., Price, M., Butow, P. (2012). Rehabilitating the sick role: post-surgical experiences of high risk women who undergo risk reducing mastectomy. Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice, 10(suppl 2), A6. [More Information]
  • Hallowell, N., Baylock, B., Heiniger, L., Price, M., Butow, P. (2012). Risk-reducing surgery for breast and ovarian cancer risks - where are we now? Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice, 10(suppl 2), A13. [More Information]

2011

  • Wakefield, C., Ratnayake, P., Meiser, B., Suthers, G., Price, M., Duffy, J., Tucker, K. (2011). "For All My Family's Sake, I Should Go and Find Out": An Australian Report on Genetic Counseling and Testing Uptake in Individuals at High Risk of Breast and/or Ovarian Cancer. Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers, 15(6), 379-385. [More Information]
  • Ratnayake, P., Wakefield, C., Meiser, B., Suthers, G., Price, M., Duffy, J., Tucker, K. (2011). An exploration of the communication preferences regarding genetic testing in individuals from families with identified breast/ovarian cancer mutations. Familial Cancer, 10, 97-105. [More Information]
  • Luckett, T., King, M., Butow, P., Oguchi, M., Rankin, N., Price, M., Hackl, N., Heading, G. (2011). Choosing between the EORTC QLQ-C30 and FACT-G for measuring health-related quality of life in cancer clinical research: issues, evidence and recommendations. Annals of Oncology, 22(10), 2179-2190.
  • Beesley, V., Price, M., Webb, P. (2011). Loss of lifestyle: health behaviour and weight changes after becoming a caregiver of a family member diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer, 19(12), 1949-1956. [More Information]
  • Beesley, V., Price, M., Butow, P., Green, A., Olsen, C., Webb, P. (2011). Physical activity in women with ovarian cancer and its association with decreased distress and improved quality of life. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 20(11), 1161-1169. [More Information]
  • Colagiuri, B., Christensen, S., Jensen, A., Price, M., Butow, P., Zachariae, R. (2011). Prevalence and predictors of sleep difficulty in a National Cohort of Women with Primary Breast Cancer Three to Four Months Postsurgery. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 42(5), 710-720.

2010

  • Luckett, T., Butow, P., King, M., Oguchi, M., Heading, G., Hackl, N., Rankin, N., Price, M. (2010). A review and recommendations for optimal outcome measures of anxiety, depression and general distress in studies evaluating psychosocial interventions for English-speaking adults with heterogeneous cancer diagnoses. Supportive Care in Cancer, 18(10), 1241-1262. [More Information]
  • De Morgan, S., Butow, P., Lobb, E., Price, M., Nehill, C. (2010). Development and pilot testing of a communication aid to assist clinicians to communicate with women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Supportive Care in Cancer, , 1-7. [More Information]
  • Dzidowska, M., Price, M., Butow, P. (2010). Identifying research priorities and research needs among health and research professionals in psycho-oncology. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 6(3), 165-172. [More Information]
  • Foley, E., Baillie, A., Huxter, M., Price, M., Sinclair, E. (2010). Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Individuals Whose Lives Have Been Affected by Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78(1), 72-79.
  • Price, M., Butow, P., Charles, M., Bullen, T., Meiser, B., McKinley, J., McLachlan, S., Phillips, K., kConFab Psychosocial and Clinical Follow-Up groups o, N. (2010). Predictors of breast cancer screening behavior in women with a strong family history of the disease. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 124(2), 509-519. [More Information]
  • Price, M., Butow, P., Costa, D., King, M., Aldridge, L., Fardell, J., deFazio, A., Webb, P. (2010). Prevalence and predictors of anxiety and depression in women with invasive ovarian cancer and their caregivers. Medical Journal of Australia, 193(5), S52-S57. [More Information]
  • Rankin, N., Butow, P., Price, M., Evans, A. (2010). Views of psycho-oncology health professionals on priority psycho-oncology research questions. Supportive Care in Cancer, , 1-9. [More Information]

2009

  • Kricker, A., Price, M., Butow, P., Goumas, C., Armes, J., Armstrong, B. (2009). Effects of life event stress and social support on the odds of a >or= 2 cm breast cancer. Cancer Causes and Control: an international journal of studies of cancer in human populations, 20(4), 437-447. [More Information]
  • Field, K., Jenkins, M., Friedlander, M., McKinley, J., Price, M., Weideman, P., Keogh, L., McLachlan, S., Lindeman, G., Hopper, J., Butow, P., et al (2009). Predictors of the use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) by women at high risk for breast cancer. European Journal of Cancer, 45(4), 551-560. [More Information]
  • Price, M., Zachariae, R., Butow, P., deFazio, A., Patel (nee Chauhan), D., Espie, C., Friedlander, M., Webb, P. (2009). Prevalence and predictors of insomnia in women with invasive ovarian cancer: Anxiety a major factor. European Journal of Cancer, 45(18), 3262-3270. [More Information]
  • Hersch, J., Juraskova, I., Price, M., Mullan, B. (2009). Psychosocial interventions and quality of life in gynaecological cancer patients: a systematic review. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 18(8), 795-810. [More Information]
  • Harrison, J., Young, J., Price, M., Butow, P., Solomon, M. (2009). What are the unmet supportive care needs of people with cancer? A systematic review. Supportive Care in Cancer, 17, 1117-1128. [More Information]

2008

  • Dawson, S., Price, M., Jenkins, M., McKinley, J., Butow, P., McLachlan, S., Lindeman, G., Weideman, P., Friedlander, M., Hopper, J., et al (2008). Cancer risk management practices of noncarriers within BRCA1/2 mutation - Positive families in the Kathleen Cuningham Foundation Consortium for Research into Familial Breast cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 26(2), 225-232.

2007

  • Price, M., Cameron, R., Butow, P. (2007). Communicating risk information: the influence of graphical display format on quantitative information perception - accuracy, comprehension and preferences. Patient Education and Counseling, 69, 121-128.
  • Easton, D., Pooley, K., Dunning, A., Pharoah, P., Thompson, D., Ballinger, D., Struewing, J., Morrison, J., Field, H., Luben, R., Butow, P., Price, M., et al (2007). Genome-wide association study identifies novel breast cancer susceptibility loci. Nature, 447(7148), 1087-1093.
  • Price, M., Butow, P., Lo, S., Wilson, J., Hickie, I., Phillips, K., Bennett, B., Meiser, B., Tucker, K., McLachlan, S., et al (2007). Predictors of Cancer Worry in Unaffected Women from High Risk Breast Cancer Families: Risk Perception is not the Primary Issue. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 16, 635-644. [More Information]

2006

  • Lobb, E., Clayton, J., Price, M. (2006). Suffering, loss and grief in palliative care. Australian Family Physician, 35(10), 772-775. [More Information]
  • Price, M. (2006). Support and training needs of cancer support group leaders: A review. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 15(8), 651-663.
  • Price, M., Butow, P., Kirsten, L. (2006). Support and training needs of cancer support group leaders: A review. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 15(8), 651-663.
  • Kirsten, L., Butow, P., Price, M., Hobbs, K., Sunquist, K. (2006). Who helps the leaders? Difficulties experienced by cancer support group leaders. Supportive Care in Cancer, 14(7), 770-778. [More Information]

2005

  • Phillips, K., Butow, P., Stewart, A., Chang, J., Weideman, P., Price, M., McLachlan, S., Lindeman, G., McKay, M., Friedlander, M., et al (2005). Predictors of participation in clinical and psychosocial follow-up of the kConFab breast cancer family cohort. Familial Cancer, 4(2), 105-113. [More Information]
  • Butow, P., Meiser, B., Price, M., Bennett, B., Tucker, K., Davenport, T., Hickie, I. (2005). Psychological morbidity in women at increased risk of developing breast cancer: A controlled study. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 14(3), 196-203. [More Information]

2004

  • Lim, J., Macluran, M., Price, M., Bennett, B., Butow, P. (2004). Short- And Long-Term Impact Of Receiving Genetic Mutation Results In Women At Increased Risk For Hereditary Breast Cancer. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 13(2), 115-133.

2003

  • Meiser, B., Butow, P., Price, M., Bennett, B., Berry, G., Tucker, K. (2003). Attitudes to Prophylactic Surgery and Chemoprevention in Australian Women at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer. Journal of Women's Health, 12(8), 769-778.

2001

  • Price, M., Tennant, C., Smith, R., Butow, P., Kennedy, S., Kossoff, M., Dunn, S. (2001). The role of psychosocial factors in the development of breast carcinoma: Part I - The cancer prone personality. Cancer, 91(4), 679-685.
  • Price, M., Tennant, C., Smith, R., Butow, P., Dunn, S., Kennedy, S., Kossoff, M. (2001). The role of psychosocial factors in the development of breast carcinoma: Part II: : Life event stressors, social support, defense style, and emotional control and their interactions. Cancer, 91(4), 686-697.

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