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Hospital characteristics, rather than surgical volume, predict length of stay following co..
Optimal Cancer Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: A Shared Approach to..
Alignment with indices of a care pathway is associated with improved survival: An observat..
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New approaches to cancer care in a COVID-19 world
John Butler, Christian Finley, Charles H Norell, Samantha Harrison, Heather Bryant, Michael P Achiam, Alon D Altman, Nancy Baxter, James Bentley, Paul A Cohen, M Asif Chaudry, Elijah Dixon, Rhonda Farrell, Scott Fegan, Salila Hashmi, Claus Hogdall, John T Jenkins, Janice Kwon, Tom Mala, Orla McNally, et al.
Journal article | 2020 | The Lancet Oncology
The pathway to diagnosis and treatment for surgically managed lung cancer patients.
Victoria White, Rebecca J Bergin, Robert J Thomas, Kathryn Whitfield, David Weller
Journal article | 2020 | Family Practice
BACKGROUND: Most lung cancer is diagnosed at an advanced stage, resulting in poor survival. This study examined diagnostic pathway..
Hospital characteristics, rather than surgical volume, predict length of stay following colorectal cancer surgery
Don Vicendese, Luc Te Marvelde, Peter D McNair, Kathryn Whitfield, Dallas R English, Souhaib Ben Taieb, Rob J Hyndman, Robert Thomas
Journal article | 2020 | Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
OBJECTIVE: Length of hospital stay (LOS) is considered a vital component for successful colorectal surgery treatment. Evidence of ..
Optimal Cancer Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: A Shared Approach to System Level Change
Jennifer Chynoweth, Meaghan M McCambridge, Helen M Zorbas, Jacinta K Elston, Robert JS Thomas, William JH Glasson, Joanna M Coutts, Barbara A Daveson, Kathryn M Whitfield
Journal article | 2020 | JCO Global Oncology
PURPOSE: To improve cancer outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through the development and national endorsem..
Alignment with indices of a care pathway is associated with improved survival: An observational population-based study in colon cancer patients
Luc te Marvelde, Peter McNair, Kathryn Whitfield, Philippe Autier, Peter Boyle, Richard Sullivan, Robert JS Thomas
Conference Proceedings | 2019 | ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY
Alignment with Indices of A Care Pathway Is Associated with Improved Survival: An Observational Population-based Study in Colon Cancer Patients.
Luc Te Marvelde, Peter McNair, Kathryn Whitfield, Philippe Autier, Peter Boyle, Richard Sullivan, Robert JS Thomas
Journal article | 2019 | EClinicalMedicine
Background: Causes of variations in outcomes from cancer care in developed countries are often unclear. Australia has developed he..
Concordance between Optimal Care Pathways and colorectal cancer care: Identifying opportunities to improve quality and reduce disparities
Rebecca J Bergin, Robert JS Thomas, Kathryn Whitfield, Victoria White
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Care pathway policies for cancer aim to reduce variation and improve the quality of patient care,..
Predicting the Whole Distribution with Methods for Depth Data Analysis Demonstrated on a Colorectal Cancer Treatment Study
D Vicendese, L Te Marvelde, PD McNair, K Whitfield, DR English, S Ben Taieb, RJ Hyndman, R Thomas
Conference Proceedings | 2019 | Communications in Computer and Information Science
Development of the optimal care pathway for cancer of unknown primary
Linda Mileshkin, Laura Holliday, Amey Aurangabadkar, David Ball, David Bowtell, Cindy Bryant, Jonathan Clark, Katherine Clark, Anthony Gill, Julie Gottlieb, Laura Kirsten, Sally Lord, Siobhan O'Neill, Richard Osborne, Penelope Schofield, Martin Tattersall, Robert Thomas, Richard Tothill, Claire Vajdic, Desmond Yip, et al.
Conference Proceedings | 2018 | ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY
Rural-Urban Disparities in Time to Diagnosis and Treatment for Colorectal and Breast Cancer
Rebecca J Bergin, Jon Emery, Ruth C Bollard, Alina Zalounina Falborg, Henry Jensen, David Weller, Usha Menon, Peter Vedsted, Robert J Thomas, Kathryn Whitfield, Victoria White
Journal article | 2018 | Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention
Global Cancer Surgery: Delivering Safe, Affordable, and Timely Cancer Surgery
Richard Sullivan, Olusegun Isaac Alatise, Benjamin O Anderson, Riccardo Audisio, Philippe Autier, Ajay Aggarwal, Charles Balch, Murray F Brennan, Anna Dare, Anil D'Cruz, Alexander MM Eggermont, Kenneth Fleming, Serigne Magueye Gueye, Lars Hagander, Cristian A Herrera, Hampus Holmer, Andre M Ilbawi, Anton Jarnheimer, Jia-fu Ji, T Peter Kingham, et al.
Journal article | 2015 | The Lancet Oncology
Surgery is essential for global cancer care in all resource settings. Of the 15·2 million new cases of cancer in 2015, over 80% of..
Need for global action for cancer control
P Boyle, BO Anderson, LC Andersson, Y Ariyaratne, G-R Auleley, M Barbacid, H Bartelink, J Baselga, K Behbehani, F Belardelli, A Berns, J Bishop, O Brawley, H Burns, M Clanton, B Cox, D Currow, J-M Dangou, D de Valeriola, K Dinshaw, et al.
Journal article | 2008 | Annals of Oncology
Pretreatment gene expression profiles can be used to predict response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy in esophageal cancer
Cuong Duong, Danielle M Greenawalt, Adam Kowalczyk, Marianne L Ciavarella, Garvesh Raskutti, William K Murray, Wayne A Phillips, Robert JS Thomas
Journal article | 2007 | Annals of Surgical Oncology
Gene expression profiling of esophageal cancer: Comparative analysis of Barrett's esophagus, adenocarcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma
Danielle M Greenawalt, Cuong Duong, Gordon K Smyth, Marianne L Ciavarella, Natalie J Thompson, Thomas Tiang, William K Murray, Robert JS Thomas, Wayne A Phillips
Journal article | 2007 | International Journal of Cancer
Large validation of anti-learnable signature in classification of response to chemoradiotherapy in Esophageal adenocarcinoma patients
Adam Kowalczyk, Danielle M Greenawalt, Justin Bedo, Cuong Duong, Garvesh Raskutti, Robert JS Thomas, Wayne A Phillips
Conference Proceedings | 2007 | Optimization and Systems Biology
Significant clinical impact and prognostic stratification provided by FDG-PET in the staging of oesophageal cancer
Cuong P Duong, Helen Demitriou, LeAnn Weih, Anne Thompson, David Williams, Robert JS Thomas, Rodney J Hicks
Journal article | 2006 | European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
FDG-PET status following chemoradiotherapy provides high management impact and powerful prognostic stratification in oesophageal cancer
Cuong P Duong, Rodney J Hicks, LeAnn Weih, Elizabeth Drummond, Trevor Leong, Michael Michael, Robert JS Thomas
Journal article | 2006 | European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Tobacco: deadly in any form or disguise.
Peter Boyle, MA Yasantha Ariyaratne, Ruth Barrington, Harry Bartelink, Georg Bartsch, Anton Berns, Dominique de Valeriola, Ketayun A Dinshaw, Alexander MM Eggermont, Nigel Gray, Tadao Kakizoe, Balman Singh Karki, Miklos Kaslar, David J Kerr, David Khayat, Thiravud Khuhaprema, In-Hoo Kim, Jose Martin-Moreno, Gordon McVie, Jae-Gahb Park, et al.
Journal article | 2006 | The Lancet
Surgery alone versus chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery for resectable cancer of the oesophagus: a randomised controlled phase III trial
BH Burmeister, BM Smithers, V Gebski, L Fitzgerald, RJ Simes, P Devitt, S Ackland, DC Gotley, D Joseph, J Millar, J North, ET Walpole, JW Denham
Journal article | 2005 | Lancet Oncology
Curbing tobacco's toll starts with the professionals: World No Tobacco Day.
Peter Boyle, May Ariyaratne, Harry Bartelink, José Baselga, Anton Berns, Otis W Brawley, Harry Burns, Michail Davidov, KA Dinshaw, Carolyn Dresler, Alexander MM Eggermont, Damodar Gajurel, Galina Gordina, Nigel Gray, Tadao Kakizoe, Balman Singh Karki, Miklós Kásler, David J Kerr, David Khayat, Alexander Kiselev, et al.
Journal article | 2005 | The Lancet
Sodium butyrate-induced differentiation of human LIM2537 colon cancer cells decreases GSK-3 beta activity and increases levels of both membrane-bound and APC/Axin/GSK-3 beta complex-associated pools of beta-catenin
E Vincan, CSF Leet, NI Reyes, RJ Dilley, RJS Thomas, WA Phillips
Journal article | 2000 | Oncology Research
Microsatellite instability in gastrointestinal tract tumours.
AJ Philp, WA Phillips, SP Rockman, E Vincan, S Baindur-Hudson, W Burns, R Valentine, RJ Thomas
Journal article | 2000 | International journal of surgical investigation
Although a number of studies have documented microsatellite instability (MSI) in gastrointestinal tumours, the clinical significan..
Increased levels of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase activity in colorectal tumors.
WA Phillips, F St Clair, AD Munday, RJ Thomas, CA Mitchell
Journal article | 1998 | Cancer
BACKGROUND: Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI 3-kinase), an enzyme that phosphorylates inositol phospholipids at the D-3 position ..
Phosphotyrosine phosphatase activity in the macrophage is enhanced by lipopolysaccharide, tumor necrosis factor alpha, and granulocyte/macrophage-colony stimulating factor: Correlation with priming of the respiratory burst
S Bassal, YS Liu, RJS Thomas, WA Phillips
Journal article | 1997 | Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Cell Research
Acceptance of screening for colorectal cancer by flexible sigmoidoscopy.
J Cockburn, RJ Thomas, SJ McLaughlin, D Reading
Journal article | 1995 | Journal of Medical Screening
OBJECTIVE: To determine the acceptance rate of screening by flexible sigmoidoscopy in a sample of general practice patients aged 5..
Olfactory sensations produced by high-energy photon irradiation of the olfactory receptor mucosa in humans.
SM Sagar, RJ Thomas, LT Loverock, MF Spittle
Journal article | 1991 | International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics
During irradiation of volumes that incorporate the olfactory system, a proportion of patients have complained of a pungent smell. ..
High-dose chemotherapy with busulphan and cyclophosphamide and bone-marrow transplantation for drug-sensitive malignancies in adults: a preliminary report.
WP Sheridan, AW Boyd, MD Green, DM Russell, RJ Thomas, KM McGrath, SL Vaughan, JD Scarlett, JD Griffiths, GN Brodie
Journal article | 1989 | Medical Journal of Australia
The technique of high-dose chemotherapy and bone-marrow transplantation takes advantage of any potential dose-response effect in t..
Clinical studies with granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) in patients receiving cytotoxic chemotherapy.
G Morstyn, L Campbell, U Dührsen, LM Souza, NK Alton, JL Villeval, NA Nicola, AW Boyd, G Kannourakis, J Cebon
Journal article | 1988 | Behring Institut Mitteilungen
Bacterially synthesised human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) was administered to patients with advanced cancer. The..
DNA ploidy patterns and cytokinetics of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
SK Juneja, IA Cooper, GS Hodgson, MM Wolf, JC Ding, PN Ironside, RJ Thomas, JD Parkin
Journal article | 1986 | Journal of Clinical Pathology
Flow cytometry studies for cellular DNA analysis were performed in 115 cases of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, 53 of which had not receiv..
Improved survival in esophageal cancer in the period 1978 to 1983.
G Morstyn, RJ Thomas, M Mullerworth, DJ St John, PS Bhathal, M Abbott, R Van Cooten
Journal article | 1986 | Journal of Clinical Oncology
The outcome of therapy of adenocarcinomas and squamous-cell carcinomas of the esophagus is so poor that the results of new approac..
Pathological rupture of the spleen in transforming non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
JD Griffiths, JC Ding, SK Juneja, RJ Thomas, JJ Martin, IA Cooper
Journal article | 1986 | Medical Journal of Australia
Two patients with an initial diagnosis of a poorly differentiated lymphocytic lymphoma suffered a pathological rupture of the sple..
Hydatid disease: the alveolar variety in Australia. A case report with comment on the toxicity of mebendazole.
PA Braithwaite, RJ Thomas, RC Thompson
Journal article | 1985 | ANZ Journal of Surgery
The alveolar form of hydatid disease, caused by the larval stage of the cestode Echinococcus multilocularis, is virtually confined..
Lysis of a superior mesenteric artery embolus following local infusion of streptokinase and heparin.
AC Jamieson, RJ Thomas, JF Cade
Journal article | 1979 | ANZ Journal of Surgery
The successful lysis of a superior mesenteric artery embolus with streptokinase and heparin infused locally through catheter selec..
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
FRACS - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
FRCS - Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
Bachelor of Medicine
University of Melbourne
Master of Surgery
University of Melbourne