Dr Carolyn Nickson is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. Dr Nickson holds a joint position as Senior Research Fellow at the Cancer Council NSW, where she leads the 'Pathways – Breast' program.Dr Nickson is a cancer epidemiologist with a background in mathematics, recognised for her expertise in cancer screening evaluation and her novel and multidisciplinary approaches to solving problems in this domain.
She is particularly enthusiastic about multidisciplinary research, working closely with clinicians and scientists to combine skills, ideas and knowledge to generate pertinent research outcomes that make a real difference to policy and practice.Her current projects include:- ‘Optimising Breast Cancer Early Detection in Australia’ , an Australian Government Department of Health project to explore options for risk-based, personalised approaches to breast-cancer screening in Australia.- Health economic modelling of breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment across Australia, using the Policy1-Breast model.- AutoDensity software to routinely measure mammographic density from screening mammograms (in collaboration with the CSIRO)- Supporting the national ‘lifepool’ cohortas well as various projects evaluating the performance of breast cancer screening. Previous projects have included:- Clinical evaluations of digital breast tomosynthesis (in collaboration with Maroondah BreastScreen)- Detailed evaluation of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment practices in Victoria (in collaboration with the Royal Women’s Hospital and Royal Melbourne Hospital)
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Measurement challenge: protocol for international case-control comparison of mammographic ..
Improved And Automated Measures Of Breast Cancer Risk Based On Digital Mammography And Fam..
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Improved And Automated Measures Of Breast Cancer Risk Based On Digital Mammography And Family History Data Collected By Breastscreen That Will Enable Tailored Screening For Breast Cancer
We will use mammograms and family history information collected by BreastScreen to update and improve our automated measures of mammographic..
Evaluation Of Outcomes And Cost-Effectiveness Of Implementing Next Generation Human Papillomavirus (Hpv) Vaccination And Associated Primary Hpv-Based Cervical Cancer Screening Strategies In Australia
This project involves using simulation modelling to predict the effect of the next generation human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which will..
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Displaying the 42 most recent scholarly works by Carolyn Nickson.
The financial impact of a breast cancer detected within and outside of screening: lessons from the Australian Lifepool cohort
Karinna Saxby, Carolyn Nickson, G Bruce Mann, Louiza Velentzis, Hannah L Bromley, Pietro Procopio, Karen Canfell, Dennis Petrie
Journal article | 2020 | Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
OBJECTIVE: To determine the government and out-of-pocket community costs (out-of-hospital medical services and prescription medici..
Valuing preferences for treating screen detected ductal carcinoma in situ
Hannah L Bromley, G Bruce Mann, Dennis Petrie, Carolyn Nickson, Daniel Rea, Tracy E Roberts
Journal article | 2019 | European Journal of Cancer
BACKGROUND: Mammographic screening reduces breast cancer mortality but may lead to the overdiagnosis and overtreatment of low-risk..
Measurement challenge: protocol for international case-control comparison of mammographic measures that predict breast cancer risk
Evenda Dench, Daniela Bond-Smith, Ellie Darcey, Grant Lee, Ye K Aung, Ariane Chan, Jack Cuzick, Ze Y Ding, Chris F Evans, Jennifer Harvey, Ralph Highnam, Meng-Kang Hsieh, Despina Kontos, Shuai Li, Shivaani Mariapun, Carolyn Nickson, Tuong L Nguyen, Said Pertuz, Pietro Procopio, Nadia Rajaram, et al.
Journal article | 2019 | BMJ OPEN
INTRODUCTION: For women of the same age and body mass index, increased mammographic density is one of the strongest predictors of ..
Benefits, harms and cost-effectiveness of cancer screening in Australia: an overview of modelling estimates
Jie-Bin Lew, Elenora Feletto, Stephen Wade, Michael Caruana, Yoon-Jung Kang, Carolyn Nickson, Kate T Simms, Pietro Procopio, Natalie Taylor, Oachim Worthington, David P Smith, Karen Canfell
Journal article | 2019 | Public Health Research & Practice
Molecular comparison of interval and screen-detected breast cancers
Dane Cheasley, Na Li, Simone M Rowley, Kenneth Elder, G Bruce Mann, Sherene Loi, Peter Savas, David L Goode, Tanjina Kader, Magnus Zethoven, Tim Semple, Stephen B Fox, Jia-Min Pang, David Byrne, Lisa Devereux, Carolyn Nickson, Pietro Procopio, Grant Lee, Siobhan Hughes, Hugo Saunders, et al.
Journal article | 2019 | The Journal of Pathology
Toward Improving Breast Cancer Imaging: Radiological Assessment of Propagation-Based Phase-Contrast CT Technology.
Seyedamir Tavakoli Taba, Patrycja Baran, Sarah Lewis, Robert Heard, Serena Pacile, Yakov I Nesterets, Sherry C Mayo, Christian Dullin, Diego Dreossi, Fulvia Arfelli, Darren Thompson, Mikkaela McCormack, Maram Alakhras, Francesco Brun, Maurizio Pinamonti, Carolyn Nickson, Chris Hall, Fabrizio Zanconati, Darren Lockie, Harry M Quiney, et al.
Journal article | 2019 | Academic Radiology
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: This study employs clinical/radiological evaluation in establishing the optimum imaging conditions for b..
Characteristics of Mammographic Breast Density and Associated Factors for Chinese Women: Results from an Automated Measurement
Tong Li, Lichen Tang, Ziba Gandomkar, Rob Heard, Claudia Mello-Thoms, Qin Xiao, Yajia Gu, Genhong Di, Carolyn Nickson, Zhimin Shao, Patrick Brennan
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Oncology
Prospective validation of the NCI Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool (Gail Model) on 40,000 Australian women
Carolyn Nickson, Pietro Procopio, Louiza S Velentzis, Sarah Carr, Lisa Devereux, Gregory Bruce Mann, Paul James, Grant Lee, Cameron Wellard, Ian Campbell
Journal article | 2018 | BREAST CANCER RESEARCH
Treatment Intensity Differences After Early-Stage Breast Cancer (ESBC) Diagnosis Depending on Participation in a Screening Program
Kenneth Elder, Carolyn Nickson, Melinda Pattanasri, Samuel Cooke, Dorothy Machalek, Allison Rose, Arlene Mou, John Paxton Collins, Allan Park, Richard De Boer, Claire Phillips, Vicki Pridmore, Helen Farrugia, G Bruce Mann
Journal article | 2018 | Annals of Surgical Oncology
Uptake of adjuvant breast cancer treatments recommended by multi-disciplinary meetings
Melinda Pattanasri, Kenneth Elder, Carolyn Nickson, Samuel Cooke, Dorothy Machalek, Allison Rose, Arlene Mou, John P Collins, Allan Park, Richard De Boer, Claire Phillips, Vicki Pridmore, Helen Farrugia, G Bruce Mann
Journal article | 2018 | ANZ Journal of Surgery
Genomic analysis of cancers arising in breasts with different mammographic density
Kylie L Gorringe, Siobhan Hughes, Carolyn Nickson, Lisa Devereux, Vicki Pridmore, Simone M Rowley, David J Byrne, Dane Cheasley, Anne M Kavanagh, G Bruce Mann, Stephen B Fox, Ian G Campbell
Conference Proceedings | 2018 | CANCER RESEARCH
Optimization of propagation-based x-ray phase-contrast tomography for breast cancer imaging
P Baran, S Pacile, YI Nesterets, SC Mayo, C Dullin, D Dreossi, F Arfelli, D Thompson, D Lockie, M McCormack, ST Taba, F Brun, M Pinamonti, C Nickson, C Hall, M Dimmock, F Zanconati, M Cholewa, H Quiney, PC Brennan, et al.
Journal article | 2017 | Physics in Medicine and Biology
An Investigation into the Consistency in Mammographic Density Identification by Radiologists: Effect of Radiologist Expertise and Mammographic Appearance
Yanpeng Li, Patrick C Brennan, Warwick Lee, Carolyn Nickson, Mariusz W Pietrzyk, Elaine A Ryan
Journal article | 2015 | Journal of Digital Imaging
Cancer incidence and mortality in people aged less than 75 years: Changes in Australia over the period 1987-2007
Freddy Sitas, Alison Gibberd, Clare Kahn, Marianne F Weber, May Chiew, Rajah Supramaniam, Louiza Velentzis, Carolyn Nickson, David P Smith, Dianne O'Connell, Megan A Smith, Katie Armstrong, Xue Qin Yu, Karen Canfell, Monica Robotin, Eleonora Feletto, Andrew Penman
Journal article | 2013 | Cancer Epidemiology
CHANGES IN CANCER MORTALITY AND INCIDENCE IN AUSTRALIA 1987-2007
Freddy Sitas, Alison Gibberd, Clare Kahn, Marianne Weber, May Chiew, Rajah Supramaniam, Louisa Velentzis, Carolyn Nickson, David P Smith, Dianne O'Connell, Megan A Smith, Katie Armstrong, Xue Qin Yu, Karen Canfell, Monica Robotin, Eleonora Feletto, Andrew Penman
Conference Proceedings | 2013 | ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY
Expenditure and resource utilisation for cervical screening in Australia
Jie-Bin Lew, Kirsten Howard, Dorota Gertig, Megan Smith, Mark Clements, Carolyn Nickson, Ju-Fang Shi, Suzanne Dyer, Sarah Lord, Prudence Creighton, Yoon-Jung Kang, Jeffrey Tan, Karen Canfell
Journal article | 2012 | BMC Health Services Research
Outlining and categorising mammographic breast density: expert radiologist perception
Yanpeng Li, Patrick C Brennan, Warwick Lee, John Ryan, Jennifer Cawson, Carolyn Nickson, Warren Reed, Mariusz W Pietrzyk, Dana Al Mousa, Elaine Ryan
Conference Proceedings | 2012 | Medical Imaging 2012: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment
Prevention of cervical cancer in rural China: Evaluation of HPV vaccination and primary HPV screening strategies
Karen Canfell, Ju-Fang Shi, Jie-Bin Lew, Robert Walker, Fang-Hui Zhao, Leonardo Simonella, Jun-Feng Chen, Rosa Legood, Megan A Smith, Carolyn Nickson, You-Lin Qiao
Journal article | 2011 | Vaccine
Use of interstate services for the termination of pregnancy in Australia
C Nickson, J Shelley, A Smith
Journal article | 2002 | Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
OBJECTIVE: To document the extent to which women in Australia access interstate termination of pregnancy services and to determine..
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
Public Health Association of Australasia
Australasian Epidemiological Association
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Melbourne
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Arts
La Trobe University