Select Publications

Books

2010, When cancer crosses disciplines: A physician’s handbook, Robotin M; Olver IN; Girgis A, (eds.), Imperial College Press, London, United Kingdom, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/P629

Book Chapters

Levesque JV; Girgis A; Ward PR, 2016, 'Cancer, chronic conditions and social disadvantage-the perfect storm', in Cancer and Chronic Conditions: Addressing the Problem of Multimorbidity in Cancer Patients and Survivors, pp. 71 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-1844-2_3

Lambert SD; Levesque JV; Girgis A, 2016, 'The impact of cancer and chronic conditions on caregivers and family members', in Cancer and Chronic Conditions: Addressing the Problem of Multimorbidity in Cancer Patients and Survivors, pp. 159 - 202, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-1844-2_6

Girgis A; Gallagher TJ, 2010, 'Discussing adverse outcomes with patients', in Handbook of communication in oncology and palliative care, Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0028

Brown R; Dunn SM; Girgis A; Sanson-Fisher R, 1999, 'Breaking Bad News', in Cancer facts: A concise oncology text, edn. Original, Harwood Academic Publishers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Girgis A, 1998, 'Best practice in cancer control program evaluation', in Evaluating Health Promotion, edn. Original, Stanley Thornes Publishers, England

Journal articles

Smith AB; Niu AY; Descallar J; Delaney GP; Wu VS; Agar MR; Girgis A, 2020, 'Clinical trials knowledge and attitudes of Vietnamese- and Anglo-Australian cancer patients: A cross-sectional study', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 16, pp. e242 - e251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajco.13388

Signorelli C; Wakefield CE; Johnston KA; Fardell JE; McLoone JK; Brierley MEE; Schaffer M; Thornton-Benko E; Girgis A; Hamish Wallace W; Cohn RJ, 2020, 'Re-engage: A novel nurse-led program for survivors of childhood cancer who are disengaged from cancer-related care', JNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, vol. 18, pp. 1067 - 1074, http://dx.doi.org/10.6004/jnccn.2020.7552

Geerligs L; Shepherd HL; Rankin NM; Masya L; Shaw JM; Price MA; Dhillon H; Dolan C; Prest G; Andrews G; Baychek K; Beale P; Allison K; Clayton J; Coll J; Cuddy J; Girgis A; Grimison P; Hack T; Kelly B; Kirsten L; Lindsay T; Lovell M; Luckett T; Murphy M; Newby J; Orr F; Pearce A; Piro D; Shaw T; Stubbs J; Viney R; White F; Yim J; Butow P, 2020, 'The value of real-world testing: A qualitative feasibility study to explore staff and organisational barriers and strategies to support implementation of a clinical pathway for the management of anxiety and depression in adult cancer patients', Pilot and Feasibility Studies, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40814-020-00648-4

Kim AH; Girgis A; Karimi N; Sechi AJ; Descallar J; Andrews JM; Siegel CA; Connor SJ, 2020, 'A web-based decision aid (myAID) to enhance quality of life, empowerment, decision making, and disease control for patients with ulcerative colitis: Protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial', JMIR Research Protocols, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/15994

Lim BT; Butow P; Sze ML; Girgis A; Jefford M; Goldstein D; Costa D, 2020, 'Impact of migrancy on cancer clinical trial participation: Factors associated with approach and consent in Australian-born versus migrant groups', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 16, pp. 115 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajco.13290

Bamgboje-Ayodele A; Levesque JV; Gerges M; Girgis A, 2020, 'What Male Caregivers of Women With Breast Cancer Want in an Online Intervention: A Qualitative Study', Journal of Patient Experience, pp. 237437352092609 - 237437352092609, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2374373520926098

Girgis A; Durcinoska I; Arnold A; Descallar J; Kaadan N; Koh E-S; Miller AA; Ng W; Carolan M; Della-Fiorentina SA; Avery S; Delaney GP, 2020, 'Web-based Patient Reported Outcome Measures for Personalized Treatment and Care (PROMPT-Care): Multi-center pragmatic non-randomized trial (Preprint)', Journal of Medical Internet Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/19685

Levesque J; Gerges M; Girgis A, 2020, 'Psychosocial Experiences, Challenges, and Coping Strategies of Chinese-Australian Women with Breast Cancer', Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing, vol. 7, pp. 141 - 150, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/apjon.apjon_53_19

Signorelli C; Wakefield CE; McLoone JK; Mateos MK; Aaronson NK; Lavoipierre A; Cohn RJ, 2020, 'A cost-effective approach to increasing participation in patient-reported outcomes research in cancer: A randomized trial of video invitations', International Journal of Cancer, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ijc.33244

Karimi N; Descallar J; Girgis A; Soon PS, 2020, 'Breast reconstruction in South Western Sydney', ANZ Journal of Surgery, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ans.16298

Smith A; Bamgboje-Ayodele A; Butow P; Klein B; Turner J; Sharpe L; Fardell J; Beatty L; Pearce A; Thewes B; Beith J; Girgis A, 2020, 'Development and usability evaluation of an online self-management intervention for fear of cancer recurrence (iConquerFear)', Psycho-Oncology, vol. 29, pp. 98 - 106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5218

Vetsch J; Wakefield CE; Tucker KM; McCarthy M; Signorelli C; Walwyn T; Alvaro F; Cohn RJ, 2020, 'Genetics-related service and information needs of childhood cancer survivors and parents: a mixed-methods study', European Journal of Human Genetics, vol. 28, pp. 6 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41431-019-0481-7

Girgis A, 2020, 'The role of self-management in cancer survivorship care', The Lancet Oncology, vol. 21, pp. 8 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(19)30715-6

Wu VS; Smith AB; Girgis A, 2020, 'The unmet supportive care needs of Chinese patients and caregivers affected by cancer: A systematic review', European Journal of Cancer Care, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13269

Levesque JV; Gerges M; Wu VS; Girgis A, 2020, 'Chinese-Australian women with breast cancer call for culturally appropriate information and improved communication with health professionals.', Cancer Rep (Hoboken), vol. 3, pp. e1218, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cnr2.1218

Kelada L; Wakefield CE; Heathcote LC; Jaaniste T; Signorelli C; Fardell JE; Donoghoe M; McCarthy MC; Gabriel M; Cohn RJ, 2019, 'Perceived cancer-related pain and fatigue, information needs, and fear of cancer recurrence among adult survivors of childhood cancer', Patient Education and Counseling, vol. 102, pp. 2270 - 2278, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2019.06.022

Soon PS; Karimi N; Wu VS; Girgis A, 2019, 'Having breast reconstruction post-mastectomy: barriers and facilitators reported by Vietnamese- versus English-speaking women with breast cancer.', Ethn Health, pp. 1 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13557858.2019.1693513

Shepherd HL; Geerligs L; Butow P; Masya L; Shaw J; Price M; Dhillon HM; Hack TF; Girgis A; Luckett T; Lovell M; Kelly B; Beale P; Grimison P; Shaw T; Viney R; Rankin NM, 2019, 'The Elusive Search for Success: Defining and Measuring Implementation Outcomes in a Real-World Hospital Trial', Frontiers in Public Health, vol. 7, pp. 293, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2019.00293

Sharpe L; Turner J; Fardell JE; Thewes B; Smith AB; Gilchrist J; Beith J; Girgis A; Tesson S; Day S; Grunewald K; Butow P; Bell M; Beatty L; Bennett B; Brebach R; Brock C; Butler S; Byrne D; Diggens J; Fairclough A; Faulkner T; Ftanou M; Grier M; Hill G; Jones T; Kirsten L; McConaghey S; McKinnon S; Mihalopoulos C; Mireskandari S; Musiello T; Penhale J; Pollard A; Rangganadhan A; Scealy M; Scott M; Shih S; Teoh M; Tiller K; Watt P, 2019, 'Psychological intervention (ConquerFear) for treating fear of cancer recurrence: mediators and moderators of treatment efficacy', Journal of Cancer Survivorship, vol. 13, pp. 695 - 702, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11764-019-00788-4

Gabriel MG; Wakefield CE; Vetsch J; Karpelowsky JS; Darlington ASE; Cohn RJ; Signorelli C; Alvaro F; Corbett R; Downie P; Egan K; Ellis S; Emery J; Fardell J; Foreman T; Gabriel M; Girgis A; Graham K; Johnston K; Jones J; Lockwood L; Maguire A; McCarthy M; McLoone J; Mechinaud F; Molloy S; Moore L; Osborn M; Skeen J; Tapp H; Till T; Truscott J; Turpin K; Williamson J; Walwyn T; Yallop K, 2019, 'Paediatric surgery for childhood cancer: Lasting experiences and needs of children and parents', European Journal of Cancer Care, vol. 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13116

Mizrahi D; Fardell JE; Wakefield CE; Simar D; Maguire AM; Hubbard G; Cohn RJ, 2019, 'How physically active do Australian and New Zealander childhood cancer survivors perceive themselves? A report from the ANZCHOG survivorship study', Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol. 44, pp. 196 - 203, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2019.04.020

Kaur R; Meiser B; Zilliacus E; Tim Wong WK; Woodland L; Watts K; Tomkins S; Kissane D; Girgis A; Butow P; Hale S; Perry A; Aranda SK; Shaw T; Tebble H; Norris C; Goldstein D, 2019, 'Evaluation of an online communication skills training programme for oncology nurses working with patients from minority backgrounds', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 27, pp. 1951 - 1960, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-018-4507-4

Girgis A; Durcinoska I; Arnold A; Delaney GP, 2019, 'Interpreting and Acting on the PRO Scores from the Patient-reported Outcomes for Personalized Treatment and Care (PROMPT-Care) eHealth System', Medical Care, vol. 57, pp. S85 - S91, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MLR.0000000000001094

Signorelli C; Wakefield CE; Fardell JE; Foreman T; Johnston KA; Emery J; Thornton-Benko E; Girgis A; Lie HC; Cohn RJ; Alvaro F; Corbett R; Downie P; Egan K; Ellis S; Gabriel M; Graham K; Jones J; Lockwood L; Maguire A; McCarthy M; McLoone J; Mechinaud F; Molloy S; Moore L; Osborn M; Skeen J; Tapp H; Till T; Truscott J; Turpin K; Walwyn T; Yallop K, 2019, 'The Role of Primary Care Physicians in Childhood Cancer Survivorship Care: Multiperspective Interviews', Oncologist, vol. 24, pp. 710 - 719, http://dx.doi.org/10.1634/theoncologist.2018-0103

Butow P; Williams D; Thewes B; Tesson S; Sharpe L; Smith AB; Fardell JE; Turner J; Gilchrist J; Girgis A; Beith J, 2019, 'A psychological intervention (ConquerFear) for treating fear of cancer recurrence: Views of study therapists regarding sustainability', Psycho-Oncology, vol. 28, pp. 533 - 539, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.4971

Kemp E; Koczwara B; Turner J; Girgis A; Schofield P; Hulbert-Williams N; Levesque J; Spence D; Vatandoust S; Kichenadasse G; Roy A; Sukumaran S; Karapetis CS; Richards C; Fitzgerald M; Beatty L, 2019, 'Internet use and preferences among women living with advanced breast cancer', Breast Journal, vol. 25, pp. 290 - 295, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tbj.13203

Lambert SD; Ould Brahim L; Morrison M; Girgis A; Yaffe M; Belzile E; Clayberg K; Robinson J; Thorne S; Bottorff JL; Duggleby W; Campbell-Enns H; Kim Y; Loiselle CG, 2019, 'Priorities for caregiver research in cancer care: an international Delphi survey of caregivers, clinicians, managers, and researchers', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 27, pp. 805 - 817, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-018-4314-y

Vetsch J; Wakefield CE; Doolan EL; Signorelli C; McGill BM; Moore L; Techakesari P; Pieters R; Patenaude AF; McCarthy M; Cohn RJ, 2019, '‘Why us?’ Causal attributions of childhood cancer survivors, survivors’ parents and community comparisons - a mixed methods analysis', Acta Oncologica, vol. 58, pp. 209 - 217, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0284186X.2018.1532600

Girgis S; Smith A; Lambert S; Waller A; Girgis A, 2019, '“It sort of hit me like a baseball bat between the eyes”: a qualitative study of the psychosocial experiences of mesothelioma patients and carers', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 27, pp. 631 - 638, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-018-4357-0

Soon PS; Karimi N; Wu VS; Girgis A, 2019, 'Having breast reconstruction post-mastectomy: barriers and facilitators reported by Vietnamese- versus English-speaking women with breast cancer', Ethnicity and Health, vol. 15, pp. 139 - 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13557858.2019.1693513

Ní Chróinín D; Goldsbury DE; Beveridge A; Davidson PM; Girgis A; Ingham N; Phillips JL; Wilkinson AM; Ingham JM; O'Connell DL, 2018, 'Health-services utilisation amongst older persons during the last year of life: A population-based study', BMC Geriatrics, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12877-018-1006-x

Smith A; Sharpe L; Thewes B; Turner J; Gilchrist J; Fardell JE; Girgis A; Tesson S; Descallar J; Bell ML; Beith J; Butow P; Beatty L; Bennett B; Brebach R; Brock C; Butler S; Byrne D; Day S; Diggens J; Fairclough A; Faulkner T; Ftanou M; Grier M; Hill G; Jones T; Kirsten L; McConaghey S; McKinnon S; Mihalopoulos C; Mireskandari S; Musiello T; Penhale J; Pollard A; Rangganadhan A; Scealy M; Scott M; Shih S; Teoh M; Tiller K; Watt P, 2018, 'Medical, demographic and psychological correlates of fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) morbidity in breast, colorectal and melanoma cancer survivors with probable clinically significant FCR seeking psychological treatment through the ConquerFear study', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 26, pp. 4207 - 4216, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-018-4294-y

Law E; Levesque JV; Lambert S; Girgis A, 2018, 'The “sphere of care”: A qualitative study of colorectal cancer patient and caregiver experiences of support within the cancer treatment setting', PLoS ONE, vol. 13, pp. e0209436, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0209436

Butow P; Shaw J; Shepherd HL; Price M; Masya L; Kelly B; Rankin NM; Girgis A; Hack TF; Beale P; Viney R; Dhillon HM; Coll J; Kelly P; Lovell M; Grimison P; Shaw T; Luckett T; Cuddy J; White F; Andrews G; Allison K; Geerligs L; Baychek K; Piro D; Pearce A; Yim J, 2018, 'Comparison of implementation strategies to influence adherence to the clinical pathway for screening, assessment and management of anxiety and depression in adult cancer patients (ADAPT CP): Study protocol of a cluster randomised controlled trial', BMC Cancer, vol. 18, pp. 1077, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12885-018-4962-9

Kaur R; Meiser B; Ziliacus E; Wong WKT; Woodland L; Watts K; Tomkins S; Kissane D; Girgis A; Butow P; Hale S; Perry A; Aranda SK; Shaw T; Tebble H; Norris C; Goldstein D, 2018, 'Evaluation of an online communication skills training programme for oncology nurses working with patients from minority backgrounds', Supportive Care in Cancer, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-018-4507-4

Kemp E; Koczwara B; Butow P; Turner J; Girgis A; Schofield P; Hulbert-Williams N; Levesque J; Spence D; Vatandoust S; Kichenadasse G; Roy A; Sukumaran S; Karapetis CS; Richards C; Fitzgerald M; Beatty L, 2018, 'Online information and support needs of women with advanced breast cancer: a qualitative analysis', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 26, pp. 3489 - 3496, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-018-4206-1

Soon PS; Ruban S; Mo HTJ; Lee R; Saliba L; Shah A; Segara D; Yarrow S; Girgis A, 2018, 'Understanding patient choices regarding breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer.', Supportive Care in Cancer, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-018-4470-0

Leske S; Smith AB; Lambert SD; Girgis A, 2018, 'A protocol for an updated and expanded systematic mixed studies review of fear of cancer recurrence in families and caregivers of adults diagnosed with cancer', Systematic Reviews, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13643-018-0795-5

Girgis A; Durcinoska I; Gerges M; Kaadan N; Arnold A; Descallar J; Delaney GP; Avery S; Carolan M; Della-Fiorentina S; Masters K; Miller A; Ng W; Sandell T; Tran TT; Levesque JV, 2018, 'Study protocol for a controlled trial of an eHealth system utilising patient reported outcome measures for personalised treatment and care: PROMPT-Care 2.0', BMC Cancer, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12885-018-4729-3

Nandakumar BS; Fardell JE; Wakefield CE; Signorelli C; McLoone JK; Skeen J; Maguire AM; Cohn RJ; Alvaro F; Corbett R; Downie P; Egan K; Emery J; Ellis S; Foreman T; Gabriel M; Girgis A; Graham K; Johnston K; Jones J; Lockwood L; McCarthy M; Molloy S; Osborn M; Tapp H; Till T; Truscott J; Turpin K; Walwyn T; Yallop K, 2018, 'Attitudes and experiences of childhood cancer survivors transitioning from pediatric care to adult care', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 26, pp. 2743 - 2750, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-018-4077-5

Gerges M; Smith AB; Durcinoska I; Yan H; Girgis A, 2018, 'Exploring levels and correlates of health literacy in Arabic and Vietnamese immigrant patients with cancer and their English-speaking counterparts in Australia: A cross-sectional study protocol', BMJ Open, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-021666

Lambert SD; Hulbert-Williams N; Belzile E; Ciampi A; Girgis A, 2018, 'Beyond using composite measures to analyze the effect of unmet supportive care needs on caregivers' anxiety and depression', Psycho-Oncology, vol. 27, pp. 1572 - 1579, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.4696

Girgis A; Smith AB; Durcinoska I, 2018, 'Screening for distress in survivorship', Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care, vol. 12, pp. 86 - 91, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SPC.0000000000000328

Smith AB; Agar M; Delaney G; Descallar J; Dobell-Brown K; Grand M; Aung J; Patel P; Kaadan N; Girgis A, 2018, 'Lower trial participation by culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) cancer patients is largely due to language barriers', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 14, pp. 52 - 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajco.12818


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