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

Book Chapters

Girgis A; Waller A; Hobden B, 2021, 'Palliative care needs assessment tools', in Cherny NI; Fallon MT; Kaasa S; Portenoy RK; Currow DC (ed.), Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine, Oxford University Press, pp. 1191 - 1208,

Dobbinson SJ; Girgis A; Armstrong BK; Cust AE, 2021, 'Sun Exposure and Cancer Risk', in Jacobsen PB (ed.), Psycho-Oncology, Oxford University Press, pp. 30 - 35,

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,

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,

Girgis A; Gallagher TJ, 2010, 'Discussing adverse outcomes with patients', in Handbook of communication in oncology and palliative care, Oxford University Press, United Kingdom,

Doran CM; Girgis A; Sanson-Fisher RW, 2000, 'Smoking by adolescents: Three years later, there’s an even larger revenue but little for prevention', in Tobacco: The Growing Epidemic, Springer London, pp. 594 - 595,

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 A; Wu VS; Lambert S; Lamarche J; Lebel S; Leske S; Girgis A, 2022, 'A systematic mixed studies review of fear of cancer recurrence in families and caregivers of adults diagnosed with cancer', Journal of Cancer Survivorship, vol. 16, pp. 1184 - 1219,

Butow P; Shepherd HL; Cuddy J; Rankin N; Harris M; He S; Grimison P; Girgis A; Faris M; Beale P; Clayton J; Davies F; Dhillon H; Geerligs L; Hack T; Kelly B; Kelly P; Kirsten L; Lindsay T; Lovell M; Luckett T; Masya L; Murphy M; Newby J; Piro D; Shaw T; Shepherd H; Viney R; Yim J; Shaw J, 2022, 'Staff perspectives on the feasibility of a clinical pathway for anxiety and depression in cancer care, and mid-implementation adaptations', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 22, pp. 192,

Girgis A; Bamgboje-Ayodele A; Rincones O; Vinod SK; Avery S; Descallar J; Smith A; Arnold B; Arnold A; Bray V; Durcinoska I; Rankin NM; Chang CF; Eifler B; Elliott S; Hardy C; Ivimey B; Jansens W; Kaadan N; Koh ES; Livio N; Lozenkovski S; McErlean G; Nasser E; Ryan N; Smeal T; Thomas T; Tran T; Wiltshire J; Delaney GP, 2022, 'Stepping into the real world: a mixed-methods evaluation of the implementation of electronic patient reported outcomes in routine lung cancer care', Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes, vol. 6,

Goria S; Girgis A; Shaw J; Przezdziecki A; Levesque J; Bamgboje-Ayodele A, 2022, 'A Delphi-based approach to developing the contents of an online resource, Care Assist, for male caregivers of women with breast cancer', Psycho-Oncology, vol. 31, pp. 1474 - 1482,

Kanazaki R; Smith B; Girgis A; Descallar J; Connor S, 2022, 'Survey of barriers to adherence to international inflammatory bowel disease guidelines: does gastroenterologists' confidence translate to high adherence?', Internal Medicine Journal, vol. 52, pp. 1330 - 1338,

Sansom-Daly UM; Wiener L; Darlington AS; Poort H; Rosenberg AR; Weaver MS; Schulte F; Anazodo A; Phillips C; Sue L; Herbert AR; Mack JW; Lindsay T; Evans H; Wakefield CE; Girgis A; Al-Awamer A; Kirchhoff A; Cohn R; Fair D; Cable M; Wernli K; Donovan L; Mosher P; Fernando R; Trethewie S, 2022, 'Thinking globally to improve care locally: A Delphi study protocol to achieve international clinical consensus on best-practice end-of-life communication with adolescents and young adults with cancer', PLoS ONE, vol. 17, pp. e0270797,

Kanazaki R; Smith B; Girgis A; Connor SJ, 2022, 'Clinician adherence to inflammatory bowel disease guidelines: Results of a qualitative study of barriers and enablers', Crohn's & Colitis 360,

Mazariego C; Jefford M; Chan RJ; Roberts N; Millar L; Anazodo A; Hayes S; Brown B; Saunders C; Webber K; Vardy J; Girgis A; Koczwara B, 2022, 'Priority recommendations for the implementation of patient-reported outcomes in clinical cancer care: a Delphi study', Journal of Cancer Survivorship, vol. 16, pp. 33 - 43,

Davies F; Harris M; Shaw J; Butow P; Newby J; Murphy M; Kirsten L; Shepherd HL, 2022, 'Uptake of an online psychological therapy program (iCanADAPT-Early) when implemented within a clinical pathway in cancer care centres', Psycho-Oncology, vol. 31, pp. 338 - 341,

Agarwal A; Pain T; Levesque JF; Girgis A; Hoffman A; Karnon J; King MT; Shah KK; Morton RL, 2022, 'Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) to guide clinical care: recommendations and challenges', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 216, pp. 9 - 11,

Livingston PM; Russell L; Orellana L; Winter N; Jefford M; Girgis A; Austin D; Eric O; Mihalopoulos C; Ugalde A; Chambers R; Phipps-Nelson J; Herath D; Botti M; Rasmussen B; Whitfield K; Ftanou M; Smith AB; Pilatti K; Sara S; Wootten A; Gillan K; Singh M; Campbell D; Pillay B; White V, 2022, 'Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of an online mindfulness program (MindOnLine) to reduce fear of recurrence among people with cancer: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial', BMJ Open, vol. 12,

Bamgboje-Ayodele A; Avery S; Pearson J; Mak M; Smith K; Rincones O; Vinod S; Bray V; Ducinoska I; McCarthy K; Williamson K; Delaney GP; Girgis A, 2022, 'Adapting an integrated care pathway for implementing electronic patient reported outcomes assessment in routine oncology care: Lessons learned from a case study', Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice,

Levesque, BPsych (Hons), PhD J; Bamgboje-Ayodele, B. Tech, MSc, PhD A; Paradiso, BPsych J; Descallar, BSc, MBiostats J; Girgis, BSc, PhD A, 2022, 'Cancer-related challenges, unmet needs and emotional distress in male caregivers of women with breast cancer: the influence of self-efficacy', Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, vol. 40, pp. 519 - 526,

Smith A; Bamgboje‐Ayodele A; Jegathees S; Butow P; Klein B; Salter M; Turner J; Fardell J; Thewes B; Sharpe L; Beatty L; Pearce A; Beith J; Costa D; Rincones O; Wu VS; Garden FL; Kiely BE; Lim K; Morstyn L; Hanley B; Hodgkin R; Beattie A; Girgis A, 2022, 'Feasibility and preliminary efficacy of iConquerFear: a self-guided digital intervention for fear of cancer recurrence', Journal of Cancer Survivorship,

Soon PS; Karimi N; Wu VS; Girgis A, 2022, 'Having breast reconstruction post-mastectomy: barriers and facilitators reported by Vietnamese- versus English-speaking women with breast cancer', Ethnicity and Health, vol. 27, pp. 343 - 360,

Bamgboje-Ayodele A; Arnold B; Durcinoska I; Avery S; Vinod S; Rincones O; Thomas T; Descallar J; Smith B; Delaney GP; Girgis A, 2022, 'Implementing patient-reported outcomes into routine care: An audit of cancer patients from two local health districts in New South Wales to understand their capabilities and preferences', Australian Health Review,

Smith A; Rincones O; Mancuso P; Sidhom M; Wong K; Berry M; Forstner D; Ngo D; Bokey L; Girgis A, 2022, 'Low conflict and high satisfaction: Decisional outcomes after attending a combined clinic to choose between robotic prostatectomy and radiotherapy for prostate cancer', Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, vol. 40, pp. 8.e1 - 8.e9,

Wu VS; Smith A; Girgis A, 2022, 'Moving beyond translation: Development of WeCope, a self-management resource for Chinese-Australian immigrants affected by cancer', European Journal of Cancer Care, vol. 31,

Richfield EW; Allgar V; Girgis A; Johnson MJ, 2022, 'Parkinson's disease - Palliative care needs assessment tool: Adaptation and psychometric testing', BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care,

Schaffer M; McLoone JK; Wakefield CE; Brierley M-E; Girgis A; McCarthy MC; Thornton-Benko E; Chan RJ; Johnston KA; Cohn RJ; Signorelli C, 2022, 'eHealth tools for childhood cancer survivorship care: A qualitative analysis of survivors', parents', and general practitioners' views', PEC Innovation, vol. 1, pp. 100010 - 100010,

Girgis A; Bamgboje-Ayodele A; Rincones O; Vinod S; Avery S; Descallar J; Arnold B; Arnold A; Bray V; Durcinoska I; Rankin N; Delaney G, 2022, 'EP04.01-025 Implementation of Electronic Patient Reported Outcomes in Routine Cancer Care', Journal of Thoracic Oncology, vol. 17, pp. S257 - S258,

Soon PS; Karimi N; Wu VS; Girgis A, 2022, 'Having breast reconstruction post-mastectomy: barriers and facilitators reported by Vietnamese- versus English-speaking women with breast cancer.', Ethn Health, vol. 27, pp. 343 - 360,

Fardell JE; Wakefield CE; De Abreu Lourenco R; Signorelli C; McCarthy M; McLoone J; Osborn M; Gabriel M; Anazodo A; Alvaro F; Lockwood L; Walwyn T; Skeen J; Tillemans R; Cohn RJ; Corbett R; Downie P; Egan K; Ellis S; Emery J; Foreman T; Girgis A; Graham K; Johnston K; Jones J; Maguire A; Mechinaud F; Molloy S; Moore L; Tapp H; Till T; Truscott J; Turpin K; Williamson J; Yallop K, 2021, 'Long-term health-related quality of life in young childhood cancer survivors and their parents', Pediatric Blood and Cancer, vol. 68,

Nic Giolla Easpaig B; Tran Y; Winata T; Lamprell K; Fajardo Pulido D; Arnolda G; Delaney GP; Liauw W; Smith K; Avery S; Rigg K; Westbrook J; Olver I; Currow D; Girgis A; Karnon J; Ward RL; Braithwaite J, 2021, 'Providing outpatient cancer care for CALD patients: a qualitative study', BMC Research Notes, vol. 14,

Wakefield CE; Sansom‐daly UM; McGill BC; Hetherington K; Ellis SJ; Robertson EG; Donoghoe MW; McCarthy M; Kelada L; Girgis A; King M; Grootenhuis M; Anazodo A; Patterson P; Lowe C; Dalla‐pozza L; Miles G; Cohn RJ, 2021, 'Providing psychological support to parents of childhood cancer survivors: ‘cascade’ intervention trial results and lessons for the future', Cancers, vol. 13, pp. 5597 - 5597,

Bamgboje-Ayodele A; Smith AB; Short CE; Fardell JE; Shaw J; Beatty L; Higgins K; Tutelman PR; Chambers CT; Girgis A, 2021, 'Barriers and facilitators to the availability of efficacious self-directed digital health tools for adults living with cancer and their caregivers: A systematic literature review and author survey study', Patient Education and Counseling, vol. 104, pp. 2480 - 2489,

Arnold BL; Girgis PA; Dhillon AH; Descallar J; Halkett AG, 2021, 'Does a communication skills program enable symptom and distress screening?: The impact of training on radiation therapists’ confidence, knowledge, and use of distress screening', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, vol. 52, pp. 399 - 408,

Harrison R; Walton M; Manias E; Wilson C; Girgis A; Chin M; Leone D; Seale H; Smith AB; Chauhan A, 2021, 'Codesigning consumer engagement strategies with ethnic minority consumers in Australian cancer services: The CanEngage Project protocol', BMJ Open, vol. 11,

Bell L; Anderson K; Girgis A; Aoun S; Cunningham J; Wakefield CE; Shahid S; Smith AB; Diaz A; Lindsay D; Masa A; Garvey G, 2021, '“We Have to Be Strong Ourselves”: Exploring the Support Needs of Informal Carers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with Cancer', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18,

Beatty L; Koczwara B; Butow P; Turner J; Girgis A; Schofield P; Hulbert-Williams NJ; Kaambwa B; Kemp E, 2021, 'Development and usability testing of a web-based psychosocial intervention for women living with metastatic breast cancer: Finding My Way-Advanced', Journal of Cancer Survivorship, vol. 15, pp. 403 - 409,

Arnold BL; Halkett G; Dhillon H; Girgis A, 2021, 'Do radiation therapists feel able to routinely screen for symptoms and distress in people with cancer: barriers impacting practice', Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, vol. 68, pp. 149 - 156,

Girgis A, 2021, 'Evidence for the routine collection and clinical utilisation of patient-reported outcomes is compelling: It is time to jump on the bandwagon', Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, vol. 68, pp. 108 - 110,

Geerligs L; Shepherd HL; Butow P; Shaw J; Masya L; Cuddy J; Andrews G; Baychek K; Beale P; Allison K; Clayton J; Coll 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; Rankin NM, 2021, 'What factors influence organisational readiness for change? Implementation of the Australian clinical pathway for the screening, assessment and management of anxiety and depression in adult cancer patients (ADAPT CP)', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 29, pp. 3235 - 3244,

Anderson K; Smith A; Diaz A; Shaw J; Butow P; Sharpe L; Girgis A; Lebel S; Dhillon H; Burhansstipanov L; Tighe B; Garvey G, 2021, 'A Systematic Review of Fear of Cancer Recurrence Among Indigenous and Minority Peoples', Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 12, pp. 621850,

Koczwara B; Bonnamy J; Briggs P; Brown B; Butow PN; Chan RJ; Cohn RJ; Girgis A; Jefford M; JL Joske D; Licqurish S; Mackay G; Saunders CM; Webber K, 2021, 'Patient-reported outcomes and personalised cancer care', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 214, pp. 406 - 408,

Signorelli C; Wakefield CE; McLoone JK; Mateos MK; Aaronson NK; Lavoipierre A; Cohn RJ; Alvaro F; Cohn R; 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; Mechinaud F; Molloy S; Moore L; Osborn M; Skeen J; Tapp H; Till T; Truscott J; Turpin K; Walwyn T; Williamson J; Yallop K, 2021, 'A cost-effective approach to increasing participation in patient-reported outcomes research in cancer: A randomized trial of video invitations', International Journal of Cancer, vol. 148, pp. 971 - 980,

Kim AH; Girgis A; De Cruz P; Siegel CA; Karimi N; Ruban SO; Sechi AJ; Watson Ng WS; Andrews JM; Connor SJ, 2021, 'Development and feasibility of a web-based decision aid for patients with ulcerative colitis: Qualitative pilot study', Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol. 23, pp. e15946,

Hudson P; Girgis A; Thomas K; Philip J; Currow DC; Mitchell G; Parker D; Liew D; Brand C; Le B; Moran J, 2021, 'Do family meetings for hospitalised palliative care patients improve outcomes and reduce health care costs? A cluster randomised trial', Palliative Medicine, vol. 35, pp. 188 - 199,

Bamgboje-Ayodele A; Levesque JV; Gerges M; Girgis A, 2021, 'The male perspective: A mixed methods study of the impact, unmet needs and challenges of caring for women with breast cancer', Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, vol. 39, pp. 235 - 251,

El-Turk N; Chou MSH; Ting NCH; Girgis A; Vinod SK; Bray V; Dobler CC, 2021, 'Treatment burden experienced by patients with lung cancer', PLoS ONE, vol. 16, pp. e0245492,

Butow PN; Shepherd HL; Cuddy J; Harris M; He S; Masya L; Rankin NM; Grimison P; Girgis A; Shaw JM, 2021, 'From ideal to actual practice: Tailoring a clinical pathway to address anxiety or depression in patients with cancer and planning its implementation across individual clinical services', Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research & Practice, vol. 3, pp. e061 - e061,

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