Christobel Saunders

Professor, MB BS Lond., FRCS, FRACS

  • The University of Western Australia (M581), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 4800 Citations
  • 35 h-Index
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Research Output 2001 2019

2019
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Terminal Care
General Practice
General Practitioners
Western Australia
House Calls
2 Citations (Scopus)

Handheld optical palpation of turbid tissue with motion-artifact correction

Krajancich, B., Curatolo, A., Fang, Q., Zilkens, R., Dessauvagie, B. F., Saunders, C. M. & Kennedy, B. F., 1 Jan 2019, In : Biomedical Optics Express. 10, 1, p. 226-241 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Handheld probe for quantitative micro-elastography

Fang, Q. I., Krajancich, B., Chin, L., Zilkens, R., Curatolo, A., Frewer, L., Anstie, J. D., Wijesinghe, P., Hall, C., Dessauvagie, B. F., Latham, B., Saunders, C. M. & Kennedy, B. F., 1 Aug 2019, In : Biomedical Optics Express. 10, 8, p. 4034-4049 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Elasticity Imaging Techniques
probes
artifacts
acquisition
Artifacts

Homologous recombination DNA repair defects in PALB2-associated breast cancers

kConFab Investigators & Cohen, P., 8 Aug 2019, In : npj Breast Cancer. 5, 1, 23.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Recombinational DNA Repair
Breast Neoplasms
Loss of Heterozygosity
Homologous Recombination
Alleles
Communication
Costs and Cost Analysis
Neoplasms
Therapeutics
Health Expenditures

'If I Had Someone Looking Over My Shoulder…': Exploration of Advice Received and Factors Influencing Physical Activity Among Non-metropolitan Cancer Survivors

Hardcastle, S. J., Galliott, M., Lynch, B. M., Nguyen, N. H., Cohen, P. A., Mohan, G. R., Johansen, N. J. & Saunders, C., 30 Jul 2019, In : International Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Survivors
Exercise
Neoplasms
Guidelines
Social Responsibility
1 Citation (Scopus)

Optical palpation for the visualization of tumor in human breast tissue

Allen, W. M., Wijesinghe, P., Dessauvagie, B. F., Latham, B., Saunders, C. M. & Kennedy, B. F., Jan 2019, In : Journal of Biophotonics. 12, 1, 11 p., 201800180.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Patient-reported outcome measures among breast cancer survivors: A cross-sectional comparison between Malaysia and high-income countries

Rajaram, N., Lim, Z. Y., Song, C. V., Kaur, R., Mohd Taib, N. A., Muhamad, M., Ong, W. L., Schouwenburg, M., See, M. H., Teo, S-H., Saunders, C. & Yip, C. H., Jan 2019, In : Psycho-Oncology. 28, 1, p. 147-153 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Promoting physical activity in regional and remote cancer survivors (PPARCS) using wearables and health coaching: randomised controlled trial protocol

Hardcastle, S. J., Hince, D., Jiménez-Castuera, R., Boyle, T., Cavalheri, V., Makin, G., Tan, P., Salfinger, S., Tan, J., Mohan, G. R., Levitt, M., Cohen, P. A., Saunders, C. & Platell, C., 24 May 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 5, p. e028369

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Clinical Protocols
Survivors
Randomized Controlled Trials
Exercise
Health
Breast Neoplasms
Breast Density
Western Australia
Software
Logistic Models
1 Citation (Scopus)

The distribution and determinants of mammographic density measures in Western Australian Aboriginal women

McLean, K., Darcey, E., Cadby, G., Lund, H., Pilkington, L., Redfern, A., Thompson, S., Saunders, C., Wylie, E. & Stone, J., 28 Feb 2019, In : Breast Cancer Research. 21, 1, 11 p., 33.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Western Australia
Breast Neoplasms
Breast Density
Economics
Epidemiologic Methods

The FANCM:p.Arg658* truncating variant is associated with risk of triple-negative breast cancer

ABCTB Investigators, GEMO Study Collaborators & kConFab, 1 Nov 2019, In : npj Breast Cancer. 5, 1, 38.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Triple Negative Breast Neoplasms
Breast Neoplasms
Chromosome Fragility
BRCA2 Gene
BRCA1 Gene

Tools to facilitate communication during physician-patient consultations in cancer care: An overview of systematic reviews

Licqurish, S. M., Cook, O. Y., Pattuwage, L. P., Saunders, C., Jefford, M., Koczwara, B., Johnson, C. E. & Emery, J. D., 24 Jul 2019, In : CA Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Referral and Consultation
Communication
Physicians
Neoplasms
Tape Recording

Towards value-based healthcare - modelling an answer for cancer care delivery

Saunders, C., 2019, In : Australian Health Review. 43, 2, p. 121-122 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

2018
3 Citations (Scopus)

Acceptability and utility of, and preference for wearable activity trackers amongst non-metropolitan cancer survivors

Hardcastle, S. J., Galliott, M., Lynch, B. M., Nguyen, N. H., Cohen, P. A., Mohan, G. R., Johansen, N. J. & Saunders, C., Dec 2018, In : PLoS One. 13, 12, p. e0210039

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
aesthetics
Feedback
neoplasms
interviews
Neoplasms
1 Citation (Scopus)

Arm morbidity of axillary dissection with sentinel node biopsy versus delayed axillary dissection

Ballal, H., Hunt, C., Bharat, C., Murray, K., Kamyab, R. & Saunders, C., Sep 2018, In : ANZ Journal of Surgery. 88, 9, p. 917-921

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lymph Node Excision
Dissection
Arm
Morbidity
Biopsy
3 Citations (Scopus)

A Systematic Review of Women's Knowledge of Screening Mammography

Seaman, K., Dzidic, P. L., Castell, E., Saunders, C. & Breen, L. J., 1 Dec 2018, In : BREAST. 42, p. 81-93 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Mammography
Informed Consent
Early Detection of Cancer
Publications
Breast
1 Citation (Scopus)

Clinical feasibility of optical coherence micro-elastography for imaging tumor margins in breast-conserving surgery

Allen, W. M., Foo, K. Y., Zilkens, R., Kennedy, K. M., Fang, Q., Chin, L., Dessauvagie, B. F., Latham, B., Saunders, C. M. & Kennedy, B. F., 1 Dec 2018, In : Biomedical Optics Express. 9, 12, p. 6331-6349 19 p., #342473.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Elasticity Imaging Techniques
Segmental Mastectomy
surgery
breast
margins
5 Citations (Scopus)

Cosmetic outcome as rated by patients, doctors, nurses and BCCT.core software assessed over 5 years in a subset of patients in the TARGIT-A Trial

Corica, T., Nowak, A. K., Saunders, C. M., Bulsara, M. K., Taylor, M., Williams, N. R., Keshtgar, M., Joseph, D. J. & Vaidya, J. S., 13 Apr 2018, In : Radiation Oncology. 13, 1, 68.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Cosmetics
Radiotherapy
Software
Nurses
Research
2 Citations (Scopus)

Development and pilot testing of a Decision Aid (DA) for women with early-stage breast cancer considering contralateral prophylactic mastectomy

CPM DA Advisory Group, 1 Aug 2018, In : BREAST. 40, p. 156-164 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Decision Support Techniques
Breast Neoplasms
Pamphlets
Prophylactic Mastectomy
Neoplasm Metastasis
6 Citations (Scopus)

Exercise following breast cancer: exploratory survival analyses of two randomised, controlled trials

Hayes, S. C., Steele, M. L., Spence, R. R., Gordon, L., Battistutta, D., Bashford, J., Pyke, C., Saunders, C. & Eakin, E., 1 Jan 2018, In : Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 167, 2, p. 505-514 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Survival Analysis
Randomized Controlled Trials
Exercise
Breast Neoplasms
Survival
43 Downloads (Pure)
File
Decision Making
Psychology
Body Image
Fear
Referral and Consultation
1 Citation (Scopus)

Exploring breast health practices of post-menopausal women: Implications to informed consent

Seaman, K., Dzidic, P., Breen, L. & Saunders, C., 1 Dec 2018, In : Journal of Health Psychology. 23, 14, p. 1820-1831

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Informed Consent
Breast
Health
Decision Support Techniques
Interviews
2 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Molecular Biology
Genes
Carcinoma
Tumors
Mutation

Health care experiences among women diagnosed with gestational breast cancer

Hammarberg, K., Sullivan, E., Javid, N., Duncombe, G., Halliday, L., Boyle, F., Saunders, C., Ives, A., Dickinson, J. E. & Fisher, J., Mar 2018, In : European Journal of Cancer Care. 27, 2, 11 p., e12682.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Breast Neoplasms
Delivery of Health Care
Communication
Interdisciplinary Communication
Patient Care Management
8 Citations (Scopus)

Heightened perception of breast cancer risk in young women at risk of familial breast cancer

Glassey, R., O’Connor, M., Ives, A., Saunders, C., O’Sullivan, S., Hardcastle, S. J. & kConFab Investigators, 1 Jan 2018, In : Familial Cancer. 17, 1, p. 15-22 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Breast Neoplasms
Referral and Consultation
Communication
Psychology
Research
16 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
methylation
Methylation
DNA Methylation
breast
deoxyribonucleic acid
6 Citations (Scopus)

Influences on decision-making for young women undergoing bilateral prophylactic mastectomy

kConFab Investigators, 1 Feb 2018, In : Patient Education and Counseling. 101, 2, p. 318-323 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Decision Making
Prophylactic Mastectomy
Breast
Communication
Prophylactic Mastectomy
Psychology
Mammaplasty
124 Downloads (Pure)
File
Patient Preference
Radiotherapy
Quality of Life
Health
Cosmetics
11 Citations (Scopus)

Label-free optical imaging technologies for rapid translation and use during intraoperative surgical and tumor margin assessment

Boppart, S. A., Brown, J. Q., Farah, C. S., Kho, E., Marcu, L., Saunders, C. M. & Sterenborg, H. J. C. M., 1 Feb 2018, In : Journal of Biomedical Optics. 23, 2, 021104.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Labels
Tumors
margins
tumors
Imaging techniques
1 Citation (Scopus)

Mechanical suppression of osteolytic bone metastases in advanced breast cancer patients: A randomised controlled study protocol evaluating safety, feasibility and preliminary efficacy of exercise as a targeted medicine

Hart, N. H., Galvão, D. A., Saunders, C., Taaffe, D. R., Feeney, K. T., Spry, N. A., Tsoi, D., Martin, H., Chee, R., Clay, T., Redfern, A. D. & Newton, R. U., 20 Dec 2018, In : Trials. 19, 1, 695.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Medicine
Exercise
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Safety
6 Citations (Scopus)

Out-of-pocket expenses experienced by rural Western Australians diagnosed with cancer

Newton, J. C., Johnson, C. E., Hohnen, H., Bulsara, M., Ives, A., McKiernan, S., Platt, V., McConigley, R., Slavova-Azmanova, N. S. & Saunders, C., 1 Oct 2018, In : Supportive Care in Cancer. 26, 10, p. 3543-3552 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Expenditures
Western Australia
Neoplasms
Clothing
Therapeutics

Patients’ perspectives and experiences concerning barriers to accessing information about bilateral prophylactic mastectomy

Glassey, R., O'Connor, M., Ives, A., Saunders, C., kConFab Investigators, I., O'Sullivan, S. & Hardcastle, S. J., 1 Aug 2018, In : BREAST. 40, p. 116-122 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mastectomy
Terminology
Referral and Consultation
Retrospective Studies
Interviews
1 Citation (Scopus)

Perceived influence of psychological consultation on psychological well-being, body image, and intimacy following bilateral prophylactic mastectomy: A qualitative analysis

Glassey, R., Hardcastle, S. J., O'Connor, M., Ives, A., Saunders, C. & kConFab Investigators, 1 Feb 2018, In : Psycho-Oncology. 27, 2, p. 633-639 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Body Image
Referral and Consultation
Psychology
Prophylactic Mastectomy
11 Citations (Scopus)

Pregnancy Outcomes After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Gerstl, B., Sullivan, E., Ives, A., Saunders, C., Wand, H. & Anazodo, A., 1 Feb 2018, In : Clinical Breast Cancer. 18, 1, p. E79-E88 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Pregnancy Outcome
Meta-Analysis
Breast Neoplasms
Pregnancy Rate
Therapeutics

Pre-hydrated sterile acellular dermal matrix allograft in breast reconstruction: review of a single unit's experience

James, J., Corrigan, B. & Saunders, C., 1 Apr 2018, In : ANZ Journal of Surgery. 88, 4, p. 369-373 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acellular Dermis
Mammaplasty
Allografts
Breast
Western Australia
Genetic Testing
Breast Neoplasms
Psychology
Counseling
Emotions

Systematic review of the impact of breast-conserving surgery on cancer outcomes of multiple ipsilateral breast cancers

Winters, Z. E., Horsnell, J., Elvers, K. T., Maxwell, A. J., Jones, L. J., Shaaban, A. M., Schmid, P., Williams, N. R., Beswick, A., Greenwood, R., Ingram, J. C., Saunders, C., Vaidya, J. S., Esserman, L., Jatoi, I. & Brunt, A. M., Aug 2018, In : BMJ (Open). 2, 4, p. 162-174 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
8 Citations (Scopus)

Wide-field quantitative micro-elastography of human breast tissue

Allen, W. M., Kennedy, K. M., Fang, Q., Chin, L., Curatolo, A., Watts, L., Zilkens, R., Chin, S. L., Dessauvagie, B. F., Latham, B., Saunders, C. M. & Kennedy, B. F., 1 Mar 2018, In : Biomedical Optics Express. 9, 3, p. 1082-1096 15 p., #315501.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Elasticity Imaging Techniques
breast
Breast
tomography
tumors
2017
5 Citations (Scopus)

A pilot study of routine screening for distress by a nurse and psychologist in an outpatient haematological oncology clinic

Musiello, T., Dixon, G., O'Connor, M., Cook, D., Miller, L., Petterson, A., Saunders, C., Joske, D. & Johnson, C., 1 Feb 2017, In : Applied Nursing Research. 33, p. 15-18 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Outpatients
Nurses
Psychology
Thermometers
Health

A retrospective examination of Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) treatment pathways to assist with the development of a decision support tool

Ronald, M., Emery, L., Lippey, J., King, M. & Saunders, C., Mar 2017, In : BREAST. 32, p. S52-S53 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalAbstract/Meeting Abstract

44 Citations (Scopus)

A Standard Set of Value-Based Patient-Centered Outcomes for Breast Cancer The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) Initiative

Ong, W. L., Schouwenburg, M. G., van Bommel, A. C. M., Stowell, C., Allison, K. H., Benn, K. E., Browne, J. P., Cooter, R. D., Delaney, G. P., Duhoux, F. P., Ganz, P. A., Hancock, P., Jagsi, R., Knaul, F. M., Knip, A. M., Koppert, L. B., Kuerer, H., McLaughin, S., Mureau, M. A. M., Partridge, A. H. & 8 othersReid, D. P., Sheeran, L., Smith, T. J., Stoutjesdijk, M. J., Peeters, M. J. T. F. D. V., Wengstrom, Y., Yip, C-H. & Saunders, C., May 2017, In : JAMA Oncology. 3, 5, p. 677-685 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Breath mass ion biomarkers of breast cancer

Phillips, M., Cataneo, R. N., Lebauer, C., Mundada, M. & Saunders, C., 1 Mar 2017, In : Journal of Breath Research. 11, 1, 5 p., 016004.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biomarkers
Ions
Breast Neoplasms
Volatile Organic Compounds
ROC Curve

Brocade: The National Breast Cancer Foundation Repository of Primary Tumours and Metastases from Breast Cancer Patients

Anderson, R. L., Swarbrick, A., Johnstone, R., Chua, B., Gill, A., Saunders, C., Lakhani, S., Lim, E., Loi, S., O'Toole, S. A., Khanna, K. K., Devereux, L., Harvey, K. & Reed, A. M., Nov 2017, In : Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. 13, p. 110-111 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalAbstract/Meeting Abstract

1 Citation (Scopus)

Calcium channel blockers and breast cancer incidence: An updated systematic review and meta-analysis of the evidence

Wright, C. M., Moorin, R. E., Chowdhury, E. K., Stricker, B. H., Reid, C. M., Saunders, C. M. & Hughes, J. D., 1 Oct 2017, In : Cancer Epidemiology. 50, A, p. 113-124 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Calcium Channel Blockers
Meta-Analysis
Breast Neoplasms
Incidence
Uncertainty
Open Access
Referral and Consultation
Breast Neoplasms
General Practitioners
Therapeutics
exemestane