• 4870 Citations
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Biography

John is a cancer specialist with more than 35 years’ experience in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.  He is Professor of Breast Oncology at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University in Sydney and Director of the Australian Lymphoedema Education Research and Treatment (ALERT) centre at Macquarie University.  John regularly comments for the media and a media spokesperson for the McGrath Breast Foundation.

After graduating from the University of Sydney, he trained at Westmead Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard University, Boston. He established breast cancer screening in the West of Sydney and Australia’s largest one-stop-shop clinical and diagnostic breast centre at the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute. He was first appointed to Macquarie University in 2011 as the Director of the cancer program and has helped establish many clinical, research and patient support programs related to cancer.

John is a lateral thinker, enjoys technology, and gives lectures about clinical leadership. He is a radiation oncologist at Macquarie University Hospital and the author of several “Taking Control” books, including a recent publication on Male Breast Cancer.

He has published more than 150 research papers and provide consultations to patients from all over Australia and the Asia-Pacific. John is a regular invitee to public and medical forums and enjoys imparting knowledge to health professionals, patients and their families.

In 2017, John was awarded the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Queen’s honours list in recognition of his dedication and contribution to his discipline.

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Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2009 2021

Research Outputs 1986 2019

A randomized trial evaluating bioimpedance spectroscopy versus tape measurement for the prevention of lymphedema following treatment for breast cancer: interim analysis

Ridner, S. H., Dietrich, M. S., Cowher, M. S., Taback, B., McLaughlin, S., Ajkay, N., Boyages, J., Koelmeyer, L., DeSnyder, S., Wagner, J., Abramson, V., Moore, A. & Shah, C., Oct 2019, In : Annals of Surgical Oncology. 26, 10, p. 3250-3259 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Lymphedema
Spectrum Analysis
Breast Neoplasms
Therapeutics
Survivors

Early surveillance is associated with less incidence and severity of breast cancer–related lymphedema compared with a traditional referral model of care

Koelmeyer, L. A., Borotkanics, R. J., Alcorso, J., Prah, P., Winch, C. J., Nakhel, K., Dean, C. M. & Boyages, J., 15 Mar 2019, In : Cancer. 125, 6, p. 854-862 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Lymphedema
Spectrum Analysis
Referral and Consultation
Incidence
Health Services

Work experiences of Australian cancer survivors with lymphoedema: A qualitative study

Kalfa, S., Koelmeyer, L., Taksa, L., Winch, C., Viveros, H., Gollan, P. J., Mackie, H. & Boyages, J., Jul 2019, In : Health and Social Care in the Community. 27, 4, p. 848-855 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Lymphedema
Survivors
cancer
employer
Neoplasms

A prospective study of L-Dex values in breast cancer patients pretreatment and through 12 months postoperatively

Ridner, S. H., Dietrich, M. S., Spotanski, K., Doersam, J. K., Cowher, M. S., Taback, B., McLaughlin, S., Ajkay, N., Boyages, J., Koelmeyer, L., DeSnyder, S., Shah, C. & Vicini, F., 1 Oct 2018, In : Lymphatic Research and Biology. 16, 5, p. 435-441 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Lymphedema
Prospective Studies
Breast Neoplasms
Spectrum Analysis
Equipment and Supplies

Breast cancer-related lymphedema: differentiating fat from fluid using magnetic resonance imaging segmentation

Sen, Y., Quan, Y., Koelmeyer, L., Borotkanics, R., Ricketts, R., Mackie, H., Lam, T. C., Ho Shon, K., Suami, H. & Boyages, J., Feb 2018, In : Lymphatic Research and Biology. 16, 1, p. 20-27 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Lymphedema
Lipectomy
Fats
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Lymph

Activities 2011 2018

  • 21 Oral presentation
  • 9 Invited talk
  • 4 Visiting an external academic institution

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

John Boyages (Visiting researcher)
9 Nov 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

A multidisciplinary model of care for lymphoedema clinical care, research and treatment

John Boyages (Speaker)
17 May 201819 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Breast Oedema

John Boyages (Speaker)
2 Nov 20183 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Image-guided therapy in breast cancer: an update

John Boyages (Speaker)
3 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Taking Control after Treatment

John Boyages (Speaker)
2 Nov 20183 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk