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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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Projects 2009 2021

Research Outputs 1986 2020

Lower-limb lymphatic drainage pathways and lymph nodes: a CT lymphangiography cadaver study

Shinaoka, A., Koshimune, S., Suami, H., Yamada, K., Kumagishi, K., Boyages, J., Kimata, Y. & Ohtsuka, A., 1 Jan 2020, In : Radiology. 294, 1, p. 223-229 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Lymphography
Cadaver
Drainage
Lower Extremity
Leg
Open Access
File
Lymphography
Indocyanine Green
Drainage
Fluorescence
Upper Extremity

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

Cryogenic numbing to reduce injection discomfort during Indocyanine green lymphography

Suami, H., Heydon-White, A., Mackie, H., Koelmeyer, L. & Boyages, J., 2019, In : Journal of Reconstructive Surgery. 35, 2, p. e1-e2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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

Activities 2011 2019

  • 39 Oral presentation
  • 17 Invited talk
  • 4 Visiting an external academic institution

Versatility of indocyanine green fluorescence lymphography for anatomical studies of the lymphatics in cadaveric specimens.

Hiroo Suami (Speaker), Akira Shinaoka (Speaker), Yoshihiro Kimata (Speaker), Louise Koelmeyer (Speaker), John Boyages (Speaker)
23 Sep 201926 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Patterns of lymphatic drainage in breast cancer-related lymphoedema identified with indocyanine green (ICG) lymphography.

Hiroo Suami (Invited speaker), Asha Heydon-White (Speaker), Helen Mackie (Speaker), Louise Koelmeyer (Speaker), John Boyages (Speaker)
23 Sep 201926 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Mapping anatomical changes in lymphoedema with indocyanine green lymphograpohy and its impact on management.

Hiroo Suami (Keynote speaker), Asha Heydon-White (Speaker), Helen Mackie (Speaker), Louise Koelmeyer (Speaker), John Boyages (Speaker)
18 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Mapping anatomical changes in lymphoedema with indocyanine green lymphograpohy and its impact on management.

Hiroo Suami (Speaker), Asha Heydon-White (Speaker), Helen Mackie (Speaker), Louise Koelmeyer (Speaker), John Boyages (Speaker)
25 Apr 201927 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Massachusetts General Hospital

John Boyages (Visiting researcher)
6 Nov 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution