Publications by authors named "Joanne F Aitken"

100Publications

Survival from childhood cancer in Kampala, Uganda.

Pediatr Blood Cancer 2020 Dec 31:e28876. Epub 2020 Dec 31.

International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
December 2020

Prevalence of skin examination behaviours among Australians over time.

Cancer Epidemiol 2020 Dec 17;70:101874. Epub 2020 Dec 17.

Sydney School of Public Health, Building A27, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia; Melanoma Institute Australia, The University of Sydney, 40 Rocklands Rd, Wollstonecraft, NSW 2065, Australia. Electronic address:

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
December 2020

Spatial and temporal variations in cervical cancer screening participation among indigenous and non-indigenous women, Queensland, Australia, 2008-2017.

Cancer Epidemiol 2020 Dec 4;69:101849. Epub 2020 Nov 4.

Cancer Council Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, 4006, Australia; Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Parklands Drive, Southport, QLD, 4222, Australia; School of Mathematical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point, Brisbane, QLD, 4000, Australia. Electronic address:

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
December 2020

Hospital characteristics associated with better 'quality of surgery' and survival following oesophagogastric cancer surgery in Queensland: a population-level study.

ANZ J Surg 2020 Nov 5. Epub 2020 Nov 5.

Upper-GI, Soft Tissue and Melanoma Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Cancer Alliance Queensland, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
November 2020

Impact of area-level socioeconomic status and accessibility to treatment on life expectancy after a cancer diagnosis in Queensland, Australia.

Cancer Epidemiol 2020 Dec 11;69:101803. Epub 2020 Sep 11.

Cancer Council Queensland, Brisbane, Australia; Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Parklands Drive, Southport, QLD 4222, Australia; School of Mathematical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point, Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia. Electronic address:

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
December 2020

Global trends in incidence rates of childhood liver cancers: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2020 09 26;34(5):609-617. Epub 2020 Apr 26.

Cancer Research Centre, Cancer Council Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
September 2020

Lifetime Costs of Surviving Cancer-A Queensland Study (COS-Q): Protocol of a Large Healthcare Data Linkage Study.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020 04 20;17(8). Epub 2020 Apr 20.

Sunshine Coast Health Institute, School of Health and Sport Sciences, University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore, QLD 4558, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
April 2020

Survival in patients with multiple primary melanomas: Systematic review and meta-analysis.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2020 Nov 1;83(5):1406-1414. Epub 2020 Apr 1.

Queensland Skin and Cancer Foundation, Queensland Institute of Dermatology, South-Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; The Diamantina Institute, Translational Research Institute, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; The Department of Dermatology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Electronic address:

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
November 2020

Global Trends in Incidence Rates of Primary Adult Liver Cancers: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Front Oncol 2020 28;10:171. Epub 2020 Feb 28.

Cancer Research Centre, Cancer Council Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
February 2020

Community Knowledge of Law on End-of-life Decision-making: An Australian Telephone Survey.

J Law Med 2019 Dec;27(2):399-414

Senior Research Assistant, Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Queensland University of Technology, at the time of data collection.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
December 2019

Geographical Disparities in Screening and Cancer-Related Health Behaviour.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020 02 14;17(4). Epub 2020 Feb 14.

Cancer Council Queensland, 553 Gregory Terrace, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
February 2020

Incidence and outcomes of neuroblastoma in Australian children: A population-based study (1983-2015).

J Paediatr Child Health 2020 Jul 18;56(7):1046-1052. Epub 2020 Feb 18.

Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
July 2020

Renal tumours in Australian children: 30 years of incidence, outcome and second primary malignancy data from the Australian Childhood Cancer Registry.

J Paediatr Child Health 2020 Jun 13;56(6):908-916. Epub 2020 Jan 13.

Department of Paediatric Surgery, Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service, Queensland Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
June 2020

Primary malignant lung tumors in children: A report from the Australian Childhood Cancer Registry, 1983-2015.

Pediatr Pulmonol 2020 03 7;55(3):719-722. Epub 2020 Jan 7.

Cancer Council Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
March 2020

Pancreaticoduodenectomy in a low-resection volume region: a population-level study examining the impact of hospital-volume on surgical quality and longer-term survival.

HPB (Oxford) 2020 Sep 14;22(9):1288-1294. Epub 2019 Dec 14.

Cancer Alliance Queensland, University of Queensland, Upper-GI, Soft Tissue and Melanoma Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital, 199 Ipswich Rd, Woolloongabba, QLD, 4102, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
September 2020

Impact of hospital resection volume and service capability on post-operative mortality following gastrectomy.

ANZ J Surg 2020 01 16;90(1-2):86-91. Epub 2019 Dec 16.

Upper-GI, Soft Tissue and Melanoma Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
January 2020

Breast Cancer Incidence and Survival Among Young Females in Queensland, Australia.

J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol 2020 06 12;9(3):402-409. Epub 2019 Dec 12.

Cancer Council Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
June 2020

Development of the Australian Cancer Atlas: spatial modelling, visualisation, and reporting of estimates.

Int J Health Geogr 2019 10 1;18(1):21. Epub 2019 Oct 1.

Cancer Council Queensland, PO Box 201, Spring Hill, Brisbane, QLD, 4004, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
October 2019

Assessment of hospital characteristics associated with improved mortality following complex upper gastrointestinal cancer surgery in Queensland.

ANZ J Surg 2019 11 3;89(11):1404-1409. Epub 2019 Sep 3.

Upper-GI, Soft Tissue and Melanoma Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
November 2019

Geographic variations in stage at diagnosis and survival for colorectal cancer in Australia: A systematic review.

Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 2019 May 5;28(3):e13072. Epub 2019 May 5.

Institute for Resilient Regions, University of Southern Queensland, Springfield Central, Queensland, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
May 2019

Reply to Letter to the Editor "Staging of acute leukemia based on central nervous system involvement alone: Is it appropriate?"

Pediatr Blood Cancer 2019 08 23;66(8):e27756. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Cancer Council Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
August 2019

Stage at diagnosis for childhood solid cancers in Australia: A population-based study.

Cancer Epidemiol 2019 04 1;59:208-214. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

Cancer Council Queensland, Brisbane, Australia; Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia; Institute for Resilient Regions, University of Southern Queensland, Brisbane, Australia; School of Public Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Electronic address:

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
April 2019

Psychosocial predictors of hope two years after diagnosis of colorectal cancer: Implications for nurse-led hope programmes.

Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 2019 May 10;28(3):e13010. Epub 2019 Feb 10.

Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Southport, Queensland, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
May 2019

'Mind your Moles' study: protocol of a prospective cohort study of melanocytic naevi.

BMJ Open 2018 09 19;8(9):e025857. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

Cancer and Population Studies, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
September 2018

Therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia following treatment for cancer in childhood: A population-based registry study.

Pediatr Blood Cancer 2018 12 5;65(12):e27410. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

Oncology Services Group, Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service, Brisbane, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
December 2018

Competing mortality risks among women aged 50-79 years when diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, Queensland, 1997-2012.

Breast 2018 Oct 17;41:113-119. Epub 2018 Jul 17.

Cancer Council Queensland, PO Box 201, Spring Hill QLD 4004, Australia; Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Parklands Drive, Southport QLD 4222, Australia; School of Mathematical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia. Electronic address:

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
October 2018

Sunscreen Use and Melanoma Risk Among Young Australian Adults.

JAMA Dermatol 2018 09;154(9):1001-1009

Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research, Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
September 2018

Cancer care in regional Australia from the health professional's perspective.

Support Care Cancer 2018 Oct 25;26(10):3507-3515. Epub 2018 Apr 25.

Institute for Resilient Regions, University of Southern Queensland, LPO BOX 4393, Raceview, Queensland, 4305, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
October 2018

In response to: Immigration is the most likely reason for the generational change in melanoma incidence in Queensland, Australia.

Int J Cancer 2018 08 12;143(3):722-723. Epub 2018 Mar 12.

Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland Melanoma Project, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
August 2018

Generational shift in melanoma incidence and mortality in Queensland, Australia, 1995-2014.

Int J Cancer 2018 04 21;142(8):1528-1535. Epub 2017 Nov 21.

Queensland Melanoma Project, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
April 2018

Geographical differences in risk of advanced breast cancer: Limited evidence for reductions over time, Queensland, Australia 1997-2014.

Breast 2017 Dec 3;36:60-66. Epub 2017 Oct 3.

Cancer Council Queensland, PO Box 201, Spring Hill, QLD 4004, Australia; Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Parklands Drive, Southport, QLD, 4222, Australia; School of Mathematical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point, Brisbane, QLD, 4000, Australia. Electronic address:

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
December 2017

Sentinel node biopsy for early breast cancer in Queensland, Australia, during 2008-2012.

ANZ J Surg 2018 May 6;88(5):E400-E405. Epub 2017 Jun 6.

Cancer Council Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
May 2018

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of a Skin Awareness Intervention for Early Detection of Skin Cancer Targeting Men Older Than 50 Years.

Value Health 2017 Apr 15;20(4):593-601. Epub 2017 Feb 15.

NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Sun and Health, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia; School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
April 2017

Community knowledge of law at the end of life: availability and accessibility of web-based resources.

Aust Health Rev 2018 Jun;42(3):266-271

Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Queensland University of Technology, GPO Box 2434, Brisbane, Qld 4001, Australia. Email: ;

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
June 2018

Response to Asgari.

J Invest Dermatol 2017 04 12;137(4):965-966. Epub 2016 Dec 12.

Department of Dermatology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; The University of Queensland, UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; The University of Queensland, UQ Diamantina Institute, Translational Research Institute, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
April 2017

Trajectories of quality of life, life satisfaction, and psychological adjustment after prostate cancer.

Psychooncology 2017 Oct 11;26(10):1576-1585. Epub 2017 Jan 11.

Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
October 2017

Ten-Year Survival after Multiple Invasive Melanomas Is Worse than after a Single Melanoma: a Population-Based Study.

J Invest Dermatol 2016 11 24;136(11):2270-2276. Epub 2016 Mar 24.

Department of Dermatology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; UQ Centre for Clinical Research, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; UQ Diamantina Institute, Translational Research Institute, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Electronic address:

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
November 2016

Systematic review of psychosocial outcomes for patients with advanced melanoma.

Psychooncology 2017 Nov 7;26(11):1722-1731. Epub 2016 Nov 7.

Cancer Council Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
November 2017

Geographical disparity in breast reconstruction following mastectomy has reduced over time.

ANZ J Surg 2017 Nov 4;87(11):E183-E187. Epub 2016 Aug 4.

Cancer Council Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
November 2017

Temporal changes in loss of life expectancy due to cancer in Australia: a flexible parametric approach.

Cancer Causes Control 2016 08 15;27(8):955-64. Epub 2016 Jun 15.

School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, 4059, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
August 2016

Partner status and survival after cancer: A competing risks analysis.

Cancer Epidemiol 2016 Apr 14;41:16-23. Epub 2016 Jan 14.

Cancer Council Queensland, P.O. Box 201, Spring Hill, QLD 4004, Australia; School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Herston Road, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059, Australia; Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Parklands Drive, Southport, QLD 4222, Australia. Electronic address:

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
April 2016

Comparison of melanoma incidence and trends among youth under 25 years in Australia and England, 1990-2010.

Int J Cancer 2015 Nov 29;137(9):2227-33. Epub 2015 May 29.

Institute of Inflammation and Repair, University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Stopford Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PT, United Kingdom.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
November 2015

Estimating the change in life expectancy after a diagnosis of cancer among the Australian population.

BMJ Open 2015 Apr 13;5(4):e006740. Epub 2015 Apr 13.

School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia AusSun Research Laboratory, Institute of Health and Biotechnical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
April 2015

The outcomes and treatment burden of childhood acute myeloid leukaemia in Australia, 1997-2008: A report from the Australian Paediatric Cancer Registry.

Pediatr Blood Cancer 2015 Sep 8;62(9):1664-6. Epub 2015 Apr 8.

Oncology Service, Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service, Brisbane, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
September 2015

Conditional survival estimates for childhood cancer in Australia, 2002-2011: A population-based study.

Cancer Epidemiol 2015 Jun 11;39(3):394-400. Epub 2015 Mar 11.

Cancer Council Queensland, 553 Gregory Terrace, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
June 2015

Association between single-nucleotide polymorphisms in growth factor genes and quality of life in men with prostate cancer and the general population.

Qual Life Res 2015 Sep 28;24(9):2183-93. Epub 2015 Feb 28.

Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, QLD, 4059, Australia,

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
September 2015

Prognostic survival model for people diagnosed with invasive cutaneous melanoma.

BMC Cancer 2015 Jan 31;15:27. Epub 2015 Jan 31.

Cancer Council Queensland, 553 Gregory Terrace, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
January 2015

Accuracy of self-reported nevus and pigmentation phenotype compared with clinical assessment in a population-based study of young Australian adults.

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2015 Apr 27;24(4):736-43. Epub 2015 Jan 27.

Centre for Cancer Research, University of Sydney at Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research and Melanoma Institute Australia, Sydney, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
April 2015

Identification of a melanoma susceptibility locus and somatic mutation in TET2.

Carcinogenesis 2014 Sep 30;35(9):2097-101. Epub 2014 Jun 30.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Therapy, National Clinical Research Center of Cancer, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, Tianjin 300060, P.R. China, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA, Channing Division of Network Medicine and Department of Dermatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA, Department of Epidemiology, Fairbanks School of Public Health, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA, Simon Cancer Center, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA and Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
September 2014

Melanoma incidence trends and survival in adolescents and young adults in Queensland, Australia.

Int J Cancer 2015 Feb 17;136(3):603-9. Epub 2014 May 17.

Cancer and Population Studies Group, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
February 2015

Uptake of skin self-examination and clinical examination behavior by outdoor workers.

Arch Environ Occup Health 2014 ;69(4):214-22

a Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, School of Public Health , Queensland University of Technology , Brisbane , Queensland , Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
April 2014

Prevalence and predictors of germline CDKN2A mutations for melanoma cases from Australia, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Hered Cancer Clin Pract 2014 20;12(1):20. Epub 2014 Nov 20.

Dermatology Department and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Department, Melanoma Unit, Hospital Clinic, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas August Pi I Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain ; Centro Investigación Biomédica en Enfermedades Raras (CIBERER), Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII), Barcelona, Spain.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
March 2015

Cancer survival in Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian children: what is the difference?

Cancer Causes Control 2013 Dec 14;24(12):2099-106. Epub 2013 Sep 14.

Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Level 1/147 Wharf Street, Spring Hill, QLD, 4000, Australia,

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
December 2013

CanPrevent: a telephone-delivered intervention to reduce multiple behavioural risk factors for colorectal cancer.

BMC Cancer 2012 Nov 27;12:560. Epub 2012 Nov 27.

School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland 4059, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
November 2012

Factors associated with treatment received by men diagnosed with prostate cancer in Queensland, Australia.

BJU Int 2012 Dec 27;110(11 Pt B):E712-9. Epub 2012 Sep 27.

Cancer Council Queensland School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
December 2012

Cancer incidence and mortality in Indigenous Australian children, 1997-2008.

Pediatr Blood Cancer 2013 Jan 26;60(1):156-8. Epub 2012 Sep 26.

Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
January 2013

Genetic association of the KLK4 locus with risk of prostate cancer.

PLoS One 2012 6;7(9):e44520. Epub 2012 Sep 6.

Molecular Cancer Epidemiology Group, Genetics and Population Health Division, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, 300 Herston Rd, Herston, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
March 2013

Childhood cancer mortality in Australia.

Cancer Epidemiol 2012 Oct 26;36(5):476-80. Epub 2012 Jun 26.

Cancer Council Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
October 2012

Population-based 20-year survival among people diagnosed with thin melanomas in Queensland, Australia.

J Clin Oncol 2012 May 12;30(13):1462-7. Epub 2012 Mar 12.

Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Queensland, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
May 2012

Factors associated with diagnostic and treatment intervals for prostate cancer in Queensland, Australia: a large cohort study.

Cancer Causes Control 2012 Apr 2;23(4):625-34. Epub 2012 Mar 2.

Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, Cancer Council Queensland, PO Box 201, Fortitude Valley, QLD, 4006, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
April 2012

Multilevel determinants of breast cancer survival: association with geographic remoteness and area-level socioeconomic disadvantage.

Breast Cancer Res Treat 2012 Apr 9;132(2):701-10. Epub 2011 Dec 9.

Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, Cancer Council Queensland, PO Box 201, 4004, Spring Hill, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
April 2012

Genome-wide association study identifies three new melanoma susceptibility loci.

Nat Genet 2011 Oct 9;43(11):1108-13. Epub 2011 Oct 9.

Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, Leeds Cancer Research UK Centre, St James’s University Hospital, Leeds, UK.

View Article and Find Full Text PDF
October 2011