Amy Pickar Abernethy, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Professor in the School of Nursing
Department / Division:
Medicine / Medicine - Oncology
Duke Clinical Research Institute 8548
2400 Pratt Street
Room 0311
Terrace Level, Durham, NC 27705
Office Telephone:
  • MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 1994
  • PhD, medicine, Flinders University of South Australia, 2013
  • Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 1997
  • Hematology-Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, 2001
Clinical Interests:
Melanoma, cancer pain management, symptom control, supportive oncology, general hematology-oncology, palliative medicine
Research Interests:
Amy P. Abernethy, MD PhD
Director, Center for Learning Health Care
Director, Duke Cancer Care Research Program
Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Duke University School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Nursing, Duke University School of Nursing

Dr. Abernethy, a hematologist/oncologist and palliative care physician, is Professor of Medicine in the Duke University School of Medicine, Director of the Duke Center for Learning Health Care (CLHC) in the Duke Clinical Research Institute, and Director of the Duke Cancer Care Research Program (DCCRP) in the Duke Cancer Institute. With over 375 publications, she is an internationally recognized expert in health services research, comparative effectiveness research, patient reported outcomes (PROs), clinical informatics and patient-centered care.

Dr. Abernethy is an appointee to the Institute of Medicine’s National Cancer Policy Forum, Immediate Past President of the American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Personalized Medicine Coalition, Co-Chair of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group, Co-Chair of the PRO Core for the NIH Collaboratory Program, and Chair of the PRO Task Force for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute National Clinical Research Network.  She Co-Leads the Learning Health System Training Program at Duke.  She serves on the Board of Directors for athenahealth.  Dr. Abernethy participates integrally in current high-level national and international discussions about reforming the evidence development system, presenting a model for a rapid learning health care that coordinates clinical and research functions to better serve patients’ needs in an evidence-driven, cost-effective, and patient-centered manner.

Clinically, Dr. Abernethy was previously responsible for the care of patients with melanoma, in conjunction with the surgeons and radiation oncologists of the Duke Melanoma Clinic. She is Principal Investigator on major international studies for metastatic melanoma, and has published in areas pertinent to the epidemiology of melanoma, longitudinal care patterns, and improving the melanoma patient experience. Dr. Abernethy also previously attended on Duke's palliative care service, with special focus on improving the quality of life for people affected by advanced cancer including their families. Dr. Abernethy completed medical training, residency, and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at Duke University.
Representative Publications:
  • Abernethy, AP; Currow, DC; Shelby-James, T; Rowett, D; May, F; Samsa, GP; Hunt, R; Williams, H; Esterman, A; Phillips, PA. Delivery strategies to optimize resource utilization and performance status for patients with advanced life-limiting illness: results from the "palliative care trial" [ISRCTN 81117481]. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2013;45:488-505.  Abstract
  • Hendrix, CC; Landerman, R; Abernethy, AP. Effects of an individualized caregiver training intervention on self-efficacy of cancer caregivers. Western Journal of Nursing Research. 2013;35:590-610.  Abstract
  • Jensen, SE; Beaumont, JL; Jacobsen, PB; Abernethy, A; Syrjala, KL; Cella, D. Measuring priority symptoms in advanced bladder cancer: development and initial validation of a brief symptom index. The Journal of Supportive Oncology. 2013;11:86-93.  Abstract
  • Johnson, MJ; Abernethy, AP; Currow, DC. The evidence base for oxygen for chronic refractory breathlessness: issues, gaps, and a future work plan. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2013;45:763-775.  Abstract
  • Johnson, MJ; Bland, JM; Oxberry, SG; Abernethy, AP; Currow, DC. Opioids for chronic refractory breathlessness: patient predictors of beneficial response. The European respiratory journal : official journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology. 2013;42:758-766.  Abstract
  • Kamal, AH; Currow, DC; Ritchie, CS; Bull, J; Abernethy, AP. Community-based palliative care: the natural evolution for palliative care delivery in the U.S. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2013;46:254-264.  Abstract
  • Pearman, TP; Beaumont, JL; Paul, D; Abernethy, AP; Jacobsen, PB; Syrjala, KL; Von Roenn, J; Cella, D. Evaluation of treatment- and disease-related symptoms in advanced head and neck cancer: validation of the national comprehensive cancer network-functional assessment of cancer therapy-head and neck cancer symptom index-22 (NFHNSI-22). Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2013;46:113-120.  Abstract
  • Smith, SK; Mayer, DK; Zimmerman, S; Williams, CS; Benecha, H; Ganz, PA; Edwards, LJ; Abernethy, AP. Quality of life among long-term survivors of non-Hodgkin lymphoma: a follow-up study. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2013;31:272-279.  Abstract
  • To, TH; Agar, M; Shelby-James, T; Abernethy, AP; Doogue, M; Rowett, D; Ko, D; Currow, DC. Off-label prescribing in palliative care - a cross-sectional national survey of palliative medicine doctors. Palliative Medicine. 2013;27:320-328.  Abstract
  • Wood, WA; Deal, AM; Abernethy, A; Basch, E; Battaglini, C; Kim, YH; Whitley, J; Shatten, C; Serody, J; Shea, T; Reeve, BB. Feasibility of frequent patient-reported outcome surveillance in patients undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 2013;19:450-459.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Currow, DC. Time-limited trials. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. 2012;307:33-34.  Abstract
  • Basch, E; Abernethy, AP; Mullins, CD; Reeve, BB; Smith, ML; Coons, SJ; Sloan, J; Wenzel, K; Chauhan, C; Eppard, W; Frank, ES; Lipscomb, J; Raymond, SA; Spencer, M; Tunis, S. Recommendations for incorporating patient-reported outcomes into clinical comparative effectiveness research in adult oncology. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2012;30:4249-4255.  Abstract
  • Beasley, GM; Parsons, C; Broadwater, G; Selim, MA; Marzban, S; Abernethy, AP; Salama, AK; Eikman, EA; Wong, T; Zager, JS; Tyler, DS. A multicenter prospective evaluation of the clinical utility of F-18 FDG-PET/CT in patients with AJCC stage IIIB or IIIC extremity melanoma. Annals of Surgery. 2012;256:350-356.  Abstract
  • Bull, JH; Whitten, E; Morris, J; Hooper, RN; Wheeler, JL; Kamal, A; Abernethy, AP. Demonstration of a sustainable community-based model of care across the palliative care continuum. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2012;44:797-809.  Abstract
  • Butt, Z; Parikh, ND; Beaumont, JL; Rosenbloom, SK; Syrjala, KL; Abernethy, AP; Benson, AB; Cella, D. Development and validation of a symptom index for advanced hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancers: the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (NCCN-FACT) Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic Symptom Index (NFHSI). Cancer. 2012;118:5997-6004.  Abstract
  • Carpenter, WR; Meyer, AM; Abernethy, AP; Stürmer, T; Kosorok, MR. A framework for understanding cancer comparative effectiveness research data needs. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2012;65:1150-1158.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Abernethy, AP. Breathlessness in an age of noncommunicable diseases. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care. 2012;6:127-128.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Abernethy, AP. The ultimate personalised medicine. International Journal of Clinical Practice. 2012;66:824-826.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Abernethy, AP; Johnson, MJ. Activity as a measure of symptom control. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2012;44:e1-e2.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Bruner, DW; Abernethy, AP. Editorial: death to the fiefdoms. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care. 2012;6:457-458.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Plummer, JL; Kutner, JS; Samsa, GP; Abernethy, AP. Analyzing phase III studies in hospice/palliative care. a solution that sits between intention-to-treat and per protocol analyses: the palliative-modified ITT analysis. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2012;44:595-603.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Rowett, D; Doogue, M; To, TH; Abernethy, AP. An international initiative to create a collaborative for pharmacovigilance in hospice and palliative care clinical practice. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2012;15:282-286.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Tieman, JJ; Greene, A; Zafar, SY; Wheeler, JL; Abernethy, AP. Refining a checklist for reporting patient populations and service characteristics in hospice and palliative care research. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2012;43:902-910.  Abstract
  • Dev, S; Abernethy, AP; Rogers, JG; O'Connor, CM. Preferences of people with advanced heart failure-a structured narrative literature review to inform decision making in the palliative care setting. American Heart Journal. 2012;164:313-319.e5.  Abstract
  • Dinan, MA; Curtis, LH; Carpenter, WR; Biddle, AK; Abernethy, AP; Patz, EF; Schulman, KA; Weinberger, M. Stage migration, selection bias, and survival associated with the adoption of positron emission tomography among medicare beneficiaries with non-small-cell lung cancer, 1998-2003. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2012;30:2725-2730.  Abstract
  • Flynn, KE; Reese, JB; Jeffery, DD; Abernethy, AP; Lin, L; Shelby, RA; Porter, LS; Dombeck, CB; Weinfurt, KP. Patient experiences with communication about sex during and after treatment for cancer. Psycho-Oncology. 2012;21:594-601.  Abstract
  • Johnson, MJ; Abernethy, AP; Currow, DC. Gaps in the evidence base of opioids for refractory breathlessness. A future work plan?. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2012;43:614-624.  Abstract
  • Johnson, MJ; Bowden, JA; Abernethy, AP; Currow, DC. To what causes do people attribute their chronic breathlessness? A population survey. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2012;15:744-750.  Abstract
  • Jones, LW; Hornsby, WE; Goetzinger, A; Forbes, LM; Sherrard, EL; Quist, M; Lane, AT; West, M; Eves, ND; Gradison, M; Coan, A; Herndon, JE; Abernethy, AP. Prognostic significance of functional capacity and exercise behavior in patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. Lung Cancer. 2012;76:248-252.  Abstract
  • Kamal, AH; Maguire, JM; Wheeler, JL; Currow, DC; Abernethy, AP. Dyspnea review for the palliative care professional: treatment goals and therapeutic options. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2012;15:106-114.  Abstract
  • Kamal, AH; Miriovsky, BJ; Currow, DC; Abernethy, AP. Improving the management of dyspnea in the community using rapid learning approaches. Chronic Respiratory Disease. 2012;9:51-61.  Abstract
  • Kamal, AH; Swetz, KM; Dy, S; Tien, AY; Temel, JS; Abernethy, AP. Integrating technology into palliative care research. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care. 2012;6:525-532.  Abstract
  • Kravchenko, J; Akushevich, I; Abernethy, AP; Lyerly, HK. Evaluating the number of stages in development of squamous cell and adenocarcinomas across cancer sites using human population-based cancer modeling. PloS one. 2012;7:e37430.  Abstract
  • LeBlanc, TW; Abernethy, AP; Currow, DC; Kutner, JS. Considerations in reporting palliative care clinical trials: standardizing information reported and authorship practices. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care. 2012;6:494-499.  Abstract
  • Lodato, JE; Aziz, N; Bennett, RE; Abernethy, AP; Kutner, JS. Achieving palliative care research efficiency through defining and benchmarking performance metrics. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care. 2012;6:533-542.  Abstract
  • Meyer, AM; Carpenter, WR; Abernethy, AP; Stürmer, T; Kosorok, MR. Data for cancer comparative effectiveness research: past, present, and future potential. Cancer. 2012;118:5186-5197.  Abstract
  • Miriovsky, BJ; Shulman, LN; Abernethy, AP. Importance of health information technology, electronic health records, and continuously aggregating data to comparative effectiveness research and learning health care. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2012;30:4243-4248.  Abstract
  • Mullins, CD; Montgomery, R; Abernethy, AP; Hussain, A; Pearson, SD; Tunis, S; American Society of Clinical Oncology. Recommendations for clinical trials of off-label drugs used to treat advanced-stage cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2012;30:661-666.  Abstract
  • Pearce, MJ; Coan, AD; Herndon, JE; Koenig, HG; Abernethy, AP. Unmet spiritual care needs impact emotional and spiritual well-being in advanced cancer patients. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2012;20:2269-2276.  Abstract
  • Rangwala, F; Zafar, SY; Abernethy, AP. Gastrointestinal symptoms in cancer patients with advanced disease: new methodologies, insights, and a proposed approach. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care. 2012;6:69-76.  Abstract
  • Ribas, A; Chesney, JA; Gordon, MS; Abernethy, AP; Logan, TF; Lawson, DH; Chmielowksi, B; Glaspy, JA; Lewis, K; Huang, B; Wang, E; Hsyu, PH; Gomez-Navarro, J; Gerhardt, D; Marshall, MA; Gonzalez, R. Safety profile and pharmacokinetic analyses of the anti-CTLA4 antibody tremelimumab administered as a one hour infusion. Journal of Translational Medicine. 2012;10:236.  Abstract
  • Salama, AK; Rosa, ND; Scheri, RP; Herndon, JE; Tyler, DS; Marcello, J; Pruitt, SK; Abernethy, AP. The effect of metastatic site and decade of diagnosis on the individual burden of metastatic melanoma: contemporary estimates of average years of life lost. Cancer Investigation (Informa). 2012;30:637-641.  Abstract
  • Shelby-James, TM; Hardy, J; Agar, M; Yates, P; Mitchell, G; Sanderson, C; Luckett, T; Abernethy, AP; Currow, DC. Designing and conducting randomized controlled trials in palliative care: A summary of discussions from the 2010 clinical research forum of the Australian Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative. Palliative Medicine. 2012;26:1042-1047.  Abstract
  • Smith, TJ; Temin, S; Alesi, ER; Abernethy, AP; Balboni, TA; Basch, EM; Ferrell, BR; Loscalzo, M; Meier, DE; Paice, JA; Peppercorn, JM; Somerfield, M; Stovall, E; Von Roenn, JH. American Society of Clinical Oncology provisional clinical opinion: the integration of palliative care into standard oncology care. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2012;30:880-887.  Abstract
  • Tcheung, WJ; Selim, MA; Herndon, JE; Abernethy, AP; Nelson, KC. Clinicopathologic study of 85 cases of melanoma of the female genitalia. Journal of The American Academy of Dermatology. 2012;67:598-605.  Abstract
  • Uronis, HE; Shelby, RA; Currow, DC; Ahmedzai, SH; Bosworth, HB; Coan, A; Abernethy, AP. Assessment of the psychometric properties of an English version of the cancer dyspnea scale in people with advanced lung cancer. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2012;44:741-749.  Abstract
  • Weinstein, SM; Abernethy, AP; Spruill, SE; Pike, IM; True Kelly, A; Jett, LG. A spicamycin derivative (KRN5500) provides neuropathic pain relief in patients with advanced cancer: a placebo-controlled, proof-of-concept trial. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2012;43:679-693.  Abstract
  • Wheeler, JL; Greene, A; Tieman, JJ; Abernethy, AP; Currow, DC. Key characteristics of palliative care studies reported in the specialized literature. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2012;43:987-992.  Abstract
  • Wood, WA; Abernethy, AP; Giralt, SA. Pretransplantation assessments and symptom profiles: predicting transplantation-related toxicity and improving patient-centered outcomes. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 2012;18:497-504.  Abstract
  • Yount, S; Beaumont, J; Rosenbloom, S; Cella, D; Patel, J; Hensing, T; Jacobsen, PB; Syrjala, K; Abernethy, AP. A brief symptom index for advanced lung cancer. Clinical lung cancer. 2012;13:14-23.  Abstract
  • Zafar, SY; Currow, DC; Cherny, N; Strasser, F; Fowler, R; Abernethy, AP. Consensus-based standards for best supportive care in clinical trials in advanced cancer. The Lancet Oncology. 2012;13:e77-e82.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP. "Learning health care" for patients and populations. The Medical journal of Australia. 2011;194:564.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP. Pc-facs. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2011;42:162-167.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Basch, E. Clinical cancer informatics: creating pathways for personalized medicine and rapid learning cancer care from the guest editors. Cancer Journal. 2011;17:195-196.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Currow, DC. Patient self-reporting in palliative care using information technology: Yes, there is hope!. Palliative Medicine. 2011;25:673-674.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Currow, DC. Time for better integration of oncology and palliative care. Journal of Oncology Practice. 2011;7:346-348.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Kamal, AH; Wheeler, JL; Cox, C. Management of dyspnea within a rapid learning healthcare model. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care. 2011;5:101-110.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Kassner, CT; Whitten, E; Bull, J; Taylor, DH. Death service ratio: a measure of hospice utilization and cost impact. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2011;41:e5-e6.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Wheeler, JL; Bull, J. Development of a health information technology-based data system in community-based hospice and palliative care. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2011;40:S217-S224.  Abstract
  • Alexander, SC; Pollak, KI; Morgan, PA; Strand, J; Abernethy, AP; Jeffreys, AS; Arnold, RM; Olsen, M; Rodriguez, KL; Garrigues, SK; Manusov, JR; Tulsky, JA. How do non-physician clinicians respond to advanced cancer patients' negative expressions of emotions?. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2011;19:155-159.  Abstract
  • Basch, E; Abernethy, AP. Commentary: encouraging clinicians to incorporate longitudinal patient-reported symptoms in routine clinical practice. Journal of Oncology Practice. 2011;7:23-25.  Abstract
  • Basch, E; Abernethy, AP. Supporting clinical practice decisions with real-time patient-reported outcomes. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2011;29:954-956.  Abstract
  • Basch, E; Abernethy, AP; Reeve, BB. Assuring the patient centeredness of patient-reported outcomes: content validity in medical product development and comparative effectiveness research. Value in Health. 2011;14:965-966.  Abstract
  • Basch, EM; Reeve, BB; Mitchell, SA; Clauser, SB; Minasian, L; Sit, L; Chilukuri, R; Baumgartner, P; Rogak, L; Blauel, E; Abernethy, AP; Bruner, D. Electronic toxicity monitoring and patient-reported outcomes. Cancer Journal. 2011;17:231-234.  Abstract
  • Bowden, JA; To, TH; Abernethy, AP; Currow, DC. Predictors of chronic breathlessness: a large population study. BMC Public Health. 2011;11:33.  Abstract
  • Burns, CM; Abernethy, AP; Leblanc, TW; Currow, DC. What is the role of friends when contributing care at the end of life? Findings from an Australian population study. Psycho-Oncology. 2011;20:203-212.  Abstract
  • Cella, D; Rosenbloom, SK; Beaumont, JL; Yount, SE; Paul, D; Hampton, D; Abernethy, AP; Jacobsen, PB; Syrjala, K; Von Roenn, JH. Development and validation of 11 symptom indexes to evaluate response to chemotherapy for advanced cancer. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN. 2011;9:268-278.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Abernethy, AP. Therapeutic nihilism: the next hurdle in improving the treatment of breathlessness. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care. 2011;5:69-70.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Abernethy, AP; Bausewein, C; Johnson, M; Harding, R; Higginson, I. Measuring the net benefits of hospice and palliative care: a composite measure for multiple audiences-palliative net benefit. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2011;14:264-265.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Agar, MR; To, TH; Rowett, D; Greene, A; Abernethy, AP. Adverse events in hospice and palliative care: a pilot study to determine feasibility of collection and baseline rates. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2011;14:309-314.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Burns, C; Agar, M; Phillips, J; McCaffrey, N; Abernethy, AP. Palliative caregivers who would not take on the caring role again. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2011;41:661-672.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Farquhar, M; Ward, AM; Crawford, GB; Abernethy, AP. Caregivers' perceived adequacy of support in end-stage lung disease: results of a population survey. BMC Pulmonary Medicine. 2011;11:55.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Foley, K; Zafar, SY; Wheeler, JL; Abernethy, AP. The need for a re-evaluation of best supportive care studies reported to date. British Journal of Cancer. 2011;104:390-391.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; McDonald, C; Oaten, S; Kenny, B; Allcroft, P; Frith, P; Briffa, M; Johnson, MJ; Abernethy, AP. Once-daily opioids for chronic dyspnea: a dose increment and pharmacovigilance study. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2011;42:388-399.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Wheeler, JL; Abernethy, AP. International perspective: outcomes of palliative oncology. Seminars in Oncology. 2011;38:343-350.  Abstract
  • Ginsburg, GS; Staples, J; Abernethy, AP. Academic medical centers: ripe for rapid-learning personalized health care. Science Translational Medicine. 2011;3:101cm27.  Abstract
  • Hegarty, MM; Abernethy, AP; Olver, I; Currow, DC. Former palliative caregivers who identify that additional spiritual support would have been helpful in a population survey. Palliative Medicine. 2011;25:266-277.  Abstract
  • Hirsch, BR; Giffin, RB; Esmail, LC; Tunis, SR; Abernethy, AP; Murphy, SB. Informatics in action: lessons learned in comparative effectiveness research. Cancer Journal. 2011;17:235-238.  Abstract
  • Jensen, SE; Rosenbloom, SK; Beaumont, JL; Abernethy, A; Jacobsen, PB; Syrjala, K; Cella, D. A new index of priority symptoms in advanced ovarian cancer. Gynecologic Oncology. 2011;120:214-219.  Abstract
  • Kamal, AH; Bull, J; Kavalieratos, D; Taylor, DH; Downey, W; Abernethy, AP. Palliative care needs of patients with cancer living in the community. Journal of Oncology Practice. 2011;7:382-388.  Abstract
  • Kamal, AH; Bull, J; Stinson, C; Blue, D; Smith, R; Hooper, R; Kelly, M; Kinsella, J; Philbrick, M; Gblokpor, A; Wheeler, JL; Downey, W; Abernethy, AP. Collecting data on quality is feasible in community-based palliative care. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2011;42:663-667.  Abstract
  • Kamal, AH; Currow, DC; Ritchie, C; Bull, J; Wheeler, JL; Abernethy, AP. The value of data collection within a palliative care program. Current Oncology Reports. 2011;13:308-315.  Abstract
  • Kamal, AH; Maguire, JM; Wheeler, JL; Currow, DC; Abernethy, AP. Dyspnea review for the palliative care professional: assessment, burdens, and etiologies. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2011;14:1167-1172.  Abstract
  • Kravchenko, J; Akushevich, I; Seewaldt, VL; Abernethy, AP; Lyerly, HK. Breast cancer as heterogeneous disease: contributing factors and carcinogenesis mechanisms. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 2011;128:483-493.  Abstract
  • LeBlanc, TW; Abernethy, AP. Palliative care and oncology: integration leads to better care. Oncology. 2011;25:1275.  Abstract
  • Lyerly, HK; Abernethy, AP; Stockler, MR; Koczwara, B; Aziz, Z; Nair, R; Seymour, L. Need for global partnership in cancer care: perceptions of cancer care researchers attending the 2010 australia and Asia pacific clinical oncology research development workshop. Journal of Oncology Practice. 2011;7:324-329.  Abstract
  • Moroni, M; Bolognesi, D; Muciarelli, PA; Abernethy, AP; Biasco, G. Investment of palliative medicine in bridging the gap with academia: a call to action. European Journal of Cancer. 2011;47:491-495.  Abstract
  • Mosca, PJ; Blazer, DG; Wheeler, JL; Abernethy, AP. When a chance to cut is not a chance to cure: a future for palliative surgery?. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2011;18:3235-3239.  Abstract
  • Reese, JB; Shelby, RA; Abernethy, AP. Sexual concerns in lung cancer patients: an examination of predictors and moderating effects of age and gender. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2011;19:161-165.  Abstract
  • Sampson, JH; Herndon, JE; Friedman, AH; Abernethy, AP. Epidemiology. Journal of neurosurgery. 2011;115:256-257.  Abstract
  • Smith, SK; Herndon, JE; Lyerly, HK; Coan, A; Wheeler, JL; Staley, T; Abernethy, AP. Correlates of quality of life-related outcomes in breast cancer patients participating in the Pathfinders pilot study. Psycho-Oncology. 2011;20:559-564.  Abstract
  • Smith, SK; Zimmerman, S; Williams, CS; Benecha, H; Abernethy, AP; Mayer, DK; Edwards, LJ; Ganz, PA. Post-traumatic stress symptoms in long-term non-Hodgkin's lymphoma survivors: does time heal?. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2011;29:4526-4533.  Abstract
  • Suh, SY; Leblanc, TW; Shelby, RA; Samsa, GP; Abernethy, AP. Longitudinal patient-reported performance status assessment in the cancer clinic is feasible and prognostic. Journal of Oncology Practice. 2011;7:374-381.  Abstract
  • Tcheung, WJ; Marcello, JE; Puri, PK; Abernethy, AP; Nelson, KC. Evaluation of 39 cases of pediatric cutaneous head and neck melanoma. Journal of The American Academy of Dermatology. 2011;65:e37-e42.  Abstract
  • Tulsky, JA; Arnold, RM; Alexander, SC; Olsen, MK; Jeffreys, AS; Rodriguez, KL; Skinner, CS; Farrell, D; Abernethy, AP; Pollak, KI. Enhancing communication between oncologists and patients with a computer-based training program: a randomized trial. Annals of internal medicine. 2011;155:593-601.  Abstract
  • Uronis, H; McCrory, DC; Samsa, G; Currow, D; Abernethy, A. Symptomatic oxygen for non-hypoxaemic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online). 2011;CD006429.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Ahmad, A; Zafar, SY; Wheeler, JL; Reese, JB; Lyerly, HK. Electronic patient-reported data capture as a foundation of rapid learning cancer care. Medical Care. 2010;48:S32-S38.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Aziz, NM; Basch, E; Bull, J; Cleeland, CS; Currow, DC; Fairclough, D; Hanson, L; Hauser, J; Ko, D; Lloyd, L; Morrison, RS; Otis-Green, S; Pantilat, S; Portenoy, RK; Ritchie, C; Rocker, G; Wheeler, JL; Zafar, SY; Kutner, JS. A strategy to advance the evidence base in palliative medicine: formation of a palliative care research cooperative group. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2010;13:1407-1413.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Clark, K; Currow, DC. How should we conduct and interpret phase III clinical trials in palliative care?. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2010;39:e6-e8.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Currow, DC. Need for mechanistically focused research of global systemic interventions in palliative care. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2010;40:e5-e8.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Currow, DC; Wurzelmann, J; Janning, SW; Bull, J; Norris, JF; Baringtang, DC; Pierce, A; Snidow, J. Enhancing enrollment in palliative care trials: key insights from a randomized, placebo-controlled study. The Journal of Supportive Oncology. 2010;8:139-144.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Etheredge, LM; Ganz, PA; Wallace, P; German, RR; Neti, C; Bach, PB; Murphy, SB. Rapid-learning system for cancer care. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2010;28:4268-4274.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Herndon, JE; Coan, A; Staley, T; Wheeler, JL; Rowe, K; Smith, SK; Shaw, H; Lyerly, HK. Phase 2 pilot study of Pathfinders: a psychosocial intervention for cancer patients. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2010;18:893-898.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; McDonald, CF; Frith, PA; Clark, K; Herndon, JE; Marcello, J; Young, IH; Bull, J; Wilcock, A; Booth, S; Wheeler, JL; Tulsky, JA; Crockett, AJ; Currow, DC. Effect of palliative oxygen versus room air in relief of breathlessness in patients with refractory dyspnoea: a double-blind, randomised controlled trial. The Lancet. 2010;376:784-793.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Wheeler, JL; Currow, DC. Common approaches to dyspnoea management in advanced life-limiting illness. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care. 2010;4:53-55.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Wheeler, JL; Currow, DC. Utility and use of palliative care screening tools in routine oncology practice. Cancer Journal. 2010;16:444-460.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Wheeler, JL; Zafar, SY. Management of gastrointestinal symptoms in advanced cancer patients: the rapid learning cancer clinic model. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care. 2010;4:36-45.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Zafar, SY; Uronis, H; Wheeler, JL; Coan, A; Rowe, K; Shelby, RA; Fowler, R; Herndon, JE. Validation of the Patient Care Monitor (Version 2.0): a review of system assessment instrument for cancer patients. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2010;40:545-558.  Abstract
  • Agar, M; To, T; Plummer, J; Abernethy, A; Currow, D. Anti-cholinergic load, health care utilization, and survival in people with advanced cancer: a pilot study. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2010;13:745-752.  Abstract
  • Aoun, S; McConigley, R; Abernethy, A; Currow, DC. Caregivers of people with neurodegenerative diseases: profile and unmet needs from a population-based survey in South Australia. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2010;13:653-661.  Abstract
  • Berger, AM; Abernethy, AP; Atkinson, A; Barsevick, AM; Breitbart, WS; Cella, D; Cimprich, B; Cleeland, C; Eisenberger, MA; Escalante, CP; Jacobsen, PB; Kaldor, P; Ligibel, JA; Murphy, BA; O'Connor, T; Pirl, WF; Rodler, E; Rugo, HS; Thomas, J; Wagner, LI. Cancer-related fatigue. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN. 2010;8:904-931.  Abstract
  • Bull, J; Zafar, SY; Wheeler, JL; Harker, M; Gblokpor, A; Hanson, L; Hulihan, D; Nugent, R; Morris, J; Abernethy, AP. Establishing a regional, multisite database for quality improvement and service planning in community-based palliative care and hospice. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2010;13:1013-1020.  Abstract
  • Burns, CM; LeBlanc, TW; Abernethy, A; Currow, D. Young caregivers in the end-of-life setting: a population-based profile of an emerging group. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2010;13:1225-1235.  Abstract
  • Butt, Z; Rao, AV; Lai, JS; Abernethy, AP; Rosenbloom, SK; Cella, D. Age-associated differences in fatigue among patients with cancer. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2010;40:217-223.  Abstract
  • Casadio, M; Biasco, G; Abernethy, A; Bonazzi, V; Pannuti, R; Pannuti, F. The National Tumor Association Foundation (ANT): A 30 year old model of home palliative care. BMC Palliative Care. 2010;9:12.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Abernethy, AP. Potential opioid-sparing effect of regular benzodiazepines in dyspnea: longer duration of studies needed. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2010;40:e1-e2.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Agar, M; Plummer, JL; Blyth, FM; Abernethy, AP. Chronic pain in South Australia - population levels that interfere extremely with activities of daily living. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 2010;34:232-239.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Smith, J; Davidson, PM; Newton, PJ; Agar, MR; Abernethy, AP. Do the trajectories of dyspnea differ in prevalence and intensity by diagnosis at the end of life? A consecutive cohort study. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2010;39:680-690.  Abstract
  • Dinan, MA; Curtis, LH; Hammill, BG; Patz, EF; Abernethy, AP; Shea, AM; Schulman, KA. Changes in the use and costs of diagnostic imaging among Medicare beneficiaries with cancer, 1999-2006. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. 2010;303:1625-1631.  Abstract
  • Friedman, DR; Coan, AD; Smith, SK; Herndon, JE; Abernethy, AP. Informational needs assessment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivors and their physicians. American Journal of Hematology. 2010;85:528-532.  Abstract
  • Hanson, LC; Schenck, AP; Rokoske, FS; Abernethy, AP; Kutner, JS; Spence, C; Person, JL. Hospices' preparation and practices for quality measurement. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2010;39:1-8.  Abstract
  • LeBlanc, TW; Wheeler, JL; Abernethy, AP. Research in end-of-life settings: an ethical inquiry. Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy (Haworth). 2010;24:244-250.  Abstract
  • Leblanc, TW; Kutner, JS; Ko, D; Wheeler, JL; Bull, J; Abernethy, AP. Developing the evidence base for palliative care: formation of the palliative care research cooperative and its first trial. Hospital practice (1995). 2010;38:137-143.  Abstract
  • Morgan, PA; de Oliveira, JS; Alexander, SC; Pollak, KI; Jeffreys, AS; Olsen, MK; Arnold, RM; Abernethy, AP; Rodriguez, KL; Tulsky, JA. Comparing oncologist, nurse, and physician assistant attitudes toward discussions of negative emotions with patients. The Journal of Physician Assistant Education. 2010;21:13-17.  Abstract
  • Pollak, KI; Arnold, R; Alexander, SC; Jeffreys, AS; Olsen, MK; Abernethy, AP; Rodriguez, KL; Tulsky, JA. Do patient attributes predict oncologist empathic responses and patient perceptions of empathy?. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2010;18:1405-1411.  Abstract
  • Reese, JB; Keefe, FJ; Somers, TJ; Abernethy, AP. Coping with sexual concerns after cancer: the use of flexible coping. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2010;18:785-800.  Abstract
  • Reese, JB; Shelby, RA; Keefe, FJ; Porter, LS; Abernethy, AP. Sexual concerns in cancer patients: a comparison of GI and breast cancer patients. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2010;18:1179-1189.  Abstract
  • Swarm, R; Abernethy, AP; Anghelescu, DL; Benedetti, C; Blinderman, CD; Boston, B; Cleeland, C; Coyle, N; Deleon-Casasola, OA; Eilers, JG; Ferrell, B; Janjan, NA; Karver, SB; Levy, MH; Lynch, M; Moryl, N; Murphy, BA; Nesbit, SA; Oakes, L; Obbens, EA; Paice, JA; Rabow, MW; Syrjala, KL; Urba, S; Weinstein, SM; NCCN Adult Cancer Pain. Adult cancer pain. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN. 2010;8:1046-1086.  Abstract
  • Tieman, JJ; Abernethy, A; Currow, DC. Not published, not indexed: issues in generating and finding hospice and palliative care literature. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2010;13:669-675.  Abstract
  • Xue, D; Abernethy, AP. Management of dyspnea in advanced lung cancer: recent data and emerging concepts. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care. 2010;4:85-91.  Abstract
  • Zafar, SY; Currow, DC; Daugherty, CK; Abernethy, AP. Standards for palliative care delivery in oncology settings. Cancer Journal. 2010;16:436-443.  Abstract
  • Zafar, SY; Marcello, JE; Wheeler, JL; Rowe, KL; Morse, MA; Herndon, JE; Abernethy, AP. Treatment-related toxicity and supportive care in metastatic colorectal cancer. The Journal of Supportive Oncology. 2010;8:15-20.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, A; Burns, C; Wheeler, J; Currow, D. Defining distinct caregiver subpopulations by intensity of end-of-life care provided. Palliative Medicine. 2009;23:66-79.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP. Palliative care pharmacotherapy literature summaries and analyses. Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy (Haworth). 2009;23:174-181.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Barbour, SY; Uronis, H; Zafar, SY; Coan, A; Rowe, K; Pupa, MR; Wheeler, JL; Herndon, JE. Quality management of potential chemotherapy-induced neutropenic complications: evaluation of practice in an academic medical center. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2009;17:735-744.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Farrell, TW. Pain and palliative care pharmacotherapy literature summaries and analyses. Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy (Haworth). 2009;23:62-68.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Herndon, JE; Wheeler, JL; Day, JM; Hood, L; Patwardhan, M; Shaw, H; Lyerly, HK. Feasibility and acceptability to patients of a longitudinal system for evaluating cancer-related symptoms and quality of life: pilot study of an e/Tablet data-collection system in academic oncology. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2009;37:1027-1038.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Herndon, JE; Wheeler, JL; Rowe, K; Marcello, J; Patwardhan, M. Poor documentation prevents adequate assessment of quality metrics in colorectal cancer. Journal of Oncology Practice. 2009;5:167-174.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Raman, G; Balk, EM; Hammond, JM; Orlando, LA; Wheeler, JL; Lau, J; McCrory, DC. Systematic review: reliability of compendia methods for off-label oncology indications. Annals of internal medicine. 2009;150:336-343.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Uronis, HE; Wheeler, JL; Currow, DC. Management of dyspnea in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift. 2009;159:583-590.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Wheeler, JL; Zafar, SY. Detailing of gastrointestinal symptoms in cancer patients with advanced disease: new methodologies, new insights, and a proposed approach. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care. 2009;3:41-49.  Abstract
  • Agar, M; Currow, D; Plummer, J; Seidel, R; Carnahan, R; Abernethy, AP. Changes in anticholinergic load from regular prescribed medications in palliative care as death approaches. Palliative Medicine. 2009;23:257-265.  Abstract
  • Cherny, NI; Abernethy, AP; Strasser, F; Sapir, R; Currow, D; Zafar, SY. Improving the methodologic and ethical validity of best supportive care studies in oncology: lessons from a systematic review. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2009;27:5476-5486.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Abernethy, AP. Ideas whose times have come. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care. 2009;3:91-92.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Agar, M; Smith, J; Abernethy, AP. Does palliative home oxygen improve dyspnoea? A consecutive cohort study. Palliative Medicine. 2009;23:309-316.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Plummer, JL; Crockett, A; Abernethy, AP. A community population survey of prevalence and severity of dyspnea in adults. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2009;38:533-545.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Ward, AM; Abernethy, AP. Advances in the pharmacological management of breathlessness. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care. 2009;3:103-106.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Wheeler, JL; Glare, PA; Kaasa, S; Abernethy, AP. A framework for generalizability in palliative care. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2009;37:373-386.  Abstract
  • Dorman, S; Jolley, C; Abernethy, A; Currow, D; Johnson, M; Farquhar, M; Griffiths, G; Peel, T; Moosavi, S; Byrne, A; Wilcock, A; Alloway, L; Bausewein, C; Higginson, I; Booth, S. Researching breathlessness in palliative care: consensus statement of the National Cancer Research Institute Palliative Care Breathlessness Subgroup. Palliative Medicine. 2009;23:213-227.  Abstract
  • Dupont, A; Wheeler, J; Herndon, JE; Coan, A; Zafar, SY; Hood, L; Patwardhan, M; Shaw, HS; Lyerly, HK; Abernethy, AP. Use of tablet personal computers for sensitive patient-reported information. The Journal of Supportive Oncology. 2009;7:91-97.  Abstract
  • Fleming, ND; Alvarez-Secord, A; Von Gruenigen, V; Miller, MJ; Abernethy, AP. Indwelling catheters for the management of refractory malignant ascites: a systematic literature overview and retrospective chart review. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2009;38:341-349.  Abstract
  • Hendrix, CC; Abernethy, A; Sloane, R; Misuraca, J; Moore, J. A pilot study on the influence of an individualized and experiential training on cancer caregiver's self-efficacy in home care and symptom management. Home Healthcare Nurse. 2009;27:271-278.  Abstract
  • Zafar, SY; Alexander, SC; Weinfurt, KP; Schulman, KA; Abernethy, AP. Decision making and quality of life in the treatment of cancer: a review. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2009;17:117-127.  Abstract
  • Zafar, SY; Marcello, JE; Wheeler, JL; Rowe, KL; Morse, MA; Herndon, JE; Abernethy, AP. Longitudinal patterns of chemotherapy use in metastatic colorectal cancer. Journal of Oncology Practice. 2009;5:228-233.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP. Pain and palliative care pharmacotherapy literature summaries and analyses. Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy (Haworth). 2008;22:145-151.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP. Pain and sleep: establishing bi-directional association in a population-based sample. Pain. 2008;137:1-2.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Currow, DC. Culture and financing influence palliative care services, study populations, and generalizability of research findings. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2008;11:146.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Currow, DC; Fazekas, BS; Luszcz, MA; Wheeler, JL; Kuchibhatla, M. Specialized palliative care services are associated with improved short- and long-term caregiver outcomes. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2008;16:585-597.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Herndon, JE; Wheeler, JL; Patwardhan, M; Shaw, H; Lyerly, HK; Weinfurt, K. Improving health care efficiency and quality using tablet personal computers to collect research-quality, patient-reported data. Health Services Research. 2008;43:1975-1991.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Wheeler, JL. Total dyspnoea. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care. 2008;2:110-113.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Wheeler, JL; Fortner, BV. A health economic model of breakthrough pain. American Journal of Managed Care. 2008;14:S129-S140.  Abstract
  • Agar, M; Currow, DC; Shelby-James, TM; Plummer, J; Sanderson, C; Abernethy, AP. Preference for place of care and place of death in palliative care: are these different questions?. Palliative Medicine. 2008;22:787-795.  Abstract
  • Butt, Z; Rosenbloom, SK; Abernethy, AP; Beaumont, JL; Paul, D; Hampton, D; Jacobsen, PB; Syrjala, KL; Von Roenn, JH; Cella, D. Fatigue is the most important symptom for advanced cancer patients who have had chemotherapy. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN. 2008;6:448-455.  Abstract
  • Campbell, MK; Mayer, D; Abernethy, A; Carroll, S. Cancer survivorship. North Carolina Medical Journal. 2008;69:322-324.  Abstract
  • Castel, LD; Saville, BR; Depuy, V; Godley, PA; Hartmann, KE; Abernethy, AP. Racial differences in pain during 1 year among women with metastatic breast cancer: a hazards analysis of interval-censored data. Cancer. 2008;112:162-170.  Abstract
  • Clark, K; Currow, DC; Agar, M; Fazekas, BS; Abernethy, AP. A pilot phase II randomized, cross-over, double-blinded, controlled efficacy study of octreotide versus hyoscine hydrobromide for control of noisy breathing at the end-of-life. Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy (Haworth). 2008;22:131-138.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Agar, M; Sanderson, C; Abernethy, AP. Populations who die without specialist palliative care: does lower uptake equate with unmet need?. Palliative Medicine. 2008;22:43-50.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Agar, M; Tieman, J; Abernethy, AP. Multi-site research allows adequately powered palliative care trials; web-based data management makes it achievable today. Palliative Medicine. 2008;22:91-92.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Allen, K; Plummer, J; Aoun, S; Hegarty, M; Abernethy, AP. Bereavement help-seeking following an 'expected' death: a cross-sectional randomised face-to-face population survey. BMC Palliative Care. 2008;7:19.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Burns, CM; Abernethy, AP. Financial burden of caring until the end of life. Internal Medicine Journal. 2008;38:745.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Burns, CM; Abernethy, AP. Place of death for people with noncancer and cancer illness in South Australia: a population-based survey. Journal of palliative care. 2008;24:144-150.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Christou, T; Smith, J; Carmody, S; Lewin, G; Aoun, S; Abernethy, AP. Do terminally ill people who live alone miss out on home oxygen treatment? An hypothesis generating study. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2008;11:1015-1022.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Ward, A; Clark, K; Burns, CM; Abernethy, AP. Caregivers for people with end-stage lung disease: characteristics and unmet needs in the whole population. International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 2008;3:753-762.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Ward, AM; Plummer, JL; Bruera, E; Abernethy, AP. Comfort in the last 2 weeks of life: relationship to accessing palliative care services. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2008;16:1255-1263.  Abstract
  • Grbich, C; Abernethy, AP; Shelby-James, T; Fazekas, B; Currow, DC. Creating a research culture in a palliative care service environment: a qualitative study of the evolution of staff attitudes to research during a large longitudinal controlled trial (ISRCTN81117481). Journal of palliative care. 2008;24:100-109.  Abstract
  • Grote, T; Hughes, AH; Rimmer, CC; Less, DA; Abernethy, AP; Multidisciplinary Gastrointestinal Tumor Board, Derrick L. Davis Forsyth Regional Cancer Center. Targeting Lymph Node Retrieval and Assessment in Stage II Colon Cancer: A Quality Outcome Community-Based Cancer Center Study. Journal of Oncology Practice. 2008;4:55-58.  Abstract
  • Keefe, F; Abernethy, AP; Wheeler, J; Affleck, G. Don't ask, don't tell? Revealing placebo responses to research participants and patients. Pain. 2008;135:213-214.  Abstract
  • Robinson, TM; Alexander, SC; Hays, M; Jeffreys, AS; Olsen, MK; Rodriguez, KL; Pollak, KI; Abernethy, AP; Arnold, R; Tulsky, JA. Patient-oncologist communication in advanced cancer: predictors of patient perception of prognosis. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2008;16:1049-1057.  Abstract
  • Shea, AM; Curtis, LH; Hammill, BG; DiMartino, LD; Abernethy, AP; Schulman, KA. Association between the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 and patient wait times and travel distance for chemotherapy. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. 2008;300:189-196.  Abstract
  • Uronis, HE; Abernethy, AP. Oxygen for relief of dyspnea: what is the evidence?. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care. 2008;2:89-94.  Abstract
  • Uronis, HE; Currow, DC; McCrory, DC; Samsa, GP; Abernethy, AP. Oxygen for relief of dyspnoea in mildly- or non-hypoxaemic patients with cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Cancer. 2008;98:294-299.  Abstract
  • Zafar, SY; Abernethy, AP; Abbott, DH; Grambow, SC; Marcello, JE; Herndon, JE; Rowe, KL; Kolimaga, JT; Zullig, LL; Patwardhan, MB; Provenzale, DT. Comorbidity, age, race and stage at diagnosis in colorectal cancer: a retrospective, parallel analysis of two health systems. BMC Cancer. 2008;8:345.  Abstract
  • Zafar, SY; Currow, D; Abernethy, AP. Defining best supportive care. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2008;26:5139-5140.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Hanson, LC; Main, DS; Kutner, JS. Palliative care clinical research networks, a requirement for evidence-based palliative care: time for coordinated action. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2007;10:845-850.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Nixon, A; Fine, PG; Peppin, JF; Crossno, RJ; Bull, J. Palliative care pharmacotherapy literature summaries and analyses. Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy (Haworth). 2007;21:91-97.  Abstract
  • Castel, LD; Abernethy, AP; Li, Y; Depuy, V; Saville, BR; Hartmann, KE. Hazards for pain severity and pain interference with daily living, with exploration of brief pain inventory cutpoints, among women with metastatic breast cancer. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2007;34:380-392.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Abernethy, AP. Pharmacological management of dyspnoea. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care. 2007;1:96-101.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Fazekas, B; Abernethy, AP. Oxygen use--patients define symptomatic benefit discerningly. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2007;34:113-114.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Plummer, J; Frith, P; Abernethy, AP. Can we predict which patients with refractory dyspnea will respond to opioids?. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2007;10:1031-1036.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Stevenson, JP; Abernethy, AP; Plummer, J; Shelby-James, TM. Prescribing in palliative care as death approaches. Journal of American Geriatrics Society. 2007;55:590-595.  Abstract
  • Dixon, KE; Keefe, FJ; Scipio, CD; Perri, LM; Abernethy, AP. Psychological interventions for arthritis pain management in adults: a meta-analysis. Health Psychology. 2007;26:241-250.  Abstract
  • Friedman, JY; Curtis, LH; Hammill, BG; Dhillon, JK; Weaver, CH; Biswas, S; Abernethy, AP; Schulman, KA. The Medicare Modernization Act and reimbursement for outpatient chemotherapy: do patients perceive changes in access to care?. Cancer. 2007;110:2304-2312.  Abstract
  • Martin, MG; Ardati, AK; Dunlay, SM; Abernethy, AP; Blazing, MA. Small cell lung cancer presenting as a paraneoplastic syndrome characterized by recurrent episodic hypotension and bradycardia: case report. Chest. 2007;131:290-293.  Abstract
  • Mock, V; Atkinson, A; Barsevick, AM; Berger, AM; Cimprich, B; Eisenberger, MA; Hinds, P; Kaldor, P; Otis-Green, SA; Piper, BF. Cancer-related fatigue. Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN. 2007;5:1054-1078.  Abstract
  • Pollak, KI; Arnold, RM; Jeffreys, AS; Alexander, SC; Olsen, MK; Abernethy, AP; Sugg Skinner, C; Rodriguez, KL; Tulsky, JA. Oncologist communication about emotion during visits with patients with advanced cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2007;25:5748-5752.  Abstract
  • Shelby-James, TM; Abernethy, AP; McAlindon, A; Currow, DC. Handheld computers for data entry: high tech has its problems too. Trials. 2007;8:5.  Abstract
  • Shelby-James, TM; Currow, DC; Phillips, PA; Williams, H; Abernethy, AP. Promoting patient centred palliative care through case conferencing. Australian family physician. 2007;36:961-964.  Abstract
  • Stevenson, JP; Currow, DC; Abernethy, AP. Frameworks for prescribing in comorbid illness. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2007;34:117-118.  Abstract
  • Stevenson, JP; Currow, DC; Abernethy, AP. The broader implications of managing statins at the end of life. Journal of palliative care. 2007;23:188-189.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Arnold, RM. PC-FACS: a real-time evidence resource for busy palliative care clinicians. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2006;9:24-28.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Currow, DC; Hunt, R; Williams, H; Roder-Allen, G; Rowett, D; Shelby-James, T; Esterman, A; May, F; Phillips, PA. A pragmatic 2 x 2 x 2 factorial cluster randomized controlled trial of educational outreach visiting and case conferencing in palliative care-methodology of the Palliative Care Trial [ISRCTN 81117481]. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2006;27:83-100.  Abstract
  • Currow, D; Abernethy, AP. A framework for managing comorbid conditions in palliative care. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2006;9:620.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Abernethy, AP. Frameworks for approaching prescribing at the end of life. Archives of internal medicine. 2006;166:2404.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Abernethy, AP. Reader questions benefit of nebulized opioids. Oncology Nursing Forum. 2006;33:513.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Abernethy, AP. The broader implications of diabetes management at the end of life. Palliative Medicine. 2006;20:638-639.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Abernethy, AP; Shelby-James, TM; Phillips, PA. The impact of conducting a regional palliative care clinical study. Palliative Medicine. 2006;20:735-743.  Abstract
  • Koropchak, CM; Pollak, KI; Arnold, RM; Alexander, SC; Skinner, CS; Olsen, MK; Jeffreys, AS; Rodriguez, KL; Abernethy, AP; Tulsky, JA. Studying communication in oncologist-patient encounters: the SCOPE Trial. Palliative Medicine. 2006;20:813-819.  Abstract
  • Shelby-James, T; Abernethy, AP; Currow, DC. Evidence in palliative care research: how should it be gathered?. The Medical journal of Australia. 2006;184:196-197.  Abstract
  • Sladek, R; Tieman, J; Fazekas, BS; Abernethy, AP; Currow, DC. Development of a subject search filter to find information relevant to palliative care in the general medical literature. Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA. 2006;94:394-401.  Abstract
  • Uronis, HE; Currow, DC; Abernethy, AP. Palliative management of refractory dyspnea in COPD. International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 2006;1:289-304.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Currow, DC; Frith, P; Fazekas, B. Prescribing palliative oxygen: a clinician survey of expected benefit and patterns of use. Palliative Medicine. 2005;19:168-170.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Shelby-James, T; Fazekas, BS; Woods, D; Currow, DC. The Australia-modified Karnofsky Performance Status (AKPS) scale: a revised scale for contemporary palliative care clinical practice [ISRCTN81117481]. BMC Palliative Care. 2005;4:7.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Abernethy, AP. Quality palliative care: practitioners' needs for dynamic lifelong learning. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2005;29:332-334.  Abstract
  • Keefe, FJ; Abernethy, AP; C Campbell, L. Psychological approaches to understanding and treating disease-related pain. Annual Review of Psychology. 2005;56:601-630.  Abstract
  • Mitchell, GK; Abernethy, AP; Investigators of the Queensland Case Conferences Trial, ; Palliative Care Trial. A comparison of methodologies from two longitudinal community-based randomized controlled trials of similar interventions in palliative care: what worked and what did not?. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2005;8:1226-1237.  Abstract
  • Tieman, JJ; Abernethy, AP; Fazekas, BS; Currow, DC. CareSearch: finding and evaluating Australia's missing palliative care literature. BMC Palliative Care. 2005;4:4.  Abstract
  • Currow, DC; Abernethy, AP; Fazekas, BS. Specialist palliative care needs of whole populations: a feasibility study using a novel approach. Palliative Medicine. 2004;18:239-247.  Abstract
  • Stevenson, J; Abernethy, AP; Miller, C; Currow, DC. Managing comorbidities in patients at the end of life. BMJ. 2004;329:909-912.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Currow, DC; Frith, P; Fazekas, BS; McHugh, A; Bui, C. Randomised, double blind, placebo controlled crossover trial of sustained release morphine for the management of refractory dyspnoea. BMJ. 2003;327:523-528.  Abstract
  • Abernethy, AP; Samsa, GP; Matchar, DB. A clinical decision and economic analysis model of cancer pain management. American Journal of Managed Care. 2003;9:651-664.  Abstract
  • Abbott, KH; Sago, JG; Breen, CM; Abernethy, AP; Tulsky, JA. Families looking back: one year after discussion of withdrawal or withholding of life-sustaining support. Critical Care Medicine. 2001;29:197-201.  Abstract
  • Breen, CM; Abernethy, AP; Abbott, KH; Tulsky, JA. Conflict associated with decisions to limit life-sustaining treatment in intensive care units. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2001;16:283-289.  Abstract
  • Smetana, JG; Abernethy, A; Harris, A. Adolescent-parent interactions in middle-class African American families: longitudinal change and contextual variations. Journal of Family Psychology. 2000;14:458-474.  Abstract
  • Watson, ML; Walker, K; Gaskell, S; Hope, L; Graham, M; Taylor, S; Parker, C; Abernethy, A. A tale of two tribes. Nursing times. 1999;95:34-35.  Abstract
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