Professor Neil Merrett

Professor Neil Merrett

Clinic Dean Liv/prof Surgery C'Town,
School Of Medicine

Biography

Neil Merrett is a senior upper gastrointestinal surgeon at Bankstown, Liverpool and Campbelltown Hospitals. Graduating from UNSW in 1980 he undertook junior training at Prince of Wales and St George Hospitals, obtaining his FRACS in 1989. Working as a Senior Registrar in the UK for 2 years, he returned as the Senior Surgical Registrar at POWH until his clinical appointment in 1994. He became a conjoint Associate Professor at UNSW in 2004 before taking the Foundation Chair of Surgery at UWS in 2009 He is intimately involved in planning Health Services in SSWAHS being an author of the ?Way Forward Plan? in 2003 and the ?Models of Care? planning including the redevelopment of Liverpool and Campbelltown Hospitals. He has overseen the development of Upper GI Surgery with the unit becoming the largest pancreatic and also oesophagogastric resectional unit in Australia In addition these roles, he is also the Area Director of Gastrointestinal and Liver Services SSWAHS, Head of Upper GI Surgery SSWAHS, Visiting Fellow at the Garvan Institute for Medical Research and sits on the Clinical Trials Ethics Committee of the NSW Cancer Institute, amongst many committee duties His research interests include clinical application of new technology, Surgical Haptics, Pancreatic and oesophagogastric oncology.

This information has been contributed by Professor Merrett.

Qualifications

  • MBBS University of New South Wales

Professional Memberships

  • RACS (1989)
  • ANZGOSA (2008)
  • AHPBA (2008)
  • APC (2008)
  • AGITG (2008)
  • IAP (2008)
  • APGI (2008)
  • IHPBA (2008)
  • International Society of Surgeons (1990)
  • Sydney Upper Gastrointestinal surgical Society (1992)
  • International Cancer Benchmarking Programg (2016 - 2017)

Interests

  • Oesophagogastric oncology
  • Pancreaticobiliary oncology
  • Surgery
  • Surgical techniques
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School Of Medicine

Committees

  • ANGOSA
  • ANZGOSA
  • SWSLHD
  • SWSLHD
  • SWSLHD
  • SWSLHD
  • State Surgical Taskforce
  • International Cancer Benchmarking Project
  • RACS Upper GI section
  • RACS: Surgical Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Working party
  • Bariatric Surgical Registry
  • NSW Cancer Institute
  • NSW Cancer Institute
  • NSW Cancer Institute
  • NSW MOH
  • NSW MOH
  • NSW MOH
  • SUGSS
  • GMTC

Contact

Email: N.Merrett@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 4634 4585
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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Merrett, N., Nguyen, N. and Biankin, A. (2010), 'Management of nutritional Issues after major Pancreatic Resections', When Cancer Crossess Disciplines, World Scientific Pub Co 9781848163645.
  • Merrett, N., Kench, J., Biankin, A. and Cosman, P. (2008), 'Pathology and Molecular Biology of Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms in:', Pancreatic Cancer, Springer 9780387692500.
  • Merrett, N., Cosman, P., Hugh, T., Shearer, C., Biankin, A. and Cartmill, J. (2007), 'Skills acquired on virtual reality laparoscopic simulators transfer into the operating room in a blind randomised controlled trial', Medicine meets virtual reality - vivo, in vitro, in situ, IOS Press 9781586037130.

Journal Articles

  • Maharaj, A., Samoborec, S., Evans, S., Zalcberg, J., Neale, R., Goldstein, D., Merrett, N., White, K., Croagh, D., Pilgrim, C., Evans, C., Knowles, B., Leong, T., Philip, J., Smith, M. and Ioannou, L. (2020), 'Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in pancreatic cancer : a systematic review', HPB, vol 22, no 2 , pp 187 - 203.
  • Gaszynski, R., Gray, A., Chan, D. and Merrett, N. (2020), 'Fast-track ambulatory abscess pathway : an Australian streamlined emergency surgery pathway', ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol 90, no 3 , pp 268 - 271.
  • Maharaj, A., Ioannou, L., Croagh, D., Zalcberg, J., Neale, R., Goldstein, D., Merrett, N., Kench, J., White, K., Pilgrim, C., Chantrill, L., Cosman, P., Kneebone, A., Lipton, L., Nikfarjam, M., Philip, J., Sandroussi, C., Tagkalidis, P., Chye, R. and Evans, S. (2019), 'Monitoring quality of care for patients with pancreatic cancer : a modified Delphi consensus', HPB, vol 21, no 4 , pp 444 - 455.
  • Gaszynski, R., Lim, C., Chan, D., Fisher, O., Das, K., Merrett, N., Wilson, R. and Cosman, P. (2019), 'Surgical ultrasonography at the bedside : a comparison of surgical trainees with trained sonographers for symptomatic cholelithiasis : a first Australian experience', ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol 89, no 5 , pp 492 - 496.
  • Lockart, I., Das, A., Merrett, N. and Levy, M. (2019), 'Migration route of Fasciola into the liver', JGH Open, vol 3, no 1 , pp 89 - 90.
  • Kotecha, K., Kaushal, D., Low, W., Townend, P., Das, A., Apostolou, C. and Merrett, N. (2019), 'Modified Longmire procedure : a novel approach to bile duct injury repair', ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol 89, no 11 , pp 554 - 555.
  • Maharaj, A., Holland, J., Scarborough, R., Evans, S., Ioannou, L., Brown, W., Croagh, D., Pilgrim, C., Kench, J., Lipton, L., Leong, T., McNeil, J., Nikfarjam, M., Aly, A., Burton, P., Cashin, P., Chu, J., Duong, C., Merrett, N. and Zalcberg, J. (2019), 'The Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Registry (UGICR) : a clinical quality registry to monitor and improve care in upper gastrointestinal cancers', BMJ Open, vol 9, no 9 .
  • Payne, M., Burmeister, E., Waterhouse, M., Jordan, S., O'Connell, D., Merrett, N., Goldstein, D., Wyld, D., Beesley, V., Gooden, H., Janda, M. and Neale, R. (2018), 'Biliary stenting in patients with pancreatic cancer : results from a population-based cohort study', Pancreas, vol 47, no 1 , pp 80 - 86.
  • Dumbrava, M., Burmeister, E., Wyld, D., Goldstein, D., O'Connell, D., Beesley, V., Gooden, H., Janda, M., Jordan, S., Merrett, N., Payne, M., Waterhouse, M. and Neale, R. (2018), 'Chemotherapy in patients with unresected pancreatic cancer in Australia : a population-based study of uptake and survival', Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol 14, no 4 , pp 326 - 336.
  • Dreyer, S., Pinese, M., Jamieson, N., Scarlett, C., Colvin, E., Pajic, M., Johns, A., Humphris, J., Wu, J., Cowley, M., Chou, A., Nagrial, A., Chantrill, L., Chin, V., Jones, M., Moran-Jones, K., Carter, C., Dickson, E., Samra, J., Merrett, N. and Chang, D. (2018), '[In Press] Precision oncology in surgery : patient selection for operable pancreatic cancer', Annals of Surgery, .
  • Rajendra, S., Xuan, W., Merrett, N., Sharma, P., Sharma, P., Pavey, D., Yang, T., Santos, L., Sharaiha, O., Pande, G., Cosman, P., Wu, X. and Wang, B. (2018), 'Survival rates for patients with Barrett high-grade Dysplasia and esophageal adenocarcinoma with or without human papillomavirus infection', JAMA Network Open, vol 1, no 4 .
  • Humphris, J., Patch, A., Nones, K., Bailey, P., Johns, A., McKay, S., Chang, D., Miller, D., Merrett, N. and et al, .. (2017), 'Hypermutation in pancreatic cancer', Gastroenterology, vol 152, no 1 , pp 68 - 74.
  • Janda, M., Neale, R., Klein, K., O'Connell, D., Gooden, H., Goldstein, D., Merrett, N., Wyld, D., Rowlands, I. and Beesley, V. (2017), 'Anxiety, depression and quality of life in people with pancreatic cancer and their carers', Pancreatology, vol 17, no 2 , pp 321 - 327.
  • Creighton, N., Walton, R., Roder, D., Aranda, S., Richardson, A., Merrett, N. and Currow, D. (2017), 'Pancreatectomy is underused in NSW regions with low institutional surgical volumes : a population data linkage study', Medical Journal of Australia, vol 206, no 1 , pp 23 - 29.
  • Scarpa, A., Chang, D., Nones, K., Corbo, V., Patch, A., Bailey, P., Lawlor, R., Johns, A., Miller, D., Mafficini, A., Rusev, B., Scardoni, M., Antonello, D., Barbi, S., Sikora, K., Cingarlini, S., Vicentini, C., McKay, S., Merrett, N. and Grimmond, S. (2017), 'Whole-genome landscape of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours', Nature, vol 543, no 7643 , pp 65 - 83.
  • Manoharan, V., Lee, S., Chong, S., Yap, J., Coupe, N., Wilson, R., Merrett, N., Ng, W. and Lin, M. (2017), 'Serial imaging using [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography and histopathologic assessment in predicting survival in a population of surgically resectable distal oesophageal and gastric adenocarcinoma following neoadjuvant therapy', Annals of Nuclear Medicine, vol 31, no 4 , pp 315 - 323.
  • Harris, N., Vennin, C., Conway, J., Vine, K., Pinese, M., Cowley, M., Shearer, R., Lucas, M., Herrmann, D., Allam, A., Pajic, M., Morton, J., Australian Pancreatic Cancer Genome Initiative, X., Biankin, A., Ranson, M., Timpson, P., Saunders, D. and Merrett, N. (2017), 'SerpinB2 regulates stromal remodelling and local invasion in pancreatic cancer', Oncogene, vol 36, no 30 , pp 4288 - 4298.
  • Hardie, R., Dam, E., Cowley, M., Han, T., Balaban, S., Pajic, M., Pinese, M., Iconomou, M., Shearer, R., McKenna, J., Miller, D., Waddell, N., Pearson, J., Grimmond, S., Australian Pancreatic Cancer Genome Initiative, x., Sazanov, L., Biankin, A., Villas-Boas, S., Merrett, N. and Merrett, N. (2017), 'Mitochondrial mutations and metabolic adaptation in pancreatic cancer', Cancer and Metabolism, vol 5 .
  • Vennin, C., Chin, V., Warren, S., Lucas, M., Herrmann, D., Magenau, A., Melenec, P., Walters, S., Merrett, N., Monte-Nieto, G., Conway, J., Nobis, M., Allam, A., McCloy, R., Currey, N., Pinese, M., Boulghourjian, A., Zaratzian, A., Adam, A. and Timpson, P. (2017), 'Transient tissue priming via ROCK inhibition uncouples pancreatic cancer progression, sensitivity to chemotherapy, and metastasis', Science Translational Medicine, vol 9, no 384 .
  • Johns, A., McKay, S., Humphris, J., Pinese, M., Chantrill, L., Mead, R., Tucker, K., Andrews, L., Goodwin, A., Leonard, C., High, H., Nones, K., Patch, A., Merrett, N., Pavlakis, N., Kassahn, K., Samra, J., Miller, D., Chang, D. and Biankin, A. (2017), 'Lost in translation : returning germline genetic results in genome-scale cancer research', Genome Medicine, vol 9 .
  • Chandrasegaram, M., Gill, A., Samra, J., Price, T., Chen, J., Fawcett, J. and Merrett, N. (2017), 'Ampullary cancer of intestinal origin and duodenal cancer : a logical clinical and therapeutic subgroup in periampullary cancer', World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology, vol 9, no 10 , pp 407 - 415.
  • Beesley, V., Janda, M., Burmeister, E., Goldstein, D., Gooden, H., Merrett, N., O'Connell, D., Wyld, D., Chan, R., Young, J. and Neale, R. (2017), 'Association between pancreatic cancer patients' perception of their care coordination and patient-reported and survival outcomes', Palliative and Supportive Care, vol 16, no 5 , pp 534 - 543.
  • Chen, Y., Awan, N., Haveman, J., Apostolou, C., Chang, D. and Merrett, N. (2016), 'Gastric cancer : Australian outcomes of multi-modality treatment with curative intent', ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol 86, no 5 , pp 386 - 390.
  • Beesley, V., Janda, M., Goldstein, D., Gooden, H., Merrett, N., O'Connell, D., Rowlands, I., Wyld, D. and Neale, R. (2016), 'A tsunami of unmet needs : pancreatic and ampullary cancer patients' supportive care needs and use of community and allied health services', Psycho-Oncology, vol 25, no 2 , pp 150 - 157.
  • Chandrasegaram, M., Chen, J., Price, T., Zalcberg, J., Sjoquist, K. and Merrett, N. (2016), 'Advances in molecular pathology and treatment of periampullary cancers', Pancreas, vol 45, no 1 , pp 32 - 39.
  • Bailey, P., Chang, D., Nones, K., Johns, A., Patch, A., Gingras, M., Miller, D., Christ, A., Merrett, N. and et al, .. (2016), 'Genomic analyses identify molecular subtypes of pancreatic cancer', Nature, vol 531, no 7592 , pp 47 - 52.
  • Burmeister, E., Jordan, S., O'Connell, D., Beesley, V., Goldstein, D., Gooden, H., Janda, M., Merrett, N., Wyld, D. and Neale, R. (2016), 'Using a Delphi process to determine optimal care for patients with pancreatic cancer', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol 12, no 2 , pp 105 - 114.
  • Rajendra, S., Wang, B., Merrett, N., Sharma, P., Humphris, J., Lee, H. and Wu, J. (2016), 'Genomic analysis of HPV-positive versus HPV-negative oesophageal adenocarcinoma identifies a differential mutational landscape', Journal of Medical Genetics, vol 53, no 4 , pp 227 - 231.
  • Beesley, V., Wockner, L., O'Rourke, P., Janda, M., Goldstein, D., Gooden, H., Merrett, N., O'Connell, D., Rowlands, I., Wyld, D. and Neale, R. (2016), 'Risk factors for current and future unmet supportive care needs of people with pancreatic cancer : a longitudinal study', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol 24, no 8 , pp 3589 - 3599.
  • Waterhouse, M., Burmeister, E., O'Connell, D., Ballard, E., Jordan, S., Merrett, N., Goldstein, D., Wyld, D., Janda, M., Beesley, V., Payne, M., Gooden, H. and Neale, R. (2016), 'Determinants of outcomes following resection for pancreatic cancer : a population-based study', Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, vol 20, no 8 , pp 1471 - 1481.
  • Burmeister, E., Waterhouse, M., Jordan, S., O'Connell, D., Merrett, N., Goldstein, D., Wyld, D., Beesley, V., Gooden, H., Janda, M. and Neale, R. (2016), 'Determinants of survival and attempted resection in patients with non-metastatic pancreatic cancer : an Australian population-based study', Pancreatology, vol 16, no 5 , pp 873 - 881.
  • Beesley, V., Wockner, L., O'Rourke, P., Janda, M., Goldstein, D., Gooden, H., Merrett, N., O'Connell, D., Rowlands, I., Wyld, D. and Neale, R. (2016), 'Erratum to: Risk factors for current and future unmet supportive care needs of people with pancreatic cancer : a longitudinal study', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol 24, no 8 , pp 3601 - 3602.
  • Clout, E., Toh, J., Majid, A., Tan, J., Iliopoulos, J. and Merrett, N. (2016), 'Splenic vein turndown for vascular reconstruction following pancreatic cancer resection in patients with high risk profile', International Journal of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases, vol 6 , pp 76 - 80.
  • Burmeister, E., O'Connell, D., Jordan, S., Goldstein, D., Merrett, N., Wyld, D., Beesley, V., Gooden, H., Janda, M. and Neale, R. (2016), 'Factors associated with quality of care for patients with pancreatic cancer in Australia', Medical Journal of Australia, vol 205, no 10 , pp 459 - 465.
  • Chen, Y., Haveman, J., Apostolou, C., Chang, D. and Merrett, N. (2015), 'Asian gastric cancer patients show superior survival : the experience of a single Australian center', Gastric Cancer, .
  • Teo, A., Lefter, L., Zarrouk, A. and Merrett, N. (2015), 'Institutional review of patients presenting with suspected appendicitis', ANZ Journal of Surgery, .
  • Ahn, J., Chandrasegaram, M., Alsaleh, K., Woodham, B., Teo, A., Das, A., Merrett, N. and Apostolou, C. (2015), 'Large retroperitoneal isolated fibrous cyst in absence of preceding trauma or acute pancreatitis', BMC Surgery, vol 15, no 1 .
  • Muller, M. and Merrett, N. (2015), 'Mechanism for glutathione-mediated protection against the Pseudomonas aeruginosa redox toxin, pyocyanin', Chemico-Biological Interactions, vol 232 , pp 30 - 37.
  • Waddell, N., Pajic, M., Patch, A., Chang, D., Kassahn, K., Bailey, P., Johns, A., Miller, D., Nones, K., Quek, K., Quinn, M., Robertson, A., Fadlullah, M., Bruxner, T., Christ, A., Harliwong, I., Idrisoglu, S., Manning, S., Nourse, C. and Merrett, N. (2015), 'Whole genomes redefine the mutational landscape of pancreatic cancer', Nature, vol 518, no 7540 , pp 495 - 501.
  • Devadas, M., Mittal, A., Lin, M., Cosman, P., Ziazaris, W., Wilson, R., Das, A. and Merrett, N. (2015), 'FDG-PET nodal staging does not correlate with histopathological nodal stage for oesophageal cancers', International Journal of Surgery, vol 20 , pp 113 - 117.
  • Raashed, S., Chandrasegaram, M., Alsaleh, K., Schlaphoff, G. and Merrett, N. (2015), 'Vascular coil erosion into hepaticojejunostomy following hepatic arterial embolisation', BMC Surgery, vol 15, no 1 .
  • Burmeister, E., O'Connell, D., Beesley, V., Goldstein, D., Gooden, H., Janda, M., Jordan, S., Merrett, N., Payne, M., Wyld, D. and Neale, R. (2015), 'Describing patterns of care in pancreatic cancer : a population-based study', Pancreas, vol 44, no 8 , pp 1259 - 1265.
  • Chandrasegaram, M., Goldstein, D., Simes, J., Gebski, V., Kench, J., Gill, A., Samra, J., Merrett, N., Richardson, A. and Barbour, A. (2015), 'Meta-analysis of radical resection rates and margin assessment in pancreatic cancer', British Journal of Surgery, .
  • Coupe, N., Karikios, D., Chong, S., Yap, J., Ng, W., Merrett, N. and Lin, M. (2014), 'Metabolic information on staging FDG-PET-CT as a prognostic tool in the evaluation of 97 patients with gastric cancer', Annals of Nuclear Medicine, .
  • Nagrial, A., Chang, D., Nguyen, N., Johns, A., Chantrill, L., Humphris, J., Chin, V., Samra, J., Gill, A., Pajic, M., Pinese, M., Colvin, E., Scarlett, C., Chou, A., Kench, J., Sutherland, R., Horvath, L., Biankin, A. and Merrett, N. (2014), 'Adjuvant chemotherapy in elderly patients with pancreatic cancer', British Journal of Cancer, vol 110, no 2 , pp 313 - 319.
  • Al-Ejeh, F., Pajic, M., Shi, W., Kalimutho, M., Miranda, M., Nagrial, A., Chou, A., Biankin, A., Grimmond, S., Merrett, N., Brown, M. and Khanna, K. (2014), 'Gemcitabine and CHK1 ingibition potentiate EGFR-dicected radiolimmunotherapy against pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma', Clinical Cancer Research, .
  • Muller, M. and Merrett, N. (2014), 'Pyocyanin production by Pseudomonas aeruginosa confers resistance to ionic sliver', Antimicrobial Agents Chemotherapy, vol 58, no 9 , pp 5492 - 5499.
  • Smith, R., Creighton, N., Lord, R., Merrett, N., Keogh, G., Liauw, W. and Currow, D. (2014), 'Survival, mortality and morbidity outcomes after oesophagogastric cancer surgery in New South Wales, 2001-2008', Medical Journal of Australia, vol 200, no 7 , pp 408 - 413.
  • Humphris, J., Johns, A., Simpson, S., Cowley, M., Pajic, M., Chang, D., Nagrial, A., Chin, V., Chantrill, L., Pinese, M., Mead, R., Gill, A., Samra, J., Kench, J., Musgrove, E., Tucker, K., Spigelman, A., Waddell, N., Merrett, N. and Merrett, N. (2014), 'Clinical and pathologic features of familial pancreatic cancer', Cancer, vol 120, no 23 , pp 3669 - 3675.
  • Ung, L., Chua, T. and Merrett, N. (2014), 'Targeting HER2 amplifications in gastric cancer', Gastrointestinal Cancer: Targets and Therapy, vol 4 , pp 11 - 22.
  • Merrett, N. (2014), 'Multimodality treatment of potentially curative gastric cancer : geographical variations and future prospects', World Journal of Gastroenterology, vol 20, no 36 , pp 12892 - 12899.
  • Morran, D., Wu, J., Jamieson, N., Mrowinska, A., Kalna, G., Karim, S., Au, A., Scarlett, C., Chang, D., Pajak, M., Merrett, N., Oien, K., McKay, C., Carter, C., Gillen, G., Champion, S., Pimlott, S., Anderson, K., Evans, T. and Grimmond, S. (2014), 'Targeting mTOR dependency in pancreatic cancer', Gut, vol 63, no 9 , pp 1481 - 1489.
  • Quek, K., Nones, K., Patch, A., Fink, J., Newell, F., Cloonan, N., Miller, D., Fadlullah, M., Kassahn, K., Christ, A., Bruxner, T., Manning, S., Harliwong, I., Idrisoglu, S., Nourse, C., Nourbakhsh, E., Wani, S., Steptoe, A., Anderson, M. and Merrett, N. (2014), 'A workflow to increase verification rate of chromosomal structural rearrangements using high-throughput next-generation sequencing', BioTechniques, vol 57, no 1 , pp 31 - 38.
  • Nones, K., Waddell, N., Song, S., Patch, A., Miller, D., Johns, A., Wu, J., Kassahn, K., Wood, D., Bailey, P., Fink, L., Manning, S., Christ, A., Nourse, C., Kazakoff, S., Taylor, D., Leonard, C., Chang, D., Jones, M. and Merrett, N. (2014), 'Genome-wide DNA methylation patterns in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma reveal epigenetic deregulation of SLIT-ROBO, ITGA2 and MET signaling', Internatinal Journal of Cancer, vol 135, no 5 , pp 1110 - 1118.
  • Rajendra, S., Wang, B., Snow, E., Sharma, P., Pavey, D., Merrett, N., Ball, M., Brain, T., Fernando, R. and Robertson, I. (2013), 'Transcriptionally active human papillomavirus is strongly associated with Barrett's dysplasia and esophageal adenocarcinoma', Amercian Journal of Gastroenterology, vol 108, no 7 , pp 1082 - 1093.
  • Chen, Y., Wykes, J., Haveman, J., Apostolou, C. and Merrett, N. (2013), 'Laparoscopic repair of morgagni hernia : an interesting case and complication', ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol 83, no 9 , pp 688 - 689.
  • Tabassum, A., Sasani, S., Majid, A., Henderson, C. and Merrett, N. (2013), 'Segmental arterial mediolysis of left gastric artery : a case report and review of patholgy', BMC Clinical Pathology, vol 13, no 1 .
  • Alexandrov, L., Nik-Zainal, S., Wedge, D., Aparicio, S., Behjati, S., Biankin, A., Bignell, G., Bolli, N., Borg, A., Borresen-Dale, A., Boyault, S., Burkhardt, B., Butler, A., Caldas, C., Davies, H., Desmedt, C., Eils, R., Eyfjord, J., Foekens, J. and Merrett, N. (2013), 'Signatures of mutational processes in human cancer', Nature, vol 500, no 7463 , pp 415 - 421.
  • Humphris, J., Chang, D., Johns, A., Scarlett, C., Pajic, M., Jones, M., Colvin, E., Nagrial, A., Chin, V., Chantrill, L., Samra, J., Gill, A., Kench, J., Merrett, N., Das, A., Musgrove, E., Sutherland, R. and Biankin, A. (2012), 'The prognostic and predictive value of serum CA19.9 in pancreatic cancer', Annals of Oncology, vol 23, no 7 , pp 1713 - 1722.
  • Chua, T. and Merrett, N. (2012), 'Clinicopathologic factors associated with HER2-positive gastric cancer and its impact on survival outcomes - a systematic review', International Journal of Cancer, vol 130, no 12 , pp 2845 - 2856.
  • Mann, K., Ward, J., Chin, K., Kovochich, A., Dawson, D., Black, M., Brett, B., Sheetz, T., Dupuy, A., Chang, D., Biankin, A., Waddell, N., Kassahn, K., Grimmond, S., Rust, A., Adams, D., Jenkins, N., Copeland, N. and Merrett, N. (2012), 'Sleeping Beauty mutagenesis reveals cooperating mutations and pathways in pancreatic adenocarcinoma', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol 109, no 16 , pp 5934 - 5941.
  • Tactacan, C., Chang, D., Cowley, M., Humphrey, E., Wu, J., Gill, A., Chou, A., Nones, K., Grimmond, S., Sutherland, R., Biankin, A., Daly, R. and Merrett, N. (2012), 'RON is not prognostic marker for resectable pancreatic cancer', BMC Cancer, vol 12 , pp 395 - 403.
  • Biankin, A., Waddell, N., Kassahn, K., Gingras, M., Muthuswamy, L., Johns, A., Miller, D., Wilson, P., Patch, A., Wu, J., Chang, D., Cowley, M., Gardiner, B., Song, S., Harliwong, I., Idrisoglu, S., Nourse, C., Nourbakhsh, E., Manning, S., Merrett, N. and et al, .. (2012), 'Pancreatic cancer genomes reveal aberrations in axon guidance pathways genes', Nature, vol 491, no 7424 , pp 399 - 405.
  • Nguyen, N., Johns, A., Gill, A., Ring, N., Chang, D., Clarkson, A., Merrett, N., Kench, J., Colvin, E., Scarlett, J. and Biankin, A. (2011), 'Clinical and Immunohistochemical features of 34 solid pseudopapillary tumours of the pancreas', Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol 26, no 2 , pp 267 - 274.
  • Chang, D., Nguyen, N., Merrett, N., Dixson, H., Leong, R. and Biankin, A. (2009), 'Role of endoscopic ultrasound in pancreatic cancer', Expert Review of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol 3, no 3 , pp 293 - 303.
  • Chang, D., Johns, A., Merrett, N., Gill, A., Colvin, E., Scarlett, C., Nguyen, N., Leong, R., Cosman, P., Kelly, M., Sutherland, R., Henshall, S., Kench, J. and Biankin, A. (2009), 'Margin Clearance and Outcome in Resected Pancreatic Cancer', Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol 27, no 17 .
  • Merrett, N., Nguyen, N., Biankin, A., Leong, R., Chang, D., Cosman, P., Delaney, P. and Kench, J. (2009), 'Real time intraoperative confocal laser microscopy-guided surgery', Annals of Surgery, vol 249, no 5 , pp 735 - 737.
  • Gill, A., Johns, A., Eckstein, R., Samra, J., Kaufman, A., Chang, D., Merrett, N., Cosman, P., Smith, R., Biankin, A. and Kench, J. (2009), 'Synoptic reporting improves histopathological assessment of pancreatic resection specimens', Pathology, vol 41, no 2 , pp 161 - 167.
  • Merrett, N. and Biankin, A. (2009), 'Repair of giant right inguinal hernia prolene mesh system', ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol 79 , pp 92 - 93.
  • Sandler, G., Merrett, N., Buchan, C. and Biankin, A. (2009), 'Abdominal Shotgun Wound With Pellet Embolization Leading to Bilateral Lower Limb Amputation: Case Report and Review of the Literature of Missile Emboli Over the Past 10 Years', Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection and Critical Care, vol 67, no 6 , pp 202 - 208.
  • Biankin, A., Kench, J., Colvin, E., Segara, D., Scarlett, C., Nguyen, N., Chang, D., Morey, A., Lee, S., Pinese, M., Kuo, S., Susanto, J., Cosman, P., Lindemann, G., Visvader, J., Nguyen, T., Merrett, N., Warusavitarne, J., Musgrove, E. and Sutherland, R. (2009), 'Expression of S100A2 Calcium-Binding Protein Predicts Response to Pancreatectomy for Pancreatic Cancer', Gastroenterology, vol 137, no 2 , pp 558 - 568.
  • Leong, R., Chang, D., Merrett, N. and Biankin, A. (2009), 'Taking optical biopsies with confocal endomicroscopy', Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol 24, no 11 , pp 1701 - 1703.
  • Das, A., Wilson, R., Biankin, A. and Merrett, N. (2009), 'Surgical therapy for gastrointestinal stromal tumours of the upper gastrointestinal tract', Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, vol 13, no 7 , pp 1220 - 1225.
  • Merrett, N., Wilson, R., Cosman, P. and Biankin, A. (2009), 'Superior mesenteric artery syndrome : diagnosis and treatment strategies', Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, vol 13, no 2 , pp 287 - 292.
  • Leong, R., Nguyen, N., Meredith, C., Al-Sohaily, S., Kukic, D., Delaney, P., Murr, E., Yong, J., Merrett, N. and Biankin, A. (2008), 'In vivo Confocal Endomicroscopy in the Diagnosis and Evaluation of Celiac Disease', Gastroenterology, vol 135, no 6 , pp 1870 - 1876.
  • Merrett, N., Wilson, R. and Biankin, A. (2008), 'The management of pancreatic enzyme insufficiency post pancreatectomy', Medical Observer, , pp 27 - 34.
  • Merrett, N., Das, A., Chang, D. and Biankin, A. (2008), 'Pancreatitis following Human Papillomavirus Vaccination', Medical Journal of Australia, vol 189, no 3 , pp 178 - 0.
  • Merrett, N., Chang, D. and Biankin, A. (2008), 'Improving outcomes for operable pancreatic cancer : is access to safer surgery the problem?', Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol 23, no 7 , pp 1036 - 1045.
  • Merrett, N., Cosman, P. and Biankin, A. (2008), 'Education of imaging. Hepatobiliary and pancreatic : iatrogenic hemobilia', Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol 23, no 5 , pp 821 - 821.
  • Merrett, N., Sutor, V., Al Rhubai, A. and Biankin, A. (2008), 'Pancreatic anomaly with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1: a case of pancreas divisum and hemosccus pancreaticus (santorinirrhage)', Pancreas, vol 36, no 3 , pp 314 - 315.
  • Merrett, N., Samra, J. and Biankin, A. (2008), 'Role of Endoscopic Ultrasound in the management of Pancreatic Lesions', ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol 78, no 4 , pp 315 - 316.
  • Colvin, E., Chang, D., Merrett, N., Kench, J. and Biankin, A. (2008), 'Individualizing therapy for pancreatic cancer', Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol 23, no 12 , pp 1779 - 1782.
  • Merrett, N., Biankin, A. and Cosman, P. (2007), 'Abdominal Pain: Is it the pancreas', Medicine Today, vol 8, no 8 , pp 35 - 42.
  • Merrett, N., Cosman, P., Hugh, T., Shearer, C., Biankin, A. and Cartmill, J. (2007), 'Skills acquired on virtual reality laparoscopic simulators transfer into the operating room in a blind randomised controlled trial', Studies in Health Technology Information, vol 125 , pp 76 - 81.
  • Biankin, A., Kench, J., Segara, D., Skalicky, D., Biankin, S., Cosman, P., Merrett, N., Musgrove, E., Henshall, S. and Sutherland, R. (2007), 'Use of the Novel Biomarker (HoxB2) to predict the response to pancreatectomy for pancreatic cancer', Journal Of Clinical Oncology, vol 25, no 18 , pp 10526 - 10526.
  • Cosman, P., Shearer, C., Hug, T., Biankin, A. and Merrett, N. (2007), 'A novel approach to high definition, high-contrast video capture in abdominal surgery', Annals of Surgery, vol 245, no 4 , pp 533 - 535.
  • Merrett, N. and Lam, V. (2005), 'Drainage of Hepatic Hydatid Cyst with a surgiport', ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol 75, no 11 , pp 1022 - 1023.
  • Merrett, N., Wilson, R., Warusavitarne, J., Crameri, D. and Alvaro, F. (2005), 'Human pancreatic elastase 1 in the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis: A prospective study', ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol 75 , pp 152 - 156.
  • Apte, M., Park, S., Phillips, P., Santucci, N., Goldstein, D., Kumar, R., Ramm, G., Buchler, M., Friess, H., McCarroll, J., Keogh, G., Merrett, N., Pirola, R. and Wilson, J. (2004), 'Desmoplastic reaction in pancreatic cancer; the role of stellate cells', Pancreas, vol 29, no 3 , pp 179 - 187.
  • Ooi, K. and Merrett, N. (2004), 'Autoimmune idiopathic pancreatitis in a patient presenting with obstructive jaundice and pancreatic mass', HPB, The Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association, vol 6, no 2 , pp 126 - 127.
  • Merrett, N., Simring, D., French, J. and Thursby, P. (2004), 'Aorto-enteric fistula following endoluminal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair', ANZ journal of Surgery, vol 74, no 5 , pp 397 - 399.
  • Merrett, N. (2003), 'Selective use of preoperative endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in the era of laparoscopic cholecystectomy', ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol 73, no 1-2 , pp 78 - 79.
  • Merrett, N., Santos, L., Chow, C., Henderson, C., Blomberg, D., Kennerson, A. and Killingsworth, M. (2002), 'Serous oligocysticadenoma of the pancreas: A Clinical pathological and immunogistochemical study of the three cases with ultrastuctural findings', Pathology, vol 34, no 2 , pp 148 - 156.
  • Merrett, N., Gupta, S. and Lim, J. (2002), 'Oesophageal leiomyoma', ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol 72 , pp 240 - 242.
  • Merrett, N. and Berney, C. (2002), 'Adjuvant chemoradiotherapy for gastric cancer', New England Journal Of Medicine, vol 346, no 3 , pp 210 - 211.

Conference Papers

  • Merrett, N. and Muller, M. (2012), 'Delayed Wound Repair Due to the Bacterial Redox Toxin Polycyanin', 2012 Annual Scientific Congress - Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Kuala Lumpur, Malays.
  • Merrett, N. (2011), 'Haemorrhage following PD', Asian Pacific HPBA Congress, Melbourne.
  • Merrett, N. (2011), 'Recurrent Pain Following Primary Operations for Chronic Pancreatitis: Management Options', Asian Pacific HPBA Congress, Melbourne.
  • Merrett, N., Cosman, P. and Wilson, R. (2011), 'Gastric PET-CT Project', COSA ASM 2011 - Clinical Oncology Society Australia Scientific Meeting, Perth.
  • Muller, M. and Merrett, N. (2011), 'Delayed Wound Repair Due to the Bacterial Redox Toxin Pyocyanin', 1st International Symposium Paediatric Wound Care, Rome.
  • Merrett, N. (2010), 'Preoperative Staging of Gastro-Oesophageal Cancers', 3rd International Surgical Conference, Saudi Arabia.
  • Merrett, N. (2010), 'Surgical Techniques of Oesophagectomies', 3rd International Surgical Conference, Saudi Arabia.
  • Merrett, N. (2010), 'Oesophageal Cancer Outcomes', 3rd International Surgical Conference, Saudi Arabia.
  • Merrett, N. (2010), 'Correlation of PET Scan and EUS with pathological findings of Upper GI Cancer', 3rd International Surgical Conference, Saudi Arabia.
  • Merrett, N. (2010), 'Upper GI GIST Tumours', 3rd International Surgical Conference, Saudi Arabia.
  • Merrett, N. (2010), 'Laparoscopic Gastric Resection for GIST', 3rd International Surgical Conference, Saudi Arabia.
  • Merrett, N., Delaney, P., Biankin, A., Nguyen, N. and Leong, R. (2009), 'Real Time Intra-Operative Confocal Microscopy Guided Surgery', International Surgical Week, Adelaide.
  • Merrett, N., Chang, D. and Biankin, A. (2009), 'Pattern of Care Analysis of Gastro-Oesophageal Cancer', International Surgical Week, Adelaide.

Previously successful grants on which Professor Merret is a Chief Investigator  include

  • Previous NHMRC grant2010-2015 NHMRC Grant (613654)(CID): Patterns of care and quality of life in pancreatic cancer
  • .Chief NSW Investigator in collaboration with QIMR
  • Cancer Australia (CIC) 2016 - )Adjuvant chemotherapy with gemcitabine and cisplatinum compared with observation after curative resection of cholangiocarcinoma and gallbladder carcinoma
  • NSW investigator in collaboration with AGITG
  • .

Professor Merrett has active research interests as can be seen from current research projects and publications. His ongoing research interests are in the fields of

  • Pancreatic cancer outcomes
  • Oesophagogastric cancer outcomes
  • Effects of volume on low volume oncology
  • Nutritional outcomes with total gastrectomy
  • Quality of life issues with oncology resections
  • pathophysiology and molecyular markers in pancreatic cancer
  • Relationship of HPV to development of Barretts oesophagus and oesophageal adenocarcinoma 

This information has been contributed by Professor Merrett.

Current Projects

Title: Optimising care for patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer: a prospective cohort study [via Monash Uni]
Funder:
  • National Health and Medical Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Neil Merrett
Years: 2017-01-01 - 2021-12-31
ID: P00023886

Previous Projects

Title: Bacterial Toxin-Induced Cellular Senescence as a Cause of Delayed Wound Repair
Funder:
  • Australian Wound Management Association Incorporated
Western Researchers: Michael Muller and Neil Merrett
Years: 2010-09-21 - 2011-09-21
ID: P00018356

Supervision

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Proteotyping microorganisms in human distal oesaphagus under normal and disease conditions
Field of Research:

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