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Professor Bridget A. Robinson

brobinson

Clinical Director of Mackenzie Cancer Research Group
Medical Oncologist

BMedSc MD(Otago) FRACP

Email bridget.robinson@cdhb.health.nz  

Oncology Service
Christchurch Hospital
Private Bag 4710
Christchurch
New Zealand

Current Roles

  • Medical Oncologist, Christchurch Hospital
  • Co-convenor professional development thread, 4th and 5th year medicine
  • Chair of Canterbury Comprehensive Cancer Centre, linking scientists and clinicians managing cancer

Research Interests

  • Clinical Director of the Mackenzie Cancer Research Group
  • Director: Cancer Society Tissue Bank
  • Clinical trials for cancer patients

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Publications

Wohlrab, C., Vissers, M. C. M., Burgess, E. R., Nonis, M., Phillips, E., Robinson, B. A., & Dachs, G. U. (2021). Limited association between ascorbate concentrations and vitamin C transporters in renal cell carcinoma cells and clinical samples. Cellular Physiology & Biochemistry, 55, 553-568. doi: 10.33594/000000435

Buss, L. A., Williams, T., Hock, B., Ang, A. D., Robinson, B. A., Currie, M. J., & Dachs, G. U. (2021). Effects of exercise and anti-PD-1 on the tumour microenvironment. Immunology Letters, 239, 60-71. doi: 10.1016/j.imlet.2021.08.005

Buss, L. A., Dachs, G. U., Goddard, L., Ang, A. D., Robinson, B. A., Currie, M. J., & Hock, B. (2021). Is the immunogenicity of PD-1 blocking antibodies a confounding variable in murine studies? Immunology Letters, 234, 13-15. doi: 10.1016/j.imlet.2021.04.003

Crake, R. L. I., Strother, M. R., Phillips, E., Doogue, M. P., Zhang, M., Frampton, C. M. A., Robinson, B. A., & Currie, M. J. (2021). Influence of serum inflammatory cytokines on cytochrome P450 drug metabolising activity during breast cancer chemotherapy: A patient feasibility study. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 5648. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-85048-1

Dachs, G. U., Gandhi, J., Wohlrab, C., Carr, A. C., Morrin, H. R., Pullar, J. M., Bayer, S. B., Eglinton, T. W., Robinson, B. A., & Vissers, M. C. M. (2021). Vitamin C administration by intravenous infusion increases tumor ascorbate content in patients with colon cancer: A clinical intervention study. Frontiers in Oncology, 10, 600715. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2020.600715

Robinson, B. (2014). Managing acute issues in oncology in Australasia. In E. Marshall, A. Young, P. I. Clark & P. Selby (Eds.), Problem solving in acute oncology. (pp. 50-55). Oxford, UK: Atlas Medical Publishing.

Chapter in Book - Research

Robinson, B. (2013). Mackenzie Cancer Research Group. In P. Joyce, G. Nicholls, K. Thomas & T. Wilkinson (Eds.), The Christchurch experience: 40 years of research and teaching. (pp. 105-108). Christchurch, New Zealand: University of Otago.

Chapter in Book - Other

Buss, L. A., Williams, T., Hock, B., Ang, A. D., Robinson, B. A., Currie, M. J., & Dachs, G. U. (2021). Effects of exercise and anti-PD-1 on the tumour microenvironment. Immunology Letters, 239, 60-71. doi: 10.1016/j.imlet.2021.08.005

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Crake, R. L. I., Strother, M. R., Phillips, E., Doogue, M. P., Zhang, M., Frampton, C. M. A., Robinson, B. A., & Currie, M. J. (2021). Influence of serum inflammatory cytokines on cytochrome P450 drug metabolising activity during breast cancer chemotherapy: A patient feasibility study. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 5648. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-85048-1

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Dachs, G. U., Gandhi, J., Wohlrab, C., Carr, A. C., Morrin, H. R., Pullar, J. M., Bayer, S. B., Eglinton, T. W., Robinson, B. A., & Vissers, M. C. M. (2021). Vitamin C administration by intravenous infusion increases tumor ascorbate content in patients with colon cancer: A clinical intervention study. Frontiers in Oncology, 10, 600715. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2020.600715

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Lattimore, V., Parsons, M. T., Spurdle, A. B., Pearson, J., Lehnert, K., Sullivan, J., … Morrin, H., Robinson, B., & Walker, L. (2021). Under-ascertainment of breast cancer susceptibility gene carriers in a cohort of New Zealand female breast cancer patients. Breast Cancer Research & Treatment, 185, 583-590. doi: 10.1007/s10549-020-05986-8

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Wohlrab, C., Vissers, M. C. M., Burgess, E. R., Nonis, M., Phillips, E., Robinson, B. A., & Dachs, G. U. (2021). Limited association between ascorbate concentrations and vitamin C transporters in renal cell carcinoma cells and clinical samples. Cellular Physiology & Biochemistry, 55, 553-568. doi: 10.33594/000000435

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Buss, L. A., Ang, A. D., Hock, B., Robinson, B. A., Currie, M. J., & Dachs, G. U. (2020). Effect of post-implant exercise on tumour growth rate, perfusion and hypoxia in mice. PLoS ONE, 15(3), e0229290. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0229290

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Kain, M., Bennett, H., Yi, M., Robinson, B., & James, M. (2020). 30-day mortality following palliative radiotherapy. Journal of Medical Imaging & Radiation Oncology, 64, 570-579. doi: 10.1111/1754-9485.13073

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Mohamad Hanib, M. F. b., Robinson, B. A., Frampton, C., & James, M. L. (2020). Long‐term results from a series of patients managed with breast conservation surgery and hypofractionated radiotherapy in Christchurch: What is the recurrence rate and how do we detect recurrences. Journal of Medical Imaging & Radiation Oncology, 64(6), 852-858. doi: 10.1111/1754-9485.13074

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Patel, V., James, M., Frampton, C., Robinson, B., Davey, V., & Timmings, L. (2020). Body mass index and outcomes in breast cancer treated with breast conservation. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, 106(2), 369-376. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2019.09.049

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Richardson, A. K., Walker, L. C., Cox, B., Rollag, H., Robinson, B. A., Morrin, H., Pearson, J. F., … Currie, M. J. (2020). Breast cancer and cytomegalovirus. Clinical & Translational Oncology, 22, 585-602. doi: 10.1007/s12094-019-02164-1

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White, R., Nonis, M., Pearson, J. F., Burgess, E., Morrin, H. R., Pullar, J. M., Spencer, E., Vissers, M. C. M., Robinson, B. A., & Dachs, G. U. (2020). Low vitamin C status in patients with cancer is associated with patient and tumor characteristics. Nutrients, 12(8), 2338. doi: 10.3390/nu12082338

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Campbell, E. J., Dachs, G. U., Morrin, H. R., Davey, V., Robinson, B. A., & Vissers, M. C. M. (2019). Activation of the hypoxia pathway in breast cancer tissue and patient survival are inversely associated with tumor ascorbate levels. BMC Cancer, 19, 307. doi: 10.1186/s12885-019-5503-x

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Dixit, A., Frampton, C., Davey, V., Robinson, B., & James, M. (2019). Radiation treatment in early stage triple-negative breast cancer in New Zealand: A national database study. Journal of Medical Imaging & Radiation Oncology, 63, 698-706. doi: 10.1111/1754-9485.12933

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James, M., Dixit, A., Robinson, B., Frampton, C., & Davey, V. (2019). Outcomes for patients with non-metastatic triple-negative breast cancer in New Zealand. Clinical Oncology, 31, 17-24. doi: 10.1016/j.clon.2018.09.006

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Lattimore, V. L., Pearson, J. F., Morley-Bunker, A. E., kConFab Investigators, Spurdle, A. B., Robinson, B. A., Currie, M. J., & Walker, L. C. (2019). Quantifying BRCA1 and BRCA2 mRNA isoform expression levels in single cells. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 20(3), 693. doi: 10.3390/ijms20030693

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Whitehead, C., Gerring, R., Frampton, C., Harris, D., & Robinson, B. (2019). Frailty in older patients referred to oncology, and impact of treatment: Use of a modified 6 item score. Clinical Oncology & Research, 2(4), 1-7. doi: 10.31487/j.COR.2019.04.07

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Wohlrab, C., Kuiper, C., Vissers, M. C. M., Phillips, E., Robinson, B. A., & Dachs, G. U. (2019). Ascorbate modulates the hypoxic pathway by increasing intracellular activity of the HIF hydroxylases in renal cell carcinoma cells. Hypoxia, 7, 17-31. doi: 10.2147/hp.S201643

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Buchwald, P., Hall, C., Davidson, C., Dixon, L., Dobbs, B., Robinson, B., & Frizelle, F. (2018). Improved survival for rectal cancer compared to colon cancer: The four cohort study. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 88(3), E114-E117. doi: 10.1111/ans.13730

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Gibbs, P., Heinemann, V., Sharma, N. K., Taieb, J., Ricke, J., Peeters, M., … Robinson, B., Jackson, C., … for the SIRFLOX and FOXFIRE Global Trial Investigators, including Perez, D. (2018). Effect of primary tumor side on survival outcomes in untreated patients with metastatic colorectal cancer when selective internal radiation therapy is added to chemotherapy: Combined analysis of two randomized controlled studies. Clinical Colorectal Cancer, 17(4), e617-e629. doi: 10.1016/j.clcc.2018.06.001

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James, M., McLean, G., Williams, S., Robinson, B., & Yi, M. (2018). Complications of curative radiation treatment for early prostate cancer. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 14(5), e392-e398. doi: 10.1111/ajco.12839

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James, M., Swadi, S., Yi, M., Johansson, L., Robinson, B., & Dixit, A. (2018). Ischaemic heart disease following conventional and hypofractionated radiation treatment in a contemporary breast cancer series. Journal of Medical Imaging & Radiation Oncology, 62(3), 425-431. doi: 10.1111/1754-9485.12712

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Lattimore, V. L., Pearson, J. F., Currie, M. J., Spurdle, A. B., kConFab Investigators, Robinson, B. A., & Walker, L. C. (2018). Investigation of experimental factors that underlie BRCA1/2 mRNA isoform expression variation: Recommendations for utilising targeted RNA sequencing to evaluate potential spliceogenic variants. Frontiers in Oncology, 8, 140. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2018.00140

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Lawrence, B., Blenkiron, C., Parker, K., Tsai, P., Fitzgerald, S., Shields, P., … Black, M., … Robinson, B., … Carroll, R., … Morrin, H., … Jackson, C., … Print, C. (2018). Recurrent loss of heterozygosity correlates with clinical outcome in pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer. npj Genomic Medicine, 3, 18. doi: 10.1038/s41525-018-0058-3

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Robinson, B., Dijkstra, B., Davey, V., Tomlinson, S., & Frampton, C. (2018). Adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy in Christchurch women with early breast cancer. Clinical Oncology, 30(1), e9-e15. doi: 10.1016/j.clon.2017.10.015

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Wohlrab, C., Vissers, M. C. M., Phillips, E., Morrin, H., Robinson, B. A., & Dachs, G. U. (2018). The association between ascorbate and the hypoxia-inducible factors in human renal cell carcinoma requires a functional von Hippel-Lindau protein. Frontiers in Oncology, 8, 574. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2018.00574

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Fernando, C., Frizelle, F., Wakeman, C., Frampton, C., & Robinson, B. (2017). Colorectal multidisciplinary meeting audit to determine patient benefit. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 87(11), E173-E177. doi: 10.1111/ans.13366

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Robinson, B., Currie, M., Phillips, E., Dachs, G., Strother, M., Morrin, H., Davey, V., & Frampton, C. (2017). Body mass index (BMI): Association with clinicopathological factors and outcome of women with newly diagnosed breast cancer in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1451), 46-56. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Campbell, E. J., Vissers, M. C. M., Wohlrab, C., Hicks, K. O., Strother, R. M., Bozonet, S. M., Robinson, B. A., & Dachs, G. U. (2016). Pharmacokinetic and anti-cancer properties of high dose ascorbate in solid tumours of ascorbate-dependent mice. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 99, 451-462. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2016.08.027

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James, M. L., Dehn, G., & Robinson, B. A. (2016). Hypofractionated radiation treatment in early breast cancer: Results in a New Zealand setting. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 12, 248-253. doi: 10.1111/ajco.12458

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van Hazel, G. A., Heinemann, V., Sharma, N. K., Findlay, M. P. N., Ricke, J., Peeters, M., Perez, D., Robinson, B. A., … Gibbs, P. (2016). SIRFLOX: Randomized phase III trial comparing first-line mFOLFOX6 (plus or minus bevacizumab) versus mFOLFOX6 (plus or minus bevacizumab) plus selective internal radiation therapy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 34(15), 1723-1731. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2015.66.1181

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Campbell, E. J., Vissers, M. C. M., Bozonet, S., Dyer, A., Robinson, B. A., & Dachs, G. U. (2015). Restoring physiological levels of ascorbate slows tumor growth and moderates HIF-1 pathway activity in Gulo−/− mice. Cancer Medicine, 4(2), 303-314. doi: 10.1002/cam4.349

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Dachs, G. U., Phillips, E., Phung, Y., Dyer, A., Willis, J. A., Currie, M. J., & Robinson, B. A. (2015). Tumour growth in mice resistant to diet-induced obesity. Journal of Molecular Biochemistry, 4(2), 42-49.

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Gerring, Z., Pearson, J. F., Morrin, H. R., Robinson, B. A., Harris, G. C., & Walker, L. C. (2015). Phosphohistone H3 outperforms Ki67 as a marker of outcome for breast cancer patients. Histopathology, 67(4), 538-547. doi: 10.1111/his.12678

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Ko, D.-H. I., Norriss, A., Harrington, C. R., Robinson, B. A., & James, M. L. (2015). Hypofractionated radiation treatment following mastectomy in early breast cancer: The Christchurch experience. Journal of Medical Imaging & Radiation Oncology, 59, 243-247. doi: 10.1111/1754-9485.12242

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Kuchenbaecker, K. B., Ramus, S. J., Tyrer, J., Lee, A., Shen, H. C., Beesley, J., … kConFab, including Gardner, M., George, P., Kidd, A., Reeve, T., Robinson, B., Walker, L., … for the Consortium of Investigators of Modifiers of BRCA1 and BRCA2. (2015). Identification of six new susceptibility loci for invasive epithelial ovarian cancer. Nature Genetics, 47(2), 164-171. doi: 10.1038/ng.3185

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Michailidou, K., Beesley, J., Lindstrom, S., Canisius, S., Dennis, J., Lush, M. J., … kConFab, including Gardner, M., George, P., Kidd, A., Reeve, T., Robinson, B., Walker, L., … Easton, D. F. (2015). Genome-wide association analysis of more than 120,000 individuals identifies 15 new susceptibility loci for breast cancer. Nature Geoscience, 47, 373-380. doi: 10.1038/ng.3242

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Price, T. J., Bruhn, M. A., Lee, C. K., Hardingham, J. E., Townsend, A. R., Mann, K. P., … Robinson, B., … Tebbutt, N. C. (2015). Correlation of extended RAS and PIK3CA gene mutation status with outcomes from the phase III AGITG MAX study involving capecitabine alone or in combination with bevacizumab plus or minus mitomycin C in advanced colorectal cancer. British Journal of Cancer, 112, 963-970. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2015.37

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Richardson, A. K., Currie, M. J., Robinson, B. A., Morrin, H., Phung, Y., Pearson, J. F., … Walker, L. C. (2015). Cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr Virus in breast cancer. PLoS ONE, 10(2), e0118989. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118989

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Davey, V. C. L., Harris, G., Dijkstra, B., James, M., & Robinson, B. (2014). A review of the Christchurch Hospital Breast Cancer Service in 2012: Meeting the new Tumour Standards. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1399). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Jackson, C. G. C. A., Sharples, K., Thompson, P. I., O'Donnell, A., Robinson, B. A., Perez, D. J., … Findlay, M. P. (2014). Dose-intense capecitabine, oxaliplatin and bevacizumab as first line treatment for metastatic, unresectable colorectal cancer: A multi-centre phase II study. BMC Cancer, 14, 737. doi: 10.1186/1471-2407-14-737

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Kuiper, C., Dachs, G. U., Munn, D., Currie, M. J., Robinson, B. A., Pearson, J. F., & Vissers, M. C. M. (2014). Increased tumour ascorbate is associated with extended disease-free survival and decreased hypoxia-inducible factor-1 activation in human colorectal cancer. Frontiers in Oncology, 4, 10. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2014.00010

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Perry, J. R. B., Day, F., Elks, C. E., Sulem, P., Thompson, D. J., Ferreira, T., … kConFab, including Gardner, M., George, P., Kidd, A., Reeve, T., Robinson, B., Walker, L., … Ong, K. K. (2014). Parent-of-origin-specific allelic associations among 106 genomic loci for age at menarche. Nature, 514, 92-97. doi: 10.1038/nature13545

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Valle, J. W., Palmer, D., Jackson, R., Cox, T., Neoptolemos, J. P., Ghaneh, P., … Robinson, B. A., … Büchler, M. W. (2014). Optimal duration and timing of adjuvant chemotherapy after definitive surgery for ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas: Ongoing lessons from the ESPAC-3 study. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 32, 504-512. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2013.50.7657

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Volkova, E., Robinson, B. A., Willis, J., Currie, M. J., & Dachs, G. U. (2014). Marginal effects of glucose, insulin and insulin-like growth factor on chemotherapy response in endothelial and colorectal cancer cells. Oncology Letters, 7(2), 311-320. doi: 10.3892/ol.2013.1710

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Bidwell, S., Simpson, A., Sullivan, R., Robinson, B., Thomas, W., Jackson, C., … Clarke, T. (2013). A workforce survey of New Zealand medical oncologists. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1371). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Currie, M. J., Beardsley, B. E., Harris, G. C., Gunningham, S. P., Dachs, G. U., Dijkstra, B., Morrin, H. R., Wells, J. E., & Robinson, B. A. (2013). Immunohistochemical analysis of cancer stem cell markers in invasive breast carcinoma and associated ductal carcinoma in situ: Relationships with markers of tumor hypoxia and microvascularity. Human Pathology, 44(3), 402-411. doi: 10.1016/j.humpath.2012.06.004

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Edwards, A. L., Gunningham, S. P., Clare, G. C., Hayman, M. W., Smith, M., Frampton, C. M. A., Robinson, B. A., Troughton, R. W., & Beckert, L. E. L. (2013). Professional killer cell deficiencies and decreased survival in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Respirology, 18(8), 1271-1277. doi: 10.1111/resp.12152

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Lim, M., Sharma, P., Ing, A., Blackburne, H., Robinson, B., Dixon, L., Frampton, C., & Frizelle, F. (2013). Continued progress with stage III colorectal cancer: A triple cohort study. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1382). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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