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Professor John Nacey

PositionProfessor
DepartmentDepartment of Surgery and Anaesthesia (UOW)
QualificationsMB ChB MD MBA FRACS
Research summaryUrology

Research

I have a longstanding clinical and research interest in prostate disease and have been a strong advocate for improving the health and wellbeing of New Zealand men. I have published extensively and serve on a number of organisations committed to supporting New Zealand health research.

Publications

Lamb, D. S., Greig, L., Russell, G., Nacey, J. N., Broome, K., Jain, M., … Woods, L. (2018). A prospective audit of the 10-year outcomes from low dose-rate brachytherapy for early stage prostate cancer. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1485), 13-18. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Lamb, D. S., Sondhauss, S., Dunne, J. C., Woods, L., Delahunt, B., Ferguson, P., Murray, J., Nacey, J. N., … Jordan, T. W. (2017). Proteins annexin A2 and PSA in prostate cancer biopsies do not predict biochemical failure. Anticancer Research, 37(12), 6943-6946.

Samaratunga, H., Delahunt, B., Srigley, J. R., Yaxley, J., Johannsen, S., Coughlin, G., … Nacey, J. N., & Egevad, L. (2017). Mucinous adenocarcinoma of prostate and prostatic adenocarcinoma with mucinous components: A clinicopathological analysis of 143 cases. Histopathology, 71(4), 641-647. doi: 10.1111/his.13278

Samaratunga, H., Delahunt, B., Egevad, L., Adamson, M., Hussey, D., Malone, G., … Nacey, J. N. (2016). Pleomorphic giant cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder: An extreme form of tumour de-differentiation. Histopathology, 68(4), 533-540. doi: 10.1111/his.12785

Delahunt, B., Egevad, L., Samaratunga, H., Martignoni, G., Nacey, J. N., & Srigley, J. R. (2016). Gleason and Fuhrman no longer make the grade. Histopathology, 68, 475-481. doi: 10.1111/his.12803

Authored Book - Other

Nacey, J., Atkinson, C., Beck, K., Osborne, S., Scott, N., McMenamin, J., … Delahunt, B., … Lamb, D., Studd, R., … Drew, L. (2013). Diagnosis and management of prostate cancer in New Zealand men: Recommendations from the Prostate Cancer Taskforce. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Health, 56p.

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Journal - Research Article

Lamb, D. S., Greig, L., Russell, G., Nacey, J. N., Broome, K., Jain, M., … Woods, L. (2018). A prospective audit of the 10-year outcomes from low dose-rate brachytherapy for early stage prostate cancer. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1485), 13-18. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Lamb, D. S., Sondhauss, S., Dunne, J. C., Woods, L., Delahunt, B., Ferguson, P., Murray, J., Nacey, J. N., … Jordan, T. W. (2017). Proteins annexin A2 and PSA in prostate cancer biopsies do not predict biochemical failure. Anticancer Research, 37(12), 6943-6946.

Samaratunga, H., Delahunt, B., Srigley, J. R., Yaxley, J., Johannsen, S., Coughlin, G., … Nacey, J. N., & Egevad, L. (2017). Mucinous adenocarcinoma of prostate and prostatic adenocarcinoma with mucinous components: A clinicopathological analysis of 143 cases. Histopathology, 71(4), 641-647. doi: 10.1111/his.13278

Samaratunga, H., Delahunt, B., Egevad, L., Adamson, M., Hussey, D., Malone, G., … Nacey, J. N. (2016). Pleomorphic giant cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder: An extreme form of tumour de-differentiation. Histopathology, 68(4), 533-540. doi: 10.1111/his.12785

Delahunt, B., Egevad, L., Samaratunga, H., Martignoni, G., Nacey, J. N., & Srigley, J. R. (2016). Gleason and Fuhrman no longer make the grade. Histopathology, 68, 475-481. doi: 10.1111/his.12803

Dunne, J. C., Lamb, D. S., Delahunt, B., Murray, J., Bethwaite, P., Ferguson, P., Nacey, J. N., … Jordan, T. W. (2015). Proteins from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded prostate cancer sections that predict the risk of metastatic disease. Clinical Proteomics, 12(1), 24. doi: 10.1186/s12014-015-9096-3

Waldon, J., Lamb, D. S., Delahunt, B., Nacey, J. N., Dady, P. J., Johnson, C. A., … Bethwaite, P. B., & Weinstein, P. (2014). A comparison of cancer statistics in New Zealand and Australia: 1996–2007. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1400). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Lamb, D. S., Greig, L., Russell, G. L., Nacey, J. N., Broome, K., Studd, R., Delahunt, B., Iupati, D., … Murray, J., … Bethwaite, P. B. (2014). Patterns of failure after iodine-125 seed implantation for prostate cancer. Radiotherapy & Oncology, 112(1), 68-71. doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.2014.07.006

Perry-Keene, J., Ferguson, P., Samaratunga, H., Nacey, J. N., & Delahunt, B. (2014). Total submission of pelvic lymphadenectomy tissues removed during radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer increases lymph node yield and detection of micrometastases. Histopathology, 64(3), 399-404. doi: 10.1111/his.12262

Samaratunga, H., Delahunt, B., Yaxley, J., Perry-Keene, J., Lamb, D. S., Srigley, J. R., … Nacey, J. N. (2014). Clinical significance of cancer in radical prostatectomy specimens: Analysis from a contemporary series of 2900 men. Pathology, 46(1), 11-14. doi: 10.1097/pat.0000000000000044

van Rij, S., Dowell, T., & Nacey, J. (2013). PSA screening in New Zealand: Total population results and general practitioners’ current attitudes and practices. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1381). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Lamb, D. S., Bupha-Intr, O., Bethwaite, P., Murray, J., Nacey, J., Russell, G., & Delahunt, B. (2008). Prostate cancer: Are ethnic minorities disadvantaged? Anticancer Research, 28, 3891-3895.

Lamb, D. S., Slaney, D., Smart, R., Nacey, J. N., Russell, G., Scott, B., … Delahunt, B. (2007). Prostate cancer: The new evidence base for diagnosis and treatment. Pathology, 39(6), 537-544.

Delahunt, B., Bethwaite, P. B., & Nacey, J. N. (2007). Outcome prediction for renal cell carcinoma: Evaluation of prognostic factors for tumours divided according to histological subtype. Pathology, 39(5), 459-465.

Delahunt, B., Bethwaite, P. B., McCredie, M. R. E., & Nacey, J. N. (2007). The evolution of collagen expression in sarcomatoid renal cell carcinoma. Human Pathology, 38, 1372-1377.

Gray, M., Borman, B., Crampton, P., Weinstein, P., Wright, C., & Nacey, J. (2005). Elevated serum prostate-specific antigen levels and public health implications in three New Zealand ethnic groups: European, Maori, and Pacific Island people. New Zealand Medical Journal, 118(1209). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/118-1209/1295/content.pdf

Delahunt, B., Lamb, D. S., & Nacey, J. N. (2004). The diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer: Will commonsense prevail? New Zealand Journal of Medical Laboratory Science, 58, 86-89.

Gray, M. A., Delahunt, B., Fowles, J. R., Weinstein, P., Cooke, R. R., & Nacey, J. N. (2004). Demographic and clinical factors as determinants of serum levels of prostate specific antigen and its derivatives. Anticancer Research, 24, 2069-2072.

Gray, M. A., Crampton, P., Weinstein, P., & Nacey, J. N. (2004). Differences in prostate disease symptoms and visits to the general practitioner among three ethnic groups in New Zealand. BJU International, 94, 96-100.

Gray, M. A., Delahunt, B., Fowles, J. R., Weinstein, P., Cooke, R. R., & Nacey, J. N. (2003). Assessment of ethnic variation in serum levels of total, complexed and free prostate specific antigen. Comparison of Maori, Pacific Island and New Zealand European populations. Pathology, 35(6), 480-483.

Williams, P. N., Gray, M., Ka'ai, T. M., Moorfield, J. C., McPherson, K. M., Weinstein, P., & Nacey, J. N. (2003). Maori men's perceptions and experiences of health seeking for prostate health problems in New Zealand. Pacific Health Dialog, 10(2), 71-78.

Ouyang, R. C., Kenwright, D., Nacey, J. N., & Delahunt, B. (2001). The presence of atypical small acinar proliferation in prostate needle biopsy is predictive of carcinoma on subsequent biopsy. BJU International, 87(1), 70-74.

Delahunt, B., Eble, J. N., King, D., Bethwaite, P. B., Nacey, J. N., & Thornton, A. (2000). Immunohistochemical evidence for mesothelial origin of paratesticular adenomatoid tumour. Histopathology, 36, 109-115.

Delahunt, B., Eble, J. N., Nacey, J. N., & Grebe, S. K. (1999). Sacomatoid carcinoma of the prostrate: Progression from adrenocarcinoma is associated with p53 over-expression. Anticancer Research, 19(5B), 4279-4283.

Delahunt, B., & Nacey, J. N. (1998). Thin core biopsy of the prostate. Pathology, 30, 247-258.

Delahunt, B., Maxwell, J., Moroni-Rawson, P., Renner, R., Nacey, J. N., & Jordan, T. W. (1996). Serum protein variation in patients with renal cell carcinoma. Journal of Urologic Pathology, 5, 97-107.

Delahunt, B., & Nacey, J. N. (1996). Ovarian-type papillary serous cystadenocarcinoma of the testis. British Journal of Urology, 77, 156-157.

Nacey, J. N., & Delahunt, B. (1995). Changing perspectives in benign prostatic hyperplasia. New Zealand Medical Journal, 108, 283-284.

Nacey, J. N., Morum, P. M., & Delahunt, B. (1995). Analysis of the prevalence of voiding symptoms in Maori, Pacific Island and Caucasian New Zealand men. Urology, 46, 506-511.

Mackey, M., Nacey, J., & Delahunt, B. (1994). Awareness of testicular cancer in New Zealand men. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 64(11), 750-753. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1994.tb04532.x

Delahunt, B., Farrant, G. J., Bethwaite, P. B., Nacey, J. N., & Lewis, M. E. (1994). Assessment of proliferative activity in Wilms' tumour. Analytical Cellular Pathology, 7(2), 127-138.

Delahunt, B., Bethwaite, P., & Nacey, J. N. (1994). Renal cell carcinoma in New Zealand: A national survival study. Urology, 43(3), 300-309. doi: 10.1016/0090-4295(94)90070-1

Delahunt, B., Bethwaite, P. B., Nacey, J. N., & Ribas, J. L. (1993). Proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) expression as a prognostic indicator for renal cell carcinoma: Comparison with tumour grade, mitotic index, and silver-staining nucleolar organizer region numbers. Journal of Pathology, 170(4), 471-477. doi: 10.1002/path.1711700411

Griffith, D., Nacey, J., Robinson, R., & Delahunt, B. (1993). Microwave sterilization of polyethylene catheters for intermittent self-catheterization. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 63(3), 203-204. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1993.tb00519.x

Delahunt, B., Thomson, K. J., Ferguson, A. F., Neale, T. J., Meffan, P. J., & Nacey, J. N. (1993). Familial cystic nephroma and pleuropulmonary blastoma. Cancer, 71(4), 1338-1342.

Cooke, R. R., Nacey, J. N., Beeston, R. E., & Delahunt, B. (1992). The efficacy of serum prostate specific antigen as a tumour marker in prostatic carcinoma: A comparison with serum acid phosphatase. New Zealand Medical Journal, 105(941), 345-347.

Delahunt, B., Bethwaite, P. B., Nacey, J. N., Lewis, M. E., & Fraser, J. (1992). Wilms' Tumour in New Zealand 1960-1986. British Journal of Urology, 70(6), 663-668. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.1992.tb15840.x

Nacey, J. N., & Delahunt, B. (1991). Toxicity study of first and second generation hydrogel-coated latex urinary catheters. British Journal of Urology, 67(3), 314-316. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.1991.tb15143.x

Meffan, P. J., Nacey, J. N., & Delahunt, B. (1991). Effect of abdominal straining on urinary flow rate in normal males. British Journal of Urology, 67(2), 134-139. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.1991.tb15094.x

Meffan, P. J., Delahunt, B., & Nacey, J. N. (1991). The value of early diagnosis in the treatment of patients with testicular cancer. New Zealand Medical Journal, 104(920), 393-394.

Delahunt, B., Ribas, J. L., Nacey, J. N., & Bethwaite, P. B. (1991). Nucleolar organizer regions and prognosis in renal cell carcinoma. Journal of Pathology, 163(1), 31-37. doi: 10.1002/path.1711630107

Delahunt, B., Nacey, J. N., Lewis, M. E., Pringle, K. C., & Russell, G. L. (1990). Wilms' tumour: A 30 year experience at Wellington Hospital. New Zealand Medical Journal, 103(891), 267-269.

Heenan, M. P., Nacey, J. N., Delahunt, B., Ferguson, A. F., & Dickson, S. J. (1989). Volatile N-nitrosamines in urinary catheters. British Journal of Urology, 63(1), 72-75. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.1989.tb05127.x

Delahunt, B., Nacey, J. N., Hammett, G. D., & Frater, W. J. (1989). Nucleolar organizing regions in renal cell carcinoma, renal oncocytoma and renal adenoma. Analytical Cellular Pathology, 1(3), 185-190.

Delahunt, B., & Nacey, J. N. (1987). Renal cell carcinoma II. Histological indicators of prognosis. Pathology, 19(3), 258-263. doi: 10.3109/00313028709066560

Nacey, J. N., & Delahunt, B. (1986). Renal cell carcinoma: I. clinical indicators of prognosis. New Zealand Medical Journal, 99(806), 531-533.

Nacey, J. N., Horsfall, D. J., Delahunt, B., & Marshall, V. R. (1986). The assessment of urinary catheter toxicity using cell cultures: Validation by comparison with an animal model. Journal of Urology, 136(3), 706-709.

Nacey, J. N., Delahunt, B., & Tulloch, A. G. (1985). The assessment of catheter-induced urethritis using an experimental dog model. Journal of Urology, 134(3), 623-625.

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Journal - Research Other

Delahunt, B., Hammond, E., Egevad, L., Samaratunga, H., Srigley, J. R., Humphrey, P. A., … Nacey, J. N., … Amin, M. B. (2015). Active surveillance for prostate cancer: The role of the pathologist. Pathology, 47(1), 1-3. doi: 10.1097/pat.0000000000000186

Nacey, J., Delahunt, B., Mark, S., Matthews, J., Williams, A., White, T., & Simpson, A. (2015). Active surveillance guidance for New Zealand men with low-risk prostate cancer. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1420). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Perry-Keene, J., Ferguson, P., Samaratunga, H., Nacey, J. N., & Delahunt, B. (2014). Effective maybe, but is it cost-effective? A reply. Histopathology, 65(5), 729-730. doi: 10.1111/his.12438

Nacey, J. N., Delahunt, B., & Mark, S. D. (2014). Improving outcomes for New Zealand men with prostate cancer. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1389). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Lamb, D. S., Delahunt, B., & Nacey, J. N. (2011). PSA testing in detection and treatment of prostate cancer [Editorial]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1345). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1345/4933/content.pdf

Lamb, D. S., Delahunt, B., & Nacey, J. N. (2011). PSA testing: Who should decide when it is performed? [Letter]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1347). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1347/5017/content.pdf

Delahunt, B., Abernathy, D. A., Johnson, C. A., & Nacey, J. N. (2003). Prostate carcinoma and the Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome [Case report]. Journal of Urology, 169(1), 278-279. doi: 10.1097/01.ju.0000040682.45168.41

Wheelahan, J., Scott, N. A., Cartmill, R., Marshall, V., Morton, R. P., Nacey, J. N., & Maddern, G. J. (2000). Minimally invasive non-laser thermal techniques for prostatectomy: A systematic review [Review]. BJU International, 86(9), 977-988.

Nacey, J., & Delahunt, B. (1993). The evolution and development of the urinary catheter [Surgical history]. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 63(10), 815-819. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1993.tb00347.x

Delahunt, B., Hatfield, P. J., Nacey, J. N., & Holloway, L. J. (1992). Giant cystic nephroma in an adult [Case report]. Scandinavian Journal of Urology & Nephrology, 26(4), 421-423. doi: 10.3109/00365599209181237

Delahunt, B., Bethwaite, P. B., Nacey, J. N., & Ribas, J. L. (1992). Variation in AgNOR scores for renal cell carcinoma [Letters to the editor]. Journal of Pathology, 168(4), 424-425. doi: 10.1002/path.1711680414

Delahunt, B., Gupta, R. K., & Nacey, J. N. (1991). Diagnosis of renal oncocytoma [Letters to the editor]. Urology, 37(6), 602. doi: 10.1016/0090-4295(91)80337-7

Delahunt, B., Nacey, J. N., & Ferguson, A. F. (1991). Giant sclerosing leiomyoma of bladder presenting as chronic renal failure [Case reports]. Urology, 37(3), 270-272.

Delahunt, B., Nacey, J. N., Meffan, P. J., & Clark, M. G. (1991). Signet ring cell adenocarcinoma of the ureter [Case report]. British Journal of Urology, 68(5), 555-556. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.1991.tb15410.x

Delahunt, B., & Nacey, J. N. (1991). Renal adenoma redefined [Letter]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 104(913), 241.

Delahunt, B., Frater, W. J., & Nacey, J. N. (1990). Nucleolar organiser regions in renal tumours [Matters arising]. Journal of Clinical Pathology, 43(8), 697. doi: 10.1136/jcp.43.8.697

Nacey, J. N., Delahunt, B., Neale, T. J., & Chrisp, J. M. (1990). Ischaemic necrosis of the glans penis: A complication of urethral catheterization in a diabetic man [Case reports]. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 60(10), 819-821.

Delahunt, B., Teoh, H. H., Balakrishnan, V., Nacey, J. N., & Clark, S. P. (1990). Testicular germ cell tumor with pineal metastases [Case reports]. Neurosurgery, 26(4), 688-691.

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