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ONZM, KStJ, GCLJ, BSc(Hons), MB, ChB, BMedSc, MD, FRSNZ, FRCPA, FFSc (RCPA) FRCPath, FNZSP, AFNZIM

Brett Delahunt is Professor of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at the Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago. He is a Past President of the New Zealand Society of Pathologists (1996-2007), and has also served as President of the International Society of Urological Pathology (2007-2009), the Australasian Division of the International Academy of Pathology (2007-2009) and International Vice President of the International Academy of Pathology (2013-2014) He was a Board Member (2000 to 2013) of the Medical Laboratory Sciences Registration Board (later the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand) being the inaugural Deputy Chair of the Council (2011 to 2013).

Professor Delahunt is currently Chair of the New Zealand Cancer Registry Board of Management. He is Editor of the international journal Pathology, and a member of several editorial boards of journals including The American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Modern Pathology, Histopathology and Human Pathology. He is Chair of the National Scientific Advisory Committee of the Cancer Society of New Zealand (since 2001) and of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Wellington Medical Research Foundation (since 1997). He has been a Member of the WHO Renal Tumour Classification Panel since 1989 and in 2011 he was appointed a Member of the Union Internationale Contre la cancer (UICC) TNM Staging Expert Panel for Genitourinary Cancers.

Professor Delahunt has received numerous academic awards. Among these he was awarded the Koss Medal of the International Society of Urological Pathology in 2003, the Gold Medal as a Distinguished Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australia in 2009, the Golden Jubilee Medal of the Wellington Medical Research Foundation in 2010 and The Distinguished Pathologist Medal of the International Academy of Pathology in 2013. In 2004 he was admitted as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to pathology and in 2012 was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

His research interests involve all aspects of urologic pathology with emphasis on the diagnosis, classification, genetics and prognosis of prostatic and renal neoplasia. He was co-Chair of the ISUP Consensus Conference on the Handling and Staging of Radical Prostatectomy Specimens (2009), Chair of the ISUP Vancouver Consensus Conference on Renal Neoplasia (2012), Co-convener for the ISUP Prostate cancer Grading Consensus conference (2014) and is Trial pathologist for the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Prostate Cancer Trial. Since 2011 he has been an International Member of the College of American Pathologists group to evaluate the critical role of the pathologist in determining eligibility for active surveillance as a management option in patients with prostate cancer. In 2013 he was appointed a member of the Ministry of Health Working Group for the Prostate Cancer Awareness and Quality Improvement Programme to coordinate the implementation of the recommendations of the Prostate Cancer Taskforce.

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Publications

Samaratunga, H., Delahunt, B., Yaxley, J., & Egevad, L. (2020). Tumour-like lesions of the urinary bladder. Pathology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.pathol.2020.08.005

Egevad, L., Delahunt, B., Furusato, B., Tsuzuki, T., Yaxley, J., & Samaratunga, H. (2020). Benign mimics of prostate cancer. Pathology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.pathol.2020.08.006

Yaxley, W. J., Nouhaud, F.-X., Raveenthiran, S., Franklin, A., Donato, P., Coughlin, G., … Delahunt, B., … Yaxley, J. W. (2020). Histological findings of totally embedded robot assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) specimens in 1197 men with a negative (low risk) preoperative multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) prostate lobe and clinical implications. Prostate Cancer & Prostatic Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1038/s41391-020-00289-x

Delahunt, B., Eble, J. N., Samaratunga, H., Thunders, M., Yaxley, J. W., & Egevad, L. (2020). Staging of renal cell carcinoma: Current progress and potential advances. Pathology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.pathol.2020.08.007

Ström, P., Kartasalo, K., Olsson, H., Solorzano, L., Delahunt, B., Berney, D. M., … Eklund, M. (2020). Artificial intelligence for diagnosis and grading of prostate cancer in biopsies: A population-based, diagnostic study. Lancet Oncology, 21, 222-232. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(19)30738-7

Authored Book - Research

Kench, J., Clouston, D., Delahunt, B., Delprado, W., Eade, T., Ellis, D., … Stahl, J. (2014). Prostate cancer (core/needle biopsy) structured reporting protocol (1st ed.). Surrey Hills, Australia: Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, 53p. Retrieved from http://www.rcpa.edu.au/Library/Practising-Pathology/Structured-Pathology-Reporting-of-Cancer/Cancer-Protocols

Kench, J., Clouston, D., Delahunt, B., Delprado, W., Eade, T., Horvath, L., … Stahl, J. (2014). Prostate cancer (radical prostatectomy) structured reporting protocol (2nd ed.). Surrey Hills, Australia: Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, 75p. Retrieved from http://www.rcpa.edu.au/search-result.aspx?searchtext=Prostate+cancer+%28radical+prostatectomy%29+structured+reporting+protocol&searchmode=allwords

Samaratunga, H., Clouston, D., Delahunt, B., Delprado, W., Grimes, D., Kench, J., … Yaxley, J. (2012). Urinary bladder carcinoma structured reporting protocol (Radical cystectomy, partial cystectomy, cystoprostatectomy) (1st ed.). Surrey Hills, Australia: Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, 59p.

Clouston, D., Charles, A., Delahunt, B., Davis, I., Delprado, W., Eade, T., … Samaratunga, H. (2011). Testicular tumours structured reporting protocol (1st ed.). Surrey Hills, Australia: Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, 54p.

Delahunt, B., Charles, A., Clouston, D., Delprado, W., O'Donnell, A., Eade, T., … Samaratunga, H. (2011). Renal parenchymal malignancy (renal cell carcinoma): Structured reporting protocol (1st ed.). Surrey Hills, Australia: Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, 51p.

Kench, J., Clouston, D., Delahunt, B., Delprado, W., Eade, T., Ellis, D., … Stapleton, A. (2010). Prostate cancer (radical prostatectomy) structured reporting protocol (1st ed.). Surrey Hills, Australia: Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, 54p.

The WHO Working Group on Tumours of the Urinary System and Male Genital Organs, including Delahunt, B. (2004). World Health Organization classification of tumours: Pathology & Genetics of tumours of the urinary system and male genital organs. Lyon, France: IARC Press, 359p.

Sobin, L., Aizawa, S., Delahunt, B., Holzner, J. H., MacIver, A. G., Olsen, S., & Storkel, S. (1998). World Health Organisation Histological Typing of Kidney Tumours. Berlin: Springler-Verlag, 117p.

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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.

Martin, J., Delahunt, B., Lawson, M., McRae, R., & Mina, K. (2013). Accreditation report: The education and training programs of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists. Kingston, Australia: Australian Medical Council, 129p.

Delahunt, B., Crebbin, W., Franco, M., Hodgkinson, S., Mercer, C., & Pigou, P. (2010). Accreditation report: The education and training programs of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (1st ed.). Kingston, Australia: Australian Medical Council, 92p.

Delahunt, B., Bordbar, P., Greeley, J., Lee, J., Sherbon, T., Weller, J., … Lohse, H. (2006). Accreditation report: Education and training programs of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. Kingston, Australia: Australian Medical Council, 52p.

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Edited Book - Research

Delahunt, B. (Ed.). (2014). Wellington Medical Research Foundation: Research review. Wellington, New Zealand: WMRF, 39p.

Delahunt, B. (Ed.). (2013). Wellington Medical Research Foundation: Research review. Wellington, New Zealand: WMRF, 45p.

Delahunt, B. (Ed.). (2012). Wellington Medical Research Foundation: Research review. Wellington, New Zealand: WMRF, 48p.

Delahunt, B. (Ed.). (2011). Wellington Medical Research Foundation: Research review. Wellington, New Zealand: WMRF, 55p.

Delahunt, B. (Ed.). (2010). Wellington Medical Research Foundation: Research review. Wellington, New Zealand: WMRF.

Delahunt, B. (Ed.). (2009). Wellington Medical Research Foundation: Research report 2009. Wellington, New Zealand: WMRF, 51p.

Delahunt, B. (Ed.). (2008). Wellington Medical Research Foundation: Research review 2008. Wellington, New Zealand: WMRF, 47p.

Delahunt, B. (Ed.). (2007). Wellington Medical Research Foundation: Research review 2007. Wellington, New Zealand: WMRF, 43p.

Delahunt, B. (Ed.). (2006). Wellington Medical Research Foundation: Research review. Wellington, New Zealand: WMRF, 49p.

Delahunt, B. (Ed.). (2005). Wellington Medical Research Foundation research review. New Zealand: Wellington Medical Research Foundation, 46p.

Delahunt, B., George, P., Kenwright, D. N., Bethwaite, P. B., Gillis, D., Graves, D., … Johnson, C. (Eds.). (2004). The Royal College of Pathologists of Australia Manual: Use and interpretation of pathology tests (4th ed.). Australia: RCPA.

Delahunt, B., Eble, J., & Cooke, R. A. (Eds.). (2004). Urogenital Pathology. Queensland, Australia: Knowledge Books and Software.

Delahunt, B., & Woolf, M. (Eds.). (2004). Research Review 2004. Wellington: Wellington Medical Research Foundation, 58p.

Delahunt, B. (Ed.). (2004). Wellington Medical Research Foundation research review 2004. Wellington, New Zealand: Wellington Medical Research Foundation, 62p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Michal, M., Amin, M. B., Delahunt, B., Hes, O., & Oliva, E. (2016). Mixed epithelial and stromal tumour. In H. Moch, P. A. Humphrey, T. M. Ulbright & V. E. Reuter (Eds.), World Health Organization classification of tumours of the urinary system and male genital organs. (4th ed.) (pp. 70-71). Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Delahunt, B., Cheville, J., & Moch, H. (2016). Haemangioblastoma. In H. Moch, P. A. Humphrey, T. M. Ulbright & V. E. Reuter (Eds.), World Health Organization classification of tumours of the urinary system and male genital organs. (4th ed.) (pp. 67). Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Humphrey, P. A., Amin, M. B., Berney, D. M., Billis, A., Cao, D., Cheng, L., Delahunt, B., … van der Kwast, T. (2016). Acinar adenocarcinoma. In H. Moch, P. A. Humphrey, T. M. Ulbright & V. E. Reuter (Eds.), World Health Organization classification of tumours of the urinary system and male genital organs. (4th ed.) (pp. 138-163). Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Moch, H., Amin, M. B., Argani, P., Cheville, J., Delahunt, B., Martignoni, G., … Tickoo, S. K. (2016). Renal cell tumours: Introduction. In H. Moch, P. A. Humphrey, T. M. Ulbright & V. E. Reuter (Eds.), World Health Organization classification of tumours of the urinary system and male genital organs. (4th ed.) (pp. 14-17). Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Eble, J., Moch, H., Amin, M. B., Argani, P., Cheville, J., Delahunt, B., … Tickoo, S. K. (2016). Papillary adenoma. In H. Moch, P. A. Humphrey, T. M. Ulbright & V. E. Reuter (Eds.), World Health Organization classification of tumours of the urinary system and male genital organs. (4th ed.) (pp. 42-43). Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Delahunt, B., Algaba, F., Eble, J., Cheville, J., Amin, M. B., Argani, P., … Tickoo, S. K. (2016). Papillary renal cell carcinoma. In H. Moch, P. A. Humphrey, T. M. Ulbright & V. E. Reuter (Eds.), World Health Organization classification of tumours of the urinary system and male genital organs. (4th ed.) (pp. 23-25). Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Moch, H., Bonsib, S. M., Delahunt, B., Eble, J., Egevad, L., Grignon, D. J., … Tan, P. H. (2016). Clear cell renal cell carcinoma. In H. Moch, P. A. Humphrey, T. M. Ulbright & V. E. Reuter (Eds.), World Health Organization classification of tumours of the urinary system and male genital organs. (4th ed.) (pp. 18-21). Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Delahunt, B., Grignon, D. J., & Eble, J. N. (2014). Tumors of the kidney. In M. B. Amin, D. J. Grignon, J. R. Srigley & J. N. Eble (Eds.), Urological pathology. (pp. 72-204). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

Delahunt, B., & Samaratunga, H. (2014). Pathology of the renal pelvis and ureter. In M. B. Amin, D. J. Grignon, J. R. Srigley & J. N. Eble (Eds.), Urological pathology. (pp. 261-294). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

Amin, M. B., Reuter, V. E., Epstein, J. I., Grignon, D. J., Hansell, D. E., Lin, O., … and Members of the Pathology of Bladder Cancer Work Group, including Delahunt, B. (2012). Pathology consensus guidelines by the Pathology of Bladder Cancer Work Group. In M. Soloway & S. Khoury (Eds.), Bladder Cancer. (2nd ed.) (pp. 63-168). Bristol, UK: ICUD-EAU.

Delahunt, B., Amin, M. B., Hofstādter, F., Hartmann, A., & Tyczynski, J. E. (2004). Tumours of the renal pelvis and ureter. In J. N. Elbe, G. Sauter, J. I. Epstein & I. A. Sesterhenn (Eds.), Pathology and genetics of tumours of the urinary system and male genital organs. (pp. 150-153). Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Delahunt, B., & Elbe, J. N. (2004). Papillary renal cell carcinoma. In J. N. Elbe, G. Sauter, J. I. Epstein & I. A. Sesterhenn (Eds.), Pathology and genetics of tumours of the urinary system and male genital organs. (pp. 27-29). Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Hofstädter, F., Amin, M. B., Delahunt, B., & Hartmann, A. (2004). Tumours of the urethra. In J. N. Elbe, G. Sauter, J. I. Epstein & I. A. Sesterhenn (Eds.), Pathology and genetics of tumours of the urinary system and male genital organs. (pp. 154-157). Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Cohen, R., & Delahunt, B. (2004). Tubulovillous adenoma of the prostatic urethra; a rare and usually indolent lesion distinct from prostatic adenocarcinoma. In Urogenital Pathology. (pp. 27-32). Queensland, Australia: Knowledge Books and Software.

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Journal - Research Article

Samaratunga, H., Delahunt, B., Yaxley, J., & Egevad, L. (2020). Tumour-like lesions of the urinary bladder. Pathology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.pathol.2020.08.005

Ström, P., Kartasalo, K., Olsson, H., Solorzano, L., Delahunt, B., Berney, D. M., … Eklund, M. (2020). Artificial intelligence for diagnosis and grading of prostate cancer in biopsies: A population-based, diagnostic study. Lancet Oncology, 21, 222-232. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(19)30738-7

Delahunt, B., Eble, J. N., Samaratunga, H., Thunders, M., Yaxley, J. W., & Egevad, L. (2020). Staging of renal cell carcinoma: Current progress and potential advances. Pathology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.pathol.2020.08.007

Yaxley, W. J., Nouhaud, F.-X., Raveenthiran, S., Franklin, A., Donato, P., Coughlin, G., … Delahunt, B., … Yaxley, J. W. (2020). Histological findings of totally embedded robot assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) specimens in 1197 men with a negative (low risk) preoperative multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) prostate lobe and clinical implications. Prostate Cancer & Prostatic Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1038/s41391-020-00289-x

Egevad, L., Delahunt, B., Furusato, B., Tsuzuki, T., Yaxley, J., & Samaratunga, H. (2020). Benign mimics of prostate cancer. Pathology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.pathol.2020.08.006

Samaratunga, H., Delahunt, B., Srigley, J. R., Berney, D. M., Cheng, L., Evans, A., … Egevad, L. (2020). Granular necrosis: A distinctive form of cell death in malignant tumours. Pathology, 52(5), 507-514. doi: 10.1016/j.pathol.2020.06.002

Compérat, E., Srigley, J. R., Brimo, F., Delahunt, B., Koch, M., Lopez-Beltran, A., … Grignon, D. (2020). Dataset for the reporting of carcinoma of the bladder: Cystectomy, cystoprostatectomy and diverticulectomy specimens: Recommendations from the International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting (ICCR). Virchows Archiv, 476, 521-534. doi: 10.1007/s00428-019-02727-1

Egevad, L., Delahunt, B., Bostwick, D. G., Cheng, L., Evans, A. J., Gianduzzo, T., … Samaratunga, H. (2020). Prostate cancer grading, time to go back to the future. BJU International. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/bju.15298

Franklin, A., Yaxley, W. J., Raveenthiran, S., Coughlin, G., Gianduzzo, T., Kua, B., … Delahunt, B., … Yaxley, J. W. (2020). Histological comparison between predictive value of pre-operative 3T multiparametric MRI and 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT scan for pathological outcomes at radical prostatectomy and pelvic lymph node dissection for prostate cancer. BJU International. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/bju.15134

Ström, P., Nordström, T., Delahunt, B., Samaratunga, H., Grönberg, H., Egevad, L., & Eklund, M. (2020). Prognostic value of perineural invasion in prostate needle biopsies: A population-based study of patients treated by radical prostatectomy. Journal of Clinical Pathology, 73, 630-635. doi: 10.1136/jclinpath-2019-206300

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