Associate Professor Ian David Campbell

BHB, MB, ChB, Dip Obst, FRACS

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Adjunct Associate Professor


Associate Professor Ian Campbell is a surgeon at Waikato Hospital who has specialised in the treatment of breast cancer since 1989.

He has been involved with more than 30 international clinical trials, leading several of these for Australia and NZ. He has co-supervised Sanjeewa Seneviratne for his PhD Thesis on breast cancer outcomes for Waikato women based on the Waikato Breast Cancer Register. He has also been a co-investigator on numerous studies from the Breast Surgeons of Australia and NZ (Breast SurgANZ) Quality Audit. He has actively contributed to the Australia and NZ Breast Cancer Trials Group through trial work and on their Scientific Advisory Committee since 1992.  He has been the elected NZ Director on the ANZBCTG Board from 2001-2014. He was Chair of the NZ Management of Early Breast Cancer Guidelines Group from 2007 to 2009, overseeing the development and publication of these guidelines. He is currently Chairing the NZ Breast Cancer Working Group charged with developing NZ standards of care for breast cancer. He has been the NZ representative on the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Breast Section from 2002-2011 and a founding member of the Executive of Breast SurgANZ and their audit subcommittee.



Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Lawrenson, R., Lao, C., Ali, A., & Campbell, I. (2019). Impact of radiotherapy on cardiovascular health of women with breast cancer. Journal of medical imaging and radiation oncology, 63 (2), 250-256. 10.1111/1754-9485.12838
  • Lao, C., Lawrenson, R., Edwards, M., & Campbell, I. (2019). Treatment and survival of Asian women diagnosed with breast cancer in New Zealand. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment10.1007/s10549-019-05310-z
  • Lawrenson, R., Lao, C., Jacobson, G., Seneviratne, S., Scott, N., Sarfati, D., ... Campbell, I. (2019). Outcomes in different ethnic groups of New Zealand patients with screen-detected vs. non-screen-detected breast cancer. Journal of Medical Screening10.1177/0969141319844801
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mark Elwood
  • Campbell, I., Lao, C., Blackmore, T., Edwards, M., Hayes, L., Ng, A., & Lawrenson, R. (2018). Surgical treatment of early stage breast cancer in the Auckland and Waikato regions of New Zealand. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 88 (12), 1263-1268. 10.1111/ans.14840
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Melissa Edwards
  • Galimberti, V., Cole, B. F., Viale, G., Veronesi, P., Vicini, E., Intra, M., ... Taffurelli, M. (2018). Axillary dissection versus no axillary dissection in patients with breast cancer and sentinel-node micrometastases (IBCSG 23-01): 10-year follow-up of a randomised, controlled phase 3 trial. The Lancet. Oncology, 19 (10), 1385-1393. 10.1016/s1470-2045(18)30380-2
  • Zeidan, Y. H., Habib, J. G., de Azambuja, E., Campbell, I., Andersson, M., Lluch, A., ... Francis, P. A. (2018). In Reply to Belkacemi and Tsoutsou. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, 102 (2), 467-468. 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2018.06.010
  • Elwood, J. M., Tawfiq, E., TinTin, S., Marshall, R. J., Phung, T. M., Campbell, I., ... Lawrenson, R. (2018). Development and validation of a new predictive model for breast cancer survival in New Zealand and comparison to the Nottingham prognostic index. BMC cancer, 18 (1)10.1186/s12885-018-4791-x
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mark Elwood, Roger Marshall, Sandar Tin Tin
  • Zeidan, Y. H., Habib, J. G., Ameye, L., Paesmans, M., de Azambuja, E., Gelber, R. D., ... Anderson, M. (2018). Postmastectomy Radiation Therapy in Women with T1-T2 Tumors and 1 to 3 Positive Lymph Nodes: Analysis of the Breast International Group 02-98 Trial. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, 101 (2), 316-324. 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2018.01.105

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