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Carolyn Nessim, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
613-737-8899 ext 71085

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Selected Publications

Nessim C. Editorial Commentary on “When is Watchful Waiting Warranted? Advances in Soft Tissue Sarcoma: an editorial commentary.” Ann of Surg Onc 2019; 26(11):3420-3422. Doi: 10.1245/s10434-019-07496-4.

Nessim C, Crawford A. ASO Reflections: Wait times in Melanoma Surgery. Ann of Surg Onc 2018. doi: 10.1245/s10434-018-7022-4.  

Monteiro-de-Barros J, Hodson J, Glasbey J, Massey R, Rintoul-Hoad O, Chetan M, Desai A, Almond M, Gourevitch D, Strauss D, Smith H, Cardona K, Lopez-Aguiar A, Johnson A, Swallow C, Burtenshaw S, Nessim C, Weng R, Purgina B, Gronchi A, Fiore M, Vallegro D, Raut C, Fairweather M, Bagaria S, Novak M, Gyorki D, Reid F, Mullinax J, Gonzalez R, van Coeverden F, van Houdt W, Haas R, van Boven H, Heeres B, Ford S. Intercontinental Collaborative experience with Abdominal, Retroperitoneal and Pelvic Schwannomas. British Journal of Surgery. 2019; doi: 10.1002/bjs.11376.  (Epub ahead of print)

Wright F, Souter LH, Kellett S, Easson A, Murray C, Toye J, McCready D, Nessim C, Ghazarian D, Look Hong N, Johnson S, Goldstein D, Petrella T. Primary Excision Margins, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy and Completion Dissection in cutaneous Melanoma.  Current Oncology. 2019; 26(4):e541-e550. doi: 10.3747/co.26.4885. (Epub 2019 Aug 1.)     

Pang G, Look Hong NJ, Paull G, Kupper S, Hurton S, Dobransky J, Kagedan DJ, Quan ML, Helyer L, Nessim C and Wright F. Squamous Cell Carcinoma with Regional Metastasis to Axilla or Groin Lymph Nodes: An Analysis of Outcomes. Annals of Surg Onc, 2019 (Epub ahead of print)
Berger-Richardson D, Burtenshaw SM, Ibrahim AM, Gladdy RA, Auer R, Beecroft R, Dickson BC, Purgina B,  Ambacher K, Nessim C and Swallow CJ.  Early and late complications of percutaneous core needle biopsy of retroperitoneal tumors at two tertiary sarcoma centers. Ann Surg Oncol 2019. Doi: 10.1245/s10434-019-07656-6. (Epub ahead of print)

Gilbert RWD, Harvey HM,  Nessim C. Malignant Melanoma arising from an End Ileostomy. BMJ Case Reports, 2019. 12(7): pii: e230265. Doi: 10.1136/bcr-2019-230265. 

Raut CP, Callegaro D, Barretta F, Rutkowski P, Blay J-Y, Lahat G, Strauss DC, Gonzalez R, Ahuja N, Grignani G, Quagliuolo V, Stoeckle E, de Paoli A, Pillarisetty V, Nessim C, Swallow CJ, Bagaria S, Canter R, Mullen J, Gelderblom HJ, Pennacchioli E, van Coevorden F, Cardona K, Miceli R, Gronchi A. Predicting Survival in patients undergoing resection for locoregionally recurrent retroperitoneal sarcoma: A study and nomogram from the Trans-Atlantic Sarcoma Working Group (TARPSWG). Clin Cancer Res. 2019; 25(8): 2664-2671. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-18-2700. [Epub ahead of print]

Authors listed in alphabetical order Nessim C et al. Management of Metastatic Retroperitoneal Sarcoma (RPS) – A Consensus Approach from the Trans-Atlantic Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Working Group (TARPSWG). Ann Oncol 2018; 29(4): 857-871. doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdy052.

Crawford, Nessim C, Weaver J, van Walraven C. Wait times for melanoma surgery: Is there an association with overall survival? Ann Surg Oncol 2017; 25(1): 265-270. doi. 10.1245/s10434-017-6146-2.

Lim R, Kielar AZ, El-Maraghi RH, Fraser MA, Nessim C and Thipphavong S. Multidisciplinary Retroperitoneal and Pelvic Soft Tissue Sarcoma Case Conferences: The Added Value Radiologists Can Provide. Current Oncology 2017; 24(3): 171-175. DOI:

Authors listed in alphabetical order Nessim C et al. Management of Recurrent Retroperitoneal Sarcoma (RPS) – A Consensus Approach from the Trans-Atlantic RPS Working Group. Ann Surg Oncol 2016; 23(11): 3531-3540. doi: 10.1245/s10434-016-5336-7. (Epub 2016 Aug 1.)

Tsvetkova E, Marginean C with Nessim C and Verma S. Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) – Paving the Way for Modern Oncology – Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Treatment.  Oncology and Hematology Review 2015; 11(1): 74–86 DOI:

All Other Publications

Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts 

Sulaiman A, McGarry S, Lam KM, El-Sahli S, Chambers J, Kaczmarek S, Li L, Addison C, Dimitroulakis J, Arnaout A, Nessim C, Yao Z, Ji G, Song H, Liu S, Li X, Wang L. Co-inhibition of mTORC1, HDAC and ESR1α retards the growth of triple-negative breast cancer and suppresses cancer stem cells. Cell Death Dis. 2018; 9(8): 815. doi: 10.1038/s41419-018-0811-7.     

Gawad N, Ibrahim A, Duffy M, Raiche I, Nessim C. Going beyond the numerical scoresheet: identifying narcissistic traits in residency applicants. J Surg Educ. 2019; 76(1):65-76. doi:10.1016/j.jsurg.2018.06.024.

Hasim MS, Nessim C, Villeneuve PJ, Vanderhyden BC and Dimitroulakos J. Activating Transcription Factor 3 as a Novel Regulator of Chemotherapy Response in Breast Cancer. Translational Oncology 2018: 11(4): 988-998, doi: 10.1016/j.tranon.2018.06.001.     

Sulaiman A, McGarry S, Li L, Jia D, Oi S, Addison C, Dimitroulakis J, Arnaout A, Nessim C, Yao Z, Ji G, Gadde S, Li X, Wang L.  Dual inhibition of Wnt and YAP signaling retards the growth of both mesenchymal and epithelial TNBC. Molecular oncology 2018; 12(4): 423-440. doi:10.1002/1878-0261.12167.

Zhang Y, Cordeiro E, Seely J, Hefler J, Gravel D, Smylie J, Aro J, Nessim C. Radioactive Seed Localization vs. Wire-Guided Localization for non-palpable breast cancer: A Cost and OR efficiency analysis. Ann Surg Oncol 2017; 24(12): 3567-3573. doi. 10.1245/s10434-017-6084-z.

Ambacher K, Ibrahim A, Nessim C.  Ensuring a Safe and Qualitative Diagnostic Biopsy for Retroperitoneal Sarcomas. UOJM 2017; 7(1): 45-48.

Head L, Nessim C, Boyd KU. Innovative model to optimize resource utilization and improve access to care for high-risk/BRCA+ breast cancer patients. Can J Surg 2016; 59(6):10.1503/cjs.001116 (Epub ahead of print). Can J Surg 2017; 60(1): 37-44.

Sulaiman A, Sulaiman B, Khouri L, McGarry S, Nessim C, Arnaout A, Addison CL, Dimitroulakos J, Wang L. Both bulk and cancer stem cell subpopulations in TNBC are susceptible to Wnt, HDAC and ERα co-inhibition. FEBS Lett. 2016; 590(24): 4606-4616. doi: 10.1002/1873-3468.12496. (Epub 2016 Dec 9.)

Nessim C, Winocour J, Holloway DP, Saskin R, Holloway CM. Wait times for breast cancer surgery: effect of magnetic resonance imaging and preoperative investigations on the diagnostic pathway. J Oncol Pract. 2015; 11(2): e131-8. doi: 10.1200/JOP.2014.002105. (Epub 2015 Feb 10.)

Nessim C, Law C, McConnell Y, Shachar S, McKinnon G, Wright F. How often do Level III nodes bear melanoma metastases and does it affect patient outcomes? Ann Surg Oncol 2013; 20(6): 2056-64. doi: 10.1245/s10434-013-2880-2. (Epub 2013 Feb 1.)   ·   

Nessim C, Sidéris L, Turcotte S, Vafiadis P, Lapostole AC, Simard S, Koch P, Fortier LP, Dubé P.  The effect of fluid overload in the presence of an epidural on the strength of colonic anastomoses. J Sur Res 2013; 183(2): 567-79. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2013.03.030. 

Nessim C, Bensimon C, Hales B, Laflamme C, Fenech D, Smith A. Surgical Site Infection Prevention: A qualitative analysis on an individualized audit and feedback model. J Am Coll Surg 2012; 215(6): 850-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2012.08.007. 

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