F C Wright

Summary

Affiliation: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Effects of being uninsured or underinsured and living in extremely poor neighborhoods on colon cancer care and survival in California: historical cohort analysis, 1996-2011
    Kevin M Gorey
    School of Social Work, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4, Canada
    BMC Public Health 12:897. 2012
  2. doi request reprint How often do level III nodes bear melanoma metastases and does it affect patient outcomes?
    Carolyn Nessim
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Odette Cancer Center, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 20:2056-64. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Adoption of surgical innovations: factors influencing use of sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer
    Frances C Wright
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Surg Innov 18:379-86. 2011
  4. pmc Opinion leaders and changes over time: a survey
    Gaby Doumit
    Institute of Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Implement Sci 6:117. 2011
  5. pmc Challenges in multidisciplinary cancer care among general surgeons in Canada
    Anna R Gagliardi
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 8:59. 2008
  6. pmc Multiple factors influence compliance with colorectal cancer staging recommendations: an exploratory study
    Anna R Gagliardi
    Department of General Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:34. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Predictors of survival in patients with non-curative stage IV cancer and malignant bowel obstruction
    F C Wright
    Division of General Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Surg Oncol 101:425-9. 2010
  8. doi request reprint A randomized controlled trial to improve lymph node assessment in stage II colon cancer
    Frances C Wright
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Ave, Room T2 063, Toronto, ON M4N3M5, Canada
    Arch Surg 143:1050-5; discussion 1055. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Multidisciplinary cancer conferences: identifying opportunities to promote implementation
    F C Wright
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:2731-7. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Women with locally advanced breast cancer are not at higher risk for contralateral synchronous breast cancer
    Frances C Wright
    Department of Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Onatario, Canada
    Breast J 14:556-61. 2008

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Publications44

  1. pmc Effects of being uninsured or underinsured and living in extremely poor neighborhoods on colon cancer care and survival in California: historical cohort analysis, 1996-2011
    Kevin M Gorey
    School of Social Work, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4, Canada
    BMC Public Health 12:897. 2012
    ....
  2. doi request reprint How often do level III nodes bear melanoma metastases and does it affect patient outcomes?
    Carolyn Nessim
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Odette Cancer Center, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 20:2056-64. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to determine how often level III nodes have metastases, in patients with sentinel lymph node (SLN) positive, palpable and bulky axillary disease, and to determine patient outcomes...
  3. doi request reprint Adoption of surgical innovations: factors influencing use of sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer
    Frances C Wright
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Surg Innov 18:379-86. 2011
    ..In this qualitative study, the authors explored individual, institutional, and policy factors that may have influenced SLNB adoption. This information will guide interventions to improve SLNB implementation...
  4. pmc Opinion leaders and changes over time: a survey
    Gaby Doumit
    Institute of Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Implement Sci 6:117. 2011
    ..e., influencing multiple practice areas) or monomorphic (i.e., influencing one practice area), and reach of opinion leaders in their local network...
  5. pmc Challenges in multidisciplinary cancer care among general surgeons in Canada
    Anna R Gagliardi
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 8:59. 2008
    ....
  6. pmc Multiple factors influence compliance with colorectal cancer staging recommendations: an exploratory study
    Anna R Gagliardi
    Department of General Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:34. 2008
    ..This exploratory study examined factors hypothesized to have influenced the outcome of those interventions...
  7. doi request reprint Predictors of survival in patients with non-curative stage IV cancer and malignant bowel obstruction
    F C Wright
    Division of General Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Surg Oncol 101:425-9. 2010
    ..Survival is generally poor with a reported median survival of 1-3 months; however, there are no studies describing predictors of survival for patients with MBO...
  8. doi request reprint A randomized controlled trial to improve lymph node assessment in stage II colon cancer
    Frances C Wright
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Ave, Room T2 063, Toronto, ON M4N3M5, Canada
    Arch Surg 143:1050-5; discussion 1055. 2008
    ..Design, Setting,..
  9. doi request reprint Multidisciplinary cancer conferences: identifying opportunities to promote implementation
    F C Wright
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:2731-7. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the prevalence of MCCs in Ontario and identify individual and organizational barriers to their adoption...
  10. doi request reprint Women with locally advanced breast cancer are not at higher risk for contralateral synchronous breast cancer
    Frances C Wright
    Department of Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Onatario, Canada
    Breast J 14:556-61. 2008
    ..No single screening technique, ultrasound, mammogram or MRI, appeared to be superior for identifying contralateral synchronous malignancy...
  11. doi request reprint Optimal assessment of residual disease after neo-adjuvant therapy for locally advanced and inflammatory breast cancer--clinical examination, mammography, or magnetic resonance imaging?
    F C Wright
    Department of Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Surg Oncol 101:604-10. 2010
    ..The study's purpose was to prospectively determine the optimal method (clinical examination (CE), mammogram (MG), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)) for assessing residual disease after NEC for women with LABC...
  12. doi request reprint A qualitative assessment of a provincial quality improvement strategy for pancreatic cancer surgery
    Frances C Wright
    Division of General Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:629-35. 2011
    ..We assessed perceptions and actions of Ontario surgeons to this QI strategy...
  13. doi request reprint Primary excision margins and sentinel lymph node biopsy in clinically node-negative melanoma of the trunk or extremities
    F Wright
    Odette Regional Cancer Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol) 23:572-8. 2011
    ..The following research questions were addressed: What are the optimal excision margins for clinically node-negative cutaneous melanoma and should these patients undergo sentinel lymph node biopsy?..
  14. ncbi request reprint Impact of lymph node retrieval and pathological ultra-staging on the prognosis of stage II colon cancer
    Calvin H L Law
    The Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Surg Oncol 84:120-6. 2003
    ..A minimum number of lymph nodes must be assessed for accurate diagnosis of stage II colon cancer. We assessed number of lymph nodes retrieved, pathological ultra-staging, and outcome in stage II colon cancer...
  15. pmc A blended knowledge translation initiative to improve colorectal cancer staging [ISRCTN56824239]
    Frances C Wright
    Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:4. 2006
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Clinically important aspects of lymph node assessment in colon cancer
    Frances C Wright
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Odette Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Surg Oncol 99:248-55. 2009
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Quality indicators for gastric cancer surgery: a survey of practicing pathologists in Ontario
    Alia P Qureshi
    Division of General Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:1883-9. 2009
    ..Because disease management is highly collaborative, we surveyed pathologists to assess their knowledge of LN assessment and margins for processing gastric cancer specimens...
  18. ncbi request reprint Qualitative assessment of patient experiences related to extended pelvic resection for rectal cancer
    F C Wright
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Surg Oncol 93:92-9. 2006
    ..While there is potential for cure in a subset of patients, the cost in terms of morbidity can be high. Few descriptions of the physical, psychological, social, and emotional experiences of these patients exist...
  19. ncbi request reprint Multidisciplinary cancer conferences: a systematic review and development of practice standards
    F C Wright
    Division of General Surgery, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ont, Canada M4N 3M5 Frances
    Eur J Cancer 43:1002-10. 2007
    ..In this paper, we describe the process of creating a province-wide standards document for MCCs...
  20. ncbi request reprint Barriers to optimal assessment of lymph nodes in colorectal cancer specimens
    Frances C Wright
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada
    Am J Clin Pathol 121:663-70. 2004
    ..An important role exists for an education strategy aimed at bridging the knowledge gap among practicing pathologists and surgeons regarding optimal LN assessment in CRC specimens...
  21. doi request reprint Multidisciplinary cancer conferences: exploring the attitudes of cancer care providers and administrators
    Nicole J Look Hong
    Edmund Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Department of Surgical Oncology, Toronto, Canada
    J Interprof Care 23:599-610. 2009
    ..Further research should concentrate on further probing these trends, and exploring explanations and solutions for the inconsistent acceptance of MCCs into routine cancer care...
  22. doi request reprint Improvement in DCIS detection rates by MRI over time in a high-risk breast screening study
    Ellen Warner
    Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Breast J 17:9-17. 2011
    ..MRI-guided biopsy capability is essential for a high-risk screening program. In experienced centers the increased sensitivity of MRI relative to mammography is at least as high for DCIS as it is for invasive breast cancer...
  23. pmc Technology as a force for improved diagnosis and treatment of breast disease
    Claire M B Holloway
    Department of Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Ont, Canada
    Can J Surg 53:268-77. 2010
    ..Surgeons play a vital role in the successful integration of new technologies into practice...
  24. doi request reprint Beyond the false negative rate: development of quality indicators for sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer
    May Lynn Quan
    Department of Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:579-91. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to develop practical quality indicators for SLNB using an expert consensus method and to determine if they were feasible to measure...
  25. ncbi request reprint Fostering knowledge exchange between researchers and decision-makers: exploring the effectiveness of a mixed-methods approach
    Anna R Gagliardi
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4N3M5
    Health Policy 86:53-63. 2008
    ..This study evaluated the effectiveness of a research planning exercise utilizing technical (ranking, rating) and interpretive strategies (interdisciplinary workshop deliberation)...
  26. ncbi request reprint The role of collegial interaction in continuing professional development
    Anna R Gagliardi
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Contin Educ Health Prof 27:214-9. 2007
    ..To guide the development of CPD opportunities, this study explored the nature of cancer-related questions faced by general surgeons, and how interaction with colleagues addressed those questions...
  27. doi request reprint Colorectal cancer care knowledge mapping: identifying priorities for knowledge translation research
    Anna R Gagliardi
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 19:615-30. 2008
    ..We do not know the extent and nature of knowledge translation (KT) in oncology. This study examined colorectal cancer (CRC) health services research, and engaged researchers and decision makers in prioritizing KT research gaps...
  28. ncbi request reprint Multimodal CME for surgeons and pathologists improves colon cancer staging
    Andrew J Smith
    Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Cancer Educ 18:81-6. 2003
    ..Optimal treatment of localized colorectal cancer (CRC) depends on accurate retrieval and assessment of lymph nodes (LN) in the resected specimen...
  29. doi request reprint National adoption of sentinel node biopsy for breast cancer: lessons learned from the Canadian experience
    May Lynn Quan
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Breast J 14:421-7. 2008
    ..Barriers to implementation appear to be related to inadequate resources as opposed to lack of belief in the procedure...
  30. ncbi request reprint Introducing a patient-focused care map in colorectal surgery: a pilot qualitative study of patients' and surgical oncology nurses' experiences
    Jason Sawyer
    Acute Pain Service, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
    Can Oncol Nurs J 18:25-33. 2008
    ..Nurses were positive about the care map overall, but felt they could have contributed more in the development and planning stages of the care map. Overall, the implementation of our patient-centred care map was a success...
  31. doi request reprint Qualitative assessment of patient experiences following sacrectomy
    K M Davidge
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, The Banting Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Surg Oncol 101:447-50. 2010
    ..The primary objective was to investigate patient experiences following sacral resection as a component of curative surgery for advanced rectal cancers, soft tissue and bone sarcomas...
  32. ncbi request reprint Lymph node retrieval and assessment in stage II colorectal cancer: a population-based study
    F C Wright
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 10:903-9. 2003
    ..Recent National Cancer Institute guidelines suggest that a minimum of 12 nodes should be examined to ensure accurate staging...
  33. ncbi request reprint Outcomes after localized axillary node recurrence in breast cancer
    F C Wright
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 10:1054-8. 2003
    ..Although relatively sparse data exist on the outcome of patients with LAR, in the era of sentinel node biopsy (SNB) these data may have increased relevance. This study assesses the survival outcomes in these patients...
  34. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the organization and delivery of breast cancer services: use of performance measures to identify knowledge gaps
    A Gagliardi
    General Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 103:131-48. 2007
    ..This paper identifies gaps in our knowledge about the quality of breast cancer care in Canada to understand where programs and resources are required to enhance health services and research capacity...
  35. pmc Long-term results of screening with magnetic resonance imaging in women with BRCA mutations
    K Passaperuma
    Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4N 3M5
    Br J Cancer 107:24-30. 2012
    ..We report screening performance, cancer stage, distant recurrence rate, and breast cancer-specific mortality in our screening study...
  36. pmc Physician supply and breast cancer survival
    Kevin M Gorey
    School of Social Work, University of Windsor, Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4, Canada
    J Am Board Fam Med 23:104-8. 2010
    ..This study tested the hypothesis that physician supply thresholds are associated with breast cancer survival in Ontario...
  37. pmc Surgical treatment of incidentally identified pancreatic masses
    Timothy L Fitzgerald
    Department of Surgery, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ont
    Can J Surg 46:413-8. 2003
    ..Our objective was to characterize the clinical features of asymptomatic patients with incidentally discovered pancreatic lesions and to assess the accuracy of preoperative radiologic diagnosis against the final histologic diagnosis...
  38. ncbi request reprint Quality initiative in rectal cancer strategy: a qualitative study of participating surgeons
    Frances C Wright
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Coll Surg 203:795-802. 2006
    ..Surgeons at each intervention hospital used a standardized approach to select a local OL from their ranks. We assessed the experiences of OL and non-OL surgeons in the QIRC strategy...
  39. ncbi request reprint Identifying educationally influential specialists: issues arising from the use of "classic" criteria
    Frances C Wright
    Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario
    J Contin Educ Health Prof 24:213-26. 2004
    ..We aimed to identify surgical and pathologist EIPs for colorectal cancer (CRC) in Ontario as part of a blended knowledge transfer program...
  40. doi request reprint Examining the potential relationship between multidisciplinary cancer care and patient survival: an international literature review
    Nicole J Look Hong
    Department of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Surg Oncol 102:125-34. 2010
    ..The aim of this review is to examine the relationship between multidisciplinary cancer care and patient survival...
  41. ncbi request reprint Surgery as a bridge to palliative chemotherapy in patients with malignant bowel obstruction from colorectal cancer
    Lucy K Helyer
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, 2075 Bayview Ave, Room T2 063, Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:1264-71. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to review surgical outcomes in patients with MBO for CRC and to evaluate the extent to which surgery can serve as a bridge to palliative chemotherapy...
  42. pmc Cancer survival in Ontario, 1986-2003: evidence of equitable advances across most diverse urban and rural places
    Kevin M Gorey
    School of Social Work, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada
    Can J Public Health 99:12-6. 2008
    ..This study examined whether place and socio-economic status had differential effects on the survival of women diagnosed with breast cancer in Ontario during the 1980s and the 1990s...
  43. doi request reprint Improving the quality of processing gastric cancer specimens: the pathologist's perspective
    Alyson L Mahar
    Centre for Health Services Sciences, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Surg Oncol 101:195-9. 2010
    ..To understand factors affecting optimal assessment we surveyed pathologists to identify external barriers...
  44. pmc Increased racial differences on breast cancer care and survival in America: historical evidence consistent with a health insurance hypothesis, 1975-2001
    Kevin M Gorey
    School of Social Work, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 113:595-600. 2009
    ..This study examined whether race/ethnicity had differential effects on breast cancer care and survival across age strata and cohorts within stages of disease...