Research

Selected Publications (First or Supervising Author)
Hibberd CS, Quan GM. Risk factors for pathological fracture and metastatic epidural spinal cord compression in patients with spinal metastases. Orthopedics 2018; Jan1;41(1):e38-e45.
Hibberd CS, Quan GM. Accuracy of pre-operative scoring systems for the prognostication and treatment of patients with spinal metastases. International Scholarly Research Notices 2017; Article ID 1320684; Epub 2017 Aug 15.
Mihailidis HG, Manners S, Churilov L, Quan GM. Is spinal surgery safe in octogenerians? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 2017 Jul;87(7-8):605-609.
Kirzner N, Hilliard L, Martin C, Quan GM, Liew S, Humadi A. Bone graft in posterior spine fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a meta-analysis. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 2018 May 15.
O’Donnell K, Quan GM, Upton A. Extraosseous vertebral body haemangioma. Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery 2018; 12:41-44.
Quan GM, Irons S, Tang SK. Posterior mediastinal paraspinal angioleimyoma causing thoracic radiculopathy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 2014; Epub 2014 Apr 16
Lau SC, Myhill NG, Ganeshalingam R, Quan GM. Cervical spinal cord injury at the Victorian Spinal Cord Injury Service: Epidemiology of the last decade. Clinical Medicine Insights: Trauma and Intensive Medicine 2014; 5: 1-6
Quan GM, Wilde P. Fractured neck of femur below long spino-pelvic fixation for Charcot spine. Journal of Medical Case Reports 2013; 7(1): 277. Epub 2013 Dec 30
Roberts E, Cossigny D, Quan GM. The role of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in metastatic prostate cancer to the skeleton. Prostate Cancer 2013; 2013: Article ID 418340; Epub 2013 Dec 12
Dushyanthen S, Cossigny DA, Quan GM. The osteoblastic & osteoclastic interactions in spinal metastases secondary to prostate cancer. Cancer Growth and Metastasis 2013; 6: 61-80
Petterwood J, Lim K, Gonzalvo A, Quan GM. An intradural extramedullary colorectal adenocarcinoma metastasis to the cervical spine. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 2013; Epub 2013 Nov 20
Lundine K, Davis G, Rogers M, Staples M, Quan G. Prevalence of adjacent segment disc degeneration in patients undergoing anterior cervical discectomy and fusion based on preoperative MRI findings. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 2014; 21: 82-85
Cossigny DA, Mouhtouris E, Dushyanthen S, Gonzalvo A, Quan GM. An in vivo mouse model of intraosseous spinal cancer causing evolving paraplegia. Journal of Neuro-Oncology 2013; 115(2): 189-196
Hibberd C, Cossigny DA, Quan GM. Animal cancer models of skeletal metastasis. Cancer Growth and Metastasis 2013; 6: 23-34
Quan GM, Wilde P. Spine surgery outcomes in a workers’ compensation cohort. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 2013; 83(1-2): 96
Cossigny D, Quan GM. In vivo animal models of spinal metastasis. Cancer and Metastasis Reviews 2012; 31(1-2): 99-108
Quan GM, Vital JM, Aurouer N, Obeid I, Palussiere J, Diallo A, Pointillart V. Surgery improves pain, function and quality of life in patients with spinal metastases: a prospective study on 118 patients. European Spine Journal 2011; 20(11): 1970-1978.
Quan GM, Pointillart V, Palussière J, Bonichon F. Multidisciplinary treatment and survival of patients with vertebral metastases from thyroid carcinoma. Thyroid 2011; Epub Dec16
Quan GM, Vital JM, Pointillart V. Outcomes of palliative surgery in metastatic disease to the cervical and cervicothoracic spine. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine 2011; 14(5): 612-618.
Quan GM, Vital JM, Hansen S, Pointillart V. Eight-year clinical and radiological follow-up of the Bryan cervical disc arthroplasty. Spine 2011; 36(8):639-646.
Pointillart V, Vital JM, Salmi R, Diallo A, Quan GM. Survival prognostic factors and clinical outcomes in patients with spinal metastases. Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology 2011; 137(5):849-856.
Quan GM, Gibson MJ. Correction of main thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis using pedicle screw instrumentation: Does higher implant density improve correction? Spine 2010; 35(5): 562-567.
Quan GM, Choong PF. Anti-angiogenic therapy for osteosarcoma. Cancer and Metastasis Reviews 2006; 25(4): 707-13.
Quan GM, Slavin JL, Schlicht SM, Smith PJ, Powell GJ, Choong PF. Osteosarcoma near joints; assessment and implications. Journal of Surgical Oncology 2005; 91(3): 159-66.
Quan GM, Carr D, Schlicht S, Powell GJ, Choong PF. Lessons learnt from the painful shoulder; a case series of malignant shoulder girdle tumours misdiagnosed as frozen shoulder. International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2005; 2(1): 2.
Quan GM, Ojaimi J, Li Y, Kartsogiannis V, Zhou H, Choong PF. Localization of pigment epithelium-derived factor in growing mouse bone. Calcified Tissue International 2005; 76(2): 146-53. Epub 2004 Nov 4.
Quan GM, Ojaimi J, Choong PF. Cartilage-derived anti-angiogenic therapy for osteosarcoma: a novel approach. International Journal of Cancer Prevention 2004; 1(6): 411-9.
Quan GM, Pitman A, Slavin J, Zalcberg J, Choong PF. Soft tissue metastasis of carcinoid tumour: a rare manifestation. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 2004; 74(3):164-6.
Quan GM. Training Surgeon Scientists. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 2004; 74(1-2): 79-80.
Quan GM, Ojaimi J, Nadesapillai AP, Zhou H, Choong PF. Resistance of epiphyseal cartilage to invasion by osteosarcoma is likely to be due to expression of antiangiogenic factors. Pathobiology 2002-2003; 70(6): 361-7

Awards

University of Melbourne RIF Collaborative Equipment Grant 2016-2017
Victorian Orthopaedic Research Trust Grant 2016
Victorian Orthopaedic Research Trust Grant 2013
Austin Medical Research Foundation Research Grant 2013
National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) Postdoctoral Clinical Fellowship Award: 2009-2012 (4-year tenure)
Austin Medical Research Foundation Grant 2012
Spine Society of Australia Clinical Fellowship Bursary 2008
Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association Spine Travelling Fellowship Award 2007
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Australian In-Service Examination Prize 2006
Australian Orthopaedic Association Victorian Branch Training Committee Annual Prize 2006
The Cancer Council of Victoria Research Grant 2005
Australian Health and Medical Research Council Invited National Speaker and Travel Grant Award Sydney 2004
Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society Travel Grant Award Sydney 2004
National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) Medical Postgraduate Scholarship: 2003-2004 (2-year tenure)
Peter Ryan Prize for Best Surgical Research, St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne 2003
Victorian Orthopaedic Research Trust Grant 2003
Surgical Research Society of Australasia Young Investigator and Travel Grant Award Melbourne 2003
Sir Leslie Eric Paddle Scholarship – Orthopaedic Medicine Affecting Children; Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne: 2002 and 2003 (re-awarded on merit)
Viola Edith Reid Bequest Scholarship; Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, 2002 and 2003 (re-awarded on merit)
Australian Orthopaedic Association Research Foundation Grant 2002
St. Vincent’s Hospital Medical Research Foundation Grant 2002
Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society Young Investigator Award 2002