Publications in Breast Cancer Surgery


Links to some of Mr Agrawal's key publications (in the public domain) are in Researchgate 





Effect of COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns on planned cancer surgery for 15 tumour types in 61 countries: an international, prospective, cohort study

CovidSurg Collaborative incl. Agrawal A

Lancet Oncol 2021 Nov; 22(11):1507-1517. doi:10.1016/S1470-2045(21)00493-9. Epub 2021 Oct 5 


Outcomes of Volume Replacement Oncoplastic Breast-Conserving Surgery Using Chest Wall Perforator Flaps: Comparison with Volume Displacement Oncoplastic Surgery and Total Breast Reconstruction

Garreffa E, Agrawal A

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021 Jun 1;147(6): 1057e-1058e.doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000007917.


Breast MRI in DCIS size estimation, breast-conserving surgery and oncoplastic breast surgery

Bartram A, Gilbert Fiona, Thompson Alastair, Mann G Bruce, Agrawal A

Cancer Treat Rev. 2021 Feb 2; 94:102158. doi: 10.1016/j.ctrv.2021.102158. [PMID: 33610127] [Online ahead of print] 


Breast cancer management pathways during the Covid-19 pandemic: outcomes from the UK 'Alert Level 4' phase of the B-MaP-C study 

Dave R, Baek Kim et al on behalf of the B-MaP-C study Collaborative incl. Agrawal A

Br J Cancer. 2021 Mar 25.




"Medial Hemi-Mastopexy": An innovation to avoid medial pole emptiness in reduction mammaplasty

Agrawal A, Garreffa E

Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2020 Oct; 85(4):363-368. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000002205. [Epub ahead of print] 


Achieving margin clearance following Oncoplastic Breast Surgery in comparison with simple wide local excision: a three-dimensional specimen assessment 

Garreffa E, Kankam HKN, Bali R, Duckworth A, Jimenez-Linan M, Mahler-Araujo B, Moyle P, Wright P, Provenzano E, Agrawal A

AnZ J Surg. 2020 Nov; 90(11): 2346-2352. doi:10.1111/ans.16222 


Elective Cancer Surgery in Covid-19 free Surgical Pathways during the SARS-Cov-2 Pandemic: An international, multicenter, Comparative Cohort Study

Glasbey JC, Bhangu A, CovidSurg Collaborative incl. Agrawal A

J Clin Oncol. 2021 Jan 1; 39(1):66-78. Epub 2020 Oct 6 


Definition of Tumor Bed Boost in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery: An understanding and approach 

Garreffa E, Hugher-Davies L, Russell S, Lightowlers S, Agrawal A

Clin Br Cancer. 2020 Aug; 20 (4), e510-5. Epub 2020 Mar 20 


Therapeutic mammaplasty is a safe and effective alternative to mastectomy with or without immediate reconstruction

Potter S et al, TeAM and iBRA collaborators incl. Agrawal A

Br J Surg. 2020 Feb 19. doi: 10.1002/bjs.11468. [Epub ahead of print] 




National Mastectomy Decision Audit (MasDA)

Singh JK et al and MasDA Collaborators incl. Agrawal A

Br J Surgery. 2020 Feb; 107(3):227-237. doi:10.1002/bjs.11383. [Epub 2019 Nov 5] 

Multifocal and multicentric breast cancer, is it time to think again?

Masannat Y, Agrawal A, L Maraqa L, Fuller M, Down SK, Tang S, D Pang, M Kontos M, L Romics L, Heys SD

Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2020 Jan; 102(1):62-66. doi:10.1308/rcsann.2019.0109. [Epub 2019 Sep 6] 

Cost-effectiveness of pre-pectoral implant-based breast reconstruciton: A pilot comparative analysis

Garreffa E, Agrawal A

J Plasr Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2019 Oct; 72(10):1700-1738. 


The impact of immediate breast reconstruction on the time to delivery of adjuvant therapy: the iBRA-2 study

O’Connell R et al and iBRA collaborators incl. Agrawal A

Br J Cancer. 2019 Mar 29.


Oncoplastic Breast Surgery and Radiotherapy - Adverse aesthetic outcomes, proposed classification of aesthetic components, and causality attribution 

Agrawal A

The Breast Journal. 2019 Mar; 25(2):207-218. doi:10.1111/tbj.13193. 




Wide Local Excision versus Oncoplastic Breast Surgery: Differences in Surgical Outcome for an Assumed Margin (0, 1, or 2 mm) Distance

Bali R, Kankam HKN, Borkar N, Provenzano E, Agrawal A

Clin Breast Cancer. 2018 Oct; 18(5):e1053-e1057. doi: 10.1016/j.cibc.2018.06.004 Jun 19. 


Current practice and short-term outcomes of therapeutic mammaplasty in the international TeaM multicentre prospective cohort study

O'Connell RL et al. (Collaborators include: Agrawal A)

Br J Surg. 2018 Aug 22. [Epub ahead of print]


A rare reaction to synthetic mono-filament sutures: a report of two cases

Bali R, Kankam HKN, Agrawal A

J of Peri-op Practice. 2018 Jan-Feb; 28(1-2):27-30




Trends in post-mastectomy breast reconstruction types at a breast cancer tertiary referral centre before and after introduction of acellular dermal matrices

Kankam HKN, HourstonGJM, Fopp LJ, BensonJ, BenyonS, Irwin MS, Agrawal A

ForuohiP, MalataCMM

J Plast Recon Aesth Surg. 2018 Jan; 71(1): 21-27


Microbubble detection and ultrasound-guided vacuum-assisted biopsy of axillary lymph nodes in patients with breast cancer 

Britton P, Willsher P, TaylorK, Kilburn-Toppin F, Provenzano E, ForuohiP, BensonJ, Agrawal AForman JR, Wallis MG

Clin Radiol. 2017 Sep; 72 (9):772-779




Assessment and Planning for OncoPlastic and Reconstructive breast surgery: a Review and a proposed Chart

Agrawal A

Eur J Plast Surgery. 2016 October; 39 (5):321


Biological effects of fulvestrant on estrogen receptor positive human breast cancer: short, medium and long-term effect based on sequential biopsies 

Agrawal A, Robertson JFR, GutteridgeE, Cheung KL, Ellis IO, Nicholson RI, Gee JMW

Int J Cancer. 2016 Jan 1; 138(1): 146-59. Epub 2015 Jul 30 [PMID: 26178788] 


Book Chapters


World Breast Cancer Report, 2012. Chapter 22: Breast Cancer around the World: United Kingdom

Agrawal A, Sibbering DM

World Breast Cancer Report, 2012. Pg 229-236. In: Boyle P et al (Eds).

International Prevention Research Institute, Lyon, France. Funded by Susan G. Komen Foundation


Fulvestrant - Metastatic disease

Agrawal A, Cheung KL, Robertson JFR

Oxford Oncology Library. Chapter 5, In: Buzdar AU (ed), Endocrine Therapies in Breast Cancer,

Oxford University Press, UK; 2007 September


Technical Innovation


A simple plunger technique for negative pressure during fat harvesting

Agrawal A, Rasheed T

J of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery. 2013 Dec; 67(4):e105-e106


Original Articles


Changing Trends in Consultant Practice and Breast Training in the United Kingdom

Maraqa L, Agrawal A, Macmillan RD, Gutteridge E, Whisker L, Horgan K, Rainsbury RM, and Association of Breast Surgeons

Bulletin of the RCS of England. 2015 Apr; 97(4): E 11-E14(4)


Pilot randomised study of early intervention based on tumour markers in the follow-up of patients with primary breast cancer

J Mathew, Prinsloo P, Agrawal A, Gutteridge E, Marenah C, Robertson JFR, Cheung KL

The Breast. 2014 Oct; 23(5):567-72 [PMID: 24874285]


Surgical & Oncological outcome after skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction

Agrawal A, Grewal M, Sibbering DM, Courtney CA

Clin Breast Cancer. 2013 Dec; 13(6):478-81 [PMID: 24119787]


Clinical relevance of “withdrawal therapy” as a form of hormonal manipulation for breast cancer

Agrawal A, Robertson JFR, Cheung KL

World J Surg Oncol. 2011 Sep 9;9(1):101 [PMID: 21906312]


Suppression of ovarian function in combination with an aromatase inhibitor as treatment for advanced breast cancer in premenopausal women

Cheung KL, Agrawal A, Folkerd E, Dowsett M, Robertson JFR, Winterbottom

Eur J Cancer. 2010 November; 46(16): 2936-2942 [PMID: 20832294]


The effects of Gefitinib in Tamoxifen-resistant &hormone insensitive Breast Cancer: A Phase II study

Gutteridge E, Agrawal A, Nicholson RI, Cheung KL, Robertson JFR, Gee JMW

Int J Cancer. 2010 Apr 15; 126(8): 1806-1816 [PMID: 19739079]


Bone turnover markers in postmenopausal breast cancer patients treated with Fulvestrant

Agrawal A, Hannon RE, Cheung KL, Eastell R, Robertson JFR

The Breast. 2009 June; 18(3):204-7 [PMID: 19464177]


Biological profile of oestrogen receptor-positive primary breast cancers in the elderly and response to primary endocrine therapy

Okunade G, Green AR, Ying M, Agrawal A, Paish EC, Aleskandrany M, Winterbottom L, Hassell K, Morgan DAL, Ellis IO, Cheung KL

Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2009 Oct; 72(1):76-82. Epub 2009 Jun 9 [PMID: 19515574]


Primary endocrine therapy in locally advanced breast cancers- the Nottingham experience

Mathew J, Agrawal A, AsgeirssonKS, Buhari A, Jackson LR, Cheung KL, Robertson JF

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2009 Jan; 113(2): 403-7 [PMID: 18311583]


Can CT scan replace bone scan in detecting bone metastases from breast cancer? A prospective audit

Bristow AR, Agrawal A, Burrell HC, Cornford EJ, Evans AJ, James JJ, Hamilton L, Robertson JFR, Chan SY, LawtonPA, Cheung KL

The Breast. 2008 Feb; 17 (1): 100-105 [PMID: 17890090]


Serum EGFR and HER2 expression in primary and metastatic breast cancer patients

AsgierssonKS, Agrawal A, Allen C, Hitch A, Ellis IO, Chapman C, Cheung KL, Robertson JFR

Breast Cancer Research. 2007 Nov 01; 9(6): R75 [PMID: 17976236]


Oesophagogastric cancers secondary to a breast primary do not require resection

Ayantunde A, Agrawal A, Parsons SL, Welch NT

World J Surg. 2007 Aug; 31(8): 1597-601 [PMID: 17578645]


Neoadjuvant chemotherapy in locally advanced primary breast cancers - The Nottingham experience

Mathew J, Asgiersson KS, Agrawal A, Mukherjee A, Cheung KL, Chan SY, Robertson JFR

Eur J Surg Oncol. 2007 Oct; 33(8): 972-976 [PMID: 17391905]


The Use of LatissimusDorsiMiniflap for Reconstruction following Breast-Conserving Surgery:
Experience of a Small Breast Unit in a District Hospital

Navin C*, Agrawal A*, Kolar KM [* = equal 1st author contribution]

World J Surg. 2007 Jan; 31(1): 46-50 [PMID: 17180559]


Efficacy and tolerability of high dose ethinylestradiol in postmenopausal advanced breast cancer patients heavily pre-treated with endocrine agents

Agrawal A, Robertson JFR, Cheung KL

World J Surg Oncol. 2006 Jul 11; 4(1): 44 [PMID: 16834778]


“Resurrection of clinical efficacy” after resistance to endocrine therapy in metastatic breast cancer

Agrawal A, Robertson JFR, Cheung KL

World J Surg Oncol. 2006 Jul 5; 4(1): 40 [PMID: 16822312]


Review Articles


Skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction: A Review

Agrawal A, Sibbering DM, Courtney CA

Eur J Surg Oncol. 2013 April; 39: 320-328 [PMID: 23333068]


Male Breast Cancer: A Review of Clinical Management

Agrawal A, Ayantunde AA, Rampaul R, Robertson JFR

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2007 May; 103(1): 11-21 [PMID: 17033919]   


A review of concepts of seroma formation and prevention in breast cancer surgery

Agrawal A, Ayantunde AA, Cheung KL

ANZ J Surg. 2006 Dec; 76(12): 1088-1095. Commentary: 1046 [PMID: 17199696]


The ‘other half’ of breast cancer – A review of male breast cancer

Ying M, Agrawal A, Cheung KL

The Journal of Men’s Health & Gender. 2005 Dec; 2(4): 406-413


Overview of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in clinical breast cancer

Agrawal A, Gutteridge E, Gee JMW, Nicholson RI, Robertson JFR

Endocr Relat Cancer. 2005 Jul; 12 (Suppl 1): S135-44 [PMID: 16113090]


Mesh migration following laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia: a case report and review of literature

Agrawal A, Avill R

Hernia. 2006 Mar; 10(1): 79-82 [PMID: 16258705]


Case Reports


Invasive Lobular carcinoma arising in accessory breast tissue

Devine C, Courtney CA, Deb R, Agrawal A

World J Surg Oncol. 2013 Feb 26; 11(1):47 [PMID: 23442311]


Adenosquamous carcinoma of breast in a 19 years old woman: A Case report

Agrawal A, Saha S, Ellis IO, Bello AM

World J Surg Oncol. 2010 May 27; 8(1):44 [PMID: 20507552]


Fulvestrant in advanced Male Breast Cancer 

Agrawal A, Cheung KL, Robertson JFR

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2007 Jan; 101(1):123 [PMID: 16807672]


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