Peer-Reviewed Publications

• 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. Accepted in Press. Annals of Surgical Oncology

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

• 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:

• 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 CSC subpopulations in TNBC are susceptible to Wnt, HDAC and ERα co-inhibition. FEBS Lett. 2016 Dec;590(24):4606-4616. doi: 10.1002/1873-3468.12496. (Epub 2016 Dec 9.)

• Trans-Atlantic Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Working Group (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 Oct;23(11):3531-40. 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:

• 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 Mar;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 Jun;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.

Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts Submitted

• Crawford, Nessim C, Weaver J, van Walraven C. Association of wait time to surgical management with overall survival in Ontarians with melanoma. Submitted to Annals of Surgical Oncology

• 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, Lisheng W. Dual inhibition of Wnt and YAP signaling retards the growth of both mesenchymal and epithelial TNBC. Submitted. European Journal of Cancer

• Stahl A, Purgina B, Nessim C, Gravel D. Pleomorphic Lipoma of the Retroperitoneum: A Case Report and the Need to keep an Open Mind. Submitted. International Journal of Surgical Pathology

• Zahr S, Mukhtar L, Dayekh K, Niknejad N, Hanson JEL, Johnson-Obaseki S, Odell MJ, Nessim C, Goss GD, Dimitroulakos J. Inhibition of GGTase1 enhances tarceva efficacy in squamous cell carcinoma cells: Potential novel combination therapeutic approach. Submitted, Oncotarget.

• Yu A, Tran A, Nessim C, Ong M. Neoadjuvant therapy for stage III-IV melanoma: a systematic review of the literature and evaluation of future prospects, submitted to Journal of Surgical Oncology

Book Chapters and Invited Articles

• Nessim C, Ferguson P, Gupta A, Catton C, Gladdy R. Retroperitoneal and Extremity Soft Tissue Sarcoma. Chapter in the Toronto Surgical Oncology Manual, 1st edition, published by Springer International Publishing, New York, USA, April 2012.

• Nessim C, Govidarajan A, McCart A. Peritoneal Malignancies. Chapter in the Toronto Surgical Oncology Manual, 1st edition, published by Springer International Publishing, New York, USA, April 2012.

• Nessim C, Rotstein L, Goldstein D, Sun A, Hogg D, McCready D, Ghazarian D. Princess Margaret Hospital: Melanoma Guidelines, PMH website, June 2012.