Prof. Dixon publications

Prof. Anthony Dixon has published in the following peer reviewed journals. The overall theme of all research and publications is on "Complications and outcomes of skin cancer interventions". Note that no research undertaken by Prof. Dixon has been externally funded. There has never been industry, government or University funding of any of the research undertaken by Anthony Dixon. Funding for all research work has been from proceeds of ACCO workshops along with donations from the Dixon family.

We often hear cries such as, "Medical research needs to look further but we cannot. The Government needs to contribute more to research into . . ."  In this context, the word "cannot" actually means 'choose not to without payment'.

UK Journals: British Medical Journal, British Journal of Surgery, Br J Dermatology, Br J Plastic Surgery, J Plastic Reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, CML Dermatology

USA Journals: JAMA Dermatology, J American Academy Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, Plast Reconstr Surg, J Drugs Dermatology, Am J Clinical Dermatology, Clin Exp Dermatology Res, Proc (Bayl Univ Med Center)  Dermatol Online J,

Australia Journals: Medical J Australia, Aust J General Practice, Aust Fam Physician, Aust Rural Doctor

The following is a list of Prof. Anthony Dixon's publications in peer reviewed journals:

June 2019              Dixon A, Steinman H, Nirenberg A, et al. Management of invasive melanoma. Aust J Gen Pract 2019;48:368-372.1


June 2019              Dixon A, Steinman H, Anderson S, et al. Cutaneous melanoma: latest developments. Aust J Gen Pract 2019;48:349-353.2


Mar 2019               Carley SK, Dixon A, Zachary CB, et al. Revised Mohs surgery care guidelines for squamous cell carcinoma in-situ are overdue. Dermatol Online J 2019;25.3


February 2019        Steinman HK, Dixon A, Zachary CB. Mohs Appropriate Use Criteria for Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma-Reply. JAMA Dermatol 2019.4


July 2018               Steinman HK, Dixon A, Zachary CB. Reevaluating Mohs Surgery Appropriate Use Criteria for Primary Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma. JAMA Dermatol 2018;154:755-756.5


August 2017          Dixon A, Steinman H, Anderson S, et al. Authors' response to a reply to: Re: Routine usage of sentinel node biopsy in melanoma management must cease. Br J Dermatol 2017;177:579-580.6


April 2017              Dixon A, Steinman H, Anderson S, et al. Routine usage of sentinel node biopsy in melanoma management must cease. Br J Dermatol 2016;175:1340-1341.7


June 2016              Dixon ZD, A; Anderson S, Dixon, M; Steinman H; Dixon J. . Patients more likely to prefer surgery to novel photodynamic therapy. J Clin Exp Dermatol Res 2016;7:2155-9554.8


April 2016              Steinman HK, Clever H, Dixon A. The characteristics of Mohs surgery performed by dermatologists who learned the procedure during residency training or through postgraduate courses and observational preceptorships. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) 2016;29:119-23.9


February 2015        Dixon AJ, Anderson SJ, Dixon MP, et al. Post procedural pain with photodynamic therapy is more severe than skin surgery. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2015;68:28-32.10


November 2014      Dixon A, Anderson S, Steinman HK. How to treat actinic keratoses. Aust Rural Doctor 2014;11:11-14.11


October 2014         Dixon AJ, Nirenberg A, Anderson S, et al. Sentinel lymph node biopsy--reply. Aust Fam Physician 2014;43:665-6.12


July 2014               Dixon A, Anderson S, Steinman H, et al. Sentinel lymph node biopsy now has a limited role in melanoma management. Aust Fam Physician 2014;43:479-80.13


April 2014              Dixon AJ, Anderson SJ, Mazzurco JD, et al. Novel photodynamic therapy does not prevent new skin cancers--randomized controlled trial. Dermatol Surg 2014;40:412-9.14


January 2014         Anderson SJ, Steinman HK, Mazzurco JD, et al. Prolonged adverse events following photodynamic therapy: regulatory implications. J Drugs Dermatol 2014;13:62-6.15


January 2013         Dixon AJ. Is sentinel node biopsy in melanoma a test or a treatment? BMJ 2013;346:f677.16


January 2010         Rosengren H, Dixon A. Antibacterial prophylaxis in dermatologic surgery: an evidence-based review. Am J Clin Dermatol 2010;11:35-44.17


December 2009      Connelly T, Mones J, Dixon A. Ulcerated malignant spindle-cell neoplasm of the finger: malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor or desmoplastic malignant melanoma? Dermatol Surg 2009;35:2013-8.18


July 2009               Dixon AJ, Dixon MP, Dixon JB. Prospective study of skin surgery in patients with and without known diabetes. Dermatol Surg 2009;35:1035-40.19


July 2009               Dixon A, Rosengren H, Connelly T, et al. Education in skin cancer management--assessing knowledge and safety. Aust Fam Physician 2009;38:557-60.20


February 2009        Dixon AJ, Dixon MP, Dixon JB, et al. Prospective study of skin surgery in smokers vs. nonsmokers. Br J Dermatol 2009;160:365-7.21


February 2009        Connelly T, Dixon A. Delineating curettage as an adjunct to excision of Basal cell carcinoma: results in 334 cases. Plast Reconstr Surg 2009;123:59e-60e.22


January 2009         Dixon AJ, Dixon MP, Dixon JB. Skin surgery to the ear risks increased bleeding complications--a prospective study. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2009;62:123-5.23


September 2008     Dixon AJ, Dixon MP, Dixon JB, et al. Prospective study of skin surgery in smokers vs. nonsmokers. Br J Dermatol 2008.24


May 2008              Dixon A. Sentinel lymph node biopsy: Let's get back to basics in managing melanoma. BMJ 2008;336:1033.25


April 2008              Dixon AJ, Dixon MP, Dixon JB. Skin surgery to the ear risks increased bleeding complications - a prospective study. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2008.26


November 2007      Dixon AJ, Dixon MP, Dixon JB. Bleeding complications in skin cancer surgery are associated with warfarin but not aspirin therapy. Br J Surg 2007;94:1356-60.27


September 2007     Dixon AJ, Dixon MP, Dixon JB. Prospective study of long-term patient perceptions of their skin cancer surgery. J Am Acad Dermatol 2007;57:445-53.28


August 2007          Dixon A. Check Program. Aust Fam Physician 2007;36:583; discussion 583-4.29


July 2007               Dixon A. Melanoma management in 2007. Aust Fam Physician 2007;36:488-9.30


June 2007              Dixon A. Managing bleeding complications in skin surgery. Aust Fam Physician 2007;36:435-6.31


May 2007              Dixon A. Treating actinic keratoses with imiquimod. Aust Fam Physician 2007;36:341-2.32


April 2007              Dixon A. Arc welding and the risk of cancer. Aust Fam Physician 2007;36:255-6.33


March 2007            Dixon A. Rare skin cancers in general practice. Aust Fam Physician 2007;36:141-3.34


February 2007        Dixon A. High risk squamous cell carcinoma. Aust Fam Physician 2007;36:49-50.35


January 2007         Connelly T, Dixon A. Surgical pearl: Use of digital Vernier calipers for measurement of lesional and excisional dimensions. J Am Acad Dermatol 2007;56:146.36


December 2006      Dixon A. Micronodular basal cell carcinomas. Aust Fam Physician 2006;35:965-6.37


November 2006      Wilkinson D, Bourne P, Dixon A, et al. Skin cancer medicine in primary care: towards an agenda for quality health outcomes. Med J Aust 2006;184:11-2.38


November 2006      Dixon A. Melanoma with cutaneous melanoma secondaries. Aust Fam Physician 2006;35:871-2.39


October 2006         Dixon A. Managing skin cancer below the knee. Aust Fam Physician 2006;35:785-6.40


September 2006     Dixon A. Skin cancer in patients with multiple health problems. Aust Fam Physician 2006;35:717-8.41


August 2006          Dixon AJ, Dixon MP, Dixon JB. Randomized clinical trial of the effect of applying ointment to surgical wounds before occlusive dressing. Br J Surg 2006;93:937-43.42


August 2006          Dixon A. Dysplastic melanocytic naevus syndrome. Aust Fam Physician 2006;35:601-2.43


July 2006               Dixon A, Dixon JB, Dixon MP. Reducing Opposed Multilobed Flaps Results in Fewer Complications Than Traditional Repair Techniques When Closing Medium-Sized Defects on the Leg after Excision of Skin Tumor. Dermatol Surg 2006;32:935-42.44


July 2006               Dixon A. One lump or two? A case study of infiltrating BCC on the nose. Aust Fam Physician 2006;35:505-6.45


June 2006              Dixon AJ, Dixon MP, Askew DA, et al. Prospective study of wound infections in dermatologic surgery in the absence of prophylactic antibiotics. Dermatol Surg 2006;32:819-27.46


April 2006              Wilkinson D, Askew DA, Dixon A. Skin cancer clinics in Australia: workload profile and performance indicators from an analysis of billing data. Med J Aust 2006;184:162-4.47


January 2006         Dixon A. The Multicenter Lymphadenectomy Trial Spells a Halt to Sentinel Node Biopsy. CML Dermatology 2006;11:1-5.48


August 2005          Dixon AJ, Hall RS. Managing skin cancer--23 golden rules. Aust Fam Physician 2005;34:669-71.49


Feb 2005               Dixon AJ. Multiple superficial basal cell carcinomata--topical imiquimod versus curette and cryotherapy. Aust Fam Physician 2005;34:49-52.50


November 2004      Dixon AJ, Dixon MP. Reducing opposed multilobed flap repair, a new technique for managing medium-sized low-leg defects following skin cancer surgery. Dermatol Surg 2004;30:1406-11.51


March 2004            Dixon AJ, Dixon BF. Ultraviolet radiation from welding and possible risk of skin and ocular malignancy. Med J Aust 2004;181:155-7.52