Dr David James Porter

MBChB, Dip Obst, MD, FRACP

Biography

David Porter graduated from Otago University in 1985.  He then went on to complete training as a Medical Oncologist.  From 1993-1995 he was a Clinical Research Fellow at the Cancer Research Laboratories, University of Newcastle upon Tyne where he completed his doctorate on the relationship between the dose of chemotherapy and its biological effect, with special reference to the use of therapeutic drug monitoring to adapt the dose of treatment to an individual.

In 1995 he returned to New Zealand to work in the department of Medical Oncology at Auckland Hospital where he is currently the lead clinician for the Breast and Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma teams.

Internationally he is a member of the Australia and New Zealand Breast Trials Collaborative Group and is a member of the Supportive Care Subcommitee of the SAC of that organisation.

In 2007-09 he was a member of a working party that is putting together guidelines for the management of early breast cancer in the New Zealand context.

He is a member Scientific Advisory Committee of the Australasian Sarcoma Study Group, and a member of the Australasian Gastrointestinal Trials Group.

He is actively involved in clinical trials centred upon improving survival outcomes in patients with breast cancer and bone and soft tissue malignancies.  Other areas of interest are the long term consequences of cancer treatment (“survivorship issues”) including financial, fertility issues and bone health.

Research interests

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Reynolds, L. M., Bissett, I. P., Porter, D., & Consedine, N. S. (2016). The ‘ick’ factor matters: Disgust prospectively predicts avoidance in chemotherapy patients. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 50 (6), 935-945. 10.1007/s12160-016-9820-x
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/32162
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ian Bissett, Nathan Consedine
  • Ioannides, S. J., Barlow, P. L., Elwood, J. M., & Porter, D. (2014). Effect of obesity on aromatase inhibitor efficacy in postmenopausal, hormone receptor-positive breast cancer: a systematic review. Breast cancer research and treatment, 147 (2), 237-248. 10.1007/s10549-014-3091-7
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mark Elwood
  • Bennett, J. A., Cameron, L. D., Brown, P. M., Whitehead, L., Porter, D. J., Ottaway, T. K., & Robinson, E. M. (2010). Time since diagnosis as a predictor of symptoms, depression, cognition, social concerns, perceived benefits, and overall health in cancer survivors. Oncology Nursing Forum, 37 (3).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Linda Cameron
  • Bennett, J. A., Cameron, L. D., Whitehead, L. C., & Porter, D. (2009). Differences Between Older and Younger Cancer Survivors in Seeking Cancer Information and Using Complementary/Alternative Medicine. JOURNAL OF GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE, 24 (10), 1089-1094. 10.1007/s11606-009-0979-8
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Linda Cameron
  • Bennett, J. A., Brown, P. M., Cameron, L. D., Whitehead, L., Porter, D. J., & McPherson, K. M. (2009). Changes in employment and household income during the 24 months following a cancer diagnosis. Supportive Care in Cancer, 17 (8), 1057-1064. 10.1007/s00520-008-0540-z
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Linda Cameron
  • Bennett, J. A., Cameron, L. D., Brown, P. M., Whitehead, L., Porter, D. J., & Ottaway, T. K. (21/11/2008). Resilience in Cancer: Few Older Cancer Survivors Seek Information and Support Services Following a Cancer Diagnosis. Poster presented at Annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Baltimore, MD.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Linda Cameron
  • Jameson, M. B., Thompson, P. I., Baguley, B. C., Evans, B. D., Harvey, V. J., Porter, D. J., ... Gumbrell, L. (2003). Clinical aspects of a phase I trial of 5,6-dimethylxanthenone-4-acetic acid (DMXAA), a novel antivascular agent. BRITISH JOURNAL OF CANCER, 88 (12), 1844-1850. 10.1038/sj.bjc.6600992
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Bruce Baguley, Michael Jameson