Adena Scheer



Research Programs


Please note: Dr. Scheer is not taking any summer students.

Dr. Adena Scheer is a Surgeon-Investigator with a clinical focus in breast oncology and a research focus in decision support and knowledge translation. Her current studies look to evaluate and support the decision making needs of immigrant women in breast cancer.

Featured Publications

  1. Wu RC, Scheer AS, Moloo H, Auer RC, Tadros S, RP Boushey, Stacey D. Evaluation fo the rectal cancer patient decision aid: A before and after study. Disease of the Colon and Rectum. 2015 Sep 15. In Press. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  2. Simpson J, Scheer AS. A Review of the Effectiveness of Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship Programs Utilizing Kirkpatrick’s Evaluation Model. Journal of Cancer Education. 2015 Jun. Coauthor or Collaborator.
  3. Javidnia H, Hanna M, Li Y, Scheer A, Filion L, Eapen L, Carrier M, Auer R, Corsten M, Allan DS. Vascular progenitor clusters from peripheral blood in cancer patients following oncologic surgery. J Surg Oncol. 2014 Feb;109(2):151-7. Coauthor or Collaborator. PMID: 24449173
  4. Menezes AS, Barnes A, Scheer AS, Martel G, Moloo H, Boushey RP, Sabri E, Auer RC. Clinical research in surgical oncology: an analysis of Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Nov;20(12):3725-31. Coauthor or Collaborator. PMID: 23800894
  5. Scheer AS, O’Connor AM, Chan BP, Moloo H, Poulin EC, Mamazza J, Auer RC, Boushey RP. The myth of informed consent in rectal cancer surgery: what do patients retain? Dis Colon Rectum. 2012 Sep;55(9):970-5. Principal Author. PMID: 22874604
  6. Auer RA, Scheer AS, McSparron JI, Schulman AR, Tuorto S, Doucette S, Gonsalves J, Fong Y. Postoperative venous thromboembolism predicts survival in cancer patients. Ann Surg. 2012 May;255(5):963-70. Co-Principal Author. PMID: 22504195
  7. Scheer AS, Boushey RP, Liang S, Doucette S, O’Connor AM, Moher D. The long-term gastrointestinal functional outcomes following curative anterior resection in adults with rectal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Dis Colon Rectum. 2011 Dec;54(12):1589-97. Principal Author. PMID: 22067190
  8. Auer R, Scheer A, Wells PS, Boushey R, Asmis T, Jonker D, Carrier M. The use of extended perioperative low molecular weight heparin (tinzaparin) to improve disease-free survival following surgical resection of colon cancer: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis. 2011 Dec;22(8):760-2. Coauthor or Collaborator. PMID: 22198365
  9. Scheer A, Martel G, Moloo H, Sabri E, Poulin EC, Mamazza J, Boushey RP. Laparoscopic colon surgery: does operative time matter? Dis Colon Rectum. 2009 Oct;52(10):1746-52. Principal Author. PMID: 19966608
  10. Scheer AS, Novak CB, Neligan PC, Lipa JE. Complications associated with breast reconstruction using a perforator flap compared with a free TRAM flap. Ann Plast Surg. 2006 Apr;56(4):355-8. Principal Author. PMID:16557060

Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Surgical Oncologist, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto