Professor Jayant Vaidya

University College London

I am a Professor of Surgery and Oncology and Consultant Surgeon specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the breast. I currently divide my time equally between research and clinical work.

I have over 200 original scientific publications in a wide range of medical fields. My main research aim over the past twenty years has been to improve our understanding and treatment of breast cancer.

I have given over 150 invited talks in scientific conferences, including at the British Association of Surgical Oncologists, European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC), European Cancer Conference (ECCO), Milan breast cancer conference, Miami Breast Cancer Conference, American Society of Breast Surgeons, American Society of Clinical Oncology (Breast), American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), and the San Antonio breast cancer conference.

I have been invited to contribute to several books on breast cancer. The latest edition of my book “Fast Facts – Breast Cancer” was released in June 2014 and is available as a paperback, Kindle and eBook editions.

A shorter Fast Facts: Early Breast Cancer was published in December 2016

I have been featured in Time magazine, Reader’s digest and am regularly invited to speak on the BBC.

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Targeted intraoperative radiotherapy (TARGIT-IORT) for breast cancer

Single-dose TARGeted Intraoperative radioTherapy (TARGIT-IORT) given during lumpectomy for early breast cancer within a risk-adapted approach was compared with whole breast external beam radiotherapy given over several weeks in the TARGIT-A randomised clinical trial. The published results have found that TARGIT-IORT gives similar breast cancer control and leads to fewer deaths from other causes. It is currently offered as a standard option in over 300 centers in 35 countries worldwide.