UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences


VIRTUAL: 'One-shot' radiotherapy safer and as effective for treating breast cancer as longer course

12 October 2021, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

Lecture series accompanied by an image of a doctor in full PPE

The evolution of a patient centred treatment from an idea to worldwide adoption

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Kate Thomas and Dr Nephtali Marina-Gonzalez – UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences

A pioneering breast cancer therapy which requires one shot of radiotherapy rather than conventional weeks-long treatment, has proven to be safer and as effective for most women in treating the disease. The technique, known as targeted intraoperative radiotherapy, is increasingly being used around the world instead of patients having to undergo weeks of onerous and debilitating treatment.

In this lecture Professor Jayant Vaidya will discuss the evolution of a patient centred treatment from an idea to worldwide adoption.

This lecture will be followed by a Q&A with Professor Jayant Vaidya. To stay up to date with the latest news you can follow Professor Jayant Vaidya on Twitter @jsvaidya.

More information about this pioneering therapy can be found on the TARGIT website.

Follow the conversation on Twitter: #FMSLectures

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About the Speaker

Jayant Vaidya

Professor of Surgery and Oncology at UCL Division of Surgery at UCL

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Professor Jayant Vaidya is Professor of Surgery and Oncology at UCL Division of Surgery, leading ground-breaking research in breast cancer surgery, radiotherapy and oncology at University College London. He is a world-renowned expert in the field of breast cancer.

He qualified in surgical oncology (MBBS MS DNB) from the Bombay University and the National Board. His PhD is from London University, and he is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, FRCS, UK.

Along with his colleagues he developed and scientifically tested the procedure of targeted intraoperative radiotherapy (TARGIT-IORT using Intrabeam) during lumpectomy for breast cancer. TARGIT IORT procedure has been now been used for 45,000 breast cancer patients treated in 260 centres in 38 countries worldwide. Further information can be found on the TARGIT website