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Professor John Benson Portrait

Professor John Benson

Professor John Benson is a Consultant Breast Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK. He qualified from Oxford University Clinical School and was awarded doctorates from Oxford and Cambridge Universities (DM (Oxon); MD (Cantab)). He received specialist training at the Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer Research, London and The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Centre, New York. Professor Benson is a Fellow and Director of Clinical Studies at Selwyn College, Cambridge and Visiting Professor at the School of Medicine, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK. He is an examiner for the MRCS examination, a member of the British Breast Group and the Executive Board of the Association of Breast Surgery (Ordinary Trustee). Professor Benson has more than 120 published articles in leading journals including The Lancet, Lancet Oncology and The British Journal of Surgery and written numerous book chapters and several books in the field of breast diseases. He is a former member of the Planning Committee for the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (2013 – 2015) and a current member of the peer review team for the ASCO guidelines on breast cancer management.

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Professor Ramsey Cutress University of Southampton

Ramsey Cutress has led the Advanced Management of Breast Disease Course as Director since 2014. The course was based at The Royal College of Surgeons of England prior to transfer to ABS in 2019 when it successfully ran in the fantastic setting of Selwyn College Cambridge. Ramsey has been a member of the ABS Education and Training Committee and served as faculty on the Oncoplastic MSc and Oncoplastic Course Level 2. He has been a member of the writing groups of the ABS/BAPRAS Oncoplastic Guidelines and the NICE NG101 Early and Locally Advance Breast Cancer Committee and is Breast Surgery Editor for the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons. He currently supervises several MD and PhD’s and acts as external examiner for a number of Universities. In Southampton he is University lead for the Wessex Academic Foundation programme.

Mr Amit Agrawal Portrait

Mr Amit Agrawal Cambridge University Hospitals

Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, Cambridge University Hospitals

Mr Avi Agrawal Portrait

Mr Avi Agrawal Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

Avi was appointed Consultant Surgeon at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust in 2007 and provides cancer care to breast and skin cancer patients. As the Clinical Lead for Breast & Endocrine Surgery and Surgical Oncology for over 10 years, he strives to ensure that patient focus is at the heart of clinical delivery. Other management duties include MDT Breast Cancer Lead, Co-chair of Wessex Breast Cancer Network and Council member for BASO. Avi is also an Examiner for Medical Finals, Medical Student Surgical Clinical Coordinator and helps with the selection process of medical students for the University of Southampton School of Medicine and the TIG breast fellowship program.

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Miss Karina Cox Maidstone And Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Miss Karina Cox graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary's in 1998 and completed her basic surgical training in London. She then spent two years as a clinical research fellow at Imperial College London investigating the function of immune cells in lymph nodes draining breast cancer.

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Mr Rajiv Dave Wythenshawe Hospital

Rajiv is a consultant surgeon in the Nightingale & Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Centre, at Wythenshawe Hospital, which is recognised as one of the largest Breast symptomatic and screening units in the UK. This is a recognised centre of excellence, providing complex oncoplastic breast surgery and leading on new technology. His specialist surgical training, which spanned over 10 years, includes a TIG Oncoplastic fellowship in Manchester, and an International Fellowship (Breast, Endocrine and Melanoma) in Melbourne, Australia.

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Miss Julie Doughty Gartnavel General Hospital

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Miss Sarah Downey James Paget Hospital

Miss Downey trained in Nottingham, Bristol, Manchester and Yorkshire. She has been a consultant surgeon at the James Paget Hospital since 2005. She was an MRCS examiner and Chair of the Court at the time of significant changes to the format. For 5 years,She was Divisional Director which gave me a broader understanding of the relationship between service provision and training. More recently, She has been Chair of the oncoplastic breast Training Interface group, a member of the SAC in General Surgery and appointed as Training Programme Director for the East of England. I am currently a QA surgeon.

Mr Dorin Dumitru Portrait

Mr Dorin Dumitru Castle Hill Hospital , Hull

Dr Toral Gathani Portrait

Dr Toral Gathani Oxford University

Toral Gathani is a Senior Clinical Research Fellow in the Cancer Epidemiology Unit of the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford and Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Professor Fiona Gilbert Portrait

Professor Fiona Gilbert University of Cambridge

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Mr Gerald Gui Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Trust

Mr Gerald Gui is a specialist oncoplastic breast and reconstructive surgeon. His specific interest is in the early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, surgery to preserve breast form and symmetry after a diagnosis of cancer, surgery after primary chemotherapy, immediate breast reconstruction and the management of women that carry a high-risk breast cancer predisposition gene.

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Dr Victoria Harmer Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Dr Victoria Harmer qualified with an award for distinction in practice and is Consultant Nurse and lead nurse for the breast screening and symptomatic services at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She acts as Key Worker to people with breast cancer, and has published widely, as well as editing the book ‘Breast Cancer Nursing Care and Management’. She has acted as medical adviser for radio, television and film and involved in many research trial e.g. OPTIMA. She has received Nursing Times Cancer Nursing award and was a finalist for the Public Health category in 2022. She has worked with Marks and Spencer designing swimwear for the post mastectomy body, is Trustee for Against Breast Cancer charity, on the Medical Advisory Board for CoppaFeel!, deputy Chair for Europa Donna UK and a member of the ABS International Forum. Dr Harmer has a degree in nursing from Kings College, an MBA from Westminster Business School, a doctorate from Kings and is an Associateship of Kings College.

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Dr Thomas Hughes University of Leeds

Thomas Hughes has led a cancer research group at the University of Leeds since 2008, focusing mainly on breast cancer. The group’s aim is to increase understanding of the biology of breast cancer, with a view to using these new insights to improve cancer outcomes. Particular research strengths are regulation of gene expression, roles of the tumour microenvironment, use and identification of cancer biomarkers and targets, and investigation of novel therapeutics. His work involves close collaboration with staff at the Leeds NHS Trusts, including surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, and pathologists.

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Miss Tracey Irvine Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon Tracey Irvine has co-authored a national report into breast surgery services, which aims to improve care and outcomes for thousands of patients across England.

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Professor Ismail Jatoi UT Health San Antonio

Professor of Surgery, Dale H. Dorn Chair in Surgery Dr. Ismail Jatoi is Professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery at UT Health San Antonio. He obtained his undergraduate bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and his MD and PhD degrees from St. Louis University. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He completed fellowship training in surgical oncology at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, England. Dr. Jatoi served in the U.S. military for many years, and was a Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland. He retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of Colonel. Dr. Jatoi has had a longstanding interest in the treatment of breast cancer, the management of women at increased risk for breast cancer, and cancer epidemiology.

Miss Isabella Karat Portrait

Miss Isabella Karat Frimley Park Hospital

Mr Daniel Leff Portrait

Mr Daniel Leff Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Dr Iain Lyburn Portrait

Dr Iain Lyburn Cobalt Medical Charity

Director of Clinical Research

Professor Charles Malata Portrait

Professor Charles Malata

Specialty interests are cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, rhinoplasty & cosmetic face and neck surgery, tummy tucks and reconstructive microsurgery.

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Mr James Mansell Gartnavel General Hospital

Mr James Mansell is a Consultant Breast Surgeon and works as an NHS consultant at in Glasgow. Working alongside his Consultant Breast Radiology colleagues any necessary breast imaging (mammography/ultrasound) and biopsy (tissue sampling) can be performed during your visit to his clinic.

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Dr Karen McAdam University of Cambridge

Her interest are Chemotherapy and endocrine management of breast cancer in neoadjuvant, adjuvant and metastatic setting. Chemotherapy and immunotherapy for colonic cancer in adjuvant and metastatic setting. Chemotherapy for HPB disease. Neuroendocrine tumours and cancers of unknown primary origin. Specialist interest clinical trials.

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Dr Mukesh Mukesh Colchester Hospital

Dr Mukesh has vast experience in the use of systemic chemotherapy, biological agents, hormone therapy and immunotherapy. His expertise includes oncological management of breast cancer, skin cancer including metastatic melanoma and Carcinoma of unknown primary.

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Dr Constantinos Savva University of Southampton

Constantinos Savva is an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Medical Oncology at the University of Southampton with a special interest in immuno-oncology, body composition and metabolic interventions. He graduated from the School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Greece in 2010. During his medical studies his was awarded a State Scholarship Foundation for outstanding academic records. In 2011, he successfully completed his MSc in Epidemiology offered by the University of London. From 2011 to 2015,he underwent Foundation and Core Medical training in Mersey and East of England deaneries, respectively. In 2015, he became a member of the Royal College of Physicians. Subsequently, he was awarded an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship at the University of Nottingham where he consolidated my skills in breast cancer research. He also obtained a National Training Number in Medical Oncology which has been transferred to Wessex Deanery. In parallel, he completed a PGDip in Oncology and a PGCert in Clinical Bioinformatics. He was awarded his PhD in breast cancer immunology in November 2022.

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Ms Rosie Stanton Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital

Ms Stanton is a consultant breast cancer and breast reconstruction surgeon. I trained in the Oxford deanery and moved to Nottingham for one year in 2017 to complete my breast training fellowship. This allowed me to train with both plastic surgeons and breast cancer surgeons at the same time.

Dr Charlie Tilley Portrait

Dr Charlie Tilley University Hospital Southampton

Dr Marc Tischkowitz Portrait

Dr Marc Tischkowitz University of Cambridge