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Revolutionary breast cancer treatment podcast

Breast cancer can include a combination of treatments, including surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy and radiotherapy.

2 Jun 2020

Thanks to the generosity of St John of God Foundation donors, suitable patients with early breast cancer can now access Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT), a rapid radiation treatment for breast cancer.

IORT dramatically reduces treatment time and minimises side effects, allowing patients to spend more time focusing on their recovery.

In our latest health and wellness podcast, St John of God Subiaco Hospital Breast Surgeon Prof Christobel Saunders AO explains this ground breaking treatment and its many benefits.  

Learn more about cancer care at St John of God Subiaco Hospital.

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Professor Christobel Saunders Breast cancer surgeon

About the Presenter

Professor Christobel Saunders AO Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery, Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, AHMS, is internationally recognised as one of Australia's most prominent research-orientated cancer surgeons.

She has substantially contributed to many clinical aspects of cancer research including clinical trials of new treatments, psychosocial, translational and health services research, with a particular emphasis on breast cancer.

She has performed research for over 25 years and in the past five years, has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles. She sits on many local and national government committees and advisory councils in medicine, and is on the Board of consumer organisations (Breast Cancer Network Australia, Cancer Council Western Australia, and the Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group).