Professor Jayant Vaidya
Targeted intraoperative radiotherapy.
Translational research in breast cancer
Research Interests: Targeted intraoperative radiotherapy, Peri-operative treatments.
Professor Vaidya specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the breast. He divides his time equally between research and clinical practice.
He has over 200 original scientific publications in a wide range of medical fields. His aim over the past fifteen years has been to improve our understanding and treatment of breast cancer.
He is a world renowned opinion leader in the field of breast cancer. He has given over 150 invited talks in scientific conferences and is regularly invited to contribute to several books on breast cancer. The fifth edition of his book “Fast Facts – Breast Cancer” was recently reprinted in July 2015. He has featured in Time magazine, Reader’s digest and am regularly invited to speak on the BBC.
His original laboratory work in 1994-5, led to the idea that breast cancer treatment with surgery and radiotherapy needs to be focussed and targeted. Working with Professor Michael Baum and Professor Jeffrey S Tobias, he developed the concept, tools and the surgical operative procedure to give targeted intraoperative radiotherapy to the tissues immediately around a breast cancer, after it is surgically removed. He gave this technique the name TARGIT- for TARGeted Intraoperative radiotherapy. The TARGIT procedure has been now been used in over 12,000 women in over 200 centres in 30 countries.
He has extensive clinical experience in surgical oncology and has been doing all type of operations for breast disease for over 25 years. He works closely with his multidisciplinary team that includes other surgeons, oncologists, pathologists, radiologist, specialist and research nurses, and large team of supportive staff.
Professional Degrees: MBBS MS DNB FRCS PhD