Prof John Boyages
John is a cancer specialist with over 30 years’ experience in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. He is the Professor of Breast Oncology at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University in Sydney. He leads the Australian Lymphoedema Education Research and Treatment centre at Macquarie University. Until 2011 he was the founding director of the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute and then appointed to Macquarie University as the inaugural head of its new Cancer Institute from 2011 to 2015. He has published more than 140 research and clinical articles. After graduating from the University of Sydney, he trained at Westmead Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute with Professor Jay Harris in Boston. He is a radiation oncologist at Genesis Cancer Care at the Macquarie University Hospital. He is the author of the “Taking Control” series of books – Breast Cancer, DCIS and Male Breast Cancer and has also published Clinical Breast Examination: Taking Control (a DVD for health professionals). He is a regular invitee to public and medical forums and loves imparting knowledge to patients and their families.