Article Abstract

John Boyages: “architect” in designing and building innovative programs against breast cancer

Authors: Eunice X. Xu

Abstract

Professor John Boyages, MB, BS (Hons), FRAZNC, PhD (Figure 1), is a leading breast cancer specialist who has pioneered innovative approaches in the detection and treatment of women with breast cancer. He is the director of Breast Oncology at Macquarie University Cancer Institute, Macquarie University, Sydney, the founder of Westmead Breast Cancer Institute (BCI) and BreastScreen NSW Sydney West. Nominated as one of four finalists for “NSW Australian of the Year 2013”, he and his team have contributed in decreasing the mortality from breast cancer in the West of Sydney with a massive fall of almost 35% since 1992.