John R Benson, MA, DM(Oxon), MD(Cantab), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Ed)

Cambridge Breast Unit, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, United Kingdom

Dr John Benson is a Consultant Breast Surgeon in the Cambridge Breast Unit based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK. He received his basic medical degree from Oxford University Clinical School and has been awarded doctorates from both Oxford and Cambridge Universities [DM (Oxon); MD (Cantab)]. Dr Benson was a research fellow at The Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer Research, London and undertook internships both at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Surrey and the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK. Further experience was gained in management of breast diseases as Visiting Professor at the New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Centre. Dr Benson is a Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge where he is Director of Clinical Studies and Professor of Applied Surgical Sciences at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK. Dr Benson is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a member of the British Breast Group. His clinical practice is devoted entirely to patients with breast diseases and current research interests include investigation of a fluorescent navigation system for sentinel lymph node detection.

Dr Benson has published widely in the field of breast disease and co-ordinated or written articles for leading journals including The Lancet and The Lancet Oncology, Annals of Surgery, British Journal of Surgery, Surgical Clinics of North America and Breast Diseases Quarterly. He has written/edited three books in the field of breast cancer and reconstructive surgery (“Early Breast Cancer - from screening to multidisciplinary management”, “Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast, “Management Options in Breast Cancer - Case histories, Best Practice and Clinical Decision-Making.”.