Breast sarcomas are rare tumours and include cancers such as phyllodes cancers (benign, borderline and malignant), angiosarcoma (primary and radiation induced) and other soft tissue sarcomas. You can also get skin tumours in the breast such as dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP).  Surgery for breast sarcoma is carried out by highly experienced surgeons who have a special interest in the management of breast sarcoma with support from the plastic surgeons at the Royal Free Hospital. The London Sarcoma Service has two dedicated breast sarcoma oncologists at the centre of the care pathway for breast sarcoma. 

Surgeons

cheryllobo.jpgI am a Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon at University College London Hospital. I specialise in the management of all aspects of breast disease with the emphasis always on survivorship and the needs of the modern women. I believe in tailoring care for each individual patient by using the best available evidence.

I regularly treat patients with breast cancer who present to the symptomatic clinic, are recalled through breast screening or come from a high-risk family background. I am oncoplastic trained, combining the latest plastic surgery techniques with breast cancer surgery to give both the best cancer treatment and best cosmetic outcome.

I am the breast surgical lead for the London Sarcoma Service - the largest sarcoma service in Europe. This specialist referral service at UCLH is the first of its kind in the UK. I have considerable experience in the surgical management of all breast sarcomas including malignant phyllodes tumours, angiosarcomas (primary and radiotherapy induced) and other rare conditions including dermatofibrosarcomas.

I was appointed Co-Chair of the Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) and Cancer Development board in 2020 and have an active role in fundraising for UCLH Charity. At the height of the Covid pandemic, I also started fundraising for our staff wellbeing in the belief that this is an important issue in its own right but also directly linked to better patient care.

I qualified from Imperial College with honours and undertook my higher surgical training in the London Deanery. I was awarded a CCT in general surgery with a sub-specialty interest in breast surgery. I am a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and a member of the Association of Breast Surgeons. I have published in peer reviewed journals and presented internationally. My outside interests include spending time with my family, art history and architectural design.

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FranksJoanna.jpgI am a Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon. My area of expertise is the assessment and management of all conditions relating to the breast. This includes both benign and malignant disease including both breast carcinoma and sarcoma. My particular interests are: detection of early breast cancers, oncoplastic breast conservation, neo-adjuvant strategies, mastectomy with immediate reconstruction, symmetrisation, family history, risk reduction and breast screening.

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Oncologists

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I completed my clinical training at St Bartholomew’s and University College London Hospitals. I completed a PhD at the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden Hospital which looked at the genes that predispose patients to prostate cancer.

I now specialise in the treatment of soft tissue and bone sarcomas using chemotherapy and radiotherapy. I have a strong interest in clinical research and am currently in the process of developing a number of new local and national research projects in sarcoma. I teach and lecture regularly in the management of sarcomas.

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Franel Le Grange resize2.jpgI trained as a Clinical Oncologist in South Africa and was awarded a CESR in Clinical Oncology by the Royal College of Radiologist. I have worked with the London Sarcoma Service at University College Hospital since 2009 and now specialise exclusively in the treatment of sarcomas.

I developed an interest in sarcoma during my training and now specialise in the management of bone and soft tissue sarcomas as well as fibromatosis. I have a special interest in developing the use of advanced radiotherapy techniques for the treatment of sarcomas and to that end I am involved in research funded by the Bone Cancer Research Trust and Cancer Research UK. I have an interest in education and I am involved in teaching both medical students and specialty trainees.

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