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Robert Carpenter



Breast cancers, Breast Surgery

Special Interests

Breast oncoplastics and endocrine surgery




Mr Robert Carpenter qualified at the Middlesex Hospital in 1980 and subsequently trained in surgical oncology and breast surgery. He gained his FRCS in 1984 and a Masters Degree (Cellular DNA Change in Early Breast Cancer) at the University of London in 1987. His main research interest is in breast cancer molecular biology and he has published widely in this area.

Mr Carpenter is Clinical lead in breast surgery and Associate Director of cancer services at Barts Hospital, Clinical Lead for breast surgery at University College London Hospital, Chairman of the Inner East London Multi Disciplinary Team Meeting, and Founder Chairman of the North East London Breast Cancer Tumour Board. In addition, he sits on medical advisory panels for several UK charities, UK steering committees for the TEAM and POETIC clinical trials and is a national committee member of the Sloan (DCIS) project. He is the National Principal Investigator for the Novartis GB-07 clinical trial of neo adjuvant letrozole therapy.

Mr Carpenter has pioneered, implemented, audited and published on several innovations in breast cancer diagnosis and management in the UK including One-stop diagnostic breast clinics, Sentinel node biopsy, and Onco-plastic breast surgery. He has also led a charity appeal ('13.5 million) to build the internationally recognised, state of the art, diagnostic breast unit at Barts Hospital which opened in 2003.

Mr Carpenter was awarded the NHS Champion of London award in 2004.

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