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Professor John Boyages



John is a cancer specialist with over 36 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and DCIS. He is founding director of the ALERT lymphoedema program and consults at ICON Cancer Centre (Appointments: Call 02-94804200 or admin.wahroonga@icon.team)

From 1995 to 2011 he was the founding director of the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute and has published more than 170 research and clinical articles. He is an adviser on various national and international committees and consumer groups.

John trained at Westmead Hospital (University of Sydney) and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute (Harvard University) in Boston. He is a radiation oncologist and his opinion is regularly sought for complex breast cancer problems by patients and other specialist doctors. His patients find him to be an expert clinician, with extensive experience with the ability to explain problems simply to give hope, reassurance and calming accurate information.

In 2006 he was awarded a national medical media award for outstanding services to the media and the community. In 2013, he was one of four finalists for the NSW Australian of the Year and received the prestigious Rotary Vocational Excellence Award. In 2017 he was awarded a Member (AM) in the Order of Australia.

John is committed to the dissemination of research findings to lay and professional audiences. Outside of work, John enjoys bushwalking, English comedies, eating out with friends and time with his wife Dianne and their children and grandchildren.

Susan Hart PhD



Susan is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who specializes in eating disorders as a researcher and clinician. She is currently works at a Sydney Hospital and is Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Boden Institute of Nutrition, Obesity, Exercise and Eating Disordersat the University of Sydney. During her career, Susan has been passionate about delivering evidence based nutrition interventions. In 2011 she was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, and became interested in writing a resource that translated the latest research on diet and nutrition to breast cancer survivors, as she believes in the importance of accessible and accurate nutrition information.