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Hubert Talbot (“Joe”) Ford

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7436.408 (Published 12 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:408

Radiotherapist who co-pioneered combined breast cancer clinics


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Joe Ford was one of the “young Turks” who helped to revolutionise the treatment of breast cancer in the United Kingdom. In the early 1970s he and his fellow consultants in surgical oncology and medicine founded the first combined breast clinic, where all patients who had been diagnosed with breast cancer through mammography and cytology were seen by a team of consultant surgeon, physician, and radiotherapist. The team …

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