Professor Michael BaumBMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b5543 (Published 30 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5543
Michael Baum’s contribution to improving health has extended far beyond his outstanding skills as a breast cancer surgeon. He has pushed the boundaries of breast cancer research, with new treatment strategies that have improved survival, has developed innovative approaches for caring for the whole person, and has challenged practices that lack evidence.
Professor Baum pioneered the strategy of lumpectomy combined with radiotherapy—considered …
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