Professor Jayant Vaidya is a prominent consultant surgeon and Professor of Surgery based in London, specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the breast. He splits his time equally between research and clinical work, improving the understanding and treatment of breast cancer. He is extensively published, with over 200 scientific works over a wide range of medical fields, and has contributed to several books on breast cancer, including his own title 'Fast Facts: Breast Cancer´. He lectures and gives frequent talks on his specialty, both nationally and internationally, and is regularly invited to speak on the BBC as an expert in his field. He has also been featured in Time magazine, Reader's Digest, and Tomorrow's World, thanks to his pioneering of the concept of targeted intraoperative radiotherapy (TARGIT). This innovative take on radiotherapy enables women to recieve radiotherapy at the time of surgery, instead of post-operative courses, enabling lower toxicity, and a safer, more focussed treatment.