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Michael Douek


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Research interests

Michael Douek has a research interest in developing and evaluating novel techniques for cancer surgery. Besides a novel magnetic technique for sentinel node biopsy and lesion localization that he developed, he is one of the pioneers of intra-operative radiotherapy for breast cancer, high intensity focussed ultrasound (HIFU) for treating breast tumours and setup the first prospective trial of a biological device for breast implant reconstruction (POBRAD Trial of acellular dermal matrix for implant breast reconstruction). He is currently Chief Investigator of a number of international clinical trials inclucing the SentiMAG Multicentre Trial (first-in-woman trial of magnetic sentinel node biopsy in breast cancer), the MELAMAG Trial (first-in-man trial of magnetic sentinel node biopsy in melanoma) and of the POBRAD trial (prospective trial of acellular dermal matrix for implant breast reconstruction). He is also Principal Investigator for the international randomised controlled trial of intra-operative radiotherapy (TARGIT trial), at Guys Hospital.

In 2015, he was awarded a prestigious Hunterian Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Research interests (short)

Development and evaluation of novel devices and imaging modalities to improve cancer surgery. Clinical device trials.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Member of Council, Breast Surgery International (BSI)

2017 → …

Meetings Secretary, British Association of Surgical Oncology (BASO)

2016 → …

Editor-in-chief, Recent advances in Surgery, Jaypee press

2014 → …

Member of Membership Committee, British Breast Group, on Programme Committee

2012 → …

London Representative and Member of Council, Association of Breast Surgery


Member of Council, British Association of Surgical Oncology (BASO)

2011 → …


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