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Royal Free Hospital dedicates new breast cancer unit to late former surgeon Mo Keshtgar

PUBLISHED: 13:08 02 May 2019

The Keshtgar family and Kate Slemeck, the chief executive of the Royal Free Hospital open the new unit dedicated to the late Professor Mo Keshtgar. Picture: Adam Scott

The Keshtgar family and Kate Slemeck, the chief executive of the Royal Free Hospital open the new unit dedicated to the late Professor Mo Keshtgar. Picture: Adam Scott

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The family of a late pioneering breast cancer surgeon opened a new expanded breast cancer unit at the Royal Free on Friday April 26.

The unit was dedicated to Professor Mo Keshtgar, who worked at the Royal Free in Hampstead for a decade up to his death in 2017.

The new unit has two high-tech mammogram machines, which offers 3D imagery and the ability to take biopsies. This new technology means patients can get a quicker diagnosis.

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His family unveiled a plaque dedicated to him, and his son Soroosh said he was “speechless” by the tributes to his father.

He said: It's amazing to see everyone together and to see how the hospital has recognised his hard work.

“He lived and breathed the hospital and he was devoted to his patients – they came first, he came second.”

Royal Free chief executive Kate Slemeck described him as a “fantastic” doctor, who “was such an important part of the NHS family and of this hospital.”

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