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Nationality  Canadian
Spouse  Ken Lobb

Name  Vera Peters
Alma mater  University of Toronto
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Born  April 28, 1911 Rexdale, Ontario (1911-04-28)
Institutions  Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital
Died  October 1, 1993, Toronto, Canada
Institution  Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

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Mildred Vera Peters (28 April 1911 – 1 October 1993) was a Canadian oncologist and clinical investigator.

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Peters received her medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1934. In 1950 she published a landmark paper demonstrating for the first time that many patients with early Hodgkin's disease, then considered incurable, could be completely cured if given high-dose radiation. She later went on to study the use of radiation therapy in the treatment of breast cancer. Her research demonstrated that breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy) followed by radiation was just as effective as radical mastectomy which had a significant impact on the lives of the many women who experience breast cancer.

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In recognition of her medical work, Peters was awarded two honorary doctorates (from York University in 1975 and Queen's University in 1983) and a gold medal from the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology in 1979. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 1975, raised to Officer in 1977, and was posthumously inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in 2010.

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References

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