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Bernard Fisher
Born(1918-08-23)August 23, 1918
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedOctober 17, 2019(2019-10-17) (aged 101)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
InstitutionsUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Bernard Fisher, MD, FACS (August 23, 1918 – October 16, 2019) was an American surgeon. He was known for his works in the biology and treatment of breast cancer.[1]

He was Chairman of the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast Project at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.[2] His work helped spot that early-stage breast cancer could be treated better by lumpectomy, in combination with radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and/or hormonal therapy, than by radical mastectomy.[3]


  1. Schneiderman, H.; Carmin, I.J. (1972). Who's who in World Jewry. Pitman Publishing Corporation. ISSN 0511-9138 . 
  2. "NCI Visuals Online: Image Details". Retrieved October 14, 2014. 
  3. "Bernard Fisher at 95". Oncology Practice. August 9, 2013. Retrieved September 21, 2019.