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Dr. Dearbhaile Collins

Dr. Dearbhaile CollinsDr Dearbhaile Collins MBBCh MA PhD IMRCS MRCPI is an Irish trained Medical Oncologist with speciality interest in lung cancer and gynaecological malignancies but also treats a wide variety of other cancers. She has both a PhD in translational oncology and MA in Medical Ethics and Law. She has extensive experience in both surgical and medical oncology with numerous publications, presentations, grants and awards. 

She spent two years as part of fellowship training at the Drug Development Unit at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London under the expert supervision of the Regius Professor Johann de Bono. She is using this experience and training to start new cancer research and clinical trials in Cork so Irish patients can access promising new drugs. 

Research projects ongoing supported by charitable funding

  • Resistance to immunotherapy treatments in cancer supported by 5 for the Fight Dermot Costello Immunology Fund

  • Predictive and prognostic biomarkers in cervical cancer supported by Breakthrough cancer research

  • MYC amplifications in liquid biopsies from patients with small cell lung cancer in collaboration with Royal Marsden Hospital, London supported by Breakthrough Cancer Research

  • Clinical supervisor with Dr Patrick Forde, UCC, in the role of electroporation in pancreatic cancer.