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Conleth studied medicine at NUI Galway, and graduated with honours in 2000. He completed his specialist registrar training in medical oncology in Ireland before completing a 2 year advanced medical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, through the Irish Society of Medical Oncology Visiting Scholar Fellowship programme. Here his area of special interest was breast cancer. He undertook laboratory research on predictors of sensitivity to drugs targeting DNA repair defects, as well as clinical research on breast cancer brain metastases and pregnancy-associated breast cancer. He has been published widely in the medical literature (accessible here)
Conleth took up his position as a Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Bon Secours Health System in Cork in August 2010. His treatment focus includes breast cancer, gynecologic malignancies such as ovarian cancer and urologic malignancies such as prostate, kidney and bladder cancers. He is passionate about medical education and is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Education with UCC. He is an active member of Cancer Trials Ireland and has acted as national lead investigator for several key clinical trials for cancer patients. With the clinical trial team at Bon Secours Cork, Conleth has opened a number of important trials which seek to build on current treatments to improve the outlook for patients with cancer. Patients on some trials in breast and ovarian cancer were among the first in the country to have access to exciting new treatments because of their participation.
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