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About Dr Brian Bird

  Dr Brian Bird

Biography Summary

He is a Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork and a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Education at UCC School of Medicine. He specializes in the treatment of lymphoma, gastric, colon and lung cancers and his specialist interests are reducing toxicity of cancer treatment and cancer survivorship.

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Cancer type(s)

Lung cancer, Melanoma, Breast cancer, Lymphoma, GI cancer , Cancer Survivorship, Clinical Trials


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Biography Detailed

Dr. Bird works to combine humane medicine with modern science to give patients and their families the best possible outcome at a difficult time. Graduated with Honours in Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, 1998 Specialist Registrar, Medical Oncology, 2003-5 Fellow, National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, MD, USA, 2005-7 Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 2010 Dr Bird has done research and presented findings at numerous international conferences in the areas of lymphoma, breast cancer and colon cancer.

He actively supports the Irish Cancer Society and Cunamh, the Bon Secours cancer charity and regularly delivers national and regional educational talks to patients and their families. Since returning to Cork he has lead several clinical trials including the TailorX Breast Cancer trial at Bon Secours Cork. During a two year fellowship at National Cancer Institute (NCI), Bethesda, Maryland, USA he won an ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) Merit Award for work in Lymphoma and with Dr. Sandy Swain, a world-famous breast specialist and past President of ASCO, he published a much cited paper entitled "Cardiac Toxicity in Breast Cancer Survivors” in the prestigious journal Clinical Cancer Research. He is a member of ICORG (Irish Clinical Oncology Research Group). Areas of expertise: - Lymphoma - GI Cancer - colon, oesophagus, stomach, small bowel - Melanoma - Lung Cancer - Breast Cancer - Cancer Survivorship - Clinical Trials