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About Dr Derek Power

  Dr Derek Power

Biography Summary

Derek Power graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1994 with an honours degree in Pharmacy. He then graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2001 with an honours medical degree. In July 2010 he was appointed as a Consultant Medical Oncologist in The Mercy and Cork University Hospitals and an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in UCC

Theme / Team

Immunotherapy, Electroporation

Cancer type(s)

Lung cancer, Melanoma

Telephone

+353 (0) 21-4935362

Email Address

dpower@muh.ie

Biography Detailed

Derek Power graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1994 with an honours degree in Pharmacy. He then graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2001 with an honours medical degree. After his general medical training and 2 years of specialist training in medical oncology he won a bursary from the Irish Society of Medical Oncology and embarked on a Solid Tumour fellowship in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York 2007-2009. He then did a Cancer Genetics fellowship in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre 2009-2010. He was appointed as a Consultant Medical Oncologist in The Mercy and Cork University Hospitals and an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in UCC – July 2010. Interests include melanoma, gastrointestinal and genitourinary cancers as well as familial cancer genetics. Dr Power has published original papers on the use of novel compounds in upper gastrointestinal cancer as well as reviews and book chapters in GI cancers. He has also published on the role of hepatic arterial infusion pump chemotherapy in colorectal liver metastases and hepatobiliary cancers, a technology he hopes to bring to Ireland. He has over 70 citations in the international scientific literature and has published 5 book chapters. He has given oral presentations at the ASCO and ESMO meetings and is a member of national and international cancer organisations. He is a national principal investigator on several ICORG clinical trials in gastrointestinal cancers and melanoma. He is the recipient of a Translational Research Access Programme Application grant from UCC for ‘Neuroendocrine and Gut Microbiome Biomarkers in Pancreatic cancer cachexia’, and has received investigator initiated funding on kidney cancer and melanoma studies. One such funded study is ‘The use of electrochemotherapy in combination with immunotherapy in advanced melanoma’. This trial is led by Dr Power in conjunction with the Cork Cancer Research Centre.