Dr Brent O’Carrigan

Brent, recipient of the 2015 NSW Premier’s John Monash Scholarship, graduated with BSc, MBBS (1st class Hons) at UNSW and won the Bryan Hudson AO Medal for the Royal Australian College of Physicians specialty examinations.  He has completed a Masters in Medicine at University of Sydney, worked as a medical oncology registrar at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, and most recently as Clinical Trial Fellow at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. He was an integral member of the Medical Student Aid Project, fund raising and delivering medical supplies to under-resourced countries.  He and his wife (a paediatric oncology registrar) delivered a cache of medications and medical supplies to the Mosvold Hospital, Ingwavuma in South Africa.

Brent is a Clinical Research Training Fellow at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute and is pursuing a PhD focusing on the role of circulating tumour DNA in breast cancer.   This has the potential to be used as a ‘liquid biopsy’ in diagnosis and treatment of breast and other solid cancers.  His aim is to become a clinician scientist at an academic cancer centre.