Roisin Connolly

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Roisin Connolly – APC Faculty


yvonne-nolan1Roisin Connolly was appointed as the Professor Gerald O’Sullivan Chair in Cancer Research at UCC and Cork University Hospital in September 2020. Roisin joins UCC from the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center (SKCCC) at Johns Hopkins, US, where she was an Associate Professor of Oncology and Co-Director of the Developmental Therapeutics Program. She graduated with a 1st class honors medical degree from Trinity College, Dublin in 2001 and completed medical oncology fellowship training in both Ireland and at Johns Hopkins. She joined the Breast and Ovarian Cancer Program faculty at Hopkins in 2011.
Roisin has expertise in the development of biomarkers of response to anti-cancer therapies, and the design and conduct of clinical trials that test investigational new drugs in the treatment of patients with both early- and late-stage cancers. She has led numerous multicenter clinical trials in collaboration with the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium (TBCRC), and the Eastern Co-operative Oncology Group (ECOG)-ACRIN in the US. She is Study Chair for the international phase III ECOG-ACRIN study (E2112) investigating the epigenetic agent entinostat in combination with hormonal therapy in patients with metastatic breast cancer. Roisin recently received the prestigious ECOG-ACRIN Young Investigator Award 2019 for excellence in clinical investigation.


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