Prof Derek Power


Derek Power graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1994 with a BSc in Pharmacy. He graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2001 with a medical degree. He won an Irish Society of Medical Oncology scholarship in 2007 to pursue specialist training in medical oncology in the US. He completed this fellowship training in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York 2007-2010. He was appointed as a Consultant Medical Oncologist in The Mercy and Cork University Hospitals in July 2010. Interests include melanoma, gastrointestinal and genitourinary cancers as well as familial cancer genetics. He has over 115 citations in the international scientific literature and has co-authored 5 book chapters. He has co-mentored MD and PhD students in UCC. He is a national principal investigator on several Cancer Trials Ireland clinical trials in gastrointestinal cancers and melanoma. He is a former Chair of the Melanoma research group in Cancer Trials Ireland. He is the regional National Cancer Control Program lead for Neuroendocrine Tumours. 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 for kidney cancer, colorectal cancer, and melanoma studies. He was appointed an Honorary Clinical Professor in University Cork in 2022