Dr. Scheryll Alken
Consultant in Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer, Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) at Crumlin
Dr Scheryll Alken, MB BCh BAO MRCPI, is Ireland’s first Consultant in Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer based at Children’s Health Ireland, Crumlin and St James’s Hospital. She received her medical degree from The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2008, Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland in 2010 and her Certificate of Specialist Training in Medical Oncology from the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland in 2018. During her training, she undertook a two-year fellowship in Neuro-Oncology and Drug Development at the Royal Marsden Hospital/Institute of Cancer Research. In 2018, she was awarded an inaugural Aspire Clinical Fellowship in Adolescent and Young Adult Medical Oncology. She is a member of the National Cancer Control Programme’s Children, Adolescent & Young Adult Clinical Leads Group, developing Ireland’s National AYA Cancer Network and sits on the Executive Committee of the Trinity St James’s Cancer Institute. Her research interests include the disparities in care experienced by AYAs with cancer, transition in AYA cancer, and the role of exercise in this patient population, along with increasing clinical trial access for young people. She is a founding member of AYA Cancer Ireland, a special interest group for healthcare professionals in Ireland, and is proud to partner with young people with cancer to drive cancer research in Ireland
3D mammosphere culture of breast epithelial cell line MCF10A.
Courtesy of Dr. Emer Bourke, NUI Galway
Phospho-Akt expression and localisation
Mediated by VEGF in A549 lung cancer cells. Visualised by high content image analysis.
Metaphase chromosome spread of Jurkat T-lymphoma cells
Apoptosis assessment of SKMES-1 lung cancer cells
Using a multiparameter apoptosis staining kit, showing cell nuclei (blue), actin (green) and mitochondrial activity (orange).
Mitotic Chronic Myelogenous Leukaemia K562 Cells
Cell to Cell Tweeting
Via nanoparticles (red) in Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)
Courtesy of Sinéad Lindsay, UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin (UCD) Ireland.
Confocal Microscopy Analysis
Of phospho-Akt expression in H460 lung cancer cells in response to hypoxia (0.5% O2).
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