Senator John Crown

Profile: Born in New York to Irish emigrants, Crown's family returned to Ireland in 1967. Crown received his medical training in Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States. A graduate of University College Dublin and the State University of New York, and holds degrees in medicine, science and business administration. His postdoctoral training took place at Guy's Hospital in London and St. James's Hospital in Dublin. He completed his training in oncology in New York at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center. He held the post of assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University until 1993 when he returned to Ireland, becoming a consultant at two Dublin hospitals: St. Vincent's and St. Luke's. He holds professorships in cancer research from Dublin City University and University College Dublin. Crown has worked to reform cancer treatment in Ireland as chairman of molecular therapeutics for Cancer Ireland, and founder of the Ireland Co-operative Oncology Research Group (ICORG). Crown, along with his colleagues developed translational breast cancer research. In March 2011 Crown announced that he would be standing for election to Seanad Éireann on the National University of Ireland (NUI) Panel where he stood as an independent candidate

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