Dr. Scheryll Alken

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. 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.