Dr Rachel Dear

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Medical Oncology


Dr Rachel Dear is a Senior Staff Specialist at St Vincent's Hospital. She conducts clinics at the Kinghorn Cancer Centre which is a world class academic breast oncology service with expertise in breast cancer clinic trials and translational research. Rachel has admitting rights at St Vincent's Hospital and St Vincent's Private Hospital.

She was awarded her medical degree with first class honours from the UNSW in 2001 and undertook junior medical officer and basic physician’s training at St Vincent’s Hospital which she completed in 2005. This was followed by advanced medical oncology training at Westmead Hospital. She became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2008. In 2012 Rachel was awarded a PhD titled “The potential of clinical trial registries to inform cancer care in Australia” from the University of Sydney. A major focus of her PhD was optimizing doctor-patient communication. During her PhD she held a NSW Cancer Institute Research Scholar Award from 2009-2012. From 2012 to 2013 she worked at the Mater Hospital in North Sydney before starting her current role as a Staff Specialist at St Vincent’s Hospital in 2014. She is also a Conjoint Lecturer at UNSW, and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney. She has extensive experience as an investigator of a number of national and international breast cancer clinical trials.


The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, 370 Victoria St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010


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