Dr Catherine M. Kelly is a Consultant Oncologist at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin and a Clinical Lecturer at University College Dublin (UCD). Dr Kelly is a member of the Board of Cancer Trials Ireland and joint chair of its Breast Cancer Disease Specific Sub-Group. She received higher specialist training in oncology in St Bartholomew’s London, UK, The Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and was the Susan G. Komen Fellow, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA. Dr Cathy Kelly received an MSc in Clinical Epidemiology from the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto and was received the Thomas & Edna Naylor Memorial Award from the University of Toronto for research using Ontario Cancer Registry and other population-based data. Dr Kelly’s recent peer reviewed publications have focused on personalised medicine, breast cancer genomics and clinical trial design. She serves on the editorial boards for several oncology journals including the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO) editorial advisory board.