Professional background

Dr Trung Nguyen is an Australian consultant paediatric oncologist at the University College London Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital joint principal treatment centre for children and adolescents with cancer. His initial training in general paediatrics and specialisation in paediatric oncology were undertaken at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. He was subsequently awarded the Australasian and New Zealand Children's Haematology & Oncology Group (ANZCHOG) fellowship programme to undertake further sub-specialist training overseas. He completed fellowships in paediatric haematology, oncology, and bone marrow transplantation at St Mary's Hospital (London), University College London Hospital, and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Dr Nguyen has a strong interest in analytic philosophy and applied ethics, having completed a master of studies in practical ethics at the University of Oxford. His thesis explored the ethics of children as haematopoietic stem cell donors. He previously completed his honours degree in bioethics at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford in 2011, awarded first class honours. His current research pertains to the use of emerging and experimental treatments in children with cancer.

Research interests

  • Solid and rare tumours
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Immunotherapy
  • Targeted cancer therapies
  • Autologous stem cell transplantation