Dr. Attard is a clinician scientist and team leader at University College London Cancer Institute, and honorary medical oncology consultant at University College London Hospital. He graduated with a degree in Medicine from the University of Malta in June 1999 and obtained a PhD in Medicine from the University of London (Institute of Cancer Research) in 2010.
His main research interest is dissecting treatment resistance, currently with a focus on plasma DNA analysis, in order to inform on the development of novel therapeutics and biomarkers for castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC).
He is an experienced clinical trialist in CRPC and a co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, including several important papers on advanced prostate cancer.
Dr. Attard’s many awards over the years include the ASCO Foundation Annual Merit Award in 2007, Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investor Award in 2008, the AACR-GlaxoSmithKline Outstanding Clinical Scholar Award in 2009, the Medical Research Society/Academy of Medical Sciences Sue McCarthy Prize in 2010, the McElwain award in 2010 and the Cancer Research UK Future Leaders Award in 2017.
Dr. Attard is an associate editor with ESMO official journal Annals of Oncology and sits on the scientific advisory boards of several companies.