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Dr Ben Bravery

Dr Ben Bravery is a junior doctor in Sydney. He was diagnosed with stage three colorectal cancer at the age of 28, an experience that inspired him to change careers from zoology and science communication, to medicine. During treatment, Ben started blogging about the science of cancer and his journey. As a patient-turned-doctor, he now writes and speaks about patient advocacy and the cancer experience for outlets including the ABC, The Huffington Post and Medical Observer. Ben has also advised multiple cancer organisations, researchers and a primary health network. Recent research includes an assessment of radiation oncology teaching at medical schools across Australia and New Zealand, a review into research on depressed people with cancer and exploration of how general practitioners diagnose psychiatric conditions in people with cancer.


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