Dr Karen Briscoe

Karen is a member of the Sydney Catalyst Governing Council and our regional link in the Mid North Coast Health District.
  • Governing Council
  • Scientific Advisory Committee


Karen is a medical oncologist in the Mid North Coast Local Health district. Karen obtained her qualifications from UNSW and trained in the Illawarra and St George region and later worked at the Prince of Wales Hospital. Karen has worked in the Coffs Harbour region since 2004. While practising as a general medical oncologist, she has a special interest in Melanoma, GU, lung, GIT and neuroendocrine tumours. She has been participating in clinical trials research since starting the clinical trials unit in 2005 and hopes to continue to expand the available trials in our region, especially in the exciting field of immunotherapy.

Karen is active on the board of the Coffs Coast/Clarence Valley Cando Cancer trust, which raises funds to support  local patients.

Research Interests:  

Clinical, phase 2 and 3 trials and quality of life trials.