Dr. John O'Brien

Life/Health Chief Medical Officer, London

Dr. John O'Brien is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Gen Re Life/Health Research and Development, based in the UK. Before joining Gen Re as CMO, he worked as consultant for Gen Re in Cape Town while running a pulmonology practice and clinical trial centre. Dr. O'Brien is a past president of the South African Thoracic Society and served on the editorial committees for the South African Thoracic Society guidelines for asthma and COPD. He has been a clinical investigator in more than 70 clinical trials in asthma and COPD.

  • COVID-19 - We Got the Shot. Now What?

    By Dr. John O'Brien |May 06, 2021|English

    Over the last year, the pandemic caused by the SARS‑CoV‑2 virus has devastated economies and resulted in tremendous individual suffering and loss of life. Fortunately, in the recent past effective vaccines and vaccination programs have resulted in control...

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  • Underwriting Focus 2020, No. 2

    Issue: Feb 22, 2021|English

    This edition of Underwriting Focus covers different topics around the COVID-19 pandemic – Changes in scientific findings, vaccine development, mental health implications and underwriting recommendations for new diseases.

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  • Liquid Biopsy and the Early Diagnosis of Cancer

    Issue: Nov 02, 2020|English

    In recent years, the primary tool for early diagnosis of cancer has been liquid biopsy (a blood test), but it remains complex, costly and time-consuming to fully screen for all mutations.

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  • RPaktuell 2019, Nr. 2

    Issue: Dec 17, 2019|Deutsch

    Diagnostik und Therapie des Prostatakarzinoms – Ein Update / Chronische myeloische Leukämie – von einer tödlichen zu einer chronischen Erkrankung / Epilepsie – eine Krankheit mit vielen Gesichtern / Was ist Interventionelle Radiologie? / Anomalien der...

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