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About Us

The Bill Walsh Translational Cancer Research Laboratory is the research arm of the Medical Oncology Department at Royal North Shore Hospital. It is  part of the Hormones and Cancer Division of the Kolling Institute of Medical Research which is affiliated with Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney and is a member of the Cancer Institute NSW, Sydney Vital.

We are located in the Kolling Building at Royal North Shore Hospital.

We focus on increasing understanding of cancer biology, identifying better ways to diagnose and predict how a cancer will behave, and improving cancer treatment for better outcomes for cancer patients.

Our team of medical oncologists and cancer researchers work together to fast-track discoveries into clinical practice.

The close link between our laboratory and the clinic is represented in our logo of two cancer ribbons intersecting; one ribbon representing the laboratory, and the other representing the clinic.

In 2013 we renamed the laboratory by the addition of “Translational”. This signifies our mission to “translate” or convert critical findings from the laboratory to the clinic, with the goal of improving cancer treatments and curing or stopping the spread of the malignancy in those cancers for which there remains a grim prognosis.

Much of what we have achieved has been made possible by support from the community served by Royal North Shore Hospital and Northern Sydney Health. If you would like to be part of our success by making a donation, please click here.

Our laboratory was established in 1980 through the outstanding fundraising efforts of Bill Walsh. Read more

Our research team also participates in a Community Information Program to inform the community of the progress they have fostered. We are available to give presentations to community groups and schools on our research and a variety of cancer-related topics. To organise a presentation or a tour of our cancer research laboratory for your community group please contact us.

We cannot give medical advice related to specific cases.