Bill walsh lab

We are a cancer research laboratory of the Faculty of Medicine and Health at The University of Sydney in the Kolling Institute. We are the research arm of the Medical Oncology Department at Royal North Shore Hospital.

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Our mission is to fast-track discoveries into clinical practice for improved cancer treatment and better outcomes for cancer patients.

Translational research

Translational research put simply is “bedside to bench to bedside” research.
We take issues that our doctors face in the clinic into the laboratory as our research questions and then translate the answers back to the clinic for improved patient care and management.

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Our Stories

Nick Pavlakis

Medical Oncologist

Our research achievements


Sarah Hayes

Fight for a Cure and Tour de Cure Research Fellow

Sarah’s Lung Cancer Research

Stephen Clarke

Medical Oncologist

Cancers we research


Viive Howell

Research Director

Therapies and technologies we research


Sandy Eglin


Sandy’s story

Sumit Sahni

Boncardo Pancreatic Cancer Research Fellow

Sumit’s Pancreatic Cancer Research

Maggie Minassian


Maggie’s story

David Chan

Medical Oncologist, NHMRC Scholar

David’s Neuroendocrine Cancer Research

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2019 Fight on the Beaches Christmas in July Ball

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Bill Walsh Lab had a great time last Friday night at the Fight on the Beaches annual Christmas in July Ball! Hats off to the amazing women who put on this…

You’re invited to The Winter Wonderland Masquerade Ball!

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You’re invited to The Winter Wonderland Masquerade Ball – a magical night to raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer Research in the Bill Walsh Lab! Last year, Sandy Eglin had an…

Fight on the Beaches Mother’s Day High Tea to support BWL research

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Fight on the Beaches recently held a Mother’s Day high tea to raise funds for our lab. Over $3300 raised to support research run by Dr Emily Colvin, Dr Malinda…

AGITG CAP lab tour of the Bill Walsh Lab

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We recently welcomed members of the Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group Consumer Advisory Panel (AGITG CAP) to the Bill Walsh Lab, who came to hear from Dr Sarah Hayes on the…

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