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 Ball raises $355000 for cancer research!

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Congratulations to Fight on the Beaches, who raised $355 000 for cancer research and local screening clinics! On the 5th July 2019 the Fight on the Beaches community came together…

Congratulations Dr David Chan on your Grant Success

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Congratulations to our superstar PhD student Dr David Chan on his recent NHMRC Investigator grant success! Dr Chan was awarded a highly competitive Emerging Leadership (Level 1) grant to continue…

World Lung Cancer Day at Bill Walsh Lab

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Today is World Lung Cancer Day - we stand together side-by-side with patients, advocates, clinicians, and nurses to help drive desperately needed changes on how we view and treat lung cancer. Courtesy…

2019 Beanies for Brain Cancer Week

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Bill Walsh Lab brain cancer researchers Dr Amanda Hudson, Dr Kelly McKelvey and PhD Student Angela Cho show their support for the Mark Hughes Foundation Beanie for Brain Cancer NRL…

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