Lung Cancer Research

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Lung Cancer Research

World-wide there are over 2 million new cases and almost 1.8 million deaths due to lung cancer each year. In Australia lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death. Our vision is to improve the life expectancy of lung cancer patients and reduce the burden of this disease on our healthcare system by developing new life-saving therapies. The Woolcock Centre for Lung Cancer Research was established in 2018 with a grant from NSW Health that enabled its construction at the Woolcock headquarters in Glebe, and a generous donation from Mr Neil Werrett and his family to support its cutting edge research. The facility includes state-of-the-art equipment, a patient database and biobanking infrastructure to give researchers both within the Woolcock and elsewhere access to valuable patient specimens and patient information. Research programs cross all areas of lung cancer research, including genetics, drug discovery, delivery of medications and understanding how the human microbiome could be harnessed to help drug efficacy.

The Centre is also home to the Lung Cancer Research Network (, a team of world-class researchers from over 20 hospitals, research centres, universities and organisations who are united in the goal to better understand, treat and prevent this killer disease. The specialists come together to share data and launch large multidisciplinary projects to rapidly progress avenues of research.

Our Researchers

Associate Professor Keith Wong
Dr Hui Xin Ong
Aylin Cidem
Dr Anna Yeung
Dr Dina Silva
Dr Peta Bradbury
Dr Trisha Al-Mazi
Dr Zeenat Jahan

Our Assistants

Dia Xenaki
Maree Svolos

Our Higher Degree Research Students

Andra Tsang
Hannah Parker
Jack Bozier
Jesse Xu
Karosham Reddy
Patrick He
Roy Woldhuis
Senani Rathnayake
Ye Zhang
Zara Sheikh

Our Collaborators

Associate Professor Wendy Cooper
Dr Edmund Lau
Dr Emily Stone
Dr Jenny Liu
Dr Steven Kao
Professor Emad El-Omar
Professor Jane Dahlstrom
Professor Philip Hansbro
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