The Fight on the Beaches community works really hard all year round to make a difference in the fight for a cancer cure. After careful review, The Bill Walsh Translational Cancer Research Lab based at Royal North Shore Hospital and Macquarie University Hospital were chosen as the Fight on the Beaches Beneficiary's for our 2017 fundraising.
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.
They 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.
Their team of medical oncologists and cancer researchers work together to fast-track discoveries into clinical practice.
The close link between their laboratory and the clinic is represented in their logo of two cancer ribbons intersecting; one ribbon representing the laboratory, and the other representing the clinic.
Macquarie University Hospital is Australia's first private, not-for-profit teaching hospital owned and operated by a university. Their clinicians, researchers and teachers work collaboratively to deliver excellence in health care underpinned by compassion, care and support.
The hospital is closely integrated with Macquarie University Clinical Associates, the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and clinical components of the Faculty of Human Sciences (under the banner name MQ Health) to deliver holistic patient care and treatment informed directly by world-renowned research and continuous learning for improved patient outcomes, enhanced student experiences and more and better research.
The Macquarie University Hospital is also home to the Macquarie University Cancer Institute (MCI). Our dedicated cancer service brings together teams of committed health professionals and researchers to provide cutting edge treatment options for cancer patients.