Dr Sarah Hayes - Funded 2017

Dr Sarah Hayes, based in the Bill Walsh Translational Cancer Research Laboratory at RNSH is passionate about developing new ways of diagnosing lung cancer, as well as monitoring lung cancer patients during their cancer treatment. The focus of Dr Hayes’ research is on the large-scale study of proteins, known as proteomics. She is attempting to identify what proteins are exhaled in breath and how these proteins change when an individual has lung cancer.

Dr Hayes hopes that this research can be used to develop a non-invasive breath screening test that could be useful in assisting in lung cancer diagnosis and personalising cancer treatment.