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Axel Walther

Consultant Medical Oncologist

  • Bristol Cancer Centre, University Hospitals Bristol, Horfield Road, Bristol BS2 8ED


Biography

Dr Axel Walther is a medical oncologist and Director for Research in Oncology at University Hospitals Bristol. He is the co-lead for the Cancer Research Theme at the University of Bristol.

He completed his undergraduate degree at Cambridge University followed by Medical School at Oxford University. He trained at the Hammersmith, Middlesex and Royal Marsden Hospitals and obtained his PhD from University College London.

His research interests are genetic markers of cancer risk and outcome, and he has collaborated in the discovery of several low-penetrance colon cancer susceptibility loci, thought to make up part of the inherited risk of colon cancer. Dr Walther has presented these findings at global conferences, published in and reviewed articles for high-impact journals and contributed to textbooks on cancer.

Education & Experience


Education

Title:
PhD
Degree:
Cancer Genetics
Institution:
University College London
Date:
2005 - 2009
Country:
United Kingdom
Title:
BM BCh
Degree:
Clinical Medicine
Institution:
University of Oxford
Date:
1994 - 1997
Country:
United Kingdom
Title:
MA (Hons)
Degree:
Medical Science Tripos
Institution:
University of Cambridge
Date:
1991 - 1994
Country:
United Kingdom


Experience

Title:
Consultant Medical Oncologist
Organisation:
University Hospitals Bristol
Date:
since 2011
Title:
Clinical Fellow on Drug Development Unit
Organisation:
The Royal Marsden Hospital
Date:
2011 - 2011
Title:
Specialist Registrar in Medical Oncology
Organisation:
The Royal Marsden Hospital
Date:
2009 - 2011
Title:
Clinical Research Fellow
Organisation:
Cancer Research UK
Date:
2005 - 2009
Title:
Specialist Registrar in Medical Oncology
Organisation:
University College and Royal Free Hospitals
Date:
2003 - 2004


Location

  • Bristol Cancer Centre, University Hospitals Bristol, Horfield Road, Bristol BS2 8ED