The department aims to provide compassionate, state-of-the-art care for cancer patients and continued advancements in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of cancer via a combination of research, education and clinical practice. 

The department’s focus is firmly on the development of new agents for the treatment of cancer. We participate in phase one, two and three clinical trials using novel agents that are not available outside clinical trials, so our patients benefit from early access to the agents. For more information about the oncology clinical trials program please visit our trials web page Cancer Trials at Cabrini.

Our research also has a significant focus on patient outcomes, particularly looking at tools and interventions to improve the patient experience through better quality-of-life, less toxicity, and better patient survivorship. Please email enquiries about translational research projects and collaboration opportunities to Research Fellow Dr Tali Lang

Head of Department

Professor Gary Richardson OAM

Principal oncologist and haematologist investigators


  • Dr Yoland Antill
  • Dr Ben Brady
  • Dr Andrew Haydon
  • Dr Kirsten Herbert
  • Associate Professor Melita Kenealy
  • Associate Professor Lara Lipton
  • Dr David Pook
  • Dr Ben Markman
  • Dr Anis Hamid
  • Dr Shehara Mendis
  • Associate Professor Jeremy Shapiro

Associate oncologist and haematologist investigators


  • Dr Lucy Gately
  • Dr Sanjeev Gill
  • Associate Professor Ian Haines
  • Dr Despina Handolias
  • Dr Henry Januszewicz
  • Dr Sem Liew
  • Dr Gaurav Srivastava
  • Dr Robert Stanley
  • Dr Karen Taylor
  • Dr Mark Voskoboynik
  • Dr Michelle White
  • Associate Professor Max Wolff
  • Research Fellow
  • Dr Tali Lang

Clinical Trials Team Leader

Li Hoon Lai

Clinical Trials Study Coordinators

  • Timothy Colgan
  • Simer Khaira
  • Kate Hurford
  • Demis Balamatsias
  • Theresa Ealdama
  • Dina Cherfi
  • Rochelle Woods
  • Kate Chandler
  • Emily Bove
  • Koby Scarff

Breast Cancer Database and MDT Manager

Melissa Vereker

Family Cancer Clinic

  • Lynne McKaye