Nick Pavlakis

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Nick Pavlakis - Medical Oncologist


Nick is a Senior Staff Specialist, Department of Medical Oncology, Royal North Shore Hospital, and Genesis Care.

Prof Nick Pavlakis has nearly 20 years’ experience in the treatment and research of thoracic and gastrointestinal cancers. He has previously served on the Boards of Northern Cancer Institute and COSA, where he was President from 2019-2020. Nick has served on the leadership committees of numerous national/international collaborative group trials in lung cancer, mesothelioma and gastrointestinal cancers.

Nick’s research and clinical expertise spans new drug development, biomarker research, investigator-initiated clinical trials and clinical practice guidelines development. He was instrumental in the development of the Australian guidelines on lung cancer and mesothelioma. Together with Ben Solomon, he conceived and led TOGA’s ASPiRATION study.

Nick has a keen interest in fostering the development of early-career lung cancer clinician researchers and conceived, and continues to lead, the TOGA Lung Cancer Preceptorship. He has served as faculty of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) World Conference on Lung Cancer, its Mesothelioma task force and is former chair of the IASLC Continuing Medical Education Committee. Nick is also a faculty member of the MOGA/ASCO/ACCR Australia and Asia Pacific Clinical Oncology Research Development Workshop (ACORD).