Dr Richard Tothill
Dr Richard Tothill leads the Rare Disease Oncogenomics laboratory within the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research and is dedicated to translational research of rare and orphan cancers. His research encompasses neuroendocrine tumours (NET) including tumours of sympathoadrenal tissues (phaeochromocytoma and paraganglioma) and Merkel cell carcinoma, as well as cancers of unknown primary (CUP). He is using state-of-the-art molecular and cell based methods to survey the genomic landscape of cancer cells and their tumour microenvironment. This information is being used to identify molecular portraits of cancer types to understand the biology of disease pathogenesis, develop diagnostic and prognostic tests and identify new therapeutic targets for precision medicine.