Dr Axel Walther

  • MA (Hons), BM, BCh, PhD, FRCP
  • Consultant Medical Oncologist


Special clinical interest in Bowel cancer, chemotherapy, gynaecological cancer and oncology

Dr Walther is a Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Bristol Cancer Institute, part of the University Hospitals Bristol. He is the lead of the clinical trials unit at the Cancer Institute and holds an Honorary Senior Lectureship position as the Clinical Lead of the University of Bristol Cancer CommunityDr Walther is also a member of the National Cancer Research Institute’s Ovarian and Endometrial Groups.  

He has an MA in Medical Sciences from the University of Cambridge and completed his BM in clinical training at the University of Oxford in 1997. He holds a PhD in cancer genetics from University College London. He also worked in a number of hospitals as a junior doctor, completing his specialist cancer training at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. 

NHS Hospital / current post(s)

Consultant Medical Oncologist, Bristol Cancer Institute.

Clinical interests

Large bowel cancer; targeted therapy; cancer genetics

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