Dr Axel Walther

Consultant Medical Oncologist

MA (Hons), BM, BCh, PhD, FRCP

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I am a Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Bristol Cancer Institute, part of the University Hospitals Bristol. I am the lead of the clinical trials unit at the Cancer Institute and hold an Honorary Senior Lectureship position as the Clinical Lead of the University of Bristol Cancer Community, I am a member of the National Cancer Research Institute’s Ovarian and Endometrial Groups.

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


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Axel Walther at Spire include:


Clinical oncology

Other treatments

  • Chemotherapy for gynaecological and bowel cancer
  • Second opinions

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Additional information

Bowel cancer
Gynaecological cancer

Special Clinical Interests: Large bowel cancer; targeted therapy; cancer genetics

MA (Hons) / University of Cambridge / 1994

BM BCh / University of Oxford / 1997

PhD in Molecular Genetics / University College London / 2010

FRCP / Royal College of Physicians, London / 2015

Professional memberships

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Association of Cancer Physicians

European Society of Medical Oncology

Royal College of Physicians

Consultant Medical Oncologist, Bristol Cancer Institute.

I moved to Bristol with my wife and two children in 2011 to take up my consultant post. I enjoy playing hockey for Clifton Robinsons and I am a Governor at Christ Church Primary School.

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