Professor Anthony Gill was honoured as the winner of the 2023 Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year for his significant contributions to the field of cancer diagnosis and pathology. The Premier’s Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research is the highest accolade for cancer research, acknowledging and celebrating the achievements of those working across the sector to improve cancer outcomes in NSW.

Professor Anthony Gill is a world-renowned pathologist and researcher in the cancer field, he is Professor of Surgical Pathology at the University of Sydney and senior staff specialist of Anatomical Pathology at Royal North Shore Hospital. Professor Gill is internationally recognised for discovering new types of cancer tumours and helping to improve diagnosis and survival rates for people with a range of rare hereditary cancers.

Professor Gill helped to put Australia on the global map in pancreatic cancer research, initially as the lead pathologist and then as Chairman of the Australian Pancreatic Genome Initiative (APGI). He has co-authored numerous highly cited original research publications in addition to numerous invited review articles and book chapters.

In 2018, Professor Gill was appointed a member of the order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday honours list “for significant service to medical research in the field of surgical pathology as an academic, author; adviser, and mentor”.

Congratulations to Professor Gill as the winner of the 2023 Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year award in recognition for making a significant and long-lasting impact on improving cancer outcomes for the people of NSW and globally.