• The University of Western Australia (M560), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


Personal profile


Dr. Willem (Joost) Lesterhuis is an NHMRC EL2 Investigator, a Simon Lee Fellow and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia. Dr Lesterhuis is Program Head Cancer Reseach at the Telethon Kids Institute, where he leads the Sarcoma Translational Research team. He has a background as a dual-trained medical oncologist and basic researcher in tumour immunology and cancer biology.

Dr Lesterhuis' research sits at the crossroads of tumour immunology, cancer biology, drug discovery and systems biology, with a particular focus on sarcoma.



 Current research projects include:

- Developing local immunotherapeutic approaches to treat sarcoma

- Unravelling the cellular and molecular processes that govern successful immunotherapy-induced cancer regression

- Combining chemotherapy and immunotherapy to treat cancer

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Industry keywords

  • Drug Discovery
  • Medicine and Pharma

Research expertise keywords

  • Cancer immunology
  • Immunotherapy
  • Drug development
  • Biomarkers


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