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Honorary Associate Professor and Medical Oncologist
Department of Pathology (Dunedin)
Research summary
Gastrointestinal cancers; neuroendocrine tumours; prognostic and predictive variables
  • Translational Research Committee Member, Australasian Gastrointestinal Trials Group (AGITG)
  • Member, Commonwealth Neuroendocrine Cancer Collaboration (CommNETs), Executive Committee member 2017-2023
  • Member, ASCO
  • Member, ESMO
  • Member, NZSO
Gastrointestinal and neuroendocrine cancers


Sharon studied at University of Otago and University of Melbourne.

Sharon is an upper gastrointestinal and neuroendocrine cancer medical oncologist at Wellington Blood and Cancer Centre, and Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology, Dunedin School of Medicine where her laboratory is based. She is a current HRC Clinical Practitioner Research Fellow.

Sharon has research interests in gastric cancer, colorectal cancer, and neuroendocrine tumours, with a particular interest in understanding the variability that is seen at a clinical, histological, and genomic level.


Mendis, S., Lipton, L., To, Y. H., Ananda, S., Michael, M., McLachlan, S.-A., … Pattison, S., … Lee, B. (2024). Early onset pancreatic cancer: Exploring contemporary treatment and outcomes using real-world data. British Journal of Cancer. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1038/s41416-024-02619-5 Journal - Research Article

Powell, R. M., Moravec, J. C., Jones, G. T., Bhat, B., Lin, S. M., Planer, J. D., … Pattison, S., Morison, I. M., … Eccles, M. R., & Macaulay, E. C. (2024). DNA methylation profiling of heterogeneous sporadic LAM and matched lung tissue. American Journal of Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology, 70(1), 81-84. doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2023-0300LE Journal - Research Other

Ajithkumar, P., Gimenez, G., Stockwell, P. A., Almomani, S., Bowden, S. A., Leichter, A. L., … Pattison, S., … Frizelle, F. A., Eccles, M. R., Purcell, R. V., Rodger, E. J., & Chatterjee, A. (2024). DNA methylome and transcriptome maps of primary colorectal cancer and matched liver metastasis. Data, 9(1), 8. doi: 10.3390/data9010008 Journal - Research Article

Ajithkumar, P., Vasantharajan, S. S., Pattison, S., McCall, J. L., Rodger, E. J., & Chatterjee, A. (2024). Exploring potential epigenetic biomarkers for colorectal cancer metastasis. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 25, 874. doi: 10.3390/ijms25020874 Journal - Research Other

Anaka, M., Chan, D., Pattison, S., Thawer, A., Franco, B., Moody, L., Jackson, C., … Singh, S. (2023). Patient priorities concerning treatment decisions for advanced neuroendocrine tumors identified by discrete choice experiments. Oncologist, oyad312. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/oncolo/oyad312 Journal - Research Article

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