Professor Desmond Yip

Professor, ANU Medical School
College of Health & Medicine
T: 025124 2220

Areas of expertise

  • Oncology And Carcinogenesis 1112

Research interests

Gastrointestinal cancers

Gastrointestinal stromal tumours

Targeted therapies

Global oncology


Professor Desmond Yip is the Clinical Director of Medical Oncology at The Canberra Hospital, Professor at the ANU Medical School and Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra.  He is a full time practicing medical oncologist. His main clinical and research interests are in the area of gastrointestinal oncology and developmental therapeutics of cancer drugs. He also has subspecialty interests in renal cell carcinoma and gastrointestinal stromal tumours. He is presently a member of the Cancer Institute NSW eviQ Medical Oncology Reference Committee, Executive Member of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia, Gastrointestinal Group Chair of the Clinical Oncology Group of Australia and Treasurer of the Private Cancer Physicians of Australia. He is a member of the Australian Government Professional Services Review Panel.  He an active member of the Australasian Gastrointestinal Trials Group serving as Chair of the Grants Committee, member of study management committees and Study Chair of an international multicentre randomised collaborative trial in gastrointestinal stromal tumour. He has been involved in the publication of over 130 journal articles and invited book chapters. He has been involved with two iterations of a Cochrane Collaboration Systematic Review in pancreatic cancer and also on the working party to update the Cancer Council Australia Clinical Guidelines on colorectal cancer. Professor Yip  has worked in collaboration with the John James Foundation, Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)/ Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Pacific Islands Program and Doctors Assisting in South-Pacific Islands (DAISI) to help develop cancer services in the Solomon Islands through in-country multidisciplinary missions, mentoring, supply of equipment and facilitating staff training visits to Canberra.


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