Dr Mei Ling Yap
Dr Mei Ling Yap is a staff specialist radiation oncologist at Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres, Sydney, Australia. Her clinical sub-site specialties are breast and lung cancer, which she developed during a clinical-research fellowship at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, from 2011-2013. She holds a conjoint senior lecturer appointment with the University of New South Wales and Western Sydney University and an adjunct senior lecturer appointment with the University of Sydney. Dr Yap has a research interest in the inequities in access to radiation therapy, both locally and globally. She was a member of the Global Task Force in Radiotherapy on Cancer Control (GTFRCC) and co-author of the Lancet Oncology Commission. Mei Ling is currently undertaking a PhD with the University of NSW, Cancer Council NSW and Collaboration for Cancer Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CCORE), exploring the socio-demographic factors which influence radiotherapy utilization in Australia. Dr Yap is co-chair of the Asia Pacific Radiation Oncology Special Interest Group (APROSIG-RANZCR), which supports low and middle income radiotherapy departments in the Asia-Pacific through a bilateral exchange, training and education. She also co-runs GlobalRT.org, an online platform advocating for equitable access to radiotherapy globally. Mei Ling was selected as a Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) ‘Young Cancer Leader’ in 2015.