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Dr Pei Ding

  • MA MBBChir (Cantab) FRACP PHD
  • Medical Oncologist
  • Spoken languages English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay


Awards received

  • ALTG Young Investigator Award 2019
  • Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship 2013
  • Lung Foundation Grant-in-aid in Lung Cancer Research 2016
  • Astra Zeneca Independent Research Grant 2017
  • Thomas Ashworth Symposium ‘Most Outstanding Presentation’ Prize
  • Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Bursary
  • William Harvey Prize for clinical exam, Cambridge University
  • Scholar for Christ’s College, Cambridge University

Research interests

My PHD research focused on the understanding of how liquid biopsy with circulating tumour cells and circulating tumour DNA could be used to monitor for disease response and resistance to treatment for patients with advanced lung cancer.

Professional memberships

  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO)
  • Thoracic Oncology Group Australia (TOGA)
  • Lung Foundation
  • The Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG)

Publications and affiliations

  • Plasma pre-treatment T790M relative allelic frequency in patients with advanced EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer predicts treatment response to subsequent-line osimertinib. Ding PN, Roberts TL, Chua W, Becker TM, Caixeiro N, de Souza P, et al. Translational Lung Cancer Research. 2021;10(4):1623-34
  • Plasma next generation sequencing and droplet digital PCR-based detection of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutationis in patients with advanced lung cancer treated with subsequent-line osimertinib. Ding PN, Becker, T, Bray V, Chua W, Ma Y, Xu B, Lynch D, de Souza P, Roberts T Thoracic Cancer 2019 Oct; 10 (10): 1879-1884
  • The predictive and prognostic significance of liquid biopsy in advanced epidermal growth factor receptor-mutated non-small cell lung cancer: A prospective study. Ding PN, Becker TM, Bray VJ, Chua W, Ma YF, Lynch D, Po J, Luk AWS, Caixeiro N, de Souza P, Roberts TL. Lung Cancer. 2019 Aug;134:187-193
  • Droplet digital PCR-based detection of EGFR mutations in advanced lung cancer patient liquid biopsies: A comparison of circulating tumor DNA extraction kits Ding PN, Ma YF, Roberts TL, Chua W, Bray VJ, Lynch D, Burke D, de Souza P, Becker TM. Journal of Mol Biomarkers and Diagnostics. 2018; 9(397)
  • Clinical outcomes in patients with advanced EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer in South Western Sydney Local Health District. Ding PN, Roberts TL, Chua W, Becker TM, Descallar J, Yip PY, Bray VJ. Intern Med J. 2017 Dec; 47 (12): 1405-1411.
  • Risk of Treatment-Related Toxicities from EGFR Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors: A Meta-analysis of Clinical Trials of Gefitinib, Erlotinib, and Afatinib in Advanced EGFR-Mutated Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Ding PN, Lord SJ, Gebski V, Links M, Bray V, Gralla RJ, Yang JC, Lee CK. J Thorac Oncol. 12:633-643, 2017
  • Impact of Specific Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Mutations and Clinical Characteristics on Outcomes after treatment with EGFR Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors vs Chemotherapy in EGFR-mutant Lung Cancer: A Meta-Analysis Lee CK, Wu YL, Ding PN, Lord SJ, Inoue A, Zhou C, Mitsudomi T, Rosell R, Pavlakis N, Links M, Gebski V, Gralla RJ, Yang JC. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Jun 10; 33(17): 1958-1965