Special clinical interests in breast, gastrointestinal cancers and haematology
Yvonne completed her general medical training in Western Australia before moving east to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute in Victoria to complete her training in radiation oncology. The offer of a fellowship in breast cancer at Westmead Hospital saw her move to Sydney, and this was followed by a position as a consultant radiation oncologist at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick. In 1999, Yvonne moved to Boston for a clinical fellowship at the renowned Massachusetts General Hospital. On her return to Perth, she began working as a consultant radiation oncologist and joined GenesisCare in 2011.
Yvonne is President of the Australasian Society for Breast Disease (ASBD), and conjoint lecturer at ECU and UWA. She sits on a variety of committees including the GenesisCare National Research Committee, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) Education and Training Subcommittee, and the Breast Cancer Research Centre Research Committee.
Yvonne has a strong interest in clinical research and is an advocate for cancer patients. She has been involved in or written over ten published articles, predominantly on pancreatic or breast cancer.
Key clinical interests
While Yvonne treats predominantly breast, lower gastro-intestinal, upper gastro-intestinal and haematological cancers, she is also interested in patient satisfaction, the impact of exercise on cancer patients, and how a patient’s cancer journey can be improved through treatment.
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When not at work, Yvonne loves to spend time with her husband and two children. She enjoys family activities, travelling, going to the cinema and cooking. She’s well known amongst her family and friends for her desserts and takes frequent requests for chocolate brownies.
- Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG)
- American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
- European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)
- Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG)
- International Lymphoma Radiation Oncology Group (ILROG)
- Australian Society of Breast Disease (ASBD)
- Fiona Stanley Hospital
- Hollywood Medical Centre
- Mount Hospital