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CHEUNG, Professor Kwok-Leung (Chair)

Professor of Breast Surgery and Medical Education, University of Nottingham.

Kwok-Leung Cheung is Professor of Breast Surgery and Medical Education, University of Nottingham and Honorary Consultant Breast Surgeon, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton.  He qualified and trained at Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong.  Upon completion of general surgery training, he conducted breast cancer research at the University of Nottingham, with a DM awarded in 2001.

Professor Cheung was selected as one of the 12 International Guest Scholars 2007 of the American College of Surgeons, as a recognition of his strong interests and commitment in teaching and research.  He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists, British Association of Cancer Surgery, Association of Breast Surgery, British Breast Group and International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG).  In 2015, he received the National Representative of the Year award from SIOG recognising his commitments to geriatric oncology and SIOG.  Within SIOG, he currently serves as the UK National Representative, Chair of the Membership and National Representatives Committee, a member of the Executive Committee, Board and Surgical Task Force.

His research interests include breast cancer, surgery and non-operative therapies, endocrine and targeted therapies, and clinical trials.  He leads a research programme on primary breast cancer in older women, covering biology and clinical outcome, geriatric assessment and psychosocial aspects, and cost effectiveness of different therapeutic strategies.  In 2010, Professor Cheung pioneered the Symposium on Primary Breast Cancer in Older Women in the UK, which has now become a biennial event, hosted by the University under the auspices of SIOG.    He has published over 100 journal articles, in addition to a number of book chapters and meeting abstracts.

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