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Kwok-Leung Cheung

Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Mr Cheung qualified and trained at Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong. Upon completion of general surgery training, he conducted clinical and laboratory research at the University of Nottingham, UK, with a Doctor of Medicine (in the area of blood tumour markers) awarded in 2001. He was then appointed as Consultant Breast Surgeon at Nottingham University Hospitals where he served as Head of Service, Breast Services (2007 - 2010) and Lead Clinician for Breast Cancer (2007 - 2011). Mr Cheung joined the University of Nottingham as Clinical Associate Professor in 2004. He is also currently Consultant Breast Surgeon at Royal Derby Hospital.

He has obtained surgical fellowship status from Hong Kong, Edinburgh and America. Mr 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.

Mr Cheung is a member of the Faculty of Examiners for Intercollegiate MRCS and the Panel of Examiners of the Intercollegiate Specialty Board in General Surgery. Mr Cheung is also part of the National Cancer Peer Review team and an External Professional Advisor to the Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman. 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, member of the Surgical Task Force, the Board and the Executive Committee.

In 2010, Mr 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 - www.nottingham.ac.uk/medicine/breastmeetings.

Teaching Summary

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) National involvement: Expert Item Reviewer and Member, Standard Setting Panel, Medical Schools Council Assessment Alliance Teaching and… read more

Research Summary

Primary breast cancer in older women: (i) biology and clinical outcome; (ii) geriatric assessment, quality of life and decision making; (iii) clinical and cost effectiveness of different… read more

Recent Publications

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • National involvement: Expert Item Reviewer and Member, Standard Setting Panel, Medical Schools Council Assessment Alliance
  • Teaching and supervision within the University: BSc, BMedSci, BM BS, MSc, DM, PhD.
  • Current academic services within the undergraduate medical curriculum: (i) Final Year Lead and Chair, Final Year Committee; (ii) Member, Medical Curriculum Committee; (iii) Member, Quality and Governance Committee; (iv) Member, Professionalism and Academic Competencies Committee; (v) Coordinator, Special Study Module in Female Cancers.

Current Research

  • Primary breast cancer in older women: (i) biology and clinical outcome; (ii) geriatric assessment, quality of life and decision making; (iii) clinical and cost effectiveness of different therapeutic strategies
  • Effects of age and ethnicity on biology of breast cancer
  • Endocrine and targeted therapies for breast cancer
  • Geriatric oncology
  • Lymphoedema in breast cancer
  • Clinical trials

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University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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