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Kwok-Leung Cheung

Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Following undergraduate medical education and general surgery training at the University of Hong Kong Medical Centre, Mr Cheung conducted translational research at the University of Nottingham, with a Doctor of Medicine awarded in 2001. He then took up the post of 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 as Clinical Associate Professor in 2004. He is currently Honorary Consultant Breast Surgeon at Derby Teaching Hospitals.

He 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. He is also part of the National Cancer Peer Review team and an External Professional Advisor to the Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman. Mr Cheung is a member of the Association of Breast Surgery, British Breast Group, British Association of Cancer Surgery, European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists, American Society of Clinical Oncology, 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, and Member of the Executive Committee, Board and Surgical Task Force.

In 2010, Mr Cheung pioneered the Symposium on Primary Breast Cancer in Older Women, the first of its kind in the UK, which has now become a biennial event, hosted by the University under the auspices of SIOG. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre, launched in 2018.

Teaching Summary

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) National involvement: Medical Schools Council Assessment Alliance - Expert Item Review, Standard Setting Panel, Reference Group. Teaching… read more

Research Summary

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

Recent Publications

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • National involvement: Medical Schools Council Assessment Alliance - Expert Item Review, Standard Setting Panel, Reference Group.
  • Teaching and supervision: BSc, BMedSci, BM BS, MSc, DM, PhD.
  • Current leadership roles in the undergraduate medicine course: (i) Final Year (Clinical Phase 3) Lead; (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.
  • Past leadership roles in the undergraduate medicine course: (1) Lead for Student Selectable Components; (ii) Early Clinical Year (Clinical Phase 1) Lead; (iii) Clinical Educational Lead: Undergraduate Programme for Surgery.

Current Research

  • Primary breast cancer in older women: (i) biology and clinical outcome; (ii) geriatric assessment, decision making, psychosocial and quality of life issues; (iii) clinical and cost effectiveness of different therapeutic strategies
  • Effects of age and ethnicity on the 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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