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School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Royal Derby Hospital Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Professor of Breast Surgery and Medical Education, University of Nottingham
Consultant Breast Surgeon, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton, United Kingdom

Kwok-Leung Cheung is Professor of Breast Surgery and Medical Education at the University of Nottingham, UK.  He 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).  He is currently Consultant Breast Surgeon at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton.

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

Professor 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.  He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists (EUSOMA), 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, and is a member of the Surgical Ad-hoc Committee, after having previously served as the Chair of the Membership and National Representatives Committee, and in the Executive Committee and the Board.  Professor Cheung is a member of the Executive Committee in EUSOMA.

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 130 journal articles, in addition to a number of book chapters and meeting abstracts.

2018 08 - online article on the relevance of geriatric oncology and SIOG published on the Association of Breast Surgery website

PDF icon2016_02_02_ABS letter thanks to KL.pdf - This letter was sent to KL Cheung from the Association of Breast Surgery (ABS) after he participated in their meeting. This is another step forward indicating their and our passion to improve the care of older women with breast cancer.

PDF icon2016 06 NR Report - UK

2015 - he received the SIOG National Representative of the Year Award.

FileSIOG 2015 NR report - UK

PDF iconSIOG 2015 NR poster - UK