Professor Kwok-Leung Cheung
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.
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 a number of societies including the 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.
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.