Dr Yau, Thomas Chung Cheung 邱宗祥
Dr Yau graduated from the University of Hong Kong and started his medical oncology training initially at Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong. He was later employed as Specialist Registrar and Clinical Research Fellow at Royal Marsden Hospital, London. He also worked as a visiting faculty in Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Centre, Harvard Medical School, Boston in 2010. He was conferred the Doctor of Medicine from the University of Hong Kong in 2012.
His main research interests are gastrointestinal oncology, early phase clinical trials and translational research. He pioneered Hong Kong Liver Cancer classification and is one of the global pioneer in a drug development program in hepatocellular carcinoma. He had published more than 100 peer-review publications with articles in various leading oncology journals, namely Lancet, Lancet Oncology, Cell Stem Cell, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Clinical Cancer Research. He had also delivered more than 150 invited regional and international lectures. He currently serves as associate editor and the editorial board members of many international peer-reviewed journals.
He is currently the Vice President of Asia Pacific Neuroendocrine Tumour Society, international Faculty Board Member of International Association of Surgeons Gastroenterologist and Oncologists, General Secretary of Hong Kong Liver Cancer Foundation, and member of many international professional societies.
He is also the council member of Hong Kong Sustainable Council and the advisor of various Hong Kong Government advisory committees.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2012-01-01||Outstanding Research Paper Award 2011 (Paper title not provided): Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2014-01-01||Best Oral Abstract in Clinical Medicine (Abstract title not provided): 20th Medical Research Conference, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2011-12-31||Best Abstract Award (Abstract title not provided): Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology, Round Asian Oncology Forum, Shanghai, China, 2011||Research Achievement|
|2011-12-31||Supervisor Award of Best Thesis Award (Thesis title not provided): Hong Kong College of Physicians||Teaching Accomplishment|
|2014-07-01||Distinguished Paper Award (Paper title not provided): Hong Kong College of Physicians||Research Achievement|
|2015-04-01||HKBCF Scholarship on "A phase II study of neoadjuvant chemotherapy using combined taxane, anthracycline, and cyclophosphamide in high risk HER2-negative locally advanced breast cancer": Global Breast Cancer Conference 2015 and the 4th International Breast Cancer Symposium, Jeju Island, Korea, 23-25 April 2015||Others|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|04/2013-||Academic Consultant||The Hong Kong Alumni Association Sun Yat Sen University of Medical Sciences|
|03/2012-||Member||State Key Laboratory for Liver Research|
|07/2012-||Vice Chairman||Asia Pacific Neuroendocrine Tumour Association|
|04/2013-||Academic Consultant||Academic Consultant of The Association of Medical Practitioners of Societies Clinic|
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