2022 Speakers


Aru Sudoyo

Indonesian Society of Oncology, Indonesia

Prof. Aru holds a Medical Oncology Consultant Hematology degree at the University of Indonesia. He is the President of The Indonesian Society of Oncology. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Indonesian Internal Medicine Specialist Association (PB PAPDI). He is also a member of the Executive Board of the World Association of Internal Medicine, Executive Board Member of Indonesian Society of Hematology Medical Oncology (ISHMO), and Member of the Management of the Indonesian Cancer Foundati [...]

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Bhawna Sirohi

BALCO Medical Centre, India

Dr. Bhawna Sirohi started her oncology career at Tata Memorial centre (TMC), Mumbai in 1994 and completed training at Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, UK. She serves in BALCO Medical Centre as a Medical Director and is currently an honorary consultant with QMUL, London. At TMC in 2012-2014, she set up GI medical oncology &medical oncology information system (MOIS) for e-prescribing chemotherapy. She has been involved in initial setting up of cancer centres in Sangrur and Mohali, Punjab for TM [...]

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Bradley Somer

West Cancer Center President, USA

Bradley G. Somer, MD, is a nationally-recognized expert in cancer care. His passion is his patients and their families. As President of West Cancer Center, Dr. Somer will lead projects such as sub-specialization and a new hospital rounding initiatives, while also serving as a leader in major projects, growth and expansion. Titles and Roles: Medical Oncologist, West Cancer Center President, West Cancer Center Associate Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, University of Tennes [...]

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Changhoon Yoo

Asan Medical Center, Korea South

Dr. Changhoon Yoo is a medical oncologist who specializes in the care of patients with gastrointestinal cancers, particularly, pancreatic cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma and neuroendocrine tumors. He has participated in multiple clinical trials and translational research for the development of novel agents for patients with these cancers, and have authored and co-authored more than 80 research articles.

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Chee Cheng

Chee Cheng Ean

National University Cancer Institute Singapore, Singapore

Dr. Chee is a clinician-investigator and medical oncologist in gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary cancers in NCIS. As the Programme Director for the NUHS Medical Oncology Senior Residency [Fellowship] Programme, she is actively involved in the education of the Medical Oncology trainees and she also chairs the Colorectal Cancer Committee of the Singapore Cancer Society

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Chok Aik Yong

Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

Dr Chok Aik Yong is a Colorectal Surgery Consultant at Singapore General Hospital. His Sub-specialties are in Colorectal Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Endoscopy, Minimally Invasive Surgery – Laparoscopic Surgery

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Clara Montagut

Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Clara Montagut is the Head of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Unit at Hospital del Mar, where she leads a team of clinical and translational research in novel therapies and biomarkers. Since 2012, Dr. Montagut is a professor at the Pompeu Fabra University. She is also working at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on liquid biopsy and immunotherapy in colon cancer. Dr. Montagut has led and participated in many national and international clinical trials in gastrointestinal cancer, and has more [...]

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David Pinato

Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Dr David J. Pinato is a Clinician Scientist and Consultant Medical Oncologist supported by the Wellcome Trust Strategic Fund (IPPRF scheme) working within the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College, London. David leads a translational research program focusing on the early clinical implementation of novel experimental anticancer therapies to the clinic, with particular emphasis on anti-cancer immunotherapy. He has led the inception of a portfolio of first-in-class studies of imm [...]

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Dawn Chong

National Cancer Center Singapore, Singapore

Dr Dawn Chong is a Senior Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Division of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) and specializes in gastrointestinal cancers. Dr Chong received the Singhealth Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) Fellowship award and completed a fellowship in clinical and translational cancer epidemiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She also received the National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Research Training Fellowship and obtained a degree [...]

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Do-Youn Oh

Seoul National University Hospital, Korea South

Professor Do-Youn Oh is a medical oncologist practicing at Seoul National University Hospital. Prof. Oh graduated top of her class from Seoul National University College of Medicine in 1997, and completed residency training in Internal Medicine, as well as a fellowship in Hematology/Medical Oncology in Seoul National University Hospital. Following which, Prof. Oh obtained her Ph.D. degree in the Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine in 2005. Prof. Oh’ [...]

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Eileen O'Reilly

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA

Dr. Eileen is medical oncologist whose research and clinical activities focus on treating pancreatic and hepatobiliary cancers. Dr. Eileen’s research initiatives include integrating molecular and genetic-based therapies into the treatment of pancreas cancer, developing adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapies, and identifying biomarkers that may be used to select therapy. Dr. Eileen is the principal investigator of multiple phase I, II, and III pancreatic cancer clinical trials and have authored and [...]

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Faye Lim

National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS), Singapore

Dr Faye Lim graduated from the University of Nottingham Medical school and completed her Clinical Oncology Training at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre and University College Hospital. She is a senior consultant in the department of radiation oncology at the National Cancer Centre Singapore Her sub specialty includes breast and gastrointestinal cancers. She has a particular interest in the use of proton therapy in the treatment of breast cancer.

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Ghassan Abou-Alfa

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA

Professor Ghassan Abou-Alfa is an Attending Physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical School at Cornell University. After obtaining his undergraduate degree in Biology, he then went on to earn his medical degree at the American University in Beirut (AUB). He later completed his postdoctoral training in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology at Yale University, and received his MBA from Columbia University. As a medical onco [...]

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Han Shuting

National Cancer Center Singapore, Singapore

Dr. Han Shuting is a Consultant at the Department of Medical Oncology in National Cancer Centre Singapore. She graduated with Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Christ’s College, Cambridge in 2010 and Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBChir) from Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine in 2013. Subsequently, she obtained her MRCP (UK) and MMed (Int. Med) accreditation in 2015. She completed her medical oncology training in National Cancer Centre (Singapore) in 2019.

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Iain Tan

National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore

Dr. Iain Tan is a Senior Consultant Medical Oncologist, leading the colorectal cancer service in the GI Oncology Team at the Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore. Dr Iain Tan, a clinician-scientist at A*STAR’s Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), was awarded the prestigious Singapore Youth Award 2014. Dr Tan has been recognized for his contributions as a consultant oncologist at the National Cancer Singapore (NCCS) and research scientist at GIS, and for his efforts [...]

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Jens Samol

Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Skilled in Clinical Research, Medical Education, Life Sciences, Haemato-Oncology, and Medicine. Strong healthcare professional focused on Medical Oncology including Haemato-Oncology, medical education and clinical research. Senior Consultant Medical Oncologist at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Director, Clinical Trials, CRIO & Co-Director (TTSH) PHFRC. Adj/Asst Prof at LKC School of Medicine. Asst Professor of Oncology Johns Hopkins University. His clinical interests include Thoracic Cancers, Gastroin [...]

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Kai-Keen Shiu

University College London Hospitals, United Kingdom

Dr. Shiu is a Consultant in the Gastrointestinal Oncology Unit at University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Associate Professor at the UCL Cancer Institute. His research interests include immunotherapy for GI malignancies and Cancer of Unknown Primary, as well as the development of novel cancer clinical trial designs. He is the Principal Investigator of the UCL/UCLH Gastrointestinal Cancer Translational Research Biobank and member of ASCO, ESMO and the Chair of the Ass [...]

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Kei Muro

Aichi Cancer Center Hospital (ACC), Japan

Kei Muro, MD, PhD is chief and director of the Department of Clinical Oncology and Outpatient Treatment Center at Aichi Cancer Center Hospital in Nagoya, Japan. In addition, he has been also promoted to deputy director in Aichi Cancer Center Hospital at 2018. Dr. Muro graduated medical school in 1990 from the University of Tohoku and completed internal medicine training at the Iwaki Kyoritsu Hospital in 1993. He completed a residency in gastrointestinal oncology in the Digestive Endoscopy Divisi [...]

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Koh Ye Xin

Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

Dr Koh Ye Xin is a Consultant at the Department of Hepato-pancreato-biliary and Transplant Surgery in Singapore General Hospital and a member of the Singapore Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (HPBA-S). Dr Koh serves as the Co-Chairman of the Quality Improvement Committee of the Surgery Academic Clinical Programme. Dr Koh graduated from the SingHealth General Surgery Residency Programme and the Singapore Chief Residency Programme from the Healthcare Leadership College. Dr Koh is a Fellow [...]

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Kohei Shitara

National Cancer Center Hospital East, Japan

Dr Kohei Shitara is a Chief of Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa in Japan. He received his medical degree from Tohoku University School of Medicine in 2002. Dr Shitara is an active member of ASCO and ESMO. He is also a member of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine, the Japanese Society of Medical Oncology (JSMO), the Japanese Society of Clinical Oncology (JSCO), the Japanese Gastric Cancer Association, Protocol Review Committee of [...]

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Maria Tamayo

Makatimed Cancer Center, Philippines

Dr Maria Tamayo is a Medical Oncologist from the Philippines. She is a part of the Philippine Society of Medical Oncology [PSMO]. Maria Belen Tamayo is also the Co -Director at Makatimed Cancer Center; The Medical City.

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Matthew NG

National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore

Dr. Matthew NG is a medical oncologist with research interest in gastrointestinal cancers and experimental therapeutics.He completed his PhD from the Institute of Cancer Research (London). Currently he is the oncology lead for upper GI cancers and Deputy Director of the Investigational Medicine Unit at National Cancer Centre Singapore. His research interest is to develop novel therapeutic strategies for patients particularly in gastrointestinal cancers.

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Pierce Chow

National Cancer Centre, Singapore

Prof. Pierce Chow is a senior consultant and Co-Director (Surgical) of the Comprehensive Liver Cancer Clinic at the National Cancer Centre Singapore, Senior Consultant Surgeon in HPB and Transplant Surgery at the Singapore General Hospital and Professor and Course Director at Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore. In addition to managing a busy HPB surgical oncology service, Prof. Chow has researched extensively on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). He leads collaborative research on the genomic hetero [...]

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Raghav Sundar

National University Cancer Institute Singapore, Singapore

Dr Raghav Sundar is a Consultant Medical Oncologist specialising in Gastrointestinal cancers and early phase clinical trials. His clinical interest is in gastrointestinal cancers. His research interest lies in early phase drug development, immunotherapy, DNA damage repair, and chemotherapy-induced neuropathy. He has published in high impact peer-reviewed journals including Cancer Discovery and Clinical Cancer Research and designs clinical trials for novel cancer drugs.

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Shaheenah Dawood

Mediclinic City Hospital, United Arab Emirates

Dr Shaheenah Dawood is a Consultant Medical Oncologist and Professor in Clinical Oncology in the United Arab Emirates. She was trained in medical oncology at McGill University Hospitals in Canada and subspecialized in breast cancer management at MD Anderson Cancer Center. During her training, she was awarded multiple scholar training awards besides ASCO merit awards. Dr Shaheenah has served as an editorial fellow at the New England Journal of Medicine and has an MPH from the Harvard School of Pu [...]

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Shailesh Shrikhande

Tata Memorial Hospital, India

Professor Shailesh V. Shrikhande is a Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgeon from Mumbai, India. He has over two decades of experience with special interest in Pancreatic Cancer surgery. He is the Deputy Director of Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai and also the Head of Division Cancer Surgery and Chief of GI and HPB Surgery. He is the President of the Indian Chapter of IHPBA 2019 – 2021 and Scientific Committee Chair of IHPBA 2019-2021.

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Stephen L. Chan

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Dr. Stephen L. Chan is the Associate Clinical Professor of the Department of Clinical Oncology in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 2000 and obtained specialist qualification in Medical Oncology in 2007. He has been awarded the Gold Medal Prize for Dissertation in 2007 and Young Investigator award in 2008 by the Hong Kong College of Physician. His main research area is on clinical and traditional researches for gastrointestinal cancers, especia [...]

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Syed Akram Hussain

Square Hospitals Limited, Bangladesh

Dr. Sayed Md. Akram Hussain graduated MBBS from Dhaka University, Bangladesh (studied with merit scholarship from Bangladesh Govt.) on year 1990. Later on 2000, he achieved residency in Radiation Oncology at National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital Fellow (Radiation Oncology) of Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons (BCPS). He accomplished Masteras of Public Health (Epidemiology), from New Castle University, USA on year 2005 and Mastera of Public Health (Clinical Epidemiology), [...]

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Takayuki Yoshino

National Cancer Center Hospital East (NCCE), Japan

Dr. Takayuki Yoshino, M.D. PhD. currently works at the National Cancer Center Hospital East (NCCE) in Chiba, Japan, where he is the Director for the Department of Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Oncology and the Head of the Clinical Research Coordinating Division. He has a particular interest in chemotherapy for gastrointestinal cancers, especially for colorectal cancer (CRC), where he focuses on various investigational new agent and translational research. Dr. Yoshino received his medica [...]

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Tan Ek Khoon

Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

Dr Tan is a Consultant Surgeon with the Department of Hepatopancreatobiliary and Transplant Surgery. Dr Tan’s clinical practice is focused on abdominal organ transplantation and conditions involving the liver, pancreas, and biliary tract. He adopts a collaborative multi-disciplinary approach to deliver individualized care to each patient. His clinical efforts are directed primarily at improving outcomes after organ transplantation, and in the treatment of advanced cancer. He is committed to [...]

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Toh Han

Toh Han Chong

National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore

Dr Toh is Senior Consultant and Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Strategic Partnerships), Division of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore. He graduated from the University of London, UK with an intercalated Bachelor of Science in ‘Infection and Immunity’ from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School and qualified as a medical doctor from University of Cambridge, UK. Dr Toh obtained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in 2003. He received his medical oncology fellowship [...]

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Wan Zamaniah Wan Ishak

University Malaya Medical Centre, Malaysia

Associate Prof. Dr. Wan Zamaniah is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at the University Malaya Medical Centre and University Malaya Specialist Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She graduated from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia with Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery in 2001. Upon completion of her specialist training in clinical oncology in 2010 at the University of Malaya she joined University Malaya as a lecturer. She is a supervisor and coordinator for Master of Clinical Onc [...]

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Wong Seng Weng

The Cancer Centre (Singapore Medical Group), Singapore

Dr Wong Seng Weng is currently the Medical Director and Consultant Medical Oncologist of The Cancer Centre (Singapore Medical Group) at the Paragon and Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialists’ Centres. Apart from pursuing his clinical practice, Dr Wong was keenly involved as an investigator in over twenty clinical trials exploring novel methods of cancer treatment. He previously held the posts of Consultant Medical Oncologist and Senior Partner of the Raffles Cancer Centre in charge of all oncol [...]

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Yong Wei

Yong Wei Peng

National University Cancer Institute, Singapore

Dr Yong Wei Peng obtained his medical degree and postgraduate training in University of Aberdeen, Scotland. After completing an oncology fellowship at the National University Hospital, he was awarded the A*STAR International Fellowship in clinical pharmacology at the University of Chicago. Upon his return to Singapore, he was awarded a three-year Investigatorship Award under the Clinician Scientist Award to further his research into personalized therapy. Dr Yong leads the therapeutic arm (NUH [...]

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