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Speaker’s Biographies

International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG), is editorial board member of “The Journal of Geriatric Oncology” and

is founder and chairman of the Austrian association “Aid in elderly cancer patients” (Verein Senioren-Krebshilfe). In

addition RS is a member of the Scientific Working Groups on Hematology and Ageing of EHA and ASH.

RS is author of numerous scientific publications including more than 95 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Speaker Abstract(s): S60, S61

Kazuo Tamura

General Medical Research Center, General Medical Research Center, Fukuoka City, Japan

Dr. Tamura was graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University in 1974. He finished medical internship

and residency at Elmhurst General Hospital, NY in 1978 and medical oncology fellowship at Roswell Park Memorial

institute in 1980. He had worked as a medical oncologist and a chief of Internal Medicine at Miyazaki Prefectural

Hospital till 1997. Then he moved to Fukuoka University as a professor of Medicine (Division of Medical Oncology,

Hematology and Infectious Diseases). He served as a president of the Japanese Society of Medical Oncology from 2010

to 2014. Now he is a president of Japanese Association of Supportive Care in Cancer. His major interest is cancer drug

development and supportive care in cancer. He has published many scientific papers and recent works are related to

chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, and geriatric assessment for the elderly with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Speaker Abstract(s): S63

William Tew

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Medicine, Gynecologic Medical Oncology Service, New York,


William Tew, MD, is an Associate Attending Physician and Clinical Director of the Gynecologic Medical Oncology Service

at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York. He completed a biomedical engineering program

at Boston University, medical school at the University of Rochester, internal medicine residency at Bellevue/NYU and

medical oncology fellowship at MSKCC. As a medical oncologist, he cares for women with gynecologic cancer and is

an active investigator of new therapeutics for women with ovarian cancer. In addition, Dr. Tew has a clinical research

program focused on improving the care of older adults with cancer by developing geriatric assessment tools, interventions

and age-specific therapeutic trials. He received a NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Grant (2011) and is an active

member of the Cancer and Aging Research Group. He is an active member of ASCO, Gynecology Oncology Group (GOG

Task Force for the Elderly). the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG Scientific Program 2016), and the

NCCN (Senior Adult Guidelines). He serves as the associate editor of the Journal of Geriatric Oncology.

Speaker Abstract(s): S68

Clémence Thébaut

Limoges University (Lecturer Senior)/Dauphine University (Associate researcher), Paris, France

Clémence Thébaut worked for eight years for the French National Autority for Health (HAS) in the Health economics

and Public health department. She is now Lecturer Senior at Limoges University and Associate researcher at Dauphine

University. She is specifically working on ethical issues raised by health economic assessement.

Speaker Abstract(s): S62

Janice Tsang

The speaker biography has not been received at the time of publication.

Speaker Abstract(s): S69

Giampaolo Ugolini

University of Bologna, Department of Surgical and Medical Sciences, Bologna, Italy

Dr. Giampaolo Ugolini is Associate Professor of Surgery at University of Bologna. He was a research fellow at

Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard University), clinical and research fellow at Rhode Island Hospital (Brown

Medical School). His main clinical interest is surgery of the alimentary tract for cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.

He is collaborating to several research activities on colorectal cancer and on geriatric oncology with SIOG surgical


Speaker Abstract(s): S70

Willemien van de Water

Surgery, Leiderdorp/ Leiden, Netherlands

After medical school, Willemien van de Water studied breast cancer in the elderly, as part of a collaboration between the

departments of surgery and geriatrics at the Leiden University Medical Center (The Netherlands). Among others, she