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Speaker’s Biographies

He is a Member of EORTC Head and Neck group, ESMO, AIOM, AIOCC and Secretary of NICSO (Network Italiano di

Cure di Supporto in Oncologia).

He received several grants, both as principal Investigator (AIRC, HealthMinistry) and as co-PI (Transcan, Swiss Bridge Award).

He is an author of 90 publications indexed on PubMed.

Speaker Abstract(s): S03

Etienne Brain

Department of Clinical Research & Medical Oncology, Institut Curie (Hôpital René Huguenin), St Cloud, France

Etienne GC Brain, MD PhD, has been working since 1998 as a medical oncologist at the Hôpital René Huguenin

(Saint-Cloud, France), which is now part of the academic centre Institut Curie. He obtained both his MD and PhD from

University Paris V René Descartes, the latter after leading works in preclinical and clinical pharmacology on alkylating

agents and liver metabolism in Boston (Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Boston University) and Saint Cloud (Centre

René Huguenin). He was the Deputy Director for Research at Centre René Huguenin from 2008-2009, until the merge

with Institut Curie happened in 2010. This latter has made the “multisites institution” Institut Curie one of the largest

hospital dedicated to cancer management in Europe, with special focus on breast cancer (~3,000 new cases yearly),

employing 2,000 care-givers and 1,000 researchers. Etienne Brain is currently in charge of the settlement of the new

Department of Clinical Research of Institut Curie in Saint-Cloud. He is the chairman of the committee for the evaluation

of clinical research of the Institut Curie.

Bruno Castagneto

GIOGer (Gruppo Italiano di Oncologia Geriatrica), Medical Department, Novi Ligure, Italia

Education and training:

• Medical Doctor Degree at Genoa University, Italy.

• Specialization in Medical Oncology, Genoa University.

Professional positions and activities:

• Chief of the Department of Oncology, San Giacomo Hospital, ASL AL (Azienda Sanitaria Locale Alessandria).

• Chairman GIOGer (Gruppo Italiano di Oncologia Geriatrica).

• GMC (UK General Medical Council) member with full specialist registration (Medical Oncology).

• Founding partner and board member of the FICOG (Federation of the Italian Cooperative Oncology Groups).

• Member of the EORTC (European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer) ETF (Elderly Task Force).

• Member of ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology).

• Member of AIOM (Associazione Italiana di Oncologia Medica).

• Co-author of the AIOM geriatric oncology guidelines.

• Responsible and referring of ASL AL multidisciplinary oncology groups.

• Scientific advisor for Novi Ligure Delegation of Italian League in Treatment and Prevention of Cancer (Lega Italiana

per la Lotta contro i Tumori).

Speaker Abstract(s): S04

Kwok-Leung Cheung

Clinical Associate Professor, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Derby, UK

Mr Cheung 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). Mr Cheung joined the University of Nottingham as Clinical Associate Professor in 2004. He is also

currently Consultant Breast Surgeon at Royal Derby Hospital.

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

Mr 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. Mr Cheung 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, British Association of Cancer Surgery,

Association of Breast Surgery, British Breast Group and International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) (and its UK

National Representative and member of its Surgical Task Force and Science and Educational Committee). In 2015, he

received the National Representative of the Year award from SIOG recognising his commitments to geriatric oncology

and SIOG.

His research interests mainly focus on breast cancer, including geriatric oncology, surgery and non-operative therapies,

endocrine and targeted therapies, and clinical trials. Mr Cheung has published over 100 journal articles, in addition to

a number of book chapters and meeting abstracts.