Dr Lam, Ka On 林嘉安
Dr. Ka-On Lam is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Oncology, The University of Hong Kong (HKU). He graduated with distinction in M.B.B.S. from HKU in 2005. He was awarded the Frank Doyle Medal at the First Examination of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR, UK) in 2008 and the Rohan Williams Medal at the Final Examination in 2010. He then joined HKU as clinical assistant professor and obtained his specialist qualification in Clinical Oncology in 2013. He was selected as the Distinguished Young Fellow of Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in 2014.
His research interests are novel treatment strategy and circulating tumor cells in gastrointestinal cancers and nasopharyngeal cancer. He was awarded the HKU Overseas Fellowship in 2013 which funded his elective on drug development at The Royal Marsden. Since then he participated as Principal Investigator (PI) or site PI in 23 clinical trials in gastrointestinal oncology, including 7 phase I/II trials. As of 2021, he has received more than HK$50 million of external peer-reviewed research funding in Hong Kong and Mainland China with over HK$29 million as Principal/ Co-Principal Investigator in gastrointestinal cancers and nasopharyngeal cancer translational research. He is supervisor of MPhil/ PhD students.
He has published over 90 articles in international journals including Lancet Oncology, Cell Stem Cell, Cancer Research, PNAS and IJROBP, and presented over 60 conference abstracts at DDW, ESMO, ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer and other major conferences. He has been serving the Editorial Board of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology (Hong Kong Supplement) since 2018, BMC Cancer since 2020, and guest editor for Frontiers in Oncology in 2019-21. He is a founding member of the HK SBRT Study Group. He has given over 50 invited lectures on gastrointestinal cancer in Hong Kong and in other Asia-Pacific countries.
He is now the Honorary Treasure of the Hong Kong College of Radiologists, member of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Clinical Coordinating Committee (Clinical Oncology) Site-Specific Expert Advisory Group of Hospital Authority, member of the Cancer Expert Working Group on Cancer Prevention and Screening, HKSAR. He is the President-elect of HK Head and Neck Society. He also serves as the Council Member of the Hong Kong Cancer Therapy Society and the Hand-in-Hand Cancer Foundation.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2018-12-01||Research Output Prize 2019. A comprehensive human gastric cancer organoid biobank captures tumor subtype heterogeneity and enables therapeutic screening. Cell Stem Cell, 23, 2018.: The University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2008-11-01||Frank Doyle Medal for the First FRCR Examination: The Royal College of Radiologists||Others|
|2013-09-01||The HKU Overseas Fellowship Award: The University of Hong Kong||Others|
|2010-11-01||Rohan Williams Medal for the Final FRCR Examination: The Royal College of Radiologists||Others|
|2014-09-01||Distinguished Young Fellow of The Hong Kong Academy of Medicine: The Hong Kong Academy of Medicine||Others|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|2017-Now||Member||Clinical Co-ordinating Committee (Gastrointestinal Cancer), Site-specific Expert Advisory Group, Hospital Authoritym Hong Kong|
|2017-Now||Member||Newsletter Sub-committee, Hong Kong College of Radiologists|
|2017-Now||Member||Education Committee, Hong Kong College of Radiologists|
|2016-18||Council Member||Hand-in-Hand Cancer Foundation|
|2019-Now||Member||Task Force on Radiotherapy, Project Steering Committee on Standards for Ambulatory Facilities, Department of Health, Hong Kong|
|2016-17||Member||Editing Team of Hong Kong College of Radiologists Clinical Referral Guideline|
|2018-Now||Member||Working Group on Hong Kong Genome Project, Food and Health Bureau, Hong Kong|
|2018-Now||Honorary Secretary||Finance Committee, Hong Kong College of Radiologists|
|2014-Now||Member||Cancer Expert Eorking Group on Cancer Prevention and Screening, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health, Hong Kong|
|2014-Now||Member||Cancer Education Committee, The Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society|
|2017-Now||Scientific Member||IRB, HKU-SZH|
|2014-Now||Member||Colorectal Cancer Screening Pilot Programme Task Force, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health, Hong Kong|
|2016-18||Scientific Member||HKU-HA HKWC IRB|
|2017-Now||Honorary Secretary||Working Group for review of Training Regulations and Guidelines in Clinical Oncology, Hong Kong College of Radiologists|
|2016-17||Board Member||Asia Investigator's Network for Gastric Cancer Research, Korean Enterpeise for Clinical Trials (KoNECT)|
|2016-17||Council Member||Hong Kong College of Raiologists|
|2018-Now||Honorary Advisor||Cancer Information Hong Kong|
|Member||Hong Kong Medical Association|
|Member||European Society for Medical Oncology|
|Member||Hong Kong Proton Therapy Study Group|
|Member||Hong Kong Head and Neck Society|
|2017-Now||Council Member||HK Cancer Therapy Society|
|2017-Now||Founding Member and Council Member||HK SBRT Study Group|
|2018-Now||Council Member||HK NPC Study Group|
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