Specialist in Medical Oncology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Janice Tsang is a Specialist in Medical Oncology and the Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU, and Founding Convenor of HKBOG, Hong Kong. Dr Tsang’s research interests lie mainly in breast oncology, geriatric oncology, translational research and psycho-oncology. Being the first female academic medical oncologist at The University of Hong Kong (HKU), she was awarded the 2014 Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award, and the 2012 Hong Kong City Lady Award (Professional & Academic Category) as the only medical professional receiving this award for the year. She was also the winner of the Psychosocial Oncology Young Investigator Award at the 16th Hong Kong International Cancer Congress & 6th Annual Meeting of Centre for Cancer Research in 2009, and was bestowed the Faculty Teaching Medal in 2012, and the Outstanding Teaching Award (Team Award) for Medical Humanities in 2013 in recognition of her being one of the pioneers in incorporating medical humanities in the formal medical curriculum. She has conducted over 80 clinical trials, including local, regional and international multicenter clinical trials. She has been serving as Chairperson for the Data Monitoring Committee, Steering Committee members for major multi-centered clinical trials, as well as various international and regional advisory boards. She is a key opinion leader in breast oncology both locally and regionally. She is also the Founding Convenor of the HKBOG, which is now a member of the ‘Breast International Group’, being the 3rd Asian member after Japan and Taiwan. She is also appointed as Chair of the CTRG Audit Committee for the National Cancer Institute in 2017, and a member of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG), serving as co-track chair for translational research in SIOG. She is also the Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee of the 8th Global Chinese Breast Cancer Organizations Alliance Conference 2021. Dr Tsang is currently member of the Specialty Board of Medical Oncology and used to be the Programme Director for Medical Oncology in the Hong Kong Island at the Hong Kong College of Physicians; a member of the Coordinating Committee (CoC) for Medical Oncology at the Hospital Authority; Deputy Chairperson for the Institutional Review Board for the Hong Kong West Cluster/HKU; and Director of Cancer Centre at Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong. She has various appointments in different professional bodies, such as Honorary Advisor for various cancer self-help groups, including the Hong Kong Christian Cancer Care Association and the Hong Kong Cancer Fund. Furthermore, she serves as member of the Social Welfare Advisory Committee and the Rehabilitation Advisory Committee in Hong Kong. She also serves as Deputy Chairman for the Women for Oncology Committee at the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) for the term of 2020–2021, and as Founding Convenor of the Hong Kong Women for Oncology (HKW4O).