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Dr Ian Chau

Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, UK

Ian Chau, MD, FRCP, holds the position of Consultant Medical Oncologist within the Gastrointestinal and Lymphoma Units at Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton, and is an honorary senior lecturer at the Institute of Cancer Research in London and Sutton, UK. Dr Chau qualified with an MD degree from the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, University of London, UK, before completing medical oncology specialist training and taking up a clinical research fellowship at the Royal Marsden Hospital.

Dr Chau’s main research interests are in clinical trials and translational research in gastrointestinal cancers and lymphoma. He is the chief or principal investigator of multiple phase 1, 2, and 3 clinical trials evaluating novel treatment strategies and agents in various cancer signalling pathways. He serves or has served on the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Scientific Program Committee, the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress Steering Committee, the ESMO Educational Committee, and the UK National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Colorectal Cancer and Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Study Groups. He is a member of the trial management groups and trial steering groups of multiple national and global phase 2 and 3 gastrointestinal cancer and lymphoma trials.

Dr Chau has given invited lectures in more than 30 countries. He has served on international drug development advisory boards and has published in peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, The Lancet Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and other leading oncology/biomedical journals.