Dr. Mok was trained at the University of Alberta, Canada and he subsequently completed a fellowship in Medical Oncology at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Canada. After working as a community oncologist in Toronto, Canada for seven years, he returned to Hong Kong in 1996 to pursue an academic career.
Dr. Mok is Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation Named Professor of Clinical Oncology and Chairman of Clinical Oncology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His main research interest focuses on biomarker and molecular targeted therapy in lung cancer. He co-founded the Lung Cancer Research Group, and has led a number of important multinational clinical trials, which include the IPASS (IRESSA Pan-Asia Study), a landmark study that established the role of first-line gefitinib in patients with EGFR mutation.
Dr. Mok has contributed to over 200 articles in international peer-reviewed journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Science, Lancet and Journal of Clinical Oncology, and contributed to multiple editorials and textbooks. He is active and experienced in serving the academic societies. Dr. Mok is the past President of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), Past Chair of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) International Affairs Committee, a member of the ASCO Publications Committee and Vice Secretary of the Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology (CSCO).
Dr. Mok is closely affiliated with the oncology community in China, and has received an Honorary Professorship at Guang Dong Province People’s Hospital, Guest Professorship at the Peking University, School of Oncology, Visiting Professorship at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and West China School of Medicine/West China Hospital, Sichuan University. He is an Editor for thoracic oncology for the Journal of Clinical Oncology and has also authored eight books in Chinese and hosted three television series in Hong Kong.
- Professor and Chair
Department of Clinical Oncology
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China