NAME: Han-Kwang YANG
Institution and Current Position:

Professor& Chairman, Department of Surgery

Director, Gastric Cancer Center

Seoul National University Hospital

Seoul National University College of Medicine


Chairman, Board of Directors, Korean Gastric CancerAssoication (KGCA)

Chairman, Board of Directors, Korean Society of Surgical Oncology (KSSO)

Auditor, Korean Cancer Society

Treasurer (Executive Council) and Council, International Gastric Cancer Association

Editor, The Journal of Gastric Cancer

Associate Editor, Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery

Editorial board, Annals of Surgery& World J of Surgery

Honorary Fellow of American Surgical Association

Honorary Member of European Surgical Association


1978-1984 Seoul National University College of Medicine

1986-1990 Surigical Resident program at Seoul National University Hospital

1990-1991, 1994-1995 Surgical fellow at Seoul National University Hospital

1991-1994 Visiting fellow, at Navy Medical Oncology Branch, NCI, NIH, USA

1997-1998 Guest Researcher, Laboratory of Cell Regulation and Carcinogenesis, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

Dr. Yang is involved in several large scale RCT’s for gastric cancer treatment. He is Korean PI of REGATTA study (Phase III study for the role of gastrectomy in stage IV gastric cancer with a single incurable factor; a collaboratory study between JCOG and KGCA). He is investigators of CLASSIC trial, KLASS trials as well as the Korean PI of a phase II study for the role of neoadjuvant imatinib treatment in large gastric GIST (a collaborator study between Japan and Korea). His translational research interests are Gastric Carcinogenesis, DDS, familial gastric cancer,biomarkers and developing PDX model for gastric cancer.

He is Chairman of Board of directors Korean Society of Surgical Oncology, executive council member of IGCA, Honorary fellow of American Surgical Association, Honorary member of European Surgical Association, Honorary International Fellow of Japanese Society of Endoscopic Surgery and a member of Korea Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST). He is editor or editorial member of The Journal of Gastric Cancer (official journal of International Gastric Cancer Association), Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery, Annals of Surgery, World Journal of Surgery, Annals of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Yang gave over 220 invited lectures to international meetings and oversea institutes with occasional live demonstration of gastrectomy (open, laparoscopic or robotic).