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New Zealand

Department of Medical Oncology, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton

Dr Alvin Tan is a consultant medical oncologist at Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand. He achieved his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Otago, Dunedin and completed his FRACP physician training at North Shore Hospital in Auckland. He then commenced his advanced medical oncology training at Auckland City Hospital where he developed particular interest in genitourinary cancers and participation in oncology clinical trials.

He is the primary site investigator for a number of collaborative oncology trials being conducted at Waikato Hospital, and has previously participated in the 2016 Australia & Asia Pacific Clinical Oncology Research Development (ACORD) Workshop. He was a graduate of the 2019 ESMO Leaders Generation Programme Asia and now serves as a member of the ESMO Practising Oncologist Working Group Committee.

He is currently a member of the Waikato Cancer and Blood Research Governance Board, and an executive committee member for the New Zealand Society of Oncology. He is currently the Director of Training (Medical Oncology) at Waikato Hospital, and is a member of the Aotearoa New Zealand Advanced Training Subcommittee for Medical Oncology for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Last update: June 2021

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