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Ma Jun MD, MS

Title: Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Executive Vice-president

Prof. Ma administrates the Office of Education and Graduate Administration and Department of Cancer Prevention.

Department: Radiation Oncology

Jun Ma is a professor of Radiation Oncology and deputy president of Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, and director of the Key Laboratory of Multidisciplinary Diagnosis and Treatment of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma, Guangzhou, China. He was elected as academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2023.

Prof. Ma graduated from Hu Nan Medical University, Changsha, China in 1985, and gained his M.D. from Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, China in 1990. He subsequently completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship program in Radiation Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, USA.

 The main research interest of Prof. Ma is prognosis prediction and comprehensive treatment of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. He has done a solid job in improving the TNM staging system and investigating novel therapeutic strategies for nasopharyngeal carcinoma. He has been the Principal or Co-Principal Investigator of several multi-center clinical trials and translational research projects, including two Key Clinical Projects from the Ministry of Health (2007-2009 & 2011-2013). He also serves as a reviewer and member of the editorial boards of many peer-reviewed journals. 

As the first author and/or corresponding author, Prof. Ma has published over 50 papers in prestigious, international peer-reviewed journals, such as NEJM, Lancet, Nat Med, JAMA, BMJ, J Clin Oncol, Lancet Oncol, JAMA Oncol, Clin Cancer Res, Cancer, Radiology, Radiother Oncol, Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, and so on.

His achievements won 2 items of "Top Ten Scientific and Technological Advances in Chinese Universities" (2012, 2019), 2 items of "Top Ten Advances in Chinese Life Sciences of China Association for Science and Technology" (2020, 2021), and 2 "Major Advances in Chinese Medicine of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences" (2020, 2022), 2 "First Prize of Chinese Medical Science and Technology Award" (2014, 2022). He has received the “Ho Leung Ho Lee – Scientific and Technological Progress Award” (2022), “Tan Jia-Zhen Life Science Award - Clinical Medicine Award (2023)”, “Wu Jie-Ping – Medicine and Pharmacy Innovation Award (2022)”, “Guangdong Province Outstanding Contribution Award” (2018), “Chinese Medical Science and Technology Award” (2007), “National Scientific and Technological Progress Award” (2009), and “Guangdong Province Dingying Science & Technology Progress Award” (2009). He was honored as “China Medical Board (CMB) Distinguished Professor”, “the Outstanding Expert of the Ministry of Health of China” and “Distinguished Professor of Guangdong Province Universities and Colleges Pearl River Scholar”.

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