Tran Van Thuan was born in Bac Ninh, Viet Nam and graduated MD, MSC and PhD from Ha Noi Medical University. He studied at Singapore General Hospital in 1998 as a clinical fellow, completed a clinical training course on Medical Oncology at Mater Hospital in Sydney, Australia and undertook a management course for Cancer Control at the United States National Cancer Institute. Dr. Thuan is affiliated with many professional associations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the International Union Against Cancer (UICC).
Van Thuan is Associate Professor of Medical Oncology at the National Cancer Hospital of Viet Nam. He is Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Cancer Science and Policy, National Cancer Center of Korea. He is author and co-author of many peer-reviewed scientific publications and books, including 85 articles in oncology. He is a board member of the Viet Nam Cancer Society and served as scientific committee co-chair of the annual Viet Nam National Cancer Control conference. Dr. Thuan was appointed as Deputy Director of National Cancer Hospital (2007), Director of National Cancer Hospital (2016) and as Director of National Institute for Cancer Control (2010). Dr. Thuan led three state-level research projects, and has been the principal investigator on many international clinical trials conducted in Viet Nam. He is member of the advisory council on cancer control of the Vietnam Government. He also has served on cancer protocol committees for the Ministry of Health. He is a member of the steering group in Health and Medical Sciences of Viet Nam – United States Joint Committee Meeting. He is kind and generous with patients and colleagues, and has a strong desire to improve cancer care in Viet Nam.