KK Cheng


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KK Cheng's research focuses on the epidemiology of common cancers, cardiovascular diseases and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. He is involved in the following research programmes:

Bladder Cancer Prognosis Programme
Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study
Obesity prevention in primary school-age children (supported by a National Coordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment grant of £2.6 million)
COPD in primary care: from case-finding to improving patient outcomes - a National Institute for Health Research Programme (c.£1.9 million)
A trial on a polypill in Iran
Born In Guangzhou Cohort Study (a new birth cohort that has just been funded in Guangzhou)

1992 …2024

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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  • European Journal of Human Genetics 2018

    Togneri, Fiona (Recipient), Ward, Douglas (Recipient), Foster, Joseph M (Recipient), Devall, Adam (Recipient), Wojtowicz, Paula (Recipient), Alyas, Sofia (Recipient), Ramos Vasques, Fabiana (Recipient), Oumie, Assa (Recipient), James, Nicholas (Recipient), Cheng, KK (Recipient), Zeegers, Maurice (Recipient), Deshmukh, Nayneeta (Recipient), O'Sullivan, Brendan (Recipient), Taniere, Philippe (Recipient), Spink, Karen G (Recipient), McMullan, Dominic (Recipient), Griffiths, Mike (Recipient) & Bryan, Rik (Recipient), 22 Feb 2018

    Prize: Other distinction