Guangwei Xu, born in Shanghai on Oct. 1934. Graduated from the Department of Medicine, Shanghai Second Medical College and was assigned to work as a surgeon and do clinical, research and teaching in the surgical field at the First Affiliated Hospital of Beijing Medical College. Has been devoted to a profession in cancer research since 1969. From Sep. 1958 to Feb. 1961, attended the second training class in traditional Chinese medicine for professionals in western medicine, held under the auspices of the Ministry of Health. From Oct. 1984 to Oct. 1985, pursued advanced studies as a visiting scholar at Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and National Cancer Institute of United States.
Dedicated himself to prevention and treatment of gastric cancer and breast cancer. One of the persons in charge of national research program in these two fields during the Seventh Five-year Plan, Eighth Five-year Plan and Ninth Five-year Plan. Won 2 awards at state level.
Over the years, has published almost 200 academic papers in high-profile journals at China and abroad, have been chief editor of seven books, including Oncology, the Criteria of Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Cancers, Gastric Cancer and chief translator of Clinical Oncology.
Currently, honorary president of Peking University School of Oncology (Beijing Cancer Hospital), president of Chinese Anti-cancer Association and so on. In 1988, nominated as the national outstanding expert for his contribution. In 1990, became tutor of students studying for a doctor’s degree.