Research Team

Gynaecologic Oncology

Our division provides a comprehensive program in both basic and clinical translational research in gynaecologic malignancies. Laboratory research focuses mainly on epidemiologic studies of human papillomavirus (HPV), molecular oncology studies in ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer and cervical cancer. Special interests include identification of novel biomarkers, genetic and epigenetic studies, interactions of signaling pathways, cancer stem cells, tumour microenvironment and cancer cell metabolism etc. Clinical translational research includes the use of new drugs, innovative new therapies including targeted agents, immunotherapy and vaccines, studies of intraoperative lymphatic mapping in cervical and endometrial cancer, and innovative surgical techniques. Collaborative researches are ongoing in novel biomarkers, natural drugs, clinical trials of novel drugs with overseas and local institutes, as well as other departments in the University of Hong Kong, including Department of Pathology, Department of Clinical Oncology, Department of Psychiatry, Department of Diagnostic Radiology and allied health services including Physiotherapy.

Comparison of the age-specific overall and high-risk HPV prevalence in five age-groups in the HK and GZ cohorts. Comparison of the age-specific overall and high-risk HPV prevalence in five age-groups in the HK and GZ cohorts.
Immunohistochemical analysis of FOXM1 expression in cervical carcinoma, and β-catenin expression in endometrial carcinoma. Immunohistochemical analysis of FOXM1 expression in cervical carcinoma, and β-catenin expression in endometrial carcinoma.

STAFF FROM THE DIVISION

Clinical
  • Prof. Hextan Y.S. NGAN, Chair Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Hong Kong (Accredited gynaecological oncologist)
  • Dr. Karen K.L. CHAN, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Hong Kong (Acreeditaed gynaecological oncologist)
  • Dr. K.Y. TSE, Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Queen Mary Hospital (Accredited gynaecological oncologist)
  • Dr. Mandy M.Y. CHU, Associate Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Queen Mary Hospital (Accredited gynaecological oncologist)
Plus

staff in rotating positions :
1-2 basic/ higher specialist trainee
2 house officers
1 overseas fellow

Nursing
  • Ms Susanna F.P. HUI, Ward Manager, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Queen Mary Hospital
  • Ms L.H. CHAN, Nursing Officer, Nurse Specialist in Stoma Care
  • Ms S.H. HO, Registered Nurse, Cluster Palliative Care Nurse
Laboratory
  • Dr. David W. CHAN, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Stephanie S. LIU, Research Officer
  • Dr. Michelle K.Y. SIU, Research Officer
  • Ms R.C.Y. LEUNG, Research Assistant I
  • Ms S. BANH, Research Assistant II
  • Ms L.M.L. HUI, Research Assistant II
Clinical Trial Study
  • Ms A.M.W. YIP, Research Nurse
  • Ms Lesley S.K. LAU, Senior Technical Officer
  • Dr. Tina N. WEI, Senior Technical Officer
  • Ms A.P.N. LI, Clerk
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