Our gynae-oncology research team aims to carry out bench to bedside cancer research. Current areas of basic research concentration on are epidemiology of human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer, genetic/epigenetic alterations in cancer development and progression, cancer stem cells (CSC), cancer cell metabolism, onco-immunology, interactions between cancer cells and the tumour microenvironment in tumorigenesis, chemo-resistance, and metastasis of gynaecological malignancies. These studies hope to provide a scientific basis for developing novel diagnostic tools and therapeutic interventions for improving treatment outcome of gynaecological cancer patients.
The Reproductive Medicine Division is recognised by both the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for subspecialty training in Reproductive Medicine. It provides both clinical and basic research opportunities to postgraduate students. The Division is actively collaborating with a number of centres in Mainland China and other countries on various aspects of reproductive medicine. Current research topics includes the Use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in Hong Kong Chinese women; menopause and hormone replacement therapy; implantation model and endometrial receptivity; assisted reproduction and pregnancy outcome prediction; interaction between embryo/gamete and female reproductive tract; placental development; miRNA on fertilization and stem cell differentiation; medical abortion and contraception.
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Place of Origin: China
Progress: PhD Year 3
Supervisor: Dr CN Chiu