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Dr Chan, Karen Kar Loen 陳嘉倫

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Clinical Associate Professor

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Dr Chan, Karen Kar Loen 陳嘉倫

Title:
Clinical Associate Professor

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Chan, K

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
MBBChir (UK)
Royal College of Obstetricians and GynaecologistsCert RCOG (Gynaecological; Oncology)
Biography

After graduating in medicine at the University of Cambridge, UK, Dr Karen KL Chan completed her specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in both UK and Hong Kong.  She obtained the fellowship of the Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (HKCOG) in 2005 and completed her subspecialty training in Gynaecological Oncology in 2008. She has obtained HKCOG accreditation of specialist colposcopy trainer and advanced laparoscopy surgeon. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists ( RCOG ) since 2012.

She is currently a clinical associate professor at the Department of O&G, the University of Hong Kong. Apart from the clinical work at a tertiary gynaecological oncology referral centre, she is involved in both clinical and basic research, mainly in the area gynaecological malignancies. Her research interests include investigating effective treatment strategies in ovarian cancer with fewer side effects such as the use of traditional Chinese medicine or selective hormonal therapy. Her basic research group is working on the delineation of underlying molecular mechanisms associated with tumorigenesis and chemoresistance of ovarian cancer. Her group has recently reported that the loss of programmed cell death 4 (PDCD4)is associated with the progression of ovarian cancer, and the interaction of C35 and ΔNp73 promotes ovarian cancer chemoresistance. Her group has recently focus on the roles of estrogen receptors in the development and treatment of ovarian cancer.

Dr Chan serves as an active member in the editorial board of Journal of Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ISRN Obstetrics and Gynaecolgy and Scientifica.  She is also a reviewer for a number of international journals. She is the President of the Hong Kong Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and a council member of the Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.  She is involved in several HKCOG committees for improvement of clinical service and training in Hong Kong, as well as the secretary general for AOGIN (Asia-Oceania Organisation in Genital Infection and Neoplasia ). 

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2003-06-01LC Ho Award: Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Others
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
since 2015-currentmemberCancer expert working group, Dept of Health
since 2015-currentmemberExamination subcommitee , Licentiate committee of medical council
Since 2005MemberInternational Society for the Study of trophoblastic diseases
since 2012-currentSecretaryGynae Oncol subspecialty board
Since 2004FellowHong Kong College of Obstetricians adn Gynaecolgists
since 2013-currentPresidentHong Kong Society of Colposcopy and cervical pathology
2009-2015Colposcopy Accreditation Subcommittee memberHong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecolgists
2010-2015Council MemberHong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecolgists
Since 2006MemberWomen Doctors Association
Since 2005MemberHong Kong Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
2009-2012Vice presidentHong Kong Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
Since 1999MemberRoyal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Since 2012-currentSecretary generalAOGIN
since 2014-currentmemberGrant review board
ChairmanHKCOG colp accreditation subcommittee
since 2015-currentmemberMember of Cancer coordinating committee Dept of Health
Since 2016-currentJunior vice presidentHKCOG
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