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Professor Cheung, Annie Nga Yin 張雅賢

Title:
Clinical Professor
Laurence L T Hou Professorsip in Anatomical Molecular Pathology
Honorary Clinical Professor

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Professor Cheung, Annie Nga Yin 張雅賢

Title:
Clinical Professor
Laurence L T Hou Professorsip in Anatomical Molecular Pathology
Honorary Clinical Professor

Also Cited As:
Cheung, A
Cheung, AN
Cheung, Nga-yin, Annie

Biography

With advancements in morphologic and molecular techniques in the last few decades, the contribution of pathology to modern medicine has been enormous. Identification of the causes and pathogenesis of diseases enables focused preventive measures, better prediction of prognosis and development of personalised therapy for patients. The synergistic operation of anatomical and molecular pathology, the oldest and most advanced facets of pathology, has been the pivot stone for the modern transformation of clinical practice.

 

In the last decade, the incidence of “women’s cancers”, including ovarian and endometrial cancers, in Hong Kong have risen dramatically. On the other hand, while cervical cancer is a highly preventable disease, it is still a leading cause of death among Hong Kong women. Gestational trophoblastic disease, a disease that affect women of reproductive age, is locally prevalent.

 

Professor Annie Cheung is Clinical Professor at the Department of Pathology, The University of Hong Kong. She is the key pathologist for gynaecological histopathology and cytology in Queen Mary Hospital and the Pathologist in Charge of the HKU Cervical Cytology Laboratory, the first pathology laboratory in Hong Kong that is accredited by the College of American Pathologists. Professor Cheung is also the Director (Molecular Pathology) of the University Pathology Laboratory and the Chief of Service of Pathology, HKU-Shenzhen Hospital. To help patients on cancer prevention and treatment, state of the art laboratory techniques have been introduced.

 

Professor Cheung’s research focus is on genetic profiling and molecular signalling pathways, aiming at investigating diagnostic and prognostic markers as well as molecular targets for better therapy of patients with gynaecological cancers.

 

Professor Cheung’s research team is one of the first in the world to demonstrate the significance of genetic alterations in gestational trophoblastic disease. Significant findings in the studies of stem cell transcription factors and oncogenic signal pathways in ovarian and endometrial cancers as well as gestational trophoblastic disease have also been achieved. Her team is also successful in applying novel biomarkers for the early detection of cervical cancers.

 

She was a MBBS graduate of the University of Hong Kong in 1985 and continued her studies at HKU for her MD and PhD. Professor Cheung was trained in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Queen Mary Hospital after graduation before joining the HKU Department of Pathology. She received postgraduate pathology training in the University of Manchester, UK, as well as Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, USA.   She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (UK) and Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (Pathology). Professor Cheung was appointed Clinical Professor in 2005.

 

Professor Cheung is currently Council Member of the International Federation for Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy, Regional Director for Asia in the World Association of Societies of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Bureau, as well as Medical Consultant, International Academy of Cytology. Locally, Professor Cheung is the President of the Hong Kong College of Pathologists.

 

Professor Cheung has produced more than 250 publications including book chapters, review and original research articles in peer reviewed journals, such as PNAS and Lancet. She has served as a reviewer for 25 international journals and been on the editorial board of six medical journals.

 

Professor Cheung has received competitive research funding from overseas and local organisations as well as awards on education and research including the HKU University Teaching Fellow (Outstanding Teaching Award) and the Outstanding Research Student Supervisor Award as well as the Croucher Senior Medical Research Fellowship.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2013-03-012011-12 Outstanding Research Student Supervisor Award: HKUTeaching Accomplishment
2005-07-01University Teaching Fellow: The University of Hong KongTeaching Accomplishment
2005-01-01Hong Kong West Cluster Outstanding Teams Award 2005 and the Certificate of Merit in Hospital Authority Outstanding Teams Award competition for Quality Assurance in Cytology: Hospital Authority, Hong KongOthers
Wong, GW
Chan, KY
Yang, MS
Tsang, CH
Ji, SL
Lo, CK
Szeto, E
Wong, ESY
2010-09-01Integrated Human Papilloma Virus Analysis as Adjunct for Triage of Atypical Cervical Cytology.: Health Research Symposium 2010, 11 Sept 2010 organised by Food and Health Bureau, HKSAR. - Best RFCID Poster Presentation AwardResearch Achievement
2003-03-01p73 expression and radiosensitivity in cervical carcinomas/Abstract/ AACR Scholar-in-training award: American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 94th annual meetingResearch Achievement
1999-01-01Sir Patrick Manson Gold Medal for Outstanding Merit in M.D Thesis (Title of MD thesis: Pathobiological study of Gestational Trophoblastic Disease): Sir Patrick Manson Gold Medal, The University of Hong KongResearch Achievement
2006-04-10Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning & Technology: 17th International Conference on College Teaching and LearningTeaching Accomplishment
1996-01-01The Best Teachers Award (Medical Society): H.K.U.S.U.Teaching Accomplishment
2002-01-01Faculty Teaching Medal: Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong KongTeaching Accomplishment
2009-01-01Hong Kong West Cluster and Queen Mary Hospital Outstanding Teams Award 2009 for “Gynae-Oncology Team, QMH”: Hospital Authority, Hong KongResearch Achievement
2014-04-01Croucher Senior Medical Research Fellowship: The Croucher FoundationResearch Achievement
2003-01-01Best Practice Care for Gynae-Oncology Patients and Families Team: Hospital Authority, Hong KongOthers
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
Royal College of Pathologists, UK
1999 - presentMember, Examination Sub-committee of the Licentiate CommitteeThe Hong Kong Medical Council
2007 - presentMember, Education and Accreditation CommitteeThe Hong Kong Medical Council
1996 - 1997Council Member & Representative in the Hong Kong Federation of Medical SocietiesThe Hong Kong Pathology Society
Regional Director for AsiaWorld Association of Societies of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (WASPaLM) Bureau
1999 - 2003Council memberHong Kong College of Pathologists
1999 - presentMember, Speciality Advisory Panel (Anatomical Pathology)Hong Kong College of Pathologists
2000 - 2002Chairman, Quality Assurance CommitteeHong Kong College of Pathologists
2002 - presentChief Examiner, Anatomical PathologyHong Kong College of Pathologists
20002- presentInspector, Accreditation of Laboratory Training in Anatomical PathologyHong Kong College of Pathologists
1997 - presentChairman, Training and Examination CommitteeHong Kong College of Pathologists
2003 - presentMember, Representative from the Hong Kong College of Pathologists in the Cytology Quality Assurance Programme Working GroupHong Kong College of Pathologists
2008 - 2009Deputy RegistrarHong Kong College of Pathologists
2009 - presentVice PresidentHong Kong College of Pathologists
2013College Representative - Tri-College Working Group on Medical Genetics ProgrammeHong Kong College of Pathologists
1994 - 1996ChairmanThe Hong Kong Pathology Society
International Academy of Pathology
2006 - presentMemberAsian Cervical Cancer Prevention Advisory Broad (ACCPAB)
International Society for the Study of Trophoblastic Disease
International Society for Gynaecological Cancer
2004Member, Interim Executive BoardAsian Oceania Research on Genital Infections and Neoplasia
2005 - presentRegional RepresentativeAsian Oceania Research on Genital Infections and Neoplasia
2004 - presentInterim Executive BoardAsian Oceania Research on Genital Infections and Neoplasia
2005 - presentRegional RepresentativeAsian Oceania Research on Genital Infections and Neoplasia
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningDepartment of Health, HKSAR
2001 - 2004Council Member, Executive CommitteeInternational Society of Gynaecological Pathologists
American Association for Cancer Research
Council MemberAsian Society of Gynecologic Oncology
2000 - 2002Council MemberHong Kong Society of Cytology
2000 - 2004Vice-PresidentHong Kong Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
2005 - presentPresidentHong Kong Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
2013Member - Expert Panel in Cancer of the Cluster Coordinating Committee in GeneticsHONG KONG HOSPITAL AUTHORITY
International Academy of Cytology
1997 - 2000Member, Advacacy Group for Reproductive and Sexual Health for Hong Kong WomenHong Kong Family Planning Association
2007 - presentMember, Education CommitteeHong Kong Academy of Medicine
2005 - presentAdvisor, GSK Asian Cervical Cancer Prevention Advisory BoardAsian Cervical Cancer Prevention Advisory Group
2005 - presentAdvisor, MSD Asian Cervical Cancer Prevention Advisory BoardAsian Cervical Cancer Prevention Advisory Group
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