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Dr Kwong, Ava 鄺靄慧

Title:
Honorary Clin Associate Professor
Clinical Associate Professor

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Dr Kwong, Ava 鄺靄慧

Title:
Honorary Clin Associate Professor
Clinical Associate Professor

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Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
University of St AndrewsBSc
The Hong Kong Academy of MedicineFHKAM (Surgery)
Hong Kong Academy of MedicineFCSHK
The Royal College of Surgeons of EdinburghFRCS
University of LondonMBBS
2013The University of Hong KongPhD
Biography

Dr. Ava Kwong is the Clinical Associate Professor, Assistant Dean and Chief of Division of Breast Surgery (Queen Mary, Tung Wah and University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital) and Visiting Associate Professor of Division of Oncology at the Stanford University, USA. She has gained multiple awards including the Hong Kong International Cancer Congress “Young Investigator Award” in 2006 and 2008, Best Paper Prize at the International Society of Surgery International Surgical Week meeting in 2007. She received grant support from Hong Kong government grants such as Food and Health Bureau HHSRF, Innovation and Technology Fund, Research Grant Council (RGC)/General Research Fund (GRF) and international grants including National Institute of Health (NIH) in USA. In 2007, she founded the Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry, where she currently serves as the Chairman. She is also the Director of the Hong Kong Hereditary and High Risk Breast and Ovarian Cancer Programme. She has authored chapters in “ABC of Breast Disease”, Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice: Breast Surgery, “Up to Date” on-line medical website based in United States, and also patient information books, and writes a monthly magazine medical columns. She also has much interest in training of nurses and is the Director of Tung Wah Breast Cancer Nursing Workshop and Course since 2008. In 2009, she founded and was elected chairlady of Women’s Surgical Chapter at the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong. She was also elected the Chair of the International Committee of the Association of Women Surgeons, USA. In 2011, she became the first women council member of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong. She is advisor for various patients’ group and. She has been appointed the World Pink Ambassador by the Estee Lauder Breast Cancer Research Foundation to promote breast cancer awareness.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
Cheung, PSY
2007-08-01BSI Best Paper Award (Oral), Breast cancer in Chinese women younger than 40: are they different from their older counterparts?: International Surgical Week, Montreal, Canada, 26-30 August 2007
Research Achievement
Siu, JMT
2013-06-01Poster walk - Breakthrough breast cancer: Breakthrough Breast Cancer Triple Negative Conference 2013, London, U.K., 26 - 28 June 2013
Research Achievement
2009-01-01Ten Most Successful Women in Hong Kong: Jessica Group, Hong Kong, 9 June 2009
Research Achievement
2010-07-01Marie Claire group "Fashion with Heart" Award: Marie Claire group, Hong Kong
Others
Suen, DTK
2007-11-01Young Investigator Award (Oral), Is Her2-overexpression associated with brain metastasis in Chinese breast cancer patients?: Hong Kong International Cancer Congress, Hong Kong, 14 - 16 November 2007
Research Achievement
Wong, LP
Wong, HN
Law, FBF
Tang, EYH
Ma, ESK
Ford, JM
2008-07-01Young Investigator Award - "BRCA1 and BRCA2 germline and founder mutations in Southern Chinese women with breast and ovarian cancer": The 15th Hong Kong International Cancer Congress and the 5th Annual Meeting of the Centre for Cancer Research, Hong Kong, 13 - 14 November 2008
Research Achievement
Khoo, US
Ford, J
2006-11-01Reclassification of a BRCA 2 unclassified variant as pathogenic in a Chinese family: Winner of Young Investigator Award, Hong Kong International Cancer Congress, Hong Kong, 15 - 17 November 2006
Research Achievement
2006-07-01International Surgical Week, Montreal, Canada, 26 - 30 August 2007: BSI Best Paper Award
Research Achievement
Ho, D
Au, CH
Law, F
IP, BK
Wong, A
Choy, G
Ma, E
2015-04-01KBCF Scholarship on "The transition to next generation sequencing from conventional sanger sequencing for breast cancer genetic study": Global Breast Cancer Conference 2015 and the 4th International Breast Cancer Symposium, Jeju Island, Korea, 23-25 April 2015
Others
Cheuk, WY
Siu, JMT
Ho, CWJ
Chen, J
Jin, HC
2015-04-01Good Poster Award on "Prostaglandin E2 receptor regulates metastasis and stem-cell like properties in triple-negative breast cancer through SCL19A3": Global Breast Cancer Conference 2015 and the 4th International Breast Cancer Symposium, Jeju Island, Korea, 23-25 April 2015
Others
2015-10-01Most Inspiring Women Award: Marie Claire Group
Others
Siu, JMT
Cheuk, WY
HO, CWJ
Chen, J
2016-04-01Young Investigator Award on "Targeting a novel chemoresistance gene, ZBTB2, to overcome cisplatin-resistance in triple-negative breast cancer": Global Breast Cancer Conference 2016, Jeju Island, Korea, 28-30 April 2016
Research Achievement
Chen, J
Siu, JMT
HO, CWJ
Cheuk, WY
2016-04-01Good Poster Award on "MiR-199a-5p confers tumor-suppressive role in breast cancer": Global Breast Cancer Conference 2016, Jeju City, Korea, 28-30 April 2016
Research Achievement
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