Professor Rina Hui assumes Directorship of the Centre of Cancer Medicine in January 2023. She is a well-established medical oncologist specialising in breast and lung cancers as well as a passionate educator.
After completing her medical degree at The University of Sydney and specialist training at The Royal North Shore Hospital, Rina undertook translational research in cyclin D1-CDK4/6-p16INK4a-pRb pathway in breast cancer at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and was awarded a PhD degree. Before joining HKU, Rina was a Clinical Professor at the University of Sydney and a Senior Medical Oncologist at the Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia. She served as Co-Chair of the Oncology Block teaching at the University of Sydney and served in the written examination committee for the Royal Australasian College of Physician. She was also the Head of Clinical Trials at the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute, a member of the clinical advisory board and research advisory committee of the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute, a member of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia Expert Group for lung cancer, a member of the Basic Sciences of Oncology Course Subject Matter Expert Group, a member of the Breast Cancer Trials and the Thoracic Oncology Group of Australasia. Rina was a member of the scientific program committee for European Society of Medical Oncology Congress in 2021 and 2022. Rina has been principal investigator on many clinical trials, including phase I as well as many landmark practice-changing phase III clinical studies of immunotherapy and targeted therapies in breast and lung cancers over the years resulting in publications in highly ranked journals.
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