Dr. Karen K.L. CHAN 陳嘉倫醫生

Dr. Karen K.L. CHAN hku_logo qmh_logo

Department Chairperson

MBBChir (UK); FRCOG; FHKCOG; FHKAM (O&G); Cert RCOG (Gynae Onc)

location Professorial Block, Queen Mary Hospital
phone (852)-2255-4260
fax (852)-2855-0947
email HKU Scholars Hub
email https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4034-7469
Research Interests
  • General Gynaecology
  • Gynaecological Oncology
  • El Helali A., Wong H.L.C., Choi C.W., Chan W.L.W., Dickson N., Siu W.K.S., Chan K.K.L., Ngan H.Y.S., Ngan K.C.R. and Kennedy R.D., A comprehensive systematic review and network meta-analysis: the role of anti-angiogenic agents in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer, Scientific Reports. 2022, 12.
  • To K.Y., Tang K.S., Tong Y., Zhang J., Chan K.K.L., Ip P.C.P., Shi J. and Wong A.S.T., A Selective β −Catenin‐Metadherin/CEACAM1‐CCL3 Axis Mediates Metastatic Heterogeneity upon Tumor–Macrophage Interaction , Advanced Science. 2022, 2103230.
  • Chan K.K.L., Contemporary Management of Locally Advanced and Recurrent Rectal Cancer: Views from the PelvEx Collaborative, Cancers. 2022, 14, 1161.
  • Kwong A., Ho C.Y.S., Shin V.Y., Au C.H., Luk W.P., Fung L.H., Chan T.L., Chan K.K.L., Ngan H.Y.S. and Ma E.S.K., Germline mutations in Chinese ovarian cancer with or without breast cancer, Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine. 2022, Epub on 2022-05-24.
  • Ngu S.F., Lau S.K., Li J., Wong C.Y.G., Cheung A.N.Y., Ngan H.Y.S. and Chan K.K.L., Human Papillomavirus Self-Sampling for Primary Cervical Cancer Screening in Under-Screened Women in Hong Kong during the COVID-19 Pandemic., Int J Environ Res Public Health.. 2022, 19(5), 2610.
  • JIANG Y., Siu K.Y., WANG J., Leung T.H.Y., Chan D.W., Cheung A.N.Y., Ngan H.Y.S. and Chan K.K.L., PFKFB3 Regulates Chemoresistance, Metastasis and Stemness via IAP Proteins and the NF-κB Signaling Pathway in Ovarian Cancer, Frontiers in Oncology. 2022, 12.
  • So C.Y.S., Ng W.L., Liao Q., Fielding R., Soong I., Chan K.K.L., Lee C., Ng A.W.Y., Sze W.K., Chan W.L.W., Lee V.H.F. and Lam W.W.T., Return to work and work productivity during the first year after cancer treatment, Frontiers in Psychology. 2022, 13, 866346.
  • XUAN Y., WANG H., Yung M.H., Chen F., Chan W.S., Chan Y.S., Tsui S.K.W., Ngan H.Y.S., Chan K.K.L. and Chan D.W., SCD1/FADS2 fatty acid desaturases equipoise lipid metabolic activity and redox-driven ferroptosis in ascites-derived ovarian cancer cells, Theranostics. 2022, 12, 3534-3552.
  • Tsang T.H.F., Wong K.H., Allen K., Chan K.K.L., Chan M.C.M., Chao D.V.K., Cheung A.N.Y., Fan C.Y.M., Hui E.P., Ip D.K.M., Lam K.O., Lam C.K., Law W.L., Loong H.H.F., Wong K.H., Wong M.C.S., Yeung R.M.W., Ying A.C.H. and Ho R.K.W., Update on the recommendations on breast cancer screening by the cancer expert working group on cancer prevention and screening, Hong Kong Medical Journal. 2022, 28(2), 161-68.
  • Chan K.K.L., Chai Y.K.V., Cheung V.Y.T., Choi K.M.C., Chu M.Y.M., Siu K.Y., Tse K.Y. and Ngan H.Y.S., Use of ultrasonographic rules and tumour marker HE4 level to predict malignancy of a pelvic mass: abridged secondary publication, Hong Kong Med J. 2022
  • WANG J., Siu K.Y., JIANG Y., Leung T.H.Y., Chan D.W., WANG H., Ngan H.Y.S. and Chan K.K.L., A Combination of Glutaminase Inhibitor 968 and PD-L1 Blockade Boosts the Immune Response against Ovarian Cancer, Biomolecules. 2021, 11, 1749. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/biom11121749
  • HE J., Siu K.Y., Ngan H.Y.S. and Chan K.K.L., Aberrant Cholesterol Metabolism in Ovarian Cancer: Identification of Novel Therapeutic Targets, Frontiers in Oncology. 2021, 11. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2021.738177
  • Chan D.W., Lam W.Y., Chen F., Yung M.H., Chan Y.S., Chan W.S., He F., Liu S., Chan K.K.L., Li B. and Ngan H.Y.S., Genome-wide DNA methylome analysis identifies methylation signatures associated with survival and drug resistance of ovarian cancers, Clinical Epigenetics. 2021, 13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13148-021-01130-5
  • Kwong A., Shin V.Y., Ho Y.S.C., Khalid A., Au C.H., Chan K.K.L., Ngan H.Y.S., Chan T.L. and Ma E.S.K., Germline PALB2 mutation in high-risk Chinese breast and/or ovarian cancer patients, Cancers. 2021, Epub on 2021-08-20. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cancers13164195
  • WAN K.T., Leung T.H.Y., Siu K.Y., MO X., Tang W.M., Chan K.K.L., Cheung A.N.Y. and Ngan H.Y.S., HPV-induced Nurr1 promotes cancer aggressiveness, self-renewal, and radioresistance via ERK and AKT signaling in cervical cancer, Cancer Letters. 2021, 497, 14-27. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.canlet.2020.09.025
  • Chan K.K.L., Induction chemotherapy followed by chemoradiotherapy versus chemoradiotherapy alone as neoadjuvant treatment for locally recurrent rectal cancer: study protocol of a multicentre, open-label, parallel-arms, randomized controlled study (PelvEx II) , BJS Open. 2021, 5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsopen/zrab029
  • Han C., Patten D., Kim S., Lim J., Chan D.W., Siu K.Y., Han Y., Carmona E., Parks R., Lee C., Di L.J., Lu Z., Chan K.K.L., Ku J.L., Macdonald E., Vanderhyden B., Mes-Masson A.M., Ngan H.Y.S., Cheung A.N.Y., Song Y., Bast R., Harper M.E. and Tsang B., Nuclear HKII–P-p53 (Ser15) Interaction is a Prognostic Biomarker for Chemoresponsiveness and Glycolytic Regulation in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer, Cancers. 2021, 13, 3399. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cancers13143399
  • Ngu S.F., Tse K.Y., Chu M.Y.M., Ngan H.Y.S. and Chan K.K.L., Olaparib dose re-escalation in ovarian cancer patients who experienced severe and/or uncommon adverse events: A case series., Asia Pac J Clin Oncol.. 2021, 17, 3-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajco.13584
  • Chan K.K.L., Perioperative management and anaesthetic considerations in pelvic exenterations using Delphi methodology: results from the PelvEx Collaborative, BJS Open. 2021, 5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsopen/zraa055
  • Chan K.K.L., Yeung C.K., Lam K.W., Cheung J.L.K., Sreedhar B. and Ngan H.Y.S., Robotic Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery Hysterectomy and Salpingo-Oophorectomy in a Porcine Model, Surgical Innovation. 2021, 155335062110184. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/15533506211018433
  • Ngu S.F., Ngan H.Y.S. and Chan K.K.L., Role of adjuvant and post-surgical treatment in gynaecological cancer, Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 2021. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2021.09.001
  • WANG H., Yung M.H., Ngan H.Y.S., Chan K.K.L. and Chan D.W., The Impact of the Tumor Microenvironment on Macrophage Polarization in Cancer Metastatic Progression, International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2021, 22, 6560. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms22126560
  • LIANG R., Yung M.H., He F., JIAO P., Chan K.K.L., Ngan H.Y.S. and Chan D.W., The Stress-Inducible BCL2A1 Is Required for Ovarian Cancer Metastatic Progression in the Peritoneal Microenvironment, Cancers. 2021, 13, 4577. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cancers13184577
  • Choi P.H., Liao Q., Soong S.I., Chan K.K.L., Lee C.C.Y., Ng A., Sze W.K., Tsang J.W.H., Lee V.H.F. and Lam W.W.T., Measurement invariance across gender and age groups, validity and reliability of the Chinese version of the short-form supportive care needs survey questionnaire (SCNS-SF34), Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 2020, 18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12955-020-01289-0
  • Siu K.Y., JIANG Y., WANG J., Leung T.H.Y., Ngu S.F., Cheung A.N.Y., Ngan H.Y.S. and Chan K.K.L., PDK1 promotes ovarian cancer metastasis by modulating tumor-mesothelial adhesion, invasion, and angiogenesis via α5β1 integrin and JNK/IL-8 signaling, Oncogenesis. 2020, 9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41389-020-0209-0
  • Chan K.K.L., Liu S., Wei N., Ngu S.F., Chu M.Y.M., Tse K.Y., Lau S.K., Cheung A.N.Y. and Ngan H.Y.S., Primary HPV testing with cytology versus cytology alone in cervical screening—A prospective randomized controlled trial with two rounds of screening in a Chinese population , International Journal of Cancer. 2020. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ijc.32861
  • CHEN R., Yung M.H., XUAN Y., ZHAN S., LEUNG L.L., LIANG R., Leung T.H.Y., Yang H.J., Xu D., Sharma R., Chan K.K.L., Ngu S.F., Ngan H.Y.S. and Chan D.W., Targeting of lipid metabolism with a metabolic inhibitor cocktail eradicates peritoneal metastases in ovarian cancer cells, Communications Biology. 2019, 2. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s42003-019-0508-1

  • Leung T.H.Y., Tang W.M., Siu K.Y., Chan D.W., Chan K.K.L., Cheung A.N.Y. and Ngan H.Y.S., CD71(+) population enriched by HPV-E6 protein promotes cancer aggressiveness and radioresistance in cervical cancer cells, Molecular Cancer Research. 2019, molcanres.0068.2019. http://dx.doi.org/10.1158/1541-7786.MCR-19-0068

  • Siu K.Y., JIANG Y., WANG J., Han C.Y., Tsang B.K., Cheung A.N.Y., Ngan H.Y.S. and Chan K.K.L., Hexokinase 2 Regulates Ovarian Cancer Cell Migration, Invasion and Stemness via FAK/ERK1/2/MMP9/NANOG/SOX9 Signaling Cascades , Cancers. 2019, 11( 6 ), 813. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cancers11060813

  • YU Y., Tse K.Y., Lee H.Y.H., Chow K.L., Tsang H.W., Wong W.C., CHEUNG E.T.Y., CHEUK W., LEE V.W.K., CHAN W.K., Wong A.S.T., LOONG H.H.F., Chan K.K.L., Ngan H.Y.S., Cheung A.N.Y. and Ip P.C.P., Predictive biomarkers and tumor microenvironment in female genital melanomas: a multi-institutional study of 55 cases, Modern Pathology. 2019. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41379-019-0345-2

  • Chan K.K., Wong G.W., Wong E.S.Y., Chan K.K.L., Ip P.C.P., Tse K.Y. and Cheung A.N.Y., Impact of iASPP on chemoresistance through PLK1 and autophagy in ovarian clear cell carcinoma, International Journal of Cancer. 2018. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ijc.31535 (Publication No. : 285798)

  • Chan K.K.L., Siu K.Y., JIANG Y., WANG J., Leung T.H.Y. and Ngan H.Y.S., Estrogen receptor modulators genistein, daidzein and ERB-041 inhibit cell migration, invasion, proliferation and sphere formation via modulation of FAK and PI3K/AKT signaling in ovarian cancer., Cancer Cell Int.. 2018, 18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12935-018-0559-2 (Publication No. : 290709)

  • CHEN K., Liu X., MAK S.L., Yung M.H., Leung T.H.Y., Xu D., Ngu S.F., Chan K.K.L., Yang H.J., Ngan H.Y.S. and Chan D.W., Methylation-associated silencing of miR-193a-3p promotes ovarian cancer aggressiveness by targeting GRB7 and MAPK/ERK pathways , Theranostics. 2018, 8: 423-436. http://dx.doi.org/10.7150/thno.22377 (Publication No. : 284013)

  • Lam W.L., Yeung W.F., Wong M.K., Cheung C.W., Chan K.K.L., Ngan H.Y.S., Wong C.K.H., Chen H. and Lao L., Combined electroacupuncture and auricular acupuncture for postoperative pain after abdominal surgery for gynecological diseases: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial, Trials. 2018, 19: 8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-017-2359-8 (Publication No. : 284026)

  • Liu S., Chan K.K.L., Chu K.H., Wei N., Lau S.K., Ngu S.F., Chu M.Y.M., Tse K.Y., Ip P.C.P., Ng E.K.O., Cheung A.N.Y. and Ngan H.Y.S., Oncogenic microRNA signature for early diagnosis of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and cancer, 2018. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/1878-0261.12383(Publication No. : 294143)

  • Ngu S.F., Chu M.Y.M., Tse K.Y., Chan K.K.L., Ip P.C.P., Cheung A.N.Y. and Ngan H.Y.S., Role Of Lymphadenectomy And Vincristine, Actinomycin-D, and Cyclophosphamide Chemotherapy in Malignant Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors, European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology. 2018, 39(1): 63-69. http://dx.doi.org/10.12892/ejgo3763.2018 (Publication No. : 284270)

  • Tse K.Y., Chiu W.H.K., Chan K.K.L., Chu M.Y.M., Ngu S.F., Cheung A.N.Y., Ngan H.Y.S. and Ip P.C.P., A Case Series of Five Patients With Pure or Mixed Gestational Epithelioid Trophoblastic Tumors and a Literature Review on Mixed Tumors, American Journal of Clinical Pathology. 2018. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ajcp/aqy039 (Publication No. : 285802)

  • Yung M.H., Tang W.M., Cai C.H., Leung T.H.Y., Ngu S.F., Chan K.K.L., Xu D., Yang H.U.I.J.U.A.N., Ngan H.Y.S. and Chan D.W., GRO-α and IL-8 enhance ovarian cancer metastatic potential via the CXCR2-mediated TAK1/NFκB signaling cascade, Theranostics. 2018, 8: 1270-1285. http://dx.doi.org/10.7150/thno.22536 (Publication No. : 284377)

  • Chan D.W., Hui W.W., Wang J.J., Yung M.H., Hui M.N., Qin Y.I.M.I.N.G., LIANG R., Leung T.H.Y., Xu D., Chan K.K.L., Yao K.M., Tsang B.K. and Ngan HYS, DLX1 acts as a crucial target of FOXM1 to promote ovarian cancer aggressiveness by enhancing TGF-β/SMAD4 signaling, Oncogene. 2017 Mar;36(10):1404-1416.

  • Chan D.Y.L., Lam K.K.W., Lau E.Y.L, Yeung W.S.B., Ng E.H.Y., Human varicella zoster virus is not present in the semen of a man affected by chickenpox during the in vitro fertilisation of his wife. Andrologia. 2017 Jul 3. doi: 10.1111/and.12822.

  • Chan K.K.L., Siu K.Y., JIANG Y., WANG J., Wang Y., Leung T.H.Y., Liu S., Cheung A.N.Y. and Ngan H.Y.S., Differential expression of estrogen receptor subtypes and variants in ovarian cancer: effects on cell invasion, proliferation and prognosis, BMC Cancer. 2017.

  • Janda M., Gebski V., Davies L.C., Forder P., Brand A., Hogg R., Jobling T.W., Land R., Manolitsas T., Nascimento M., Neesham D., Nicklin J.L., Oehler M.K., Otton G., Perrin L., Salfinger S., Hammond I., Leung Y., Sykes P., Ngan H.Y.S., Garrett A., Laney M., Ng T.Y., Tam K., Chan K.K.L., Wrede C.D., Pather S., Simcock B., Farrell R., Robertson G., Walker G., Armfield H.R., Graves N., McCartney A.J. and Obermair A., Effect of Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy vs Total Abdominal Hysterectomy on Disease-Free Survival Among Women With Stage I Endometrial Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial, JAMA. 2017, 317(12): 1224-1233.

  • Leung THY, Tang HWM, Siu MKE, Chan DW, Chan KKL, Cheung ANY and Ngan HY. HPV-E6 protein enriches the CD55(+) population in cervical cancer cells promoting radio-resistance and cancer aggressiveness. J. Pathol. 2017 244(2):151-163.

  • Mak CS, Yung MM, Hui LM, Leung LL, Liang R, Chen K, Liu SS, Qin Y, Leung TH, Lee KF, Chan KK, Ngan HY, Chan DW. MicroRNA-141 enhances anoikis resistance in metastatic progression of ovarian cancer through targeting KLF12/Sp1/survivin axis. Mol Cancer. 2017 Jan 17;16(1):11. doi: 10.1186/s12943-017-0582-2.

  • Mak CS, Yung MMH, Hui LMN, Leung LL, Liang R, Chen KM, Liu SS, Qin Y, Leung THY,  Lee KF, Chan KKL, Ngan HYS and Chan DW*  Dysregulation of miR-141/KLF12/Sp1/survivin signaling promotes anoikis resistance in ovarian cancer metastatic progression. Mol Cancer 2017 16(1):1-17.

  • Ngu SF, Wei N, Kwan TT, Chu MM, Tse KY, Chan KK, Ngan HY. Impact of different educational interventions on psychosocial well-being of women with a positive high-risk human papillomavirus and normal cervical cytology: a randomised trial. J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 2017 Apr 10:1-10.

  • SF Ngu, N Wei, TTC Kwan, MMY Chu, KY Tse, KKL Chan, HYS Ngan. Impact of different educational interventions on psychosocial wellbeing of Hong Kong Chinese women with a positive high-risk human papillomavirus and normal cervical cytology. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology 2017: 10: 1 – 10.

  • ZHANG N., Fielding R., Soong S.I., Chan K.K.L., Lee C., Ng A., Sze W.K., Tsang W.H.J., Lee V.H.F. and Lam W.W.T., Psychometric assessment of the Chinese version of the brief illness perception questionnaire in breast cancer survivors, PLoS One. 2017, 12(3): e0174093.

  • Chan D.W., Hui W.W., Wang J.J., Yung M.H., Hui M.N., Qin Y.I.M.I.N.G., LIANG R., Leung T.H.Y., Xu D., Chan K.K.L., Yao K.M., Tsang B.K. and Ngan H.Y.S., DLX1 acts as a crucial target of FOXM1 to promote ovarian cancer aggressiveness by enhancing TGF-β/SMAD4 signaling, In: Drs. Douglas Green and Justin Stebbing , Oncogene. UK, Macmillan Publishers Limited, 2016, 36: 1404-1416.

  • Chu MM, Tse KY, Chan KK, Cheung AN, Ngan HY. Placental site trophoblastic tumour – a distinct entity of gestational trophoblastic disease: experience from a tertiary referral center in Hong Kong. J Reprod Med. 2016 Aug;61(4):351-6

  • ZHANG N., Fielding R., Soong I., Chan K.K.L., Tsang W.H.J., Lee V.H.F., Lee C., Ng A., Sez W.K., Tin S.P.P. and Lam W.W.T., Illness perceptions among cancer survivors, Supportive Care in Cancer. Springer, 2016, 24(3): 1295-1304.

  • Chu MM, Ma Y, Tse KY, Chan KK, Ngan HY. Cyclophosphamide, hydroxyurea, actinomycin D, methotrexate, and vincristine in the treatment of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer 2015 Mar;25(3):498-503.

  • EY Lee, ES Hui, KK Chan, KY Tse, WK Kwong, TY Chang, Q Chan, PL Khong. The relationship between intravoxel incoherent motion diffusion-weighted MRI and dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI in tissue perfusion of cervical cancers. J Magn Reson Imaging.  2015; 42: 454 - 9

  • KY Tse, KKL Chan, KF Tam, HYS Ngan. Current management of gestational trophoblastic disease. Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproductive Medicine 2015; 25 (1): 12 – 21

  • Mak VC, Wong OG, Siu MK, Wong ES, Ng WY, Wong RW, Chan KK, Ngan HY, Cheung AN. FBI-1 Is Overexpressed in Gestational Trophoblastic Disease and Promotes Tumor Growth and Cell Aggressiveness of Choriocarcinoma via PI3K/Akt Signaling. Am J Pathol 2015 Jul;185(7):2038-48.

  • Siu KY, Kong DS, Ngai SY, Chan HY, Jiang L, Wong ESY, Liu S, Chan KKL, Ngan HYS and Cheung ANY. p21-Activated Kinases 1, 2 and 4 in Endometrial Cancers: Effects on Clinical Outcomes and Cell Proliferation. PLoS One 2015, 10(7): e0133467.

  • Cai C, Shi L, Liu VWS, Tang WM, Liu J, Leung THY, Chan KKL, Yam JWP, Yao KM, Ngan HYS and Chan DW. Elevated TAK1 augments tumor growth and metastatic capacities of ovarian cancer cells through activation of NF-κB signaling. Oncotarget 2014, 5: 7549-62.

  • Cai PC, Shi L, Liu VW, IJ Liu, Leung TH, Chan KK, Yao KM, Ngan HYS* and Chan DW*.  TAK1 promotes ovarian cancer aggressiveness through activation of NF-κB signal pathway. Oncotarget 2014 5(17):7549-62. (* Co-corresponding author)

  • Chan KKL, Leung TH, Chan DW, Wei N, Lau GT, Liu SS, Siu MK, and Ngan HY.  Targeting estrogen receptor subtypes in ovarian cancer. J. Endocrinol2014 221(2):325-36.

  • Chan KKL, Leung THY, Chan DW, Wei N, Lau TY, Liu S, Siu KY and Ngan HYS. Targeting estrogen receptor subtypes (ERalpha and ERbeta) with selective ER modulators in ovarian cancer. Journal of Endocrinology 2014, 221: 325-336.

  • KY Tse, PPC Ip, KKL Chan. Human papillomavirus and cervical cancer. J Paed Obs Gyn 2014; Sep / Oct: 213 – 20

  • Chan KK, Chen CA, Nam JH, Ochiai K, Wilailak S, Choon AT, Sabaratnam S, Hebbar S, Sicken J, Schodin BA and Sumpaico WW. The use of HE4 in the prediction of ovarian cancer in Asian womenn with a pelvic mass. Gynecolgic Oncology 2013, 128 (2), 239-44. [PubMed]

  • Lee EY, Khong PL, Tse KY, Chan KK, Chu MM, Ngan HY. Differentiation of aggressive and indolent subtypes of uterine sarcoma using maximum standardized uptake value. Nucl Med Commun. 2013; 34(12):1185-9.

  • Leung TH, Wong SC, Chan KK, Chan DW, Cheung AN, Ngan HY.The interaction between C35 and ΔNp73 promotes chemo-resistance in ovarian cancer cells. Br J Cancer. 2013 Aug 20;109(4):965-75. [PubMed]

  • Chan DW, Hui WY, Cai C, Liu X, Yung MH, Mak SL, Leung THY, Chan KKL, Ngan HYS. Targeting GRB7/ERK/FOXM1 Signaling Pathway Impairs Aggressiveness of Ovarian Cancer Cells. PLoS ONE. 2012, 7: e52578. [PubMed]

  • Chan DW, Mak CS, Leung TH, Chan KK, Ngan HY. Down-regulation of Sox7 is associated with aberrant activation of Wnt/b-catenin signaling in endometrial cancer. Oncotarget. 2012 Dec;3(12):1546-56. [PubMed]

  • Chan KKL, Kwan TTC, Yao T, Tam KF, Cheung ANY, Ngan HYS. Human papillomavirus vaccine: What are women most concerned about? J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2012, 38(1): 23-30. 

  • Cheung ANY, Chan KKL. Perplexing hCG profile after evacuation of hydatidiform mole. Lancet. 2012;379:98-100

  • Kwan TT, Lo SS, Tam KF, Chan KK, Ngan HY. Assessment of knowledge and stigmatizing attitudes related to human papillomavirus among Hong Kong Chinese healthcare providers. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2012 Jan;116(1):52-6. 

  • KY Tse, KKL Chan, KF Tam, HY Ngan. Update on gestastional trophoblastic disease. Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproductive Medicine 2012; 22: 7 – 15

  • Shek WM, Lao TT, Chan KL. Mode of anaesthesia on fetal acid-base status at caesarean section. Journal of Perinatal Medicine 2012; 40(6): 653-7.

  • Wei N, Liu SS, Chan KK, Ngan HY. Tumour suppressive function and modulation of programmed cell death 4 (PDCD4) in ovarian cancer. PLoS One. 2012;7(1):e30311. [PubMed]

  • Chan DW, Liu VW, Leung LY, Yao KM, Chan KK, Cheung AN, Ngan HY. Zic2 synergistically enhances Hedgehog signalling through nuclear retention of Gli1 in cervical cancer cells. J Pathol. 2011 Dec;225(4):525-34. [PubMed]

  • Chan KK, Yao TJ, Jones B, Zhao JF, Ma FK, Leung CY, Lau SK, Yip MW, Ngan HY. The use of Chinese herbal medicine to improve quality of life in women undergoing chemotherapy for ovarian cancer: a double-blind placebo-controlled randomized trial with immunological monitoring. Ann Oncol. 2011 Oct;22(10):2241-9. [PubMed]

  • Chan KL, Brownridge DA, Tiwari A, Fong DY, Leung WC, Ho PC. Associating pregnancy with partner violence against Chinese women. J Interpers Violence. 2011 May;26(7):1478-500.

  • Kwan TT, Cheung AN, Lo SS, Lee PW, Tam KF, Chan KK, Ngan HY. Psychological burden of testing positive for high-risk human papillomavirus on women with atypical cervical cytology: a prospective study. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2011 May;90(5):445-51. 

  • Liu SS, Chan KY, Leung RC, Chan KK, Tam KF, Luk MH, Lo SS, Fong DY, Cheung AN, Lin ZQ, Ngan HY. Prevalence and risk factors of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection in southern Chinese women - a population-based study. PLoS One. 2011 May 3;6(5):e19244.

  • Ngan HY, Garland SM, Bhatla N, Pagliusi SR, Chan KK, Cheung AN, Chu TY, Domingo EJ, Qiao YL, Park JS, Tay EH, Supakarapongkul W. Asia oceania guidelines for the implementation of programs for cervical cancer prevention and control. J Cancer Epidemiol. 2011;2011:794861. 

  • Hu YJ, Ip PP, Chan KK, Tam KF, Ngan HY. Ovarian clear cell carcinoma with choriocarcinomatous differentiation: report of a rare and aggressive tumor. Int J Gynecol Pathol 2010;29:539-45.

  • Janda M, Gebski V, Brand A, Hogg R, Jobling TW, Land R, Manolitsas T, McCartney A, Nascimento M, Neesham D, Nicklin JL, Oehler MK, Otton G, Perrin L, Salfinger S, Hammond I, Leung Y, Walsh T, Sykes P, Ngan HYS, Garrett A, Laney M, Ng TY, Tam KF, Chan KKL, Wrede CDH, Pather S, Simcock B, Farrell R, Obermair A. Quality of life after total laparoscopic hysterectomy versus total abdominal hysterectomy for stage I endometrial cancer (LACE): a randomized trial. Lancet Oncol. 2010;11:772-80. (Publication No. : 175333) 

  • Kwan TT, Tam KF, Lee PW, Lo SS, Chan KK, Ngan HY. De-stigmatising human papillomavirus in the context of cervical cancer: a randomised controlled trial. Psychooncology 2010;19:1329-39.

  • Ngan HYS, Cheung ANY, Tam KF, Chan KKL, Tang HW, Bi D, Descamps D, Bock HL. Human papillomavirus-16/18 AS04-adjuvanted cervical cancer vaccine: immunogenicity and safety in healthy Chinese women from Hong Kong, Hong Kong Med J 2010;16:171-9. (Publication No. : 170837) 

  • KY Tse, KKL Chan, KF Tam, Ngan HY. Gestational trophoblastic disease. Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproductive Medicine 2009; 19: 89 – 97

  • Chan DW, Liu VW, Tsao GS, Yao KM, Furukawa T, Chan KK, Ngan HY. Loss of MKP3 mediated by oxidative stress enhances tumorigenicity and chemoresistance of ovarian cancer cells. Carcinogenesis. 2008 Sep;29(9):1742-50.  [PubMed]

  • Chan KK, Wei N, Liu SS, Xiao-Yun L, Cheung AN, Ngan HY. Estrogen receptor subtypes in ovarian cancer: a clinical correlation. Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Jan;111(1):144-51. [PubMed]

  • KK Chan, KF Tam, KY Tse, Ngan HY. The role of regular physical examination in the detection of ovarian cancer recurrence. Gynecol Oncol 2008; 110; 158 – 61

Research Grants

  • Differential roles of estrogen receptor subtypes and variants in ovarian cancer: implications for personalized hormonal treatment. University Grant Committee of Hong Kong (UGC) Research Grant Council (RGC) General Research Fund (GRF) 2013-2014 (Principal Investigator) HK$ 736,128 (2013-2016)