- Senior Research Fellowship in 2005 at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
With the AoE support, a Center for NPC Research (CNPCR) has been established, including three universities (HKU, HKUST, HKBU) and five public hospitals (QMH, QEH, PYNEH, PMH, TMH). This CNPCR is comprised of basic scientists and clinicians working together to investigate various aspects of NPC spanning very basic studies all the way to clinical trials and translational research. The aims are to improve the personalized care of NPC patients through earlier detection and more targeted therapy. The lab has now identified and functionally characterized a number of key tumor suppressor genes contributing to tumorigenicity, including those involved in evading growth suppression, angiogenesis, tumor invasion and metastasis for both nasopharyngeal and esophageal carcinomas.