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Chairpersons of Departments

Chairpersons of Departments
Professor TO Ka Fai

Professor TO Ka Fai

Professor and Chairman, Department of Anatomical and Cellular Pathology

Department of Anatomical and Cellular Pathology



Research Interests
Common Asian Cancers, Cancer Molecular Diagnostics, Gastrointestinal Tract Pathology

Additional Information

  • Honorary Chief of Service, Anatomical & Cellular Pathology Department, Prince of Wales Hospital (PWH), HKSAR
  • Associate Director, State Key Laboratory in Oncology in South China (HKSAR)
  • Core Member of Institute of Digestive Disease (IDD), CUHK
  • Pathology Committee Member of International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)

(As of January 2013: indexed peer-reviewed papers > 310; h-index: 51)

Selected Publications

  1. Lo KW, Chung GT, To KF. Deciphering the molecular genetic basis of NPC through molecular, cytogenetic, and epigenetic approaches. Semin Cancer Biol. 2012 Apr;22(2):79-86.
  2. Kang W, Tong JH, Chan AW, Lee TL, Lung RW, Leung PP, So KK, Wu K, Fan D, Yu J, Sung JJ, To KF. Yes-associated protein 1 exhibits oncogenic property in gastric cancer and its nuclear accumulation associates with poor prognosis. Clin Cancer Res. 2011 Apr 15;17(8):2130-9.
  3. Lung RW, Tong JH, Sung YM, Leung PS, Ng DC, Chau SL, Chan AW, Ng EK, Lo KW, To KF. Modulation of LMP2A expression by a newly identified Epstein-Barr virus-encoded microRNA miR-BART22. Neoplasia . 2009 Nov;11(11):1174-84.
  4. Lo AK, To KF, Lo KW, Lung RW, Hui JW, Liao G, Hayward SD. Modulation of LMP1 protein expression by EBV-encoded microRNAs. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A . 2007 Oct 9;104(41):16164-9.
  5. Ng WF, To KF. Pathology of human H5N1 infection: new findings. Lancet. 2007 Sep 29;370(9593):1106-8. Commentary.
  6. Lo AW, Tang NL, To KF. How the SARS coronavirus causes disease: host or organism? J Pathol. 2006 Jan;208(2):142-51. Review.
  7. To KF, Tong JHM, Chan PKS, Au FWL, Chim SSC, Chan KCA, Cheung JLK, Liu EYM, Tse GMK, Lo AWI, Lo YMD, Ng HK. Tissue and cellular tropisms of the coronavirus associated with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome – an in-situ hybridization study of fatal cases. J Pathol. 2004 Feb;202(2):157-63.
  8. Lo KW, To KF, Huang DP. Focus on nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Cancer Cell. 2004;5:423-8.
  9. Lee TL, Leung WK, Chan MWY, Ng EKW, Tong JHM, Lo KW, Chung SCS, Sung JJY, To KF . Detection of gene promoter hypermethylation in the tumor and serum of patients with gastric carcinoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2002;8:1761-6.
  10. Chan FKL, To KF, Wu JCY, Yung MY, Leung WK, Kwok T, Hui Y, Chan HLY, Chan CSY, Hui E, Woo J, Sung JJY. Eradication of Helicobacter pylori and risk of peptic ulcers in patients starting long-term treatment with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: a randomized trial. Lancet 2002 359(9300):9-13.

Director of Pathology Teaching Laboratory Medical Curriculum: PGIN Panel Co-coordinator