William Cho, PhD

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong, China

Dr. William Cho is a Biomedical Scientist as well as a registered Chinese medicine practitioner. His main research interests have been focusing on cancer studies utilizing high-throughput technologies to discover biomarkers for cancer diagnosis, treatment prediction and prognostication. He is a Chartered Scientist granted by the Science Council (UK), a Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner (HK), and a Fellow Member of several institutes, including the Institute of Biomedical Science (UK), Hong Kong Institute of Biomedical Science and Hong Kong Society for Molecular Diagnostic Sciences. Dr. Cho has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers covering cancer biomarkers, proteomics, microRNAs, Chinese medicine and plenty of books including "MicroRNAs in cancer translational research", "An omics perspective on cancer research", "Supportive cancer care with Chinese medicine", etc. His research effort leads to about 7,000 citations with an H-index of 38. His proteomics work has led to a new international PCT patent on “Serum biomarkers in lung cancer”.

Besides, Dr. Cho promotes evidence-based Chinese medicine. He has expertise in a range of areas, e.g. application of acupuncture and moxibustion for the management of cancer, materia medica for various cancers, cancer chemoprevention and treatment by diet therapy, etc.

Terms of Appointment: April 2018 - April 2020