Hiu Wing (Tony) Cheung, PhD

Hiu Wing (Tony) Cheung, Ph.D., is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and an associate member at the Hollings Cancer Center. Dr. Cheung obtained his B.Sc. in Biochemistry, M.Phil., and Ph.D. from the University of Hong Kong, where he received an outstanding graduate student award and Croucher Foundation fellowship. Dr. Cheung pursued postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. William Hahn at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Broad Institute of M.I.T. and Harvard in Boston, where he studied the mechanisms of oncogene-driven malignant transformation of ovarian cancer using high-through screening tools such as RNA interference library. Dr. Cheung’s current research interests focus on studying ovarian cancer genomes to elucidate the mechanisms of tumor development, progression and tumor recurrence, with an emphasis on identifying novel therapeutic targets to improve treatment. In addition to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Liz Tilberis grant, Dr. Cheung’s work has been supported by multiple awards, including The V Foundation for Cancer Research V Scholar Award and the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research Pilot Study Award.