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Maggie Fung

Maggie Fung

Positions

  • Clinical Coordinator, APCRC-Q
  • Member, IHBI, QUT

Contact Details

Phone
+61 7 3176 7449
Linkedin profile
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/maggie-fung/42/773/2a

Qualifications

  • PhD, Drug resistance in testicular cancer, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2007
  • MPhil, Blood cancer, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2001
  • BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology with Biotechnology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Biography

After receiving her PhD degree in drug resistance in testicular cancer, Dr Fung was recruited by Johnson & Johnson as a Clinical Research Associate in Hong Kong. She was responsible for initiating and coordinating global oncology studies. This role roused her interest in clinical trials.

Dr Fung joined the APCRC – Q as Clinical Coordinator in 2009. Her major roles are to: coordinate all aspects of clinical trials for prostate cancer, run within the Multidisciplinary Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Unit, liaise with national and international groups initiating prostate cancer clinical trials, prepare trial documents for ethics and regulatory submission, ensure complete, accurate and comprehensive records for monitoring, maintain and provide case record forms to sponsors, and facilitate recruitment of patients to trials.

Research interests

circulating tumour cells, CTC testing services for clinical studies involving Australian and international universities and pharmaceutical companies, coordinating a clinical trial with a Malaysian-based natural product company

    Current research projects

    Clinical study

    Analysis of Biomarkers from Circulating Tumour Cells and Exosomes to Monitor Prostate Cancer Progression and Treatment Resistance

      Top publications

      • Fung MK, Han HY, Leung SC, Cheung HW, Cheung AL, Wong YC, Ling MT, Wang X. MAD2 interacts with DNA repair proteins and negatively regulates DNA damage repair. J Mol Biol. 2008; 24-34
      • Fung MK, Cheung HW, Wong HL Yuen, HF, Ling MT, Chan KW, Wong YC, Cheung AL, Wang X. MAD2 expression and its significance in mitotic checkpoint control in testicular germ cell tumour. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2007; 1773:821-32
      • Fung MK, Cheung HW, Ling MT, Cheung AL, Wong YC, Wang X. Role of MEK/ERK pathway in the MAD2-mediated cisplatin sensitivity in testicular germ cell tumour cells. Br J Cancer. 2006; 95:475-84
      • Cheung AK, Fung MK, Lo AC, Lam TT, So KF, Chung SS, Chung SK. Aldose reductase deficiency prevents diabetes-induced blood-retinal barrier breakdown, apoptosis, and gial reactivation in the retina of db/db mice. Diabetes. 2005; 3119-25
      • Fung MK, Au WY, Liang R, Srivastava G, Kwong YL. Aberrant promoter methylation in gastric lymphoma. Haematologica-The Hematology Journal. 2003; 231-2

      Collaborators

      • Dr Edwin Wong, Research Fellow, Epworth HealthCare, Melbourne
      • Dr Amol Wagholikar, Project Leader, The Australian e-Health Research Centre
      • Dr Margot Lehman, PAH
      • Dr Simon Wood, PAH
      • Study group in A phase 2 trial of EVERolimus alternating with SUNitinib as first line therapy for advanced renal cell carcinoma (EVERSUN)

      Upcoming Events

      Feb 09, 2020 - Feb 13, 2020 ICONN 2020
      Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland
      Feb 13, 2020 - Feb 15, 2020 ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium 2020
      Moscone West Building, San Francisco, USA
      Mar 07, 2020 - Mar 10, 2020 USANZ 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting
      International Convention Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
      Mar 20, 2020 - Mar 24, 2020 EAU Congress 2020
      RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands
      Mar 25, 2020 - Mar 29, 2020 World Science Festival Brisbane
      Queensland