CHENG Hua Tse, Timothy
Name : CHENG Hua Tse, Timothy
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Home Department :  Chemical Pathology
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Phone Number: (852) 3763 6068


Dr Timothy Cheng obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2009. Dr Cheng was then awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to pursue doctoral studies in cancer genetics at the University of Oxford, where he was a Junior Research Fellow and Junior Dean at Pembroke College. His doctoral research concentrated on the genetic predisposition to endometrial and colorectal cancer. He is currently conducting research on cell-free nucleic acids in plasma and urine. 


Specialised Research Area(s):

Molecular Diagnostics


Selected Publications:

1. Cheng THT, Thompson DJ, O’Mara TA, Painter JN, Glubb DM, Flach S, et al. Five endometrial cancer risk loci identified through genome-wide association analysis. Nat Genet 2016;48:667–74.

2. Painter JN, O’Mara TA, Batra J, Cheng THT, Lose FA, Dennis J, et al. Fine-mapping of the HNF1B multicancer locus identifies candidate variants that mediate endometrial cancer risk. Hum Mol Genet. 2015;24:1478–92.

3. Cheng THT, Thompson D, Painter J, O’Mara T, Gorman M, Martin L, et al. Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies common susceptibility polymorphisms for colorectal and endometrial cancer near SH2B3 and TSHZ1. Sci Rep 2015;5:17369.

4. Cheng THT, Gorman M, Martin L, Barclay E, Casey G, Saunders B, et al. Common colorectal cancer risk alleles contribute to the multiple colorectal adenoma phenotype, but do not influence colonic polyposis in FAP. Eur J Hum Genet 2015;23:260–3.