SUPPORT+ Advanced Cancer Patients in the Community / SUPPORT+ 支援社區癌症病友


15:30-16:30 (Pre-registration)

Hui Pun Hing Lecture Hall, LE1, Library Extension Building, Main Campus


Development of community palliative care services has been regarded as one of the top priorities in the healthcare policy agenda worldwide, as well as locally in Hong Kong. The latest published “Hong Kong Cancer Strategy” emphasises on the urge of collaboration among different specialties along the care continuum from hospital to community setting to facilitate care in place. Recently, use of technology to measure patient-reported outcomes can capture patients’ symptoms timely and allow rapid clinical interventions to improve outcomes. The HKU SUPPORT+ mobile app provides up-to-date information about cancer management and palliative care. The app can also monitor symptoms of patients with advanced cancer using standardised tools and empower patients’ capacity on self-management.

Professor Wendy Chan is currently Clinical Assistant Professor of the Department of Clinical Oncology, School of Clinical Medicine, The University of Hong Kong. Professor Chan obtained her fellowship in Royal College of Radiologist in Clinical Oncology and the fellowship of Hong Kong College of Radiologist. She was awarded HKWC Overseas Specialty Clinical Attachment Training Fund in 2014 for her elective in GI Radiation Oncology in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She obtained Master in Palliative Medicine (Cardiff University, UK) in 2017.

Her research interest includes upper gastrointestinal cancer, breast cancer and palliative care. She published in peer-review journals and has presented in various local and international cancer conferences. She is the project-in-charge of the HKU SUPPORT+ programme for advanced cancer patients.

Please arrive 15 min before the start of the event to allow sufficient time for check-in. Available seats will be offered to walk-in guests after the event has started on a first-come-first-served basis.

Portrait of Professor Wendy Chan