Medical Research

Union Hospital supports researches aimed at improving the care of patients. We have an Ethics Committee with a multidisciplinary team of independent individuals appointed to review research protocols involving human beings to help ensure that the dignity, rights,safety and well-being of research participants are respected and protected. The Operating Procedure on Governance of Research in Union Hospital can be found here.

Union Hospital has also worked in close partnership with different research experts from tertiary educational institutions, e.g. the Chinese University of Hong Kong(CUHK), to carry out different researches. Below are the researches being undertaken within Union Hospital in 2024:

No. Ethics Committee Ref No. Application Date Approval Date Research Study Title Principal Investigator Affiliation
1 EC017 06/26/2019 11/12/2019 A prospective study of pregnant women with and without Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in order to better understand the patterns of bacterial transmission from the mother to the baby Prof NG Siew Chien Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, CUHK
2 EC022 10/28/2019 05/01/2020 Understanding the molecular diversity of breast cancer and its clinical implication Prof MK TSE Gary Department of Anatomical & Cellular Pathology, CUHK
3 EC023 07/31/2020 12/01/2020 Predicting future malignancy in benign breast lesions Prof MK TSE Gary Department of Anatomical & Cellular Pathology, CUHK
4 EC024 06/16/2021 07/26/2021 Fertility and pregnancy outcomes for patients with cervical insufficiency managed with progesterone, Arabin pessary and/or surgical cerclage: a retrospective cohort study in a tertiary obstetric unit in Hong Kong Dr HUI Shuk Yi Annie Department of O&G, CUHK
5 EC025 06/16/2021 07/26/2021 Ultrasound-guided manual vacuum aspiration (USG-MVA) Dr CHUNG Pui Wah Jacqueline Department of O&G, CUHK
6 EC028 04/01/2022 06/21/2022 Whole genome sequencing study of idiopathic recurrent miscarriage couples and their abortuses Prof CHOY Kwong Wai Department of O&G, CUHK
7 EC030 06/12/2023 07/20/2023 In-depth characterization of endometrial immune cell profile and angiogenesis in women with reproductive failure around the time of embryo implantation Prof ZHANG Tao Department of O&G, CUHK
8 EC031 08/10/2023 11/13/2023 Factors associated with nurses' self-efficacy in clinical setting in private hospital in Hong Kong Ms SUNG Yee Man Emergency Medicine Centre, Union Hospital
9 EC033 11/13/2023 01/05/2024 A Retrospective Evaluation of Mepital Film, StrataXRT and Mepiform Ultra Scar Gel in the Prophylaxis of Radiation Dermatitis in Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Adjuvant Radiotherapy Dr WONG Lai San Cindy Union Oncology Centre
10 EC034 08/01/2024 30/01/2024 Comparison of Normal Tissue Complication Probability and Tumor Control Probability Between Cases Treated with Stereotactic Radiosurgery Using Conical Cone, HyperArc and Brainlab Elements Planning Systems Ms JIANG Chenjun Union Oncology Centre

Research safety is of utmost importance to us. Union Hospital's research activities are evaluated annually. There were no serious adverse events, negative feedback or complaints received in 2023.