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Biography

A/Prof Rachel Wong is a consultant oncologist at Eastern Health and Epworth Eastern. She is Deputy Director of Medical Oncology at Eastern Health, an adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at Monash University and a research fellow at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. She is an eviQ co-chair and a member of the ESMO Leadership Generation Taskforce committee. She has held the roles of (acting) chair of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Advanced Training Committee in Medical Oncology and chair of the Victorian Medical Oncology Training Programme.

After finishing medical oncology training in Melbourne, A/Prof Wong completed a research fellowship in gastrointestinal cancers and lymphoma at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in London.

A/Prof Wong's clinical practice focuses on the treatment and management of upper gastrointestinal, colorectal and lung cancers. Her research interests encompass cancer registries and clinical trials to improve the quality of care and outcomes in clinical practice including defining the clinical utility of novel biomarkers such as circulating tumour DNA, and examining novel therapeutic agents, including immunotherapy.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Clinical Research Fellow, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI)

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