20132023

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Biography

A/Prof Wee Loon Ong is a Radiation Oncologist at the Alfred Health, subspecialising in prostate cancer care. He is the Academic Lead of Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry Australia and New Zealand (PCOR-ANZ) Monash University School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at Monash University School of Translational Medicine.

He graduated from Monash University School of Medicine (2010), and completed an MPhil in Epidemiology from the University of Cambridge (2013), graduating first in class with the GSK prize. He undertook RANZCR Radiation Oncology specialty training (2016-2021) within the Victorian Training Network, and trained in Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Austin Health Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre, and Ballarat Health. During that time, he concurrently pursued a Doctor of Medicine (MD) research degree through the University of Cambridge as part of the RANZCR Clinician-Scientist Training Pathway. He undertook further radiation oncology fellowship training in prostate cancer at the Alfred Health, Monash University (2021), and the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre, University of Toronto (2022-2023). 

He is actively involved in the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR), as a current member of the Radiation Oncology Research Committee (RORC), and ex-officio member of the Radiation Oncology Education and Training Committee (ROETC). During training, he was the Chair of the Radiation Oncology Trainee Committee (ROTC), and was trainee representative on the Faculty Council, and Quality Improvement Committee (QIC). He is the current convenor of the annual RANZCR Trainee SMART (Statistical Methods, Evidence Appraisal, and Research for Trainees) Workshop. He is the current chair of the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG) Genitourinary Working Party. He is member of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), American Brachytherapy Society (ABS), Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Trial Groups (ANZUP).

Research interests

His research interests are in health services research using population-based administrative dataset and Clinical Quality Registry, as well as the design and conduct of clinical trials. He has published widely, relative to opportunity and stage of career, with more than 60 publications to date, and in high impact journals such as Journal of Clinical Oncology, JAMA Oncology, and European Urology. He has received several competitive grants and research awards, including the Victorian Veski Fellowship, the RANZCR Bourne and Langlands Prize, and the RANZCR Withers and Peters Scholarship, and ASCO Merit Award. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology (JMIRO), and regular peer reviewer for several other oncology journals.

Clinical activities

He is highly-trained in all aspects of radiation therapy for prostate cancer, including stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR/ SBRT), low dose-rate brachytherapy (LDR-BT), and high dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT). His current clinical practice is based at the Alfred Health Radiation Oncology, Gippsland Radiation Oncology (Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon), and Andrew Love Cancer Centre (Barwon Health, Geelong) 

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

Education/Academic qualification

Epidemiology, MPhil, University of Cambridge

20122013

MBBS, MONASH UNIVERSITY

20052010

Genetic Epidemiology, BMedSc, MONASH UNIVERSITY

2009

MD, University of Cambridge

2018 → …

External positions

Clinical Fellow, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Center

Apr 2022 → …

Radiation Oncologist, Alfred Hospital

Sept 2021Feb 2022

Radiation Oncology Prostate Cancer Fellow, Alfred Hospital

Mar 2021Sept 2021

Radiation Oncology Registrar, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Feb 2020Feb 2021

Radiation Oncology Clinical Research Fellow, Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute

May 2018Feb 2020

Adjunct Fellow, University of Melbourne

May 2018Apr 2021

Radiation Oncology Registrar, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Feb 2018May 2018

Radiation Oncology Registrar, Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute

Feb 2017Feb 2018

Radiation Oncology Registrar, Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre

Feb 2016Feb 2017

Research Fellow, International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement

May 2015Dec 2016

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