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Biography

Wee Loon Ong graduated from Monash University with BMedSci and MBBS. Following completion of internship at the Alfred Health, he pursued an MPhil in Epidemiology at the University of Cambridge, graduating first with the GSK Prize. He subsequently undertook specialist training in radiation oncology within the Victorian Network, rotating through the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre, and Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre. He is currently a Radiation Oncology Clinical Research Fellow at Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre, and is concurrently pursuing a Doctorate of Medicine higher research degree through the University of Cambridge as part of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) Clinician/ Scientist Pathway. He also holds an Adjunct Lecturer position at the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University.

He sits on the RANZCR FRO Radiation Oncology Trainee Committee (ROTC) and Quality Improvement Committee (QIC). He is a member of the European Society of Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO), Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Trial Group (ANZUP), Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trial Group (AGITG), and Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand (HSRAANZ).

Research interests

His current research interest is primarily in health services and patient-centred outcomes research in cancer. These include research on adoption of evidence-based practice in radiation oncology using administrative healthcare databases, as well as evaluation of the pattern of prostate cancer care in the population-based Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry Victoria (PCOR-Vic). He was involved in the development of value-based patient-centred standard set of breast cancer outcomes as part of the ICHOM Breast Cancer Working Group. He also has interest in implementation science research, and was awarded the Victorian Cancer Agency Travel Scholarship to attend the US NCI Training Institute in Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (TIDIRC). He has published widely, relative to opportunity, including first author publication in JAMA Oncology.

Education/Academic qualification

BMedSc, MONASH UNIVERSITY

MBBS, MONASH UNIVERSITY

MD, University of Cambridge

May 2018 → …

MPhil, University of Cambridge

External positions

Radiation Oncology Clinical Research Fellow, Olivia Newton John Cancer Research and Wellness Centre

1 May 2018 → …

Research Fellow, International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement

1 May 201531 Dec 2016

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Research Output 2013 2018

Androgen deprivation therapy use with post-prostatectomy radiotherapy in the Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry Victoria

Ong, W. L., Foroudi, F., Evans, S. M. & Millar, J., 1 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of medical imaging and radiation oncology. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Brachytherapy-based radiotherapy with androgen deprivation for management of high-risk prostate cancer – time to reverse the declining trend?

Ong, W. L., Yaxley, J. W. & Millar, J. L., Nov 2018, In : BJU International. p. 5-6 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

In Regard to Yang et al

Ong, W. L., Evans, S. & Millar, J., 1 Apr 2018, In : International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 100, 5, p. 1294-1295 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

Optimal Treatment for High-Risk Prostate Cancer.

Ong, W. L., Koh, T. & Millar, J. L., 24 Jul 2018, In : JAMA. 320, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

Prizes

AGITG New Concept Award (Runner up)

Wee Loon Ong (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

ANZUP/ Bayer Travel Fellowship

Wee Loon Ong (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

ANZUP/ Bayer Travel Fellowship

Wee Loon Ong (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

EMUC Best Poster in Prostate Cancer (3rd Prize)

Wee Loon Ong (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

GSK Prize for highest ranked candidate in MPhil Epidemiology

Wee Loon Ong (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2016 2018

  • 8 Peer review responsibility

Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology (Journal)

Wee Loon Ong (Peer reviewer)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

British Journal of Cancer (Journal)

Wee Loon Ong (Peer reviewer)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Asian Journal of Urology (Journal)

Wee Loon Ong (Peer reviewer)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Cancer Control (Journal)

Wee Loon Ong (Peer reviewer)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

BMJ Open (Journal)

Wee Loon Ong (Peer reviewer)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility