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Personal profile

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 RANZCR Radiation Oncology Clinician-Scientist Training Pathway within the Victorian Network, rotating through the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre, and Austin Health Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre. He is concurrently pursuing a Doctorate of Medicine higher research degree through the University of Cambridge. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, and Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of Mlbourne Centre for Digital Transformation of Health. 

He chairs the RANZCR Radiation Oncology Trainee Committee (ROTC), and sits on the RANZCR Faculty of Radiation Oncology Council, and the Victoria/ Tasmania Training Network (VICTRANET) Network Governance Committee (NGC). 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), Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO), and Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand (HSRAANZ). He is also peer reviewer for several journals including British Journal of Cancer, Radiotherapy and Oncology, BJU International.

Research interests

His current research interest is primarily in health services, patient-centred outcomes research in cancer, and new technology precision radiation therapy. These include research on contemporary pattern of cancer care, and adoption of evidence-based practice in radiation oncology using administrative healthcare databases, and registry database such as the Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry (PCOR). 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. Most recently, he was awarded the Victorian Government Veski Victoria Fellowship for an overseas study mission to bring back knowledge and skill to the Victoria Statewide MRI-Linac facility. He has published widely, relative to opportunity, including first author publication in JAMA Oncology. 

Education/Academic qualification

BMedSc, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 31 Dec 2010

MBBS, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 31 Dec 2010

MD, University of Cambridge

May 2018 → …

MPhil, University of Cambridge

External positions

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

1 May 2018 → …

Adjunct Fellow, University of Melbourne

1 May 2018 → …

Research Fellow, International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement

1 May 201531 Dec 2016

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Projects

Identifying clinician-related barriers to active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer in Australia and New Zealand

Lawrentschuk, N. L., Thangasamy, I., Ong, W. L., Murphy, D., Pritchard, E., Evans, S., Millar, J., Chalasani, V., Rashid, P., Winter, M., Vela, I., Pryor, D. & Mark, S.

4/09/193/09/21

Project: Research

Research Output

Radiation oncology trainee research requirements – re-thinking our intention and approach

Ong, W. L., Koh, T. L., Udovicich, C., Hanna, G. G., Ball, D., Millar, J. & Foroudi, F., 29 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

Stereotactic radiosurgery for managing brain metastases in Victoria, 2012–2017

Ong, W. L., Kang, T. M. J., Ratnayake, G., Wada, M., Ruben, J., Senthi, S., Milne, R. L., Millar, J. L. & Foroudi, F., 1 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : The Medical Journal of Australia. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

Open Access

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., Feb 2019, In : Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology. 63, 1, p. 124-130 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Are We Choosing Wisely in Radiation Oncology Practice–Findings From an Australian Population-Based Study

Ong, W. L., Foroudi, F., Milne, R. L. & Millar, J. L., 1 Aug 2019, In : International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. 104, 5, p. 1012-1016 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Contemporary practice patterns of stereotactic radiosurgery for brain metastasis: A review of published Australian literature

Ong, W. L., Wada, M., Ruben, J., Foroudi, F. & Millar, J., 1 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology. 63, 5, p. 711-720 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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1 Citation (Scopus)

Prizes

AGITG New Concept Award (Runner up)

Ong, Wee Loon (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

ANZUP/ Bayer Travel Fellowship

Ong, Wee Loon (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

ANZUP/ Bayer Travel Fellowship

Ong, Wee Loon (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

COGNO/ Elekta Radiation Oncology Trainee Scholarship

Ong, Wee Loon (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

EMUC Best Poster in Prostate Cancer (3rd Prize)

Ong, Wee Loon (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities

  • 14 Peer review responsibility
  • 3 Committees and working groups

World Journal of Surgical Oncology (Journal)

Wee Loon Ong (Peer reviewer)

2019 → …

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

Clinical and Experimental Metastasis (Journal)

Wee Loon Ong (Peer reviewer)

2019 → …

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

RANZCR Faculty of Radiation Oncology Trainee Committee

Wee Loon Ong (Member)

2019 → …

Activity: External Academic EngagementCommittees and working groups

RANZCR Faculty of Radiation Oncology Quality Improvement Committee

Wee Loon Ong (Member)

2019 → …

Activity: External Academic EngagementCommittees and working groups

European Journal of Surgical Oncology (Journal)

Wee Loon Ong (Peer reviewer)

2019 → …

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