Yu-Ning Wong, MD, MSCE
Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Philadelphia Magazine 2009
Rising Star Under 40
Program Director, GU Medical Oncology Services
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The introduction of new treatments for patients with localized and advanced cancer has made this an exciting time to be a medical oncologist. After I finished my training in 2005, I decided to stay at Fox Chase to pursue my research in how cancer affects both individuals and populations. Within the Genitourinary Malignancy Division, I work with other researchers to develop new treatments for prostate, urothelial, kidney and testicular cancers. I am an active clinical investigator and am able to offer patients both standard therapy as well as novel therapies through well-conducted clinical trials. As an investigator involved in recent trials that ultimately led to approval of new therapies for kidney and prostate cancer, I truly believe that clinical trials improve cancer care for current and future patients.
I enjoy taking care of patients across the age spectrum, and have been fortunate to get to know many of my patients and their families very well. I believe that it is my responsibility to help patients and families arrive at a treatment decision that improves their outcomes and reflects their preferences and beliefs.
I enjoy working my colleagues in the Genitourinary Malignancy Division at Fox Chase. All of the clinicians (Physicians, Advanced Practice Clinicians, Nurses and Medical Assistants) work closely together to ensure that care is as coordinated as possible.
Working at Fox Chase has provided me the opportunity to treat patients as well as pursue cancer research. Although I see primarily patients with genitourinary malignancies, the academic environment allows me to stay aware of new advances in other disease sites. I often use this knowledge in caring for my own patients.
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Brunswick, NJ;
Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Internal Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.
Hematology and Medical Oncology, Fox Chase
Cancer Center and Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA;
Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Cost Effectiveness Analysis;