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Dr Wong Lea Choung

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MBBS (Melb), Dip Pall Med (Wales), FRCR (Clin Onco, UK), FAMS
Senior Consultant, Department of Radiation Oncology, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, National University of Singapore​

Sub Specialty:
Radiation Oncology
Medical and Surgical Conditions:
Blood Cancer, Bone Cancer, Head & Neck Cancer, Larynx Cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Musculoskeletal Cancer, Nasopharyngeal Cancer, Oral Cavity Cancer, Oropharynx Cancer (Base of tongue and tonsil), Salivary Gland Cancer, Sarcoma, Soft Tissue Cancer
Special Interest:
Head & Neck Cancers
Skin Cancers
Palliative Medicine
Quality of Life
General Oncology
Special Techniques (IMRT, IGRT, SRS, SRT, SBRT)
National University Hospital
National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
National University Health System
Dr Wong Lea Choung completed his undergraduate medical education at the University of Melbourne and received his postgraduate fellowship training in clinical oncology through Royal and Hong Kong Colleges of Radiologists. Dr Wong is currently practising as a Senior Consultant with the Department of Radiation Oncology at the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore.

Awards and Honours

Best Presentation Award in NHG Clinical Practice Improvement Programme (CPIP) project, 2005
Excellent Service Award (Silver), 2007
Excellent Service Award (Gold), 2008, 2009
Health Manpower Development Plan (Consultant) Award 2008 (By Ministry of Health Singapore and National Healthcare Group Singapore)

Professional Memberships

Overseas Member, Medical Council of Hong Kong
Member, Hong Kong College of Radiologists
Fellow, Royal College of Radiologists
Member, Specialist Registration with Singapore Medical Council
Fellow, Academy of Medicine Singapore
Member, Singapore Society of Oncology & Singapore Radiological Society
Member, European Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology 

Research and Publications

  1. LC Wong, P Choi. "Malignant Spinal Cord Compression treated with Palliative Radiotherapy: Prince of Wales Hospital’s Experience ." J HK Coll Radiol July 2001;4:202-208. [SCImago Journal Ranking, SJR 0.034].
  2. Wong LC, Yang TL, Gao F, Tan AM, Sethi VK and Chua EJ. “Intracranial Germ Cell Tumour : Experience of a Singaporean Institution over 11-year period.“ SMJ 2002 Vol 43(4) : 182-188. [SJR 0.075].
  3. Ng D, Sundram F, Tan J and Wong LC. Rhenium-188 HEDP (etidronate) in the bone pain palliation treatment for bone metastatic disease. In Annual Report 2002 of Department of Clinical Research, Singapore General hospital. Pg 46-8.
  4. Cheung YB, Ng GY, Wong LC, Koo WH, Tan EH, Tay MH, Lim D, Poon D, Goh C, Tan SB. Measuring quality of life in Chinese cancer patients: A new version of the Functional Living Index – Cancer (Chinese). Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore. 2003; 32: 376-80. [Impact Factor 1.004, 2008 JCR Science Edition]
  5. Wong LC. Interview : Presbyterians in the Frontline of SARS. The Presbyterian Express, July-September 2003, 4-5.
  6. Cheung YB, Wong LC, Tay MH, Toh CK, Koo WH, Epstein R & Goh C. Order effects in the assessment of quality of life in cancer patients. Quality of Life Research 13:1217-1223, 2004 . [Impact Factor 2.169, 2008 JCR Science Edition]
  7. Y-B Cheung, C Goh, L-C Wong, G-Y Ng, W-T Lim, S-S Leong, E-H Tan & K-S Khoo. Quick-FLIC: validation of a short questionnaire for assessing quality of life of cancer patients. Britsh Journal of Cancer 2004; 90(9): 1747-1752. [Impact Factor 4.846, 2008 JCR Science Edition]
  8. J Tey, MF Back, TP Shakespeare, RK Mukherjee, JD Lu, KM Lee, LC Wong, CN Leong, M Zhu. The Role of Palliative Radiation Therapy in Symptomatic Locally Advanced Gastric Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol, Biol Phys 2007 Feb 1;67(2):385-8. Epub 2006 Nov 21. [Impact Factor 4.839, 2008 JCR Science Edition]
  9. Leong CN, Chung HT, Lee KM, Shakespeare TP, Mukherjee RK, Wong LC, Lu JJ, Tey J, Lim R, So JB, Back MF. Outcomes of adjuvant chemoradiotherapy after a radical gastrectomy and a D2 node dissection for gastric adenocarcinoma. Cancer J. 2008 Jul-Aug;14(4):269-75. [Impact Factor 2.769, 2008 JCR Science Edition]
  10. Tang J I; Shakespeare T P; Lu J J; Chan Y H; Lee K M; Wong L C; Mukherjee R K; Back M F. Patients' preference for radiotherapy fractionation schedule in the palliation of symptomatic unresectable lung cancer. Journal of medical imaging and radiation oncology 2008;52(5):497-502. [SJR 0.077]
  11. Shi J, Cox J, Atyeo J, Loh Y, Choung WL, Back M. Clinician and Therapist perceptions on Radiation Therapist-led treatment reviews in radiation oncology practice. Radiother Oncol 2008 Dec;89(3):361-7. Epub 2008 Jun 2. [Impact Factor 3.990, 2008 JCR Science Edition]
  12. Koh Liang Piu; Wong Lea Choung; Ng Siok Bian; Poon Michelle L M; Low Jeffrey J H. Primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma of the vulva: a typical cutaneous lesion with an 'atypical' presenting site. Int J Hematol 2009;90(3):388-91. [Impact Factor 1.283, 2008 JCR Science Edition]
  13. Wong Lea Choung; Chan Edwin; Tay Sharon; Lee Khai Mun; Back Michael. Complementary and alternative medicine practices among Asian radiotherapy patients. Asia–Pac J Clin Oncol 2010;6(4):357-63. (Impact Factor 0.23)
  14. Kristopher Dennis, Liying Zhang, Stephen Lutz, Angela van Baardwijk, Yvette van der Linden, Tanya Holt, Palmira Foro Arnalot, Jean-Leon Lagrange, Ernesto Maranzano, Rico Liu, Kam-Hung Wong, Lea-Choung Wong, Vassilios Vassiliou, Benjamin Corn, Carlo De Angelis, Lori Holden, C. Shun Wong and Edward Chow. International patterns of practice in the management of radiotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Int J Radiat Oncol, Biol Phys. 2012 Sept 1;84(1):e49-e60.
  15. Kristopher Dennis, Liying Zhang, Stephen Lutz, Yvette van der Linden, Angela van Baardwijk, Tanya Holt, Jean-Leon Lagrange, Palmira Foro Arnalot, Lea-Choung Wong, Ernesto Maranzano, Kam-Hung Wong, Rico Liu, Vassilios Vassiliou, Benjamin Corn, Carlo De Angelis, Lori Holden, C. Shun Wong and Edward Chow. International Radiation Oncology Trainee Decision Making in the management of radiotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Supp Care Cancer 2013; 21(7):2041-48. Online publication DOI 10.1007/s00520-013-1759-x.
  16. Gokula Kumar Appalanaido, Earnest Arul, Wong Lea Choung. Meta-analysis Of Incidence of Early Lung Toxicity in 3-Dimensional Conformal Irradiation Of Breast Carcinomas. Radiation Oncology 2013, 8:268. doi:10.1186/1748-717X-8-268. (Open access Journal with BioMedical Central Ltd, Impact factor : 2.11)
  17. Tey J, Choo BA, Leong CN, Loy EY, Wong LC, Lim K, Lu JJ, Koh WY. “Clinical outcome of palliative radiotherapy for locally advanced symptomatic gastric cancer in the modern era.” Medicine (Baltimore) 2014 Nov ; 93(22): e118. (doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000000118) 
  18. David Chia, Jiade Lu, HuiLi Zheng, EnYun Loy, Keith Lim, ChengNang Leong, LeaChoung Wong, Gabriel Tan, Desiree Chen, Francis Ho, Jeremy Tey. Efficacy of palliative radiation therapy for symptomatic rectal cancer. Radiotherapy and Oncology 2016; 121:258–261. 
  19. Chee, J., Loh, K.S., Tham, I, Ho, F., Wong, L.C., Tan, C.S., Goh, B.C. and Lim, C.M. Prognostic stratification of patients with metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma using a clinical and biochemical scoring system. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol (2017) 143: 2563-70. (impact factor :3.503)
  20. Leong YH, Soon YY, Lee KM, Wong LC, Tham IWK and Ho FCH. Long-term outcomes after reirradiation in nasopharyngeal carcinoma with intensity-modulated radiotherapy: A meta-analysis.  Head  Neck 2018 Mar; 40(3): 622-631. doi: 10.1002/hed.24993. epub 2017 Nov 11. (Impact Factor : 3.376)
  21. Teng Hwee Tan, Yu Yang Soon, Timothy Cheo, Francis Ho, Lea Choung Wong, Jeremy Tey and Ivan W.K. Tham. Induction chemotherapy for locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma treated with concurrent chemoradiation: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Radiother Oncol (2018) 129: 10-17.   DOI:
  22. C Wujanto , S Vasoo, CL Nandini, CP Nolan, VYP Ng  and LC Wong. Favourable outcome of AIDS-related multi-centric central nervous system Epstein–Barr virus-associated smooth muscle tumour with surgery and adjuvant radiation therapy: a case study and literature review. Int J STD & AIDS (2019) 30(6): 605-609.  DOI: 10.1177/0956462418821569.

  1. Wong LC (Main author & Editor). ‘生命的火炼 - 跨越癌关’ 第二版 (CCL Publications P/L, Singapore, Nov 2009).
  2. Wong LC. Hope beyond Cancer 1st English Edition (Armour Publishing, Singapore, August 2016).


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