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Dr Wong Lea Choung

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  • Senior Consultant, Department of Radiation Oncology, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
  • Senior Consultant, Department of Oncology - Medical & Radiation, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore


MBBS (Melb), Dip Pall Med (Wales), FRCR (Clin Onco, UK), FAMS


Radiation Oncology

Special Interests:

Head & Neck Cancers, Lymphoma, Skin Cancers, Palliative Medicine, Quality of Life, Sarcomas, General Oncology, Special Techniques (IMRT, IGRT, SRS, SRT, SBRT)


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.


  • 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)

Journals & Publications

1. 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.
2. 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)
3. 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)
4. 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.
5. 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)
6. 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)
7. 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:
8. 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).

Professional Memberships

  • Overseas Member, Medical Council of Hong Kong
  • 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

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