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Jessica Karen Wong, MD, MEng

Dr. Jessica Wong

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

About

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Assistant Director, Radiation Oncology Residency and Fellowship Training Program

Treatment Focus

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT), Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy, High Dose Rate Prostate Brachytherapy, Anal Cancer

Key Awards

RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award 2019

Treatment Philosophy

I chose to join the Radiation Oncology faculty at Fox Chase after completing my training here because I believe that cancer is best treated in a multidisciplinary setting with the highest standard of clinical care. Here, cancer patients receive outstanding, compassionate treatment delivered with state of the art technology. I strive to maintain strong relationships with my patients and work with them to develop personalized treatment plans for their individual needs. I particularly enjoy our multi-disciplinary approach, as I feel that much more can be accomplished when people of different backgrounds and expertise work together on a common goal.

My primary treatment site is genitourinary malignancies, where I treat patients with both external beam radiation and brachytherapy. I am particularly interested in Prostate High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy which can reduce toxicity for certain patients while maintaining excellent cancer control. Prostate cancer has also been the focus of my academic interests and I have multiple active clinical and translational studies, including a national study comparing moderately-hypofractionated intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and proton radiation therapy.

After earning my Bachelor of Science in Chemical-Biological Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master’s of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering through the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology, I attended medical school at the University of Tennessee. I believe the combination of my science and engineering background with my clinical training gives me a unique perspective to pursue clinical and translational research. Having a strong science background allows me to determine what scientific investigations are feasible and having a strong clinical background allows me to ensure that experiments are clinically relevant, allowing for the most immediate impact on patient care. I seek to further the understanding of radiation’s interaction with the body to improve treatment techniques and develop novel cancer treatments.

In addition to quality patient care and cutting-edge research, I also enjoy radiation oncology education and mentorship. I am active in the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Society of Women in Radiation Oncology (SWRO), American Brachytherapy Society (ABS), Association for Directors of Radiation Oncology Programs (ADROP), and Radiation Oncology Education Collaborative Study Group (ROECSG). I am proud to serve as the Assistant Director of our radiation oncology residency program and fellowship training program as our talented medical students, residents, and fellows are the future of our field.

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Chief Resident, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2018-2019
  • Resident, Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2016–2020
  • Resident, Preliminary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, 2016
  • MD, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, TN, 2015
  • MEng Biomedical Engineering, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2011
  • BS, Chemical-Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2010

Memberships

  • American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
  • American Brachytherapy Society (ABS)
  • Association for Directors of Radiation Oncology Programs (ADROP)
  • Radiation Oncology Education Collaborative Study Group (ROECSG)
  • Society of Women in Radiation Oncology (SWRO)

Honors & Awards

  • RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award 2019
Patient Stories

Bob Sokolove

Prostate Cancer

Bob Sokolove

Prostate Cancer

I’m 68 years old and a very active person. When I’m not busy working as a lawyer for a firm in Bucks County, which is just north of Philadelphia, you can find me riding my bike, playing and watching sports, or traveling with my wife, Caroline. I’ve never been the wait-and-see type.

Research Profile

Research Interests

Prostate Cancer, High Dose Rate Brachytherapy, Translational Research, Radio-Immunotherapy

Publications

Selected Publications

Avkshtol V, Ruth KJ, Ross EA, Hallman MA, Greenberg RE, Price RA Jr, Leachman B, Uzzo RG, Ma C, Chen D, Geynisman DM, Sobczak ML, Zhang E, Wong JK, Pollack A, Horwitz EM. Ten-Year Update of a Randomized, Prospective Trial of Conventional Fractionated Versus Moderate Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy for Localized Prostate Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2020 May 20;38(15):1676-1684. PMID: 32119599

Wong JK, Handorf E, Lee D, Jain R, Zhang E, Cooper HS, Farma JM, Dotan E, Meyer JE. Toxicity and outcomes in older versus younger patients treated with trimodality therapy for locally advanced rectal cancer. J Geriatr Oncol. 2020 May 4; PMID: 32381438.

Wong JK, Shaikh T, DeMora L, Zhang E, Borghaei H, Hayes SB, Kumar S, Meyer JE, Hallman MA. Predictors of Distant Recurrence Following Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Am J Clin Oncol. 2020 Apr;43(4):243-248.  PMID: 31913907

Pai Panandiker AS, Wong JK, Nedelka MA, Wu S, Gajjar A, Broniscer A. (2014), Effect of time from diagnosis to start of radiotherapy on children with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014, 61 (1180-1183). PMID: 24482196

Additional Publications

MyNCBI

Ratings

56 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

Our Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider related questions from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more.

OVERALL RATING

5.0 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

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21 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 5.0
    June 20, 2022
    I thought that everyone there were on top of things and very efficient -
  • 5.0
    June 14, 2022
    Very good.
  • No Star Ratings Available June 12, 2022
    Dr. Wong is exceptional in thoroughness and concern for patient wellness.
  • 5.0
    April 18, 2022
    Dr. Jessica K. Wong is a treasure, and a great asset to Fox Chase. You are lucky to have her on staff!
  • 5.0
    April 05, 2022
    It was very good and they took the safety of my health and they were very helpful to me.
  • 5.0
    March 25, 2022
    Provider and staff members are all well trained and cultured.
  • 5.0
    February 14, 2022
    Dr. Wong is wonderful - I was so lucky to find her. She truly worked a miracle. The radiation therapy staff at Fox Chase are also just superb. So caring, kind, and skillful.
  • 5.0
    December 01, 2021
    Wonderful people
  • No Star Ratings Available October 23, 2021
    The doctor was informative and affirming of current doctor I have. I would welcome her care if my travel time was less.
  • 5.0
    August 04, 2021
    The experience with this provider was cordial/very good.
  • 5.0
    July 06, 2021
    I am very grateful and happy to come to Fox Chase Cancer Center thank you so much Dr. Wong & [...].
  • 5.0
    July 02, 2021
    GOOD EXPERIENCE; during [...] initial visit with Dr. Wong. Also spoke with Dr. Wong's associate - [...]. Both doctors very helpful in answering questions, etc.
  • 5.0
    June 07, 2021
    I had a good experience during my visit. Dr. Wong was very passionate and knowledgeable.
  • No Star Ratings Available May 29, 2021
    No problems - clearly explained
  • 5.0
    May 25, 2021
    I had a very good experience with entire staff Dr. Wong is truly exceptional! Could not have better! Doctor.
  • 5.0
    May 19, 2021
    So far, excellent experience.
  • No Star Ratings Available April 30, 2021
    Dr. Jessica Wong is the best.
  • 5.0
    April 15, 2021
    Dr. Wong and her entire staff are FANTASTIC!
  • No Star Ratings Available March 30, 2021
    [...] and Dr. Wong both took time to explain my treatment options, and I especially appreciated receiving their notes about our session in my patient portal.
  • 5.0
    March 17, 2021
    Everyone was friendly and professional.
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