MPCCC welcomes Dr Zee Wan Wong, Head of Oncology, Peninsula Health

Welcome to Dr Zee Wan Wong, the new Head of Oncology at Peninsula Healthzee-wan-wong. Dr Wong is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor with Monash University, lectures at the University of Melbourne Rural Clinical School and regularly presents at Cancer Council Victoria’s Living with Cancer and Cancer Survivorship workshops.

Dr Wong’s clinical focus is breast and gastrointestinal cancers as well as immunotherapy, and she has been the principal investigator for various collaborative clinical trials involving breast, lung, prostate and gastrointestinal cancers.

Since 2012 Dr Wong has been the founding Clinical Director of the Oncology Unit at Goulburn Valley Health in Shepparton, where she took a leading role in expanding the oncology service, setting up the clinical trials unit and obtaining accreditation for an advanced trainee position.

Dr Wong was also the Clinical Director of West Hume Regional Integrated Cancer Services where she actively represented Regional Victoria in several initiatives such as the Optimal Cancer Care Pathways, various tumour summits and the Cancer Service Capability Framework Pilot. She was the lead applicant for the Victorian Lung Cancer Redesign Project where Hume was one of two regional sites in Victoria awarded in 2016 and is currently a Clinical Advisor for Cancer Council Victoria’s Clinical Network.

“My aspirations for this new position and Peninsula Health is to improve patient outcomes in the region through reducing variation in cancer care and improving access to clinical trials” said Dr Wong.