Dr Andrew Fong

Dr Andrew Fong

BSc (Med), MBBS, MeH, FRANZCR
Radiation Oncologist
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Dr Andrew Fong brings an individual, personal focus to his practice. He tailors each consultation to each patient he sees, with a gentle, empathetic approach, and concise, plain language communication. His patients benefit from his understanding of cutting edge cancer treatment modalities and the circumstances in which they can be utilised.

Biography

Dr Andrew Fong graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2000, and has undertaken specialty training at Prince of Wales Hospital and the Royal North Shore Hospital. He was awarded fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (FRANZCR) in 2009. Dr Fong also completed a Masters of Electronic Healthcare (MeH) at the University of Queensland, and was awarded the Dean’s Commendation for High Achievement in both 2008 and 2010.

Dr Fong was the inaugural Withers and Peters Fellow for RANZCR in 2009 and focused on research at the Collaboration for Cancer Outcomes, Research and Evaluation (CCORE) and also at Liverpool Hospital. He has been actively involved in teaching at the Northern Clinical School, University of Sydney as well as having an appointment as a conjoint associate lecturer at the University of New South Wales. Dr Fong was previously Chair of the RANZCR Website Management Committee, with a focus on electronic learning. He is also an active member of Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the Australian and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group (ANZMTG), and the Australian Sarcoma Study Group (ASSG). He is currently clinical director of radiation oncology at the Sydney Adventist Hospital.

Dr Fong has particular interests in breast, lung, head and neck cancers, as well as intensity modulated radiation therapy and stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy.

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG)
    American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • Australian and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group (ANZMTG)
  • Australian Sarcoma Study Group (ASSG)

Special Interests

Dr Andrew Fong accepts referrals for all cancer types, with a special clinical interest in:
  • Breast cancer
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy
  • Lung cancer
  • Stereotactic ablative body radiation (SABR)

Icon Locations

Wahroonga View centre

Visiting Locations

  • Sydney Adventist Hospital

Publications

  • Static beam tomotherapy as an optimisation method in whole-breast radiation therapy (WBRT) Squires M, Hu Y, Byrne M, Archibald-Heeren B, Cheers S, Bosco B, Teh A, Fong A. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences. 2017 Dec;64 (4):281-289. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmrs.232

  • Fong, A., Shafiq, J., Saunders, C., Thompson, A., Tyldesley, S., & Olivotto, I. et al. (2012). A comparison of surgical and radiotherapy breast cancer therapy utilization in Canada (British Columbia), Scotland (Dundee), and Australia (Western Australia) with models of “optimal” therapy. The Breast, 21(4), 570-577. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.breast.2012.02.014

  • Fong, A., Shafiq, J., Saunders, C., Thompson, A., Tyldesley, S., & Olivotto, I. et al. (2012). A comparison of systemic breast cancer therapy utilization in Canada (British Columbia), Scotland (Dundee), and Australia (Western Australia) with models of “optimal” therapy. The Breast, 21(4), 562-569. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.breast.2012.01.006

  • Fong, A., Ng, W., Barton, M., & Delaney, G. (2010). Estimation of an evidence-based benchmark for the optimal endocrine therapy utilization rate in breast cancer. The Breast, 19(5), 345-349. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.breast.2010.02.006

  • Fong, A., Sidhom, M., Hayden, A., & Thiagarajan, A. (2009). Virtual study groups: Internet-based collaborative revision for the FRANZCR examinations. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 53(3), 301-304. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1754-9485.2009.02068.x

  • Fong, A., Bromley, R., Beat, M., Vien, D., Dineley, J., & Morgan, G. (2009). Dosimetric comparison of intensity modulated radiotherapy techniques and standard wedged tangents for whole breast radiotherapy. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 53(1), 92-99. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1754-9485.2009.02043.x

  • Lim, L., Chao, M., Shapiro, J., Millar, J., Kipp, D., & Rezo, A. et al. (2007). Long-Term Outcomes of Patients with Localized Rectal Cancer Treated with Chemoradiation or Radiotherapy Alone Because of Medical Inoperability or Patient Refusal. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, 50(12), 2032-2039. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10350-007-9062-x

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