Dr. Wong Ru Xin

CredentialsMBBS (Singapore), FRCR (Clinical Oncology)

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Dr Wong Ru Xin graduated from the National University of Singapore on the Dean’s list in 2009 and started residency training shortly after. Soon after, she became a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologist (clinical oncology). Dr Wong worked at the National Cancer Centre of Singapore as a radiation oncologist for more than 10 years before leaving for private practice. As part of her training in proton therapy, she spent time at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and observed at Provision Cares Proton Centre, and Kobe Proton Centre. Her practice includes radiation therapy technology, and the treatment of breast, head and neck, paediatric, brain, skin cancer, and sarcoma. Dr Wong is skilled in the use of 3D, IGRT, VMAT, SBRT and Proton Beam Therapy in treating cancer. She has attended relevant courses like Winter School in Particle Therapy, ESTRO Particle Therapy, ESTRO Radiobiology and Physics, and ESTRO Stereotactic Radiosurgery.

Dr Wong was the principal investigator in a few clinical trials and studies while in public institutions. She also taught medical students and residents and continues to teach oncology nurses. She has organised various webinars and symposiums in the past for local and international faculty. She has published local and regional papers on cancer prognostication, outcomes, and using novel techniques. Dr Wong concluded a clinical trial using hypo-fractionated radiotherapy in sarcomas. She also received grants to implement open-faced masks and silicon grip rings for patient comfort, electronic patient-reported outcomes, and study repeat MRI for adaptive radiotherapy in intracranial malignancies. While at National Cancer Centre, she implemented new clinical technologies like pulsed low-dose rate radiotherapy and collaborated with her colleagues to implement paediatric interstitial brachytherapy for rhabdomyosarcoma.
She hopes to bring proton and advanced photon radiotherapy to Singapore and the region. Dr Wong is leveraging SAM network on the FLASH therapy consortium to investigate new technologies. She continues to serve the public as a visiting consultant at NCC Singapore and KK Hospital.

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Achievements

 

2024 — Shared sarcoma experience at Particle Therapy Cooperative Group Asia- Oceania 

2022 – Research grant to kick start electronic Patient Reported Outcomes for Paediatric Radiation Oncology patients

2022 – Charity grant to purchase silicon grip rings and open-face masks for paediatric radiation oncology patients

2021 – Co-organiser of 7th Singapore Sarcoma Symposium

2021 – Completed NOVELS trial on hypo-fractionated image-guidance neoadjuvant radiotherapy for retroperitoneal sarcoma

2020 – Set up Kids Adolescent Young Adult (KAYA) database with project agreement from Singapore Childhood Cancer Registry

2019 – Singhealth Long Service Award (10 years)

2018 – Human Manpower Development Program (Pediatric Proton Therapy)

2018 – Implemented and started first patient on Pulsed Low Dose Rate Re-irradiation for a locally recurrent pelvic

2016 – Fellowship Royal College of Radiologist (Clinical Oncology)

2009 – MBBS (Dean’s List, ENT book prize, Surgery book prize)

Societies and memberships

Singapore Radiological Society (SRS)
Royal College of Radiologists UK (FRCR)
Royal College of Surgeons UK (MRCS)
Southeast Asia Radiation Oncology Group (SEAROG)
Paediatric Radiation Oncology Society (PROS)

 

Selected publications

Top 5
1. RX Wong, FY Wong, J Lim, WX Lian, YS Yap et al, The Breast Validation of the AJCC 8th prognostic system for breast cancer in an Asian healthcare setting
2. RX Wong, KN Koh, JY Kim et al, Neuro-Onco Outcomes of intracranial germinoma—a retrospective multinational Asian study on effect of clinical presentation and differential treatment strategies
3. FY Wong, RX Wong, TH Wong et al, The Lancet Regonal Health Effects of housing value and medical subsidy on treatment and outcomes of breast cancer patients in Singapore: A retrospective cohort study
4. RX Wong, M Teo et al, Asian Journal of Surgery Applicability of the Sarculator and MSKCC nomograms to retroperitoneal sarcoma prognostication in an Asian tertiary centre.
5. RX Wong, S Acharya et al, Int Journal Particle Therapy Cardiac-Sparing and Breast-Sparing Whole Lung Irradiation Using Intensity-Modulated Proton Therapy

 

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Relevant radiotherapy courses attended

Winter School in Particle Therapy
ESTRO Particle Therapy
ESTRO Radiobiology and Physics
LCPC Post Graduate Palliative Course
ESTRO Stereotactic Radiosurgerye
ESTRO Head and Neck Oncology

 

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