Dr. Yung is a medical oncologist who specializes in treating patients with breast cancer.
My role as a medical oncologist is to provide the best information to patients and their families and then to help them through the process of decision making. I try to be mindful of my patients as whole people and listen to them without biases to help them through all the challenges of cancer care.
- Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology Division, University of Washington School of Medicine
- Assistant Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- BS: University of Nebraska
- MD: Harvard Medical School
- Clinical Internship: Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Residency: Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Clinical Fellowship: Medical Oncology, Dana‐Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts
- Research Fellowship: Medical Oncology, Dana‐Farber Cancer Institute.
Dr. Yung is a medical oncologist that believes everyone has a story, and that often times that story is influenced by medical health.
"I want to use my social skills and science abilities to try to provide medical care for people that empowers them to live their best life," she says.
Dr. Yung realizes the impact that a cancer diagnosis makes on a person's life. She feels that it is an honor to provide care to patients and their families during such an important time in their lives. "My research focuses on the effect of lifestyle on cancer, quality of care, patient reported outcomes, prevention and survivorship," she says.
In addition to the connection she feels to her patients, Dr. Yung is helping to implement new treatment options through Seattle Cancer Care Alliance's clinical trials program. She believes that offering research opportunities to patients is an important part of the care provided at SCCA. "Already in my career, I have seen amazing developments in breast cancer therapy in regards to more effective and less toxic therapies," she says. "I remain dedicated to both improving cancer outcomes and reducing side effects."
Dr. Yung's oncology research and expertise extends to the University of Washington School of Medicine where she is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Oncology, as well as the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center where she is an assistant member in the Clinical Research Division.
In her free time, she enjoys being with her husband and two young sons, practicing yoga, cooking, hiking, reading and gardening.