Kaylyn Kit Man Wong, MD
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
University of Washington School of Medicine
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
We are a team, and we will fight your disease together.”
Why did you choose your specialty?
My interest in science started at a young age, and practicing medicine gives me the unique opportunity to help others who are in need. One of the first hospital patients I cared for was a young woman with advanced lung cancer. The experience made me sad, and I realized the complexity of this disease and how much more we need to do to improve patient outcomes. I want to better understand cancer and discover new therapies that positively impact the lives of cancer patients. I was drawn to gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies and drug development because of the great need for novel therapies for GI tumor types.
I am a medical oncologist who specializes in treating people with gastrointestinal cancers. The progress that has been made in cancer research is exciting, and I am hopeful that new treatments will be discovered to improve survival in patients with GI cancers. In addition to seeing patients and being an assistant professor in the Division of Oncology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, I am involved in early-phase clinical trials, studying a new molecular target in colon cancer and testing a new drug in tumor models.
What’s your approach to care?
I will build a long-term relationship with you during treatment and will respect your values, experiences and perspectives. My goal is to have honest conversations and keep you and your loved ones well-informed and involved in all treatment decisions. You will be provided the best possible care options, whether that’s through evidence-based standard therapy or clinical trials.
University of Toronto, Biochemistry
University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto, Internal Medicine
University of Toronto, Medical Oncology; University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Medical Oncology, 2014; Internal Medicine, 2013, American Board of Internal Medicine
Internship, University of Toronto,Internal Medicine, 2010