Dr. Jonathan Cheng

Radiation Oncology
Baytown, TX
18 years experience male

Locations

Office

Baytown, TX

Address

1626 W. Baker Road, Baytown, TX, US
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00am
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Fax

(281) 837-7611

Insurances accepted

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About

Bio

Dr. Jonathan Cheng is a trained radiation oncologist with broad clinical experience in treating cancers of the prostate, breast, lung, central nervous system, gastrointestinal system, gynecologic system, and head and neck region. Dr. Cheng has developed expertise in many of the most advanced technologies in the field of radiation oncology, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), high-dose-rate (HDR) temporary interstitial/intracavitary brachytherapy, permanent seed prostate brachytherapy, and MammoSite Breast ®Brachytherapy. Dr. Cheng received his undergraduate education in Biochemistry at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa and with Departmental Highest Honors. He earned the prominent distinction of a Regents Scholar, and was awarded Schenck Memorial Scholarship and Naumberg Research Award. He then attended medical school at the Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California (USC), where he received his M.D. and Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Among his numerous accomplishments, he was awarded the Honorary Graduate Student Award and Western Forum Medical Student Research Fellowships, as well as induction into the Senior Alpha Omega Alpha Society. In addition to writing several book chapters, he had also published numerous manuscripts in world-renowned academic journals, including Cancer Cell, Molecular Cell Biology and Journal of National Cancer Institute. He completed an internship in internal medicine at UCLA Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar, CA. Following this, Dr. Cheng completed his residency training in Radiation Oncology at the University of California Irvine Medical Center, City of Hope National Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Long Beach VA Healthcare System. During his training, Dr. Cheng served as Chief Resident and gained expertise in treating the full spectrum of tumors utilizing a wide array of advanced treatment technologies, including Varian RapidArc, TomoTherapy, and CyberKnife. In addition, he has extensive training in the treatment of prostate, breast (Mammosite), and gynecological cancers with HDR brachytherapy. Dr. Cheng has been actively involved in numerous research projects throughout his career. His research interests include IGRT, IMRT, SRS, SBRT, RapidArc, TomoTherapy, and brachytherapy. Dr. Cheng has presented several of his original research at regional and national meetings of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), American Radium Society (ARS), and American Association of Cancer Research (AACR). He was also a co-investigator for an institutional prospective clinical trial in Radiation Oncology at City of Hope National Medical Center. For his research achievements, he was awarded the prestigious Roentgen Research Award by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). As a Radiation Oncologist with Greater Houston Radiation Oncology Group, Dr. Cheng is dedicated to providing cutting-edge technical expertise and knowledge, along with a compassionate and humanistic side in treating patients with cancer. His primary practice location is at the Precision Radiotherapy Center in southeast Houston. He is an active member of Texas Medical Association (TMA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASC0), ASTRO, ARS, RSNA, American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO), and American Brachytherapy Society (ABS).

Specialties
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Radiation Oncology

Languages spoken

Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

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3 Agrees
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Cheng
Radiation Oncology 18 years experience
YES: Leukopenia means low white cell count. It can be associated with various things, which can include: infection (eg., cold/ flu, typhoid, hiv, aids, mal... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Cheng
Radiation Oncology 18 years experience
No, not likely: Generally, brain tumors do not arise from brain infection (eg., meningitis, encephalitis, absess); however, a bacterial superinfection may rarely deve... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Cheng
Radiation Oncology 18 years experience
Radiation does not: Radiation does not change one's body odor. Body odor is influenced by a variety of factors, (eg, diet, lifestyle, gender, genetics, health and medicat... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Cheng
Radiation Oncology 18 years experience
YES: There is certainly a risk of getting cancer from low-dose x-rays, and it increases with more x-rays you receive. The risk of radiation therapy is slig... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Cheng
Radiation Oncology 18 years experience
Depends on the size: One of the most important factors is whether the nodes have changed in size. If they come and go, they are generally benign. If they persist and conti... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Cheng
Radiation Oncology 18 years experience
Low - Less than 10%: The prevalence rate of endometrial polyps ranges from 10% to 40% in women with abnormal uterine bleeding, and polyps are found in up to 12% of asympto... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Cheng
Radiation Oncology 18 years experience
No but can reduce it: Cervical cancer is typically associated with hpv infection. Studies have shown that women whose partners consistently used condoms had 70% fewer hpv i... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Cheng
Radiation Oncology 18 years experience
A biopsy or imaging: True pineal gland cysts are not brain tumors; rather, they are a completely benign cysts. The large majority of pineal gland cysts do not enlarge much... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dec 16, 2012
I can not express how grateful Iam for Dr. Cheng and his help.My grandpa was diagnosed with prostate cancer with radiation therapy. Dr Cheng is so introspective guys. He make me feel comfortable and ...Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cheng is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cheng is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, CA
Graduated 2005MD

Medical/Graduate school

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, CA
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

Residency

City of Hope Helford Clinical Research Hospital

Residency

VA Long Beach Healthcare System

Residency

University of California Irvine Medical Center

Residency

Lac/Olive View Ucla Medical Center

Awards

RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award 2009, RSNA
Honorary Graduate Student Award 2009, USC Keck School of Medicine
Western Forum Medical Student Research Fellowships, USC Keck School of Medicine

Affiliations

American Society for Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Radiological Society of North America

Publications

Acute Toxicity in Definitive Versus Postprostatectomy Image-Guided Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer.
Impact of Drug Therapy, Radiation Dose, and Dose Rate on Renal Toxicity Following Bone Marrow Transplantation.
Introduction to the Cellular and Molecular Biology of Cancer: Chapter 5 - Epigenetics Events in Cancer.
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