Dr. Hung Khong

Medical Oncology
Salt Lake City, UT
26 years experience male

Locations

Office

Salt Lake City, UT

Address

801-585-0209, 2000 Circle of Hope Drive, Salt Lake City, UT
Directions

About

Bio

Hung T. Khong, MD Associate Professor, Division of Oncology, University of Utah School of Medicine Investigator, Huntsman Cancer Institute Editor-in-Chief, Current Biomarker Findings Associate Editor, BMC Cancer Hung T. Khong, MD, is an associate professor in the Division of Oncology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and a Huntsman Cancer Institute investigator. Khong's research interests include cancer immunotherapy and epigenetic modulation in the treatment of cancer. His research focuses on adoptive cellular therapy and cancer vaccines (manipulation of the immune system to treat cancer), combining treatment methods: chemo- or radiotherapy with immunotherapy (using the immune system to enhance the effects of chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy) and chemotherapy with targeted therapy (drugs that intervene with specific molecules involved in tumor growth). Khong's clinical specialties are melanoma and breast cancer. Before joining the Huntsman Cancer Institute in December 2011, Khong was an associate professor and a former Associate Director for Clinical Research at the University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute in Mobile, Alabama. At the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, Khong was a senior clinical fellow in the surgery branch and also completed a medical oncology fellowship in the medicine branch. He completed a residency in the Internal Medicine Program at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Khong earned a medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Specialties
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Medical Oncology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

150 Answers
129 Agrees
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience Medical Oncology
No: As with any cancer, early detection and treatment result in higher cure rate. For kidney cancer, the five year survival for stage i is 81%, for stage ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: Before colonoscopy you have to drink plenty of laxatives to clense your bowel. Therefore, some of the liquid may still be in your colon even after the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience Medical Oncology
A day or two: After a colonoscopy, you should be able to eat normally. It depends on what and how much you eat, you should have a bowel movement within a day or two ... Read More
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Oct 6, 2013
Highly skilled and intellegent doctor! A credit to the profession.
Oct 18, 2013
Excellent and very useful responses. Thanks for your expertise.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Khong is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks my mother had invasive ductus breast cancer lost both breast
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. Your answer gives me a new perspective on the future.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you very much for your time and help. Thanks!!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1994MD

Awards

Loan Repayment from the National Institutes of Health
Senior Fellowship Training Award, NCI/NIH
Exceptional Pay Increase Award, NCI/NIH
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