Dr Germaine Wong

NHMRC Early Career Fellow
Public Health, School of Public Health

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Research interests

Dr. Wong is a post-doctoral cancer research fellow at the School of Public Health. Her main area of interests include: cancer epidemiology in the chronic kidney disease populations, decision analytical modelling and quality of life studies in people with cancer and chronic kidney disease.

Current national competitive grants*

2012

Cancer and chronic kidney disease
Wong G
NHMRC Early Career Fellowships ($248,424 over 4 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney

Keywords

Nephrology; Health economics; Public health; Cancer; Evidence-based medicine

Publications

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

2014

   
  • Wong, G., Lim, W., Chapman, J. (2014), Questioning the Myth: Benefits of Renin-Angiotensin System Blockade in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Transplantation. 97, 271-272. [Abstract]
  • Iff, S., Wong, G., Webster, A., Flood, V., Wang, J., Mitchell, P., Craig, J. (2014), Relative Energy Balance, CKD, and Risk of Cardiovascular and All-Cause Mortality. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 63(3), 437-445. [Abstract]

2013

   
  • Wong, G., Turner, R., Chapman, J., Howell, M., Lim, W., Webster, A., Craig, J. (2013), Time on Dialysis and Cancer Risk After Kidney Transplantation. Transplantation. 95(1), 114-121. [Abstract]
  • Wong, G., Li, M., Howard, K., Hua, D., Chapman, J., Bourke, M., Turner, R., Tong, A., Craig, J. (2013), Health benefits and costs of screening for colorectal cancer in people on dialysis or who have received a kidney transplant. Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation. 28(4), 917-926. [Abstract]
  • Wong, G., Howard, K., Hodson, E., Irving, M., Craig, J. (2013), An economic evaluation of intravenous versus oral iron supplementation in people on haemodialysis. Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation. 28(2), 413-420. [Abstract]
  • Tong, A., Lesmana, B., Johnson, D., Wong, G., Campbell, D., Craig, J. (2013), The Perspectives of Adults Living With Peritoneal Dialysis: Thematic Synthesis of Qualitative Studies. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 61(6), 873-888. [Abstract]
  • Tong, A., Jan, S., Wong, G., Craig, J., Irving, M., Chadban, S., Cass, A., Howard, K. (2013), Rationing scarce organs for transplantation: healthcare provider perspectives on wait-listing and organ allocation. Clinical Transplantation. 27(1), 60-71. [Abstract]
  • Tong, A., Chapman, J., Wong, G., Craig, J. (2013), Living Kidney Donor Assessment: Challenges, Uncertainties and Controversies Among Transplant Nephrologists and Surgeons. American Journal of Transplantation. 13(11), 2912-2923. [Abstract]
  • Xiao, D., Craig, J., Chapman, J., Dominguez-Gil, B., Tong, A., Wong, G. (2013), Donor Cancer Transmission in Kidney Transplantation: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Transplantation. 13(10), 2645-2652. [Abstract]
  • Myint, T., Turner, R., Craig, J., Cross, N., Kable, K., Nankivell, B., Chapman, J., Webster, A., O'Connell, P., Dwyer, D., Jeoffreys, N., Roger, S., Wong, G. (2013), Test performance characteristics of quantitative nucleic acid testing for polyomaviruses in kidney and kidney-pancreas transplant recipients. Clinical Transplantation. 27(5), E571-579. [Abstract]
  • Tong, A., Wong, G., McTaggart, S., Henning, P., Mackie, F., Carroll, R., Howard, K., Craig, J. (2013), Quality of Life of Young Adults and Adolescents with Chronic Kidney Disease. The Journal of Pediatrics. 163(4), 1179-1185.e5.. [Abstract]
  • Irving, M., Tong, A., Jan, S., Wong, G., Cass, A., Allen, R., Craig, J., Chadban, S., Rose, J., Howard, K. (2013), Community preferences for the allocation of deceased donor organs for transplantation: a focus group study. Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation. 28(8), 2187-2193. [Abstract]
  • Tong, A., Chapman, J., Wong, G., Josephson, M., Craig, J. (2013), Public Awareness and Attitudes to Living Organ Donation: Systematic Review and Integrative Synthesis. Transplantation. 96(5), 429-437. [Abstract]
  • Tong, A., Wong, G., Hodson, E., Walker, R., Tjaden, L., Craig, J. (2013), Adolescent views on transition in diabetes and nephrology. European Journal of Pediatrics. 172(3), 293-304. [Abstract]
  • Ho, E., Wong, G., Craig, J., Chapman, J. (2013), Once-Daily Extended-Release Versus Twice-Daily Standard-Release Tacrolimus in Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Systematic Review. Transplantation. 95(9), 1120-1128. [Abstract]
  • Didsbury, M., McGee, R., Tong, A., Craig, J., Chapman, J., Chadban, S., Wong, G. (2013), Exercise Training in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Transplantation. 95(5), 679-687. [Abstract]
  • Tong, A., Henning, P., Wong, G., McTaggart, S., Mackie, F., Carroll, R., Craig, J. (2013), Experiences and perspectives of adolescents and young adults with advanced CKD. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 61(3), 375-384. [Abstract]
  • Lim, W., Lewis, J., Wong, G., Dogra, G., Zhu, K., Lim, E., Dhaliwal, S., Prince, R. (2013), Five-year decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate associated with a higher risk of renal disease and atherosclerotic vascular disease clinical events in elderly women. QJM. 106(5), 443-450. [Abstract]
  • Lim, W., Clayton, P., Wong, G., Campbell, S., Cohney, S., Russ, G., Chadban, S., McDonald, S. (2013), Outcomes of kidney transplantation from older living donors. Transplantation. 95(1), 106-113. [Abstract]
  • Essue, B., Wong, G., Chapman, J., Mbiostat, Q., Jan, S. (2013), How are patients managing with the costs of care for chronic kidney disease in Australia? A cross-sectional study. BMC Nephrology. 14(1), 5. [Abstract]
  • Chapman, J., Webster, A., Wong, G. (2013), Cancer in the transplant recipient. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine. 3(7), a015677. [Abstract]

2012

   
  • Batabyal, P., Chapman, J., Wong, G., Craig, J., Tong, A. (2012), Clinical Practice Guidelines on Wait-Listing for Kidney Transplantation: Consistent and Equitable?. Transplantation. 94(7), 703-713. [Abstract]
  • Tong, A., Chapman, J., Wong, G., Cross, N., Batabyal, P., Craig, J. (2012), The experiences of commercial kidney donors: thematic synthesis of qualitative research. Transplant International. 25(11), 1138-1149. [Abstract]
  • Lim, W., Clayton, P., Wong, G., Dogra, G., Budgeon, C., Murray, K., Campbell, S., Cohney, S., Russ, G., Polkinghorne, K., Chadban, S., McDonald, S. (2012), Association between initial and pretransplant dialysis modality and graft and patient outcomes in live- and deceased-donor renal transplant recipients. Transplant International. 25(10), 1032¿1040. [Abstract]
  • Tong, A., Chapman, J., Wong, G., Kanellis, J., McCarthy, G., Craig, J. (2012), The Motivations and Experiences of Living Kidney Donors: A Thematic Synthesis. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 60(1), 15-26. [Abstract]
  • Mahady, S., Wong, G., Craig, J., George, J. (2012), Pioglitazone and vitamin E for non alcoholic steatohepatitis: A cost utility analysis. Hepatology. 56(6), 2172-2179. [Abstract]
  • Irving, M., Tong, A., Jan, S., Cass, A., Rose, J., Chadban, S., Allen, R., Craig, J., Wong, G., Howard, K. (2012), Factors that influence the decision to be an organ donor: a systematic review of the qualitative literature. Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation. 27(6), 2526-2533. [Abstract]
  • Irving, M., Tong, A., Jan, S., Cass, A., Chadban, S., Allen, R., Craig, J., Wong, G., Howard, K. (2012), Community attitudes to deceased organ donation: a focus group study. Transplantation. 93(10), 1064-1069. [Abstract]
  • Howell, M., Tong, A., Wong, G., Craig, J., Howard, K. (2012), Important Outcomes for Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Nominal Group and Qualitative Study. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 60(2), 186-196. [Abstract]
  • Wong, G., Chapman, J., Craig, J. (2012), mTOR inhibitors: a myth, a cure for cancer or something in between?. American Journal of Transplantation. 12(5), 1075-1076. [Abstract]
  • Williams, N., Tong, A., Howard, K., Chapman, J., Craig, J., Wong, G. (2012), Knowledge, beliefs and attitudes of kidney transplant recipients regarding their risk of cancer. Nephrology. 17(3), 300-306. [Abstract]
  • Chadban, S., Barraclough, K., Campbell, S., Clark, C., Coates, P., Cohney, S., Cross, N., Eris, J., Henderson, L., Howell, M., Isbel, N., Kanellis, J., Kotwal, S., Manley, P., Masterson, R., Mulley, W., Murali, K., O'Connell, P., Pilmore, H., Rogers, N., Russ, G., Walker, R., Webster, A., Wiggins, K., Wong, G., Wyburn, K. (2012), KHA-CARI Adaptation of the KDIGO Clinical Practice Guideline for the Care of Kidney Transplant Recipients. Nephrology. 17(3), 204-214. [Abstract]
  • Wong, G., Zoungas, S., Lo, S., Chalmers, J., Cass, A., Neal, B., Woodward, M., Perkovic, V., Glasziou, P., Williams, B., Howard, K., Chapman, J., Craig, J. (2012), The risk of cancer in people with diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation. 27(8), 3337-3344. [Abstract]
  • Hua, D., Howard, K., Craig, J., Chapman, J., Wong, G. (2012), Cost-Effectiveness of Cidofovir Treatment of Polyomavirus Nephropathy in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Transplantation. 93(2), 188-194. [Abstract]
  • Tong, A., Craig, J., Wong, G., Morton, J., Armstrong, S., Schollum, J., Cross, N. (2012), "It was just an unconditional gift." Self reflections of non-directed living kidney donors. Clinical Transplantation. 26(4), 589-599. [Abstract]
  • Wong, G., Howard, K., Chapman, J., Chadban, S., Cross, N., Tong, A., Webster, A., Craig, J. (2012), Comparative survival and economic benefits of deceased donor kidney transplantation and dialysis in people with varying ages and co-morbidities. PLoS One. 7(1), e29591. [Abstract]
  • Tong, A., Jan, S., Wong, G., Craig, J., Irving, M., Chadban, S., Cass, A., Marren, N., Howard, K. (2012), Patient preferences for the allocation of deceased donor kidneys for transplantation: a mixed methods study. BMC Nephrology. 13, 18. [Abstract]
  • Wong, G., Howard, K., Chapman, J., Pollock, C., Chadban, S., Salkeld, G., Tong, A., Williams, N., Webster, A., Craig, J. (2012), How do people with chronic kidney disease value cancer-related quality of life?. Nephrology. 17(1), 32-41. [Abstract]
  • Webster, A., Wong, G., McDonald, S. (2012), Cancer Report. In: ANZDATA Registry 2011 Report. (pp.10-1-10-11).Australia: ANZDATA Registry.

2011

   
  • Phipps, L., Chen, S., Kable, K., Halliday, C., Firacative, C., Meyer, W., Wong, G., Nankivell, B. (2011), Nosocomial Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia: Lessons From a Cluster in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Transplantation. 92(12), 1327-1334. [Abstract]
  • Tong, A., Chapman, J., Wong, G., de Bruijn, J., Craig, J. (2011), Screening and Follow-Up of Living Kidney Donors: A Systematic Review of Clinical Practice Guidelines. Transplantation. 92(9), 962-72. [Abstract]
  • Tong, A., Howard, K., Wong, G., Cass, A., Jan, S., Irving, M., Craig, J. (2011), Nephrologists' Perspectives on Waitlisting and Allocation of Deceased Donor Kidneys for Transplant. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 58(5), 704-16. [Abstract]
  • Tong, A., Tjaden, L., Howard, K., Wong, G., Morton, R., Craig, J. (2011), Quality of Life of Adolescent Kidney Transplant Recipients. The Journal of Pediatrics. 159(4), 670-5.e2. [Abstract]
  • Lucewicz, A., Wong, G., Lam, V., Hawthorne, W., Allen, R., Craig, J., Pleass, H. (2011), Management of Primary Symptomatic Lymphocele After Kidney Transplantation: A Systematic Review. Transplantation. 92(6), 663-73. [Abstract]
  • Wong, G., Howard, K., Webster, A., Chapman, J., Craig, J. (2011), Screening for renal cancer in recipients of kidney transplants. Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation. 26(5), 1729-1739. [Abstract]
  • Howard, K., Jan, S., Rose, J., Chadban, S., Allen, R., Irving, M., Tong, A., Wong, G., Craig, J., Cass, A. (2011), Community Preferences for the Allocation &Donation of Organs - The PAraDOx Study. BMC Public Health. 11, 386. [Abstract]
  • Tong, A., Howell, M., Wong, G., Webster, A., Howard, K., Craig, J. (2011), The perspectives of kidney transplant recipients on medicine taking: a systematic review of qualitative studies. Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation. 26, 344-354. [Abstract]
  • Wong, G., Howard, K., Tong, A., Craig, J. (2011), Cancer screening in people who have chronic disease: the example of kidney disease. Seminars in Dialysis. 24(1), 72-78. [Abstract]
  • Wong, G., Howard, K., Chapman, J., Tong, A., Bourke, M., Hayen, A., Macaskill, P., Hope, R., Williams, N., Kieu, A., Allen, R., Chadban, S., Pollock, C., Webster, A., Roger, S., Craig, J. (2011), Test performance of faecal occult blood testing for the detection of bowel cancer in people with chronic kidney disease (DETECT) protocol. BMC Public Health. 11, 516. [Abstract]

2010

   
  • Wong, G., Howard, K., Craig, J. (2010), Economic evaluation in clinical nephrology: Part 2. Applying economic evaluations in clinical nephrology. Nephrology. 15(5), 533-539. [Abstract]
  • Wong, G., Howard, K., Craig, J. (2010), Economic evaluation in clinical nephrology: Part 1. An introduction to conducting an economic evaluation in clinical practice. Nephrology. 15(4), 434-440. [Abstract]
  • Webster, A., Wong, G., McDonald, S. (2010), Cancer Report. In: ANZDATA Registry Report 2010. (pp.10/1-12).Australia: ANZDATA Registry Australia.

2009

   
  • Morton, R., Howard, K., Webster, A., Wong, G., Craig, J. (2009), The cost-effectiveness of induction immunosuppression in kidney transplantation. Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation. 24(7), 2258-2269. [Abstract]
  • Wong, G., Webster, A., Chapman, J., Craig, J. (2009), Reported cancer screening practices of nephrologists: results from a national survey. Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association. 24(7), 2136-43. [Abstract]
  • Wong, G., Hayen, A., Chapman, J., Webster, A., Wang, J., Mitchell, P., Craig, J. (2009), Association of CKD and Cancer Risk in Older People. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 20(6), 1341-1350. [Abstract]
  • Wong, G., Howard, K., Webster, A., Chapman, J., Craig, J. (2009), The health and economic impact of cervical cancer screening and human papillomavirus vaccination in kidney transplant recipients. Transplantation. 87(7), 1078-1091. [Abstract]

2008

   
  • Wong, G., Howard, K., Chapman, J., Craig, J. (2008), Cost-Effectiveness of Breast Cancer Screening in Women on Dialysis. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 52(5), 916-929. [Abstract]
  • Webster, A., Wong, G., Craig, J., Chapman, J. (2008), Managing Cancer Risk and Decision Making After Kidney Transplantation. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 8(11), 2185-91. [Abstract]
  • Wong, G., Chapman, J. (2008), Cancers after renal transplantation. Transplantation Reviews. 22(2), 141-149. [Abstract]
  • Wong, G., Chapman, J., Craig, J. (2008), Cancer screening in renal transplant recipients: what is the evidence?. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 3(Suppl 2), S87-S100. [Abstract]
  • Wong, G., Howard, K., Craig, J., Chapman, J. (2008), Cost-effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening in renal transplant recipients. Transplantation. 85(4), 532-541. [Abstract]