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Betty Caroline Tong, MD, MS, MHS

Associate Professor of Surgery
Office: Room 3589, Duke South - White Zone, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3531MED Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

Education and Training

  • M.H.S., Johns Hopkins University, 2009
  • M.D., Duke University, 1999
  • M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1995

Publications

Burfeind, William R., Betty C. Tong, Erin O’Branski, James E. Herndon, Eric M. Toloza, Thomas A. D’Amico, Linda H. Harpole, and David H. Harpole. “Quality of life outcomes are equivalent after lobectomy in the elderly.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 136, no. 3 (September 2008): 597–604. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2008.02.093.

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Masasyesva, Brett G., Betty C. Tong, Malcolm V. Brock, Thomas Pilkington, David Goldenberg, David Sidransky, Susan Harden, William H. Westra, and Joseph Califano. “Molecular margin analysis predicts local recurrence after sublobar resection of lung cancer.” Int J Cancer 113, no. 6 (March 1, 2005): 1022–25. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijc.20683.

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Tong, Betty C., Karan Dhir, Patrick K. Ha, William H. Westra, Blanche P. Alter, David Sidransky, Wayne M. Koch, and Joseph A. Califano. “Use of single nucleotide polymorphism arrays to identify a novel region of loss on chromosome 6q in squamous cell carcinomas of the oral cavity.” Head Neck 26, no. 4 (April 2004): 345–52. https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.10391.

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Xing, Mingzhao, Henning Usadel, Yoram Cohen, Yutaka Tokumaru, Zhongmin Guo, William B. Westra, Betty C. Tong, et al. “Methylation of the thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor gene in epithelial thyroid tumors: a marker of malignancy and a cause of gene silencing.” Cancer Research 63, no. 9 (May 2003): 2316–21.

Scholars@Duke

Tong, Betty C., Patrick K. Ha, Karan Dhir, Mingzhao Xing, William H. Westra, David Sidransky, and Joseph A. Califano. “Mitochondrial DNA alterations in thyroid cancer.” Journal of Surgical Oncology 82, no. 3 (March 2003): 170–73. https://doi.org/10.1002/jso.10202.

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Ha, Patrick K., Betty C. Tong, William H. Westra, Montserrat Sanchez-Cespedes, Paola Parrella, Marianna Zahurak, David Sidransky, and Joseph A. Califano. “Mitochondrial C-tract alteration in premalignant lesions of the head and neck: a marker for progression and clonal proliferation.” Clinical Cancer Research : An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research 8, no. 7 (July 2002): 2260–65.

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Geetha, Duvuru, Betty C. Tong, Lorraine Racusen, Jay S. Markowitz, and William H. Westra. “Bladder carcinoma in a transplant recipient: evidence to implicate the BK human polyomavirus as a causal transforming agent.” Transplantation 73, no. 12 (June 27, 2002): 1933–36. https://doi.org/10.1097/00007890-200206270-00015.

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Ha, Patrick K., Sara I. Pai, William H. Westra, Maura L. Gillison, Betty C. Tong, David Sidransky, and Joseph A. Califano. “Real-time quantitative PCR demonstrates low prevalence of human papillomavirus type 16 in premalignant and malignant lesions of the oral cavity.” Clin Cancer Res 8, no. 5 (May 2002): 1203–9.

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