Proton Therapy Treatment – What, Why, and Who

On this C-Sessions with Randall Broad an interview with Dr. Jing Zeng, an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

There are congratulations in order to Dr. Jing Zeng, who officially became the SCCA Proton Therapy Center’s Medical Director on October 16, after serving as Associate Medical Director since 2019.

Like many, Dr. Zeng was drawn to health care because she wanted to help people. She studied at Duke University and completed her residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital focusing on radiation oncology. Although treating cancer is extremely challenging, Dr. Zeng knew it was her calling.

“It’s a privilege that my job is to help people in their time of dire need. Work doesn’t feel like work when you know what you’re doing is meaningful,” says Dr. Zeng.

As one of the first physicians to treat at the Center, Dr. Zeng initially specialized in lung cancer radiation. By 2014, she expanded her role to lead the genitourinary/prostate cancer program – at one time, treating nearly half of the Center’s prostate cancer patients.