IGCS shares knowledge to establish high standards and raise public awareness for detection and treatment of women’s cancer. Learn More 

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Featured Announcements

Departure of Laura Snitzer
Apr 28, 2018

Dear IGCS Member, As of April 30, 2018, Laura Snitzer is resigning from the IGCS. For the past 11 ye...

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Council Election
Apr 23, 2018

Dear IGCS Member, In late March, the Council approved a slate of candidates for the 2018 election. T...

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Gynecologic Oncology News & Updates
Apr 21, 2018

A compilation of news articles in the field of gynecologic oncology and recent scientific studies ...

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Education Committee Update
Apr 13, 2018

Dear Colleagues, The IGCS has seen tremendous member growth over the last year due to our successful...

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IGCS 2018: Kyoto, Japan
Apr 08, 2018

  September 14-16, 2018 ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE MAY 2 The 2018 IGCS Meeting is being held ...

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Get Social!
Mar 12, 2018

The best way to bring people together conveniently (outside of face-to-face meetings) is through a p...

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We strive for global representation, reflecting the diverse cultural, economic and geographic impact of gynecologic cancer. 

IGCS has experienced tremendous growth in the past 18 months with over 2650 members and growing.

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Our Patients

Are women affected by cancers of the reproductive system..

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Gynecologic Cancers

Endometrial (Uterine)

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New Cancer Cases

According to comprehensive 2012 global cancer statistics from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, gynecologic cancer accounted for 16.3% of 6.6 million estimated new cancer cases in women.

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member spotlight

Bushra KhanGynaecologic Oncologist, Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad

I decided to pursue a career in gynaecological oncology because there is a big need in my community and a profound lack of awareness of women’s cancer prevention and treatment. Even the very educated do not know enough about proper gynaecological oncological surgery.

After completing my fellowship in Gynaecological Oncology from Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan, I joined a teaching hospital where I was already working. It caters a vast, mostly rural area where patients come in advanced stages. Unfortunately, the gynaecologists here have no clear understanding of managing these patients. I hope to bring my new knowledge to help the local population and utilize my IGCS membership to access education and resources and to make connections with gynaecologic oncology specialists around the world.

Freweini Tesfay MeleseAssistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Saint Paulo's Hospital Millennium Medical College, Ethiopia

Member Since 2017.

The reason why I decided to pursue my career in women`s cancer are; 1. Women still are the disadvantaged segment of the population in our country. 2. There are very few gynecologic oncologists in my country which they recently graduated but still untouched demand. Being one of them, l will contribute something on provision and scaling up the standards of prevention, treatment, training and research activities pertaining the women’s cancer. 3. Finally of course, I have a major interest in treatment and study gynecologic malignancies. In addition to the activities that I have as a general gynecologist and obstetrician, I also have a major involvement in the diagnosis, treatment and follow up of women with cancer.

Don DizonLifespan Cancer Institute, Rhode Island Hospital, Alpert Medical School of Brown University

IGCS Member Since 2012

I am a medical oncologist but I've been passionate about women's cancers since medical school. I was fortunate that the opportunity to specialize in gyn oncology was an option during my fellowship. The patients are incredible and the science as well - plus there are so many discoveries waiting to be made.

I am currently the Director for Women's Cancers at Lifespan Cancer Institute, which includes overseeing the academic development towards a center of excellence within our breast and gynecologic cancers divisions. I mentor both faculty and fellows across specialties and also run a sexual health first responders clinic in the cancer center. I continue to be involved in social media and professional use, as both the chair of the Social Media Working Group for ASCO and the Digital Engagement Committee for SWOG. Finally, I continue to be involved in novel approaches to women's cancers as PI for multiple trials and as the co-chair of the Cervical Cancer Task Force for the US National Cancer Institute.

Sara NasserCharite Comprehensive Cancer Center Berlin/Germany

IGCS Member Since 2017

I pursued a career in gynecologic oncology because this field makes all the time I spend at work and all the early mornings worthwhile. Gynecologic Oncology brings together the routine of clinics and ward rounds with the challenges and excitement of surgery. It is a specialty that combines the roles of physician and surgeon, and at times allows an intimate glance into inspiring human journeys.

I trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the UK, and I am currently a Gynecologic Oncology fellow in Germany. I come from a multicultural background (Italo-Lebanese) and have always had a keen interest in strengthening international dialogue within the medical field. Consequently, I co-founded the Pan-Arabian Research Society of Gynecologic Oncology, a society aimed to improve the standards of care of women with gynaecological cancers in the Arab world through education and research projects.

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