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IGCS Leader Hajime Sugimori
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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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Anuj ShresthaConsultant Gynaecologic Oncologist, Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Harissidhhi, Lalitpur, Nepal

IGCS Member since 2017

Initially, I was working as general gynaecologist in medical college as Associate Professor. In the whole country, Nepal only has a few gynaecologic oncologists who work in women's cancer care. Thus, women with gynaecological cancer are still having sub-optimal surgery in most places. Those who can afford it, travel abroad for cancer treatment. Even in an urban city where facilities are available, lots of women are unaware of screening - in remote villages these facilities are not available at all.

I found that unlike other cancers, gynaecological cancer has good survival rate if detected early and treated properly. This is why I choose this field.

I am a full time faculty member in the gynaecologic oncology unit in the Nepal Cancer Hospital. I perform radical hysterectomies, pelvic and paraaortic lyphadenectomies, staging laparotomies with cytoreductive surgery and radical vulvectomies.

Cervical cancer is the first leading cancer among Nepalese women. This is mainly due to lack of knowledge. Currently, I am giving cancer awareness classes regarding cervical cancer screening, the HPV vaccine for high school students, nursing students and different communities within the general population.

I have developed a PAP smear provider course for nurses and trained 30 nurses from our hospital and certified them.

We are conducting free cervical PAP smears and clinical breast examinations in different rural communities of our country. So far, more than five thousand women have been screened. This project was done by the Nepal Cancer Support Group in technical collaboration with the Nepal Cancer Hospital and funded by Direct Relief. More than 80% of women are having a Pap smear for the first time. Three cases of CIN III, one carcinoma of the cervix and one carcinoma of the breast were detected in this camp for whom definite treatment was given, free of cost. All of these camps were conducted with the help of our certified pap smear provider nurses and doctors of our hospital.

Bruno BustosMedical Oncologist, Fernandez Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina

IGCS Member Since 2017

I am passionate about gynecological and breast tumors, because they are all different cases, no patient is the same as another. In the hospital, I am fortunate to be able to dedicate my practice solely to attending to patients with gynecological and breast tumors, every day of my life!

Allan Covens

The “Eye Opener” was a thank you letter to IGCS, it was not just the name of the most popular morning coffee from the Cool Beans Cafe located on the second floor from the Duncan Building at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Instead it describes my experience and the new perspective of the world that I gained during my three-month observership in Houston sponsored by the International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS) traveling scholars program. I was also able to become involved in research projects and was even given my own review paper to write under their direction. They encouraged me to pursue research in my home country, something that I will keep on doing and try to inspire others just like me. Proof of this in 2016, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists awarded me, as Mentor of the Year.

Elisa Orlandini S, MDGynecologic Oncologist, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile , Santiago, Chile

IGCS Member Since 2017

As a woman I can really relate to women's problems  and women's care. In my country, cervical cancer is the leading cause of death in women between 25 and 50 years old. Being able to help and to cure women with good quality surgery and adjuvant treatment is a life motivation for me.

I am staff member of the Gynecologic Oncology team, teaching medical students and gynecology residents. We also have 3 fellows of gynecology oncology who are greatly motivated to learn. We also divide our time on consults, visiting patients at the hospital and the OR as well as providing seminars and classes to students.

Partner Organizations

Partnerships with health organizations that have a shared vision and commonality in gynecologic oncology are essential to accomplishing the society’s strategic goals. Alliances with organizations whose goals align with those of the IGCS strengthen our message and broaden the reach of our mission to enhance the care of women with gynecologic cancer worldwide through education, training and public awareness. IGCS is eager to develop unique partnerships to support the mission of the Society. To learn more about how you can partner with the IGCS, please contact Mary Eiken CEO at mary.eiken@igcs.org 


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