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

Organizational Partners


World Health Organization

WHO’s primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system. The main areas of work are health systems; health through the life-course; noncommunicable and communicable diseases; preparedness, surveillance and response; and corporate services. IGCS is partnering with WHO on the global call for action towards the elimination of cervical cancer.

Read the IGCS Statement in Support of WHO Initiative to Eliminate Cervical Cancer

African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC)

AORTIC is a non-governmental organization dedicated to the promotion of cancer control and palliation in Africa. Executive members volunteer as knowledge workers for the plight of cancer patients in Africa. AORTIC strives to unite the African continent in achieving its goal of a cancer-free Africa, and seek to make a positive impact throughout the region through collaboration with health ministries and global cancer organizations.

AAGL “Advancing Minimally Invasive Gynecology Worldwide”

The mission of AAGL is to focus on the ultimate goal of improving patient care in gynecologic medicine, recognizing that surgical gynecologists and other clinicians require lifelong learning. IGCS partnered with the AAGL to provide our members with access to their online surgical video library, SurgeryU. Our partnership will continue to grow and evolve to other important areas within both organizations.

American Eurasian Cancer Alliance (AECA)

AECA is coordinated through Fox Chase Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute Designated Cancer Center and functions as the primary driver of scientific exchange between the U.S. and Eurasian research centers. They are an engaged partner and major contributor to the development of cancer control, research and palliative care initiatives within the Russian Federation, Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan), Central Europe (Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus), Baltics (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia), and Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan).

IGCS’s partnership with the AECA has facilitated critical discussions to improve further scientific research, clinical mentorship training, and healthcare delivery related to gynecologic cancers. Foundations for this work were developed at the Inaugural International Conference ‘Current Concepts and Controversies in Gynecologic and Urologic Oncology’ held in Minsk, Belarus in 2017.

View the AECA 2021 Special Edition Newsletter Celebrating 20 years of Scientific Collaborations.

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

ASCO is a professional organization for physicians and oncology professionals caring for people with cancer. ASCO’s mission is to conquer cancer through research, education, and promotion of the highest quality patient care.

European Society of Gynecological Oncology (ESGO) 

ESGO, Europe’s leading non-profit gynaecology oncology society, strives to improve gynaecological cancer care by providing training standards, educational opportunities and breakthroughs in the prevention, treatment and study of gynaecological oncology. IGCS is proud to partner with ESGO in the joint publication of the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer (IJGC) and other educational initiatives.

Globe-Athon to End Women’s Cancers

Globe-athon is an international movement and call to action for groups, healthcare professionals, survivors and the lay public to unify global efforts in the common goal of fostering public awareness and education about gynecologic cancer. In this effort, we are coordinating efforts with IGCS membership and Globe-athon followers to organize and harmonize awareness events across the globe in an unprecedented effort raise awareness of women’s cancers.

Gynecologic Cancer Intergroup (GCIG) & Cervix Cancer Research Network (CCRN)

The Gynecological Cancer InterGroup aims to promote and facilitate high quality clinical trials in order to improve outcomes for women with gynecological cancer. GCIG conducts trials through the Cervical Cancer Research Network (CCRN). The Cervix Cancer Research Network (CCRN) is a multi-national, multi-institution consortium of physicians and scientists focused on improving cervical cancer outcomes worldwide by making publicly funded, multinational cancer clinical trials available to patients in low- and middle-income countries.

IGCS supports the mission of GCIG by partnering in clinical trial education, access to trials and dissemination of information derived from trials.

International Society for the Study of Trophoblastic Diseases (ISSTD)

ISSTD aims to forge international collaborations between cooperative groups to improve the outcomes of women with trophoblastic diseases through education, research, and where possible clinical-trial development in a highly constructive and cost-effective manner. IGCS entered into a strategic partnership with ISSTD in 2020 with objectives to collaborate on early career research and professional development, mentorship and training programs, education, advocacy, and data collection methods.

National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) established the Center for Global Health (CGH) in 2011 to help reduce the global burden of cancer. CGH develops initiatives and collaborates with other NCI divisions, NCI-designated cancer centers, and countries to support cancer control planning build capacity, and support cancer research and cancer research networks in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is an alliance of 27 of the world’s leading cancer centers, working together to develop treatment guidelines for most cancers, and dedicated to research that improves the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care. The core resources made available by NCCN are the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®).To make the Guidelines more relevant in low and middle resource settings, NCCN began publication of NCCN Frameworks for Resource Stratification. In partnership with the IGCS, these Guidelines will be tested and updated accordingly to provide meaningful information to members practicing in resource stratified regions of the world.

First Ladies of Africa and the Princess Nikky Breast Cancer Foundation 

The First Ladies of Africa and the Princess Nikky Breast Cancer Foundation have partnered to put an end to cervical, breast and prostate cancer in Africa.  IGCS has partnered with the First Ladies of Africa and the Princess Nikky Foundation on the following events:

  • 10th Annual Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer
  • 4th African First Ladies Spouses and Heads of Government United Nations Assembly

Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon

Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon is an independent affiliate of the George W. Bush Institute, is a global partnership of national governments, non-governmental (NGO) and multilateral organizations, foundations, and corporations with a shared goal of reducing deaths from cervical cancer and breast cancer in low- and middle-income countries.

World Ovarian Cancer Coalition

The World Ovarian Cancer Coalition is a not-for-profit organization, working across the globe towards a world where every woman with ovarian cancer has the best chance of survival, and the best quality of life – wherever she may live. WOCC builds on the significant impact of the annual flagship ovarian cancer awareness campaign – World Ovarian Cancer Day, started in 2013 and their ground-breaking Every Woman Study™ published in 2018.


Strategic Alliance Partners

As partners, each regional group gains special benefits for their individual group members as well as the opportunity to discuss important issues with the IGCS leadership and industry partners. The Strategic Alliance Partnership program is meant to provide mutual benefits to the alliance partner groups, the individual IGCS members and the society as a whole, helping us all to meet challenges facing the global gynecologic cancer community and develop solutions as a team. Learn more about the Strategic Alliance Partnership Program.

Asociación Colombiana de Ginecólogos Oncólogos

Association of Oncologists of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Association of Oncologists of Uzbekistan

Belarusian Society of Oncologists (Gyn Oncology Branch)

Chinese Gynecologic Cancer Society

Indonesian Society of Gynecologic Oncology

Israeli Society of Gynecological Oncology

Mexican College of Gynecologic Oncologists

Middle East and Mediterranean Association of Gynecologic Oncologists

Pan-Arabian Research Society of Gynecologic Oncology

South African Society of Gynaecologic Oncology

Thai Gynecologic Cancer Society

The International Society of Gynecological Pathologists

The Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada

The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists of the Philippines