Ovarian cancer is the seventh most commonly diagnosed cancer in women worldwide with over 250,000 new cases a year. May 8, 2018 is the 6th World Ovarian Cancer Day – a day in which organizations around the world unite to educate their communities about ovarian cancer and its symptoms. Education and awareness continue to be our best defense against this devastating disease. IGCS is committed to raising awareness to early diagnosis and to reducing the burden of ovarian cancer by ensuring clinicians and women are fully informed about  symptomatology and the benefits of prophylactic surgery in high risk women.

IGCS continues to make education and training top priorities and hope that you have taken the time to view some of the additional excellent education in our member education portal. unites advocacy groups worldwide and provides excellent resources for patient materials including key symptoms and risk factors for ovarian cancer and personal stories from dozens of survivors. We encourage you to review these informative materials and share them with your colleagues, patients and communities.

As we continue to strive to be THE global gynecologic oncology organization, we are confident that each of you will continue to play a vital role in continuing to increase the care for women afflicted with gynecologic cancers. We must continue to challenge ourselves and strive to be an impactful organization in relieving the burden of cancer globally.
We look forward to our continued partnership with you, our members. Together, we are better.
Michael Quinn, AM, MGO
IGCS President 
Mary Eiken, RN, MS