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Gynecologic Oncology

Welcome to the Division of Gynecologic Oncology

The Division of Gynecologic Oncology participates in all three mission of the Department. The faculty consists of :

Educational Mission

All Residents rotate on the Gynecologic Oncology services at Indiana University. Over 600 new patient consultations and 350 major operations are performed annually. Residents participate in all phases of patient care including inpatient and outpatient surgery, and radiotherapy. Although cancer epidemiology, diagnosis, staging, and treatment planning are emphasized, the educational program includes nutritional evaluation and support, enterostomal therapy, critical care medicine, and supportive care. Indiana University is a leading participant in NRG Oncology, a collaborative study group of the National Cancer Institute. The Division also participates in industry-sponsored trials through the Gynecologic Oncology Group Foundation. Residents are encouraged to understand the background and rationale of clinical trials design.

The Division has an accredited Fellowship program in Gynecologic Oncology. The primary goal of the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Training Program at Indiana University is to train physicians who will have a lifelong commitment to provide exemplary care to women with gynecologic malignancies and a commitment to teaching about these women and their illnesses in addition to conducting research in the field. The Fellows participate fully in the educational, research and patient services areas of the Division.

Gynecologic Oncology Faculty, Fellows and residents attend weekly teaching conferences with our consultants in Radiation Therapy, Pathology and Radiology.

Research

In association with NRG Oncology and the Gynecologic Oncology Group Foundation, the Division actively participates in clinical trials protocols. Basic laboratory research is also on-going dealing with understanding at the molecular level the mechanism of development and progress of the molecular aspects of ovarian, prostate, colon and other cancers. A list of current trials can be accessed at http://www.cancer.iu.edu/research-trials/trials/find/by-cancer-type.shtml

Clinical Service

The Division provides early cancer diagnosis, state of the art treatment and compassionate care for women with cancer of the reproductive tract.

We treat ovarian, cervical, endometrial, fallopian tube, vaginal and vulvar cancer. Our team integrates care with medical oncologists and radiation therapists to provide the full range of services. Our specially trained oncology nurses assist the patient in accessing chemotherapy education, nutritional information and social support during treatment.

Patient care takes place in the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. This Center is a patient care, research, and educational organization in collaboration with the Indiana University School of Medicine. Established in 1992 as the IU Cancer Center, it has been a NCI-designated Cancer Center since 1999 and is the only center with such distinction in Indiana that provides patient care.

To contact us:

Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Division Director
317.944-7241

For office numbers and sites where you can receive care, please access: http://iuhealth.org/find-a-doctor/

Indiana University School of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
550 University Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46202


obgyniu@iupui.edu

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