Gynecologic Oncology Program - Our Approach
As a dedicated team of gynecologic oncology experts, we focus on compassionate, patient-centered, leading-edge care to save the lives of women.

A diagnosis of a gynecologic cancer is life-altering. The Gynecologic Oncology Program at City of Hope offers a unique approach for women diagnosed with all types of gynecologic cancer (cervical, ovarian, endometrial/uterine). Our expert team of physicians and laboratory researchers provides an integrated approach to treatment. These professionals work together to turn innovative scientific discoveries into more effective treatments for gynecologic cancers so we can improve our patients’ lives today.  At City of Hope, we focus on the patient as a whole, treating both the physical and emotional changes that a gynecologic cancer diagnosis can bring, while also addressing the needs of partners and families.

City of Hope’s Comprehensive Cancer Center is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and our doctors are instrumental in creating evidence-based guidelines and are dedicated to providing the best cancer care available. City of Hope is one of the top programs in the nation for gynecologic cancer care as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.Our multidisciplinary team of dedicated surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, nurses, genetic counselors, and social workers provides compassionate, individualized care as well as access to state-of-the-art technologies and treatments.

We tailor treatment according to the individual patient’s cancer characteristics.
 
  • We recognize that gynecologic cancer is different for every patient, and that each woman needs her own personalized treatment plan. We tailor our treatments to the patient according to age, genetics, psychosocial and spiritual needs.

 

  • Doctors in our world-renowned Clinical Cancer Genetics Program provide comprehensive consultations in cancer screening and prevention by assessing the cancer risk for individuals and families. They provide recommendations to prevent as well as detect gynecologic cancers at their earliest and most curable stage. This includes identifying patients at high risk for ovarian cancer who may be treated by curative oopherectomy by our surgeons.

 

  • We use state of-the-art imaging for accurate and rapid diagnosis and surgical planning to maximize the benefit of irradiation for gynecologic cancers, while minimizing unnecessary exposure.

 

  • We offer the latest modalities of tumor-debulking surgeries, minimally invasive robotic surgery, oncoplastic surgery, and reconstructive surgery to provide optimal cancer surgery and the best cosmetic outcomes.
 
  • We offer leading-edge fertility-sparing options for young women who want to preserve their fertility after treatment.
 
  • We are one of an elite number of gynecologic cancers programs in the country to routinely use intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy and/or heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) to treat ovarian cancer, which can greatly improve the outcomes for women with advanced disease.
 
  • Through our drug-development program, we are constantly developing and evaluating new drugs, including immunotherapeutics and natural compounds, to better treat early-stage cancers and advanced metastatic disease.
 
  •  We assess the needs of cancer patients and family members using biopsychosocial screening that addresses the biological, psychological and social factors that all play a significant role in the lives of women diagnosed with cancer.
 
  • All gynecologic cancer patients can participate in our Survivorship Program. At City of Hope, care does not end after completion of treatment. Our doctors and researchers are working to develop resources to help improve the quality of life for survivors, and all patients are able to participate in ongoing long-term research related to life after cancer.
 
Combining the power of collaboration with a dedication to compassion, we seek to save the lives of women.