Gynecologic Oncology Program
At the Gynecologic Oncology Program at St. Joseph Hospital, our team of clinical experts are passionate about preventing, diagnosing and treating women with cancers of the ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, cervix, vagina and vulva. That's why they actively participate in community-based programs that promote the importance of early detection through cervical and human papillomavirus (HPV) screenings and vaccinations.
Our clinical team is equally passionate about cancer research and advanced treatment options that can potentially cure cancer and preserve healthy reproductive tissue. Our specialists are experts in treating rare and complex cases, including recurrent disease and therapy-related complications. This pursuit of prevention, early detection and clinical excellence enhances the patient experience and contributes to improved clinical outcomes.
The Gynecologic Oncology Program includes a team of highly specialized clinicians from several different medical specialties who meet on a regular basis to discuss breakthrough treatment options and individual patient treatment plans. This team approach to care ensures our patients receive comprehensive medical treatment incorporating the latest technology and newest cancer therapies.
Our comprehensive team of specialists provides treatments ranging from diagnostics and therapy, to cutting-edge robotic surgeries. By combining innovative technology and personalized care, our gynecologic oncology program offers clinical services such as:
- Cancer in pregnancy
- CO2 laser procedures
- Cancer genetics testing
- DigniCap® scalp cooling system
- Ovarian cancer surgery
- Endometrial cancer surgery
- cervical cancer surgery
- Vulvar cancer surgery
- Medical oncology
- Hormone therapy
- Neoadjuvant chemotherapy
- Angiogenesis inhibitors
- Radiation oncology
- External beam radiation therapy
- Intensity modulated radiation therapy
- High-dose rate brachytherapy
The medical expertise at The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment is enhanced by our participation in national cancer research. As the only hospital in California selected to participate in the National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Centers Program, our Center is actively involved in conducting cancer research that is shaping the future of cancer care.
Affiliate membership status with the Gynecologic Oncology Group
As an affiliate member of the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG), our patients have access to clinical trials specifically for gynecologic cancers. The GOG is a national clinical trial cooperative group of multi-disciplinary specialists funded by the National Cancer Institute that conducts clinical trials throughout the United States and in Europe for women with gynecologic cancers. During the preceding 15 years, of the 30 clinical trials which define the management of women with gynecologic malignancies, the GOG has been responsible for the design, conduct, and completion of 21 of these trials.
Our partnership with the National Cancer Institute, the GOG, as well as academic, industry and pharmaceutical research programs enables our patients to participate in clinical and research trials that are shaping the future of cancer care. Participation in clinical trials gives cancer patients access to new medications, technologies and procedures frequently not available elsewhere. Members of our specialty teams work together to provide trial participants with real-time, evidence-based care.
Our partners in research:
- Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) – Clinical Trials Cooperative Group
- National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP)
- National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) – Clinical Trials Cooperative Group
- Pharmaceutical and medical device sponsored trials
- Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) – Clinical Trials Cooperative Group
- Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) – Clinical Trials Cooperative Group
The Gynecologic Oncology Multidisciplinary Clinic (MDC) is a component of the Gynecologic Oncology Program at the Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment of St. Joseph Hospital. The MDC Clinic offers treatment for tumors of the ovary, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, vagina and vulva.
Preparing for your first appointment
Please print and complete the GynOnc Health History and Medical Record Release forms below. We ask that you bring them to your first appointment. If you have any questions please contact Marissa Flores, New Patient Coordinator, at 714-734-2149.