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ASCO Resource-Stratified Guideline
Mar 19, 2017

ASCO’s Resource-Stratified Cervical Cancer Prevention Guideline “Primary Prevention of Cervi...

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Welcome New Members
Mar 17, 2017

Welcome to the new IGCS Members who have joined since January 1, 2017! Dr. Ahlem Henchiri Algeria Me...

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Gynecologic Oncology News & Updates
Mar 17, 2017

A compilation of news articles in the field of gynecologic oncology and recent scientific studies ...

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President’s Perspective March 2017
Mar 02, 2017

Dear Colleagues, One of the many outstanding benefits of being a member of our Society is access to ...

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Read the Current Issue of IJGC
Mar 01, 2017

IJGC is the scientific publication for topics relevant to detection, prevention, diagnosis, and trea...

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Feb 24, 2017

Dear Colleague, Over the course of the last year the IGCS has grown in its promise as the premier gl...

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We strive for global representation, reflecting the diverse cultural, economic and geographic impact of gynecologic cancer. IGCS is the only organization with diverse membership and leadership.

Our Patients

Are women affected by cancers of the reproductive system..

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Gynecologic Cancers

Endometrial (Uterine)

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New Cancer Cases

According to comprehensive 2012 global cancer statistics from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, gynecologic cancer accounted for 16.3% of 6.6 million estimated new cancer cases in women.

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member spotlight

Michael QuinnProfessor, Royal Women's Hospital Melbourne

IGCS Member since it's founding in 1985

Early in my career, I looked after a young woman with a malignant GCT misdiagnosed initially as a benign dermoid. She died within 3 months of recurrence aged 19 and this event had a profound effect on me and the trajectory of my career.

I have just retired from active patient care after 35 years as a gyn oncologist. I have been passionate about multidisciplinary care since being trained by Dr. Robert Fraser in Halifax, Canada. I believe the care of women with cancer involves three pillars...the best team, the best accommodation and the best research. I have been active in fundraising for many years and have personally raised over $1 million running marathons, climbing mountains and doing long distance bike riding. I have been lucky enough to chair many international committees which deal in research and patient outcomes. As the current President of IGCS, I am looking forward immensely to growing our education portfolio internationally and facilitating the training and certification of young doctors from LMICs.

Allan CovensProfessor & Chair, Gynecologic Oncology, University of Toronto

IGCS Member since 1990

I decided to pursue a career in gynecologic oncology because it is a fascinating specialty with so much study and research. Every patient is unique and there are many unmet needs and challenges in the specialty.

My day to day activities include mentorship of junior faculty and fellows and I take pleasure from their successes. I continually push the boundaries of our specialty, questioning what we do and why. A driving force in my practice is to constantly examine if there is something better that we could or should be doing to for our patients by exploring new options in surgery and the management of malignancies.

Ritu SalaniGynecologic Oncologist & Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University, USA

IGCS Member since 2005

I decided to pursue a career in gynecologic oncology as it provides the opportunity to provide comprehensive care to women with gynecologic malignancies and many avenues for research collaborations. Though I enjoy all aspects of the field, my main area of interests are in survivorship and surveillance for women with gynecologic cancer.

Furthermore, I serve as the our program's fellowship director and am on the IGCS education committee. The opportunity to participate in the education of our members, trainees, and patients has been a rewarding experience and I look forward to future challenges.

Rainer KimmigWest German Cancer Center, Dpt. of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

IGCS Member since 2012

I decided to pursue a career in gynecologic oncology to be allowed to combine high surgical skills with intimate knowledge of anatomy and tumor progression to  cure as many women as possible with the least possible damage.  I am also enthusiastic about well indicated drug, irradiation and psychological therapy. My main goal at present, however, is to help others in education of oncological surgery and to do research on possible future surgical strategies.

In daily work, I am responsible for the field of gynecologic oncology at the West German Cancer Center and the Rich Interdisciplinary Network. With respect to surgical oncology, we not only founded a "School of Robotic Surgery" but also the "Center for Ontogenetically Based Surgical Oncology." In the past 6 years I have been very active in promoting education in ESGO, building up "e-academy" as Head of the Educational Board and Vice President. I am extremely happy to have been elected as a member of the IGCS Council from 206-2020 to engage in global education in IGCS for the coming years, which is positioned extremely well with the Education Committee lead by Kathleen Schmeler.


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