IGCS offers members the opportunity to share their stories with the greater gynecologic oncology community, inspire care givers around the world and strengthen awareness of the profession and society.

We want to hear your story!
Complete this brief online form to submit your story. Email debbie.leopold@igcs.org for assistance or more information.

Featured Members:

Saujanya Karmacharya
Civil Service Hospital
Kathmandu, Nepal
Fellow of the IGCS Global Curriculum & Mentorship Program

Why did you decide to pursue a career in gyn oncology or what about it interested you?
Before joining the IGCS fellowship, I traveled the most rural parts of Nepal for cervical and breast cancer screenings and awareness programs. I realized how women in my country are deprived of the necessary health facilities and only have access to a few gynecologic oncologists amongst which most are working centrally. After learning that we are in need of qualified gynecologic oncologists to provide qualitative treatment, I decided to join the IGCS Global Curriculum & Mentorship Program.

Where did you complete your training? Or tell us about your background in gyn oncology.
I started my IGCS fellowship in January 2019 and became the first IGCS fellow in Southeast Asia… Read more of Saujanya’s Spotlight


Adu Appiah-Kubi
Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi & University of Health & Allied Sciences

Cancer on the African continent is on the increase. According to World Health Organization (WHO) data, in 2012 alone more than 8.2 million people died from cancer, and about two thirds of those were in low- and middle-income countries, the many of which are in Africa. The most common cancers in Africa are that of the cervix, breast, liver and prostate. Incidence of cancer impoverishes the sufferer and the family and is even more profound when the patient is a woman… Read more of Adu’s spotlight.