Uterine Cancer Awareness
The International Gynecologic Cancer Society and its patient advocacy arm, the International Gynecologic Cancer Advocacy Network (IGCAN) with support from patient advocacy organizations around the world have decided that it’s time for a global effort to raise awareness of uterine cancer.
Join us Thursday, April 27th for the Radiation Oncology ECHO. Session will include case presentation, distillation, panel discussion, and Q&A.
2023 Board of Directors Candidates
Online voting for the 2023 Council Election will begin on May 30 and remain open for 30 days, through June 30, 2023. Read about the candidates here.
FIGO Paris 2023
March 4th is International HPV Awareness Day The awareness campaign: Give Love, Not HPV was initiated by the International Papillomavirus Society (IPVS), the leading global authority on human papillomaviruses (HPV). IPVS facilitates the worldwide exchange of ideas, knowledge, and research about HPV and related diseases while promoting the translation of research results into new clinical applications and public health policies. IPVS inaugurated International HPV Awareness Day on March 4, 2018 as part of the organization’s commitment to raising awareness of HPV. Through this annual campaign IPVS aims to promote progress on HPV prevention, screening and management of HPV related diseases. A special issue of HPV World was developed by Dr. Xavier Bosch, a member of the IPVS Advocacy Committee to inform health care professionals about the campaign and statistics about the global burden of HPV. Give Love, Not HPV Promotional Video:
Latin America is a huge area with an enormous number of women with gynecologic cancers. Regional leaders spent a great deal of time and effort engaging with their colleagues about the Strategic Alliance Program and ultimately included nearly 400 new members who will be joining IGCS. I personally want to thank every one of them for their vision and their commitment to the women they treat.
As IGCS continues with the desire to be the global voice of Gynecologic Oncology we are pleased to announce that the Israeli Society of Gynecologic Oncology (ISGO) has joined our Strategic Alliance Partnership Program. ISGO is a multidisciplinary society including gynecological oncologists, medical oncologists and radiotherapists dedicated to the treatment of women with gynecological cancer, which includes 20 affiliated centres.
Please join me in welcoming the Indonesian Society of Gynecologic Oncology (INASGO) as a new Strategic Alliance Partner. INASGO was founded in 2000 with a current membership of 110 gynecologic oncology practitioners. We are thrilled to welcome them to the IGCS community and are excited to engage with the INASGO leadership Prof Andrijono and Prof Purwoto to hear from them their vision for the future of gynecologic oncology, pathology, and radiation oncology in Indonesia. We look forward to participating in their strategic planning process and to identify ways we can work together towards improving the health and care of Indonesian women.
Please welcome the Association of Oncologists of Uzbekistan as a new Strategic Alliance Partner. Under the leadership of Professor Tilliashahov Mirzagaleb Nigmatovich, Chairman of the AOUZ board, a new strategic alliance partnership with IGCS has been formed. The Association of Oncologists of Uzbekistan was founded on August 7th, 2003. AOUZ is a non-governmental, non-commercial organization, involving a voluntary scientific and educational union of specialists in the sphere of theoretical and practical oncology.
As we come to the end of 2017, please join me in welcoming the Thai Gynecologic Cancer Society (TGCS) as a new Strategic Alliance Partner of the IGCS. The Thai Gynecological Cancer Society was founded with the mission, “To Better the Health of Thai Women with Reproductive Cancer.” Their focus on patient care, education and disseminating information to their members and to the public is perfectly aligned with the IGCS mission.
Dear IGCS Member, The IGCS Council recently met in Vienna to continue moving the Society’s agenda forward. I am very grateful to the Council and IGCS staff for their commitment, willingness to work, and experience as we discussed an increasing number of prominent issues facing our Society as it evolves to better meet the needs of you, our members, and the patients you serve. Hopefully, you are aware that we have been intensely focused on building partnerships and creating opportunities to truly internationalize the IGCS so that we can take our place as the one true global resource for all who are dedicated to improving outcomes for women with gynecological malignancies. Below, I have summarized the main agenda items discussed during the Council Meeting. As you continue reading, the increased activity and growth of the Society over the last eighteen months will hopefully become apparent. Education & Training The pillar of our Society, education, continues to be at the core of our business. In the weeks that have passed since the Council made the decision to begin hosting an annual meeting, we have discussed marketing and promotion strategies and approved the name of our annual meeting which will be officially referred to asThe Global Meeting of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society. They also approved restructuring the scientific committees responsible for…
The Pan-Arabian Research Society of Gynecological Oncology (PARSGO) is the newest IGCS Strategic Alliance Partner. PARSGO includes sixty-one members with a professional interest in the prevention, treatment, and research of gynecological cancers from centers across the Arab world. This is the first Strategic Alliance Partnership that includes a multi-country membership in areas where IGCS has typically had a low penetration. PARSGO members are from centers within the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Oman, UAE, Palestine, Qatar, Yemen, Saudi, Egypt, Iraq, Djibouti, Somalia, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya and Comoro Islands. Members also include gynecologic oncology professionals of Arabic heritage who practice in other parts of the world but are committed to the PARSGO mission.
It has been such a pleasure over the last year to continue to meet and engage with IGCS members all over the globe. I recently had the honor of traveling to Central Asia to learn more about this beautiful region, the incidence of gynecologic oncology and the opportunity to get to know the wonderful people who live there and their strong affinity to IGCS. Under the leadership of Dilyara Kaidarova MD, PhD, Director of the Kazakh Institute of Oncology and Radiology, Almaty, Kazakhstan a meeting was held with representatives from Russia, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Tadzhikistan, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, and Center for Global Health, National Cancer Institute.