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Gynecologic Oncology

Gynecologic Oncology Division Division Projects

Gynecologic Cancer Clinical Trial Program
Better treatments and future cures—those are the goals of our research initiatives. The Division of Gynecologic Oncology has one of the largest clinical trial programs in Northern California. Currently, several clinical trials are opened for women with cervical, endometrial, ovarian, peritoneal, vulvar and fallopian tube cancers. As a self funding program, we would request for your support for our clinical trial program. Your support can help us continue to offer clinical trials to our patients.



Gynecologic Cancer Tissue Bank
Our gynecologic oncology tissue bank was established in 1996 and is a clinically annotated resource of tissue and matched blood to support research investigations nationwide. We have contributed high-quality specimens to research projects such as The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and other NCI designated cancer centers. It is the mission of the tissue bank to support both internal and external research investigations to improve our understanding of the biology of gynecologic cancer in service to identifying novel treatments and improving patient outcomes. We currently have more than 1,500 annotated human cancer specimens from the full spectrum of rare and common gynecologic cancers. The Gynecologic Oncology tissue bank is supported by private and departmental funding. We are interested in exploring collaborations.
Please contact [email protected] if interested.

Global Health Medical Training and Research in Uganda 
Since 2011 Dr. Stefanie Ueda has started working with Dr. Meg Autry, the Director of the UCSF Obstetrics and Gynecology residency training program and the gynecologic oncologists in Mulago National Referral Hospital, Kampala, Uganda and MOSG (Oncology), Uganda Cancer Institute. As Dr. Meg Autry has helped set up a third year rotation at Mulago Hospital/Makerere University in Kampala, our residents are getting an eye-opening opportunity to experience about life and improve their surgical techniques. Dr. Ueda is currently training the first trained female Gynecologic Oncologist in Uganda and she is pioneering and collaborating gynecologic oncology research with the local doctors. We thank you Dr. John A. Kerner for the generous support from the Gwendolyn M. and John A. Kerner, M.D. Gyneclogic Oncology Fellowship in Caring for the Underserved fund and individual patients for this project.If you would like to donate to this project, please feel free to contact our office.
Winning the War on Women's Cancer - Introduction to Women's Cancers
UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Mini Medical School for the Public​
As gynecologic cancers can be devastating diseases, they can affect nearly everyone directly or indirectly in our society. In recent discoveries and advance treatments Dr. Chen and the Division of Gynecologic Cancer were able to understand the biology and genetics of these cancers. This helped provide new strategies for prevention, early detection of these cancers, and new types of cancer therapy that target gynecologic cancers more specifically with fewer side effects. As a result, death rates have decreased and the improvement of quality life increased. By viewing these course lectures you will learn how early detection, improvement of side effects from novel treatments assist improve the cure and quality of life for those with gynecologic cancers.

For more information about this course please visit UCTV.

Your Support Will Make a Difference If you would like to find out more information regarding our cancer research and projects in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, please contact Dawn Mitchell at [email protected].You can also designate a donation to go to the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the UCSF “Make A Gift" website. No donation is too small for a big impact!!!