Gynecologic Oncologists at Intermountain Cancer Centers treat cancer and pre-cancer of the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. Our diverse team meets twice monthly for tumor board discussion and planning for patients’ treatments. Management is based on a multidisciplinary approach including gynecologic oncology (surgery), medical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, and radiology.
Treatments and Procedures
Depending on the stage and location of the cancer, minimally invasive (laparoscopic) or robotic-assisted surgical techniques may be used. Open radical surgery is often necessary for ovarian and fallopian tube cancers. The gynecologic oncologists offer a number of fertility-sparing surgeries for patients of childbearing age.
While traditional chemotherapy is still used following many of our surgeries, targeted medical therapies are now available to treat eligible patients with gynecologic cancers. These treatments have the advantage of being more precise and are often easier to administer, less toxic, and better tolerated than intravenous chemotherapy.
The Gynecologic Cancer Research Group at Intermountain Healthcare is actively involved in scientific research concerning their designated cancers. The group is an active member of the prestigious National Cancer Institute’s Clinical Trials Network, NRG Oncology. Additionally, for many years the group has made annual contributions to the peer-reviewed scientific literature with their own original research.