Gynecologic Oncology is a specialized area of Medicine dedicated to the treatment of cancers affecting the female reproductive system. This includes using surgical and/or chemotherapy for cervical, endometrial, ovarian, uterine, vulvar cancers and gestational trophoblastic disease. Operating out of the Juravinski Cancer Centre, the division of Gynecologic Oncology services the geographic area including Hamilton and the Wellington, Waterloo, Niagara, Haldimand and Brant Counties.
The team services ThunderBay LHIN with monthly outpatient clinics at the ThunderBay Regional Cancer Centre. The current complement of four specialists are concurrently involved in the treatment of patients and the training of clerks and residents. At the Juravinski Cancer Centre division of Gynecologic Oncology patients have access to national and international clinical trials through the National Cancer Institute of Canada, Princess Margaret Consortium and several pharmaceutical companies. Additionally, the division of Gynecologic Oncology is involved in the advancement of specific research initiatives and minimally invasive surgery.