The Gynecologic Oncology Program at the North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute offers a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of cancers and pre-cancers of the female reproductive system. Our medical experts include specialists in a multitude of disciplines such as Gynecologic Oncology, Medical Oncology, Oncology Nursing, Radiation Medicine, Surgical Oncology and Social Work. Our physicians are full members of Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG), a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored organization conducting and coordinating research in cancers of the female reproductive system. Patients will have the opportunity to participate in GOG clinical trials relevant to their particular condition and are monitored by our research nurses and managers in addition to their doctors, effectively adding an extra layer of support to the care we provide.
Treatment options for gynecologic cancers at North Shore-LIJ include the latest in chemotherapeutic and biologic therapies and access to up-to-date clinical trials and innovative treatments, including:
- Laparoscopic and robotically assisted cancer surgery.
- Chemotherapy (intravenous and intraperitoneal).
- Hormone therapy.
- Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), which allows for precise radiation doses to navigate to specific areas within the tumor through three-dimensional imaging.
- Fertility-sparing surgical techniques.
Our experts at the North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute are at the forefront of research in the early detection of ovarian cancer and uterine cancer, and are involved in leading-edge programs in the prevention of cervical cancer through regular screenings and identification of women with precancerous cervical lesions and papilloma virus infections.