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Multidisciplinary Gynecologic Oncology Clinic

The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center Multidisciplinary Gynecologic Oncology Clinic provides a personalized, team approach to the care of women with known or suspected gynecologic cancers or, on occasion, benign (non-cancerous) conditions of a complex nature. Our Gynecologic Oncologists – a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist who has additional sub-specialty training in treating gynecologic cancers – work together with Radiation Oncologists, Pathologists, Radiologists and other medical professionals to formulate comprehensive treatment plans that are tailored to individual patients. Our team also includes Physician Assistants, who are licensed medical providers, who work together with our Gynecologic Oncologists to care for our patients. In addition, our nurses, patient navigators, social workers, and other ancillary service providers also provide care and education to our patients.

Our clinic offers many different treatment options to provide the best opportunity for treatment success while minimizing potential side effects and maintaining quality of life. Clinical services we provide include:

Karen McLean looking at mri

Surgery:

  • Radical surgery including radical hysterectomy, nerve sparing hystertectomy and radical vulvectomy
  • Ultra-radical surgery including pelvic exenteration and laterally extended endopelvic resection (LEER) procedures
  • Minimally invasive surgery including:
    • Laparoscopy
    • Robotic-assisted laparoscopy
    • Sentinel lymph node mapping and excision for endometrial cancers
  • Fertility sparing surgery including radical trachelectomy
  • Reconstructive surgery including myocutaneous flaps and skin grafting

Chemotherapy:

  • Intravenous chemotherapy
  • Intraperitoneal chemotherapy
  • Oral chemotherapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Hormone therapy

Radiation Oncology:

  • High dose rate brachytherapy
  • Interstitial implants
  • External beam radiation therapy

Clinical Trials

Survivorship Clinic

  • Surveillance for cancer survivors who have completed treatment, managed by our team of physician assistants.