Gynecologic cancer is definied as any cancer that starts in a woman’s reproductive organs. Five main types of cancer affect a woman’s reproductive organs: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. As a group, they are referred to as gynecologic cancer. (A sixth type of gynecologic cancer is the very rare fallopian tube cancer.) Gynecologic cancers affect more than 75,000 women every year.
For more information, visit the National Cancer Institute’s page on gynecologic cancer: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/womenscancers
Treatment at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer is recognized nationwide as a leader in the fields of gynecologic cancer treatment and research. Breast cancer patients at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center are seen in the UAB Highlands facility, located near the main UAB campus. Our physicians are nationally recognized experts and employ today’s leading-edge treatments to provide the complete continuum of care for each patient.
Gynecologic Oncology Clinic:
UAB Women & Infants Center
1700 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35249
Gynecologic Cancer Research at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is a nationally recognized leader in the field of gynecologic cancer research. The center is currently collaborating with Johns Hopkins University and the University of Colorado-Boulder on a SPORE (Specialized Program of Research Excellence) grant in cervical cancer. These highly prestigious grants are designed to move research findings quickly and safely from the laboratory to the clinical setting. Several of the SPORE’s projects involve the cervical cancer vaccine, which the Cancer Center was highly involved in the development of. The Cancer Center is also active in researching other gynecologic cancers, particularly ovarian cancer, in which the center also has held a SPORE grant.
Related Services at UAB
Gynecologic Cancer Resources
Support the UAB Comprehensive Cancer and its mission of eliminating cancer as a major public health problem by participating in an upcoming event. Your support leads us to effective treatments and cures for cancer.
–MotherWalk – May 8, 2010
This event is hosted by the Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation, which supports cutting-edge research at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. For more information, visit www.nlovca.org.
Support a Cure and Buy Alabama’s Ovarian Cancer Car Tag!
Thanks to the efforts of the Norma Livingston Foundation, Alabama was one of the first states to offer an ovarian cancer car tag. The tag costs $50 and $41.25 will go directly to supporting research at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. More information can be found here.
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