Section of Gynecologic Oncology

  • Our Gynecologic Oncology Faculty

    From left: Drs. Nita Lee, S. Diane Yamada (Section Chief), Meaghan Tenney (no longer with the Section), Ernst Lengyel and Rebecca Brooks Not pictured: Dr. Stacy Lindau

The Section of Gynecologic Oncology provides comprehensive women's health care to a diverse population of women. The multidisciplinary team at the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center collaborates to provide the best possible care for women with the full range of gynecologic cancers.

Our Section offers innovative treatments for gynecologic cancers, including minimally invasive surgery with the DaVinci robotic system and radical trachelectomy for fertility spearing treatment of early cervical cancer. Our team includes faculty, physician assistants, and chemotherapy nurses. The entire team meets weekly for “tumor board,” to share information and insights leading to the most effective treatments for our patients. Additionally, the multi-disciplinary Program in Integrative Sexual Medicine (PRISM) for Women and Girls with Cancer addresses sexual health concerns in female cancer patients and survivors.

Our Section has an extensive research program focusing the biology of ovarian cancer and on obesity and endometrial cancer. Our members have received research funding from many highly competitive sources, including the National Institutes of Health and the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Additionally, our Section offers innovative clinical trials to give our patients access to novel treatments.

The Section has demonstrated excellence in teaching and is responsible for educating students and residents in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancers. With our colleagues at NorthShore University HealthSystem, we offer a highly competitive, ABOG-approved Fellowship training program in Gynecologic Oncology.