Division of Gynecologic Oncology

UCSD is the only cancer facility in San Diego designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. In fact, only 41 centers nationwide have earned this distinction.The faculty of Gynecologic Oncology provides care for women with cancer of the reproductive tract and conducts research in order to improve methods ofdiagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancer.

As San Diego's only medical institution affiliated with the Gynecologic Oncology Group, we offer patients an opportunity to participate in National Institutes of Health-supported clinical trials of new therapies not available elsewhere in San Diego. Our patients also have access to innovative industry-sponsored trials.

The Gynecologic Cancer Unit within the Moores UCSD Cancer Center provides the latest diagnostic tests and state-of-the-art treatment for malignancies involving the female reproductive organs. These malignancies include:

  • Cervical Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Uterine Sarcoma
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer

Our team, including gynecologic oncologists and radiation oncologists, meets regularly to review all cases, examining treatment options and developing coordinated management plans. Appointments are available through referral by your primary care physician.

Division Chief

Michael McHale, MD
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Faculty

McHale, Michael, MD
Binder, Pratibha, MD, MS
Plaxe, Steven, MD
Saenz, Cheryl, MD
Schlaepfer, David, PhD
Stupack, Dwayne, PhD

Training and Education

Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship

Labs and Research

Schlaepfer Lab
Stupack Lab

Current Fellows

Kristen Anderson, MD
Allison Barrie, MD
Lisa Bean, MD
Lindsey Charo, MD
Kristin Taylor, MD

Faculty Support

Wendy Crosby, 858-822-6275; wberry@ucsd.edu
       for Michael McHale, Cheryl Saenz
Hilary Kaehler, 858-822-6199; hkaehler@ucsd.edu
       for Steven Plaxe
Susie Morris, 858-822-7891; sfmorris@ucsd.edu
       for David Schlaepfer, Dwayne Stupack