Message from the Division Director
The Division of Gynecologic Oncology has offered active services at Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, and Emory University Hospital since 1974. The department's association with county-supported and private hospitals permits a broad exposure to various tumors present in the vastly different populations treated at each institution.
The tumor service at Grady Memorial Hospital provides both outpatient and inpatient evaluation of preinvasive and invasive gynecologic cancers. Here, residents care for patients under the direct supervision of faculty. Private oncology patients are admitted to Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University St. Joseph's Hospital by the faculty of the division.
Because some of our patients are treated according to investigational protocols for clinical trials or other research efforts, clinical research interfaces with patient care. The division of gynecologic oncology is an affiliate of the Gynecologic Oncology Group, which permits its participation in a multitude of national collaborative trials. Other clinical investigation protocols designed by the division are conducted on a local level. Residents have the opportunity to participate in these clinical investigations and to learn first-hand the mechanisms of protocol design and implementation, the methods of statistical analysis of results, and the logic of scientific evaluation and comparison of new and traditional therapies in various study populations.
The division of gynecologic oncology is fortunate to have close relationships with internationally respected investigative scientists, many of whom are actively engaged in research in the Winship Cancer Institute of the Emory University School of Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Independent research in the basic sciences is also conducted by the division of gynecologic oncology at the Emory University locations.
Alan N. Gordon, MD
Division Director, Gynecologic Oncology