Research in Gynecologic Oncology
Currently, the Division of Gynecologic Oncology conducts more than 25 active investigator initiated, cooperative group, and industry sponsored clinical trials at the University of Minnesota. These trials encompass treatment, prevention, and quality of life trials for patients with gynecologic malignancies. For more information, click the Related Links at right.
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
The faculty of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology are members of the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota. As one of only 39 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute, the Masonic Cancer Center strives to advance the understanding of cancer and enhance treatment for patients. The Masonic Cancer Center provides research programs and resources to facilitate clinical research in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. For more information, visit the Masonic Cancer Center
’s website at http://www.cancer.umn.edu/index.html.
Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG)
The Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Minnesota has been a member of the Gynecologic Oncology Group for over 30 years. The GOG is a non-profit organization with the purpose of promoting excellence in the quality and integrity of clinical and basic scientific research in the field of Gynecologic malignancies. To promote this mission, the GOG receives support from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes for Health (NIH).
GOG consists of approximately 50 nationally known institutions, medical schools, colleges and universities, and many affiliated hospitals. Approximately 45 individual clinical trials are active at any one time within GOG for patients with a variety of gynecologic malignancies, including cancers that arise from the ovaries, uterus, cervix, vagina, and vulva. General information on many of these trials for medical professionals and the lay public can be obtained from the NCI PDQ clinical trials database. For specific information on current GOG trials at the University
, please contact Suann Mitchell at 612-624-1919.