The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) is a national medical specialty
society of physicians who are trained in the comprehensive management of women
with female reproductive cancers. Its purpose is to improve the
care of women with gynecologic cancer by encouraging research, disseminating
knowledge which will raise the standards of practice in the prevention and
treatment of gynecologic malignancies and cooperating with other organizations
interested in women's health care, oncology and related fields.
SGO's members make it the leading organization of gynecologic oncologists
in the United States. As gynecologic oncologists, our members are women's
cancer specialists who have received an additional 3-4 years of intensive medical
training in the study and treatment of malignancies arising in the female reproductive
tract - ovary, endometrium, cervix, vulva and vagina. The majority of
SGO members are gynecologic oncologists, including:
- All trained and board certified gynecologic oncologists in the U.S.
- All individuals who head academic divisions of gynecologic oncology in U.S.
- All directors of fellowship training programs in gynecologic oncology.
- All participants in the NCI-funded collaborative clinical research group, Gynecologic
Oncology Group (GOG).
SGO members also include gynecologic oncologists from the international community
and related medical specialists such as medical oncologists and radiation oncologists.
The Society's members provide unified, comprehensive medical and surgical
care to women with reproductive tract cancers from diagnosis to completion
of treatment, such as:
- Radiation therapy
- Supportive care
Collectively, and with other health professionals, gynecologic oncologists
work to improve the overall care of women with gynecologic cancer through the
Society of Gynecologic Oncologists.
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