The physicians of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology care for women who present with the diagnosis of possible gynecologic cancer or pre-cancerous condition. This includes women who have had abnormal pap smears and/or cervical lesions and need additional work-up to rule out the possibility of cervical cancer; patients with abnormal uterine bleeding to rule out endometrial cancer; patients with vulvar irritations and/or lesions to rule out vulvar cancer; and patients with adnexal or pelvic masses to rule out ovarian cancer. Patients may be self-referred or may be referred to the division by other physicians from the metropolitan St. Louis area, as well as beyond. It is not uncommon for patients to travel hundreds of miles to be cared for by one of the gynecologic oncology specialists at Washington University.
Treatment can include a variety of options including surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Our physicians are proud to offer our patients effecient and minimally invasive surgery via the da Vinci™ Surgical System.
Patients who were diagnosed elsewhere with a gynecologic cancer, or received their primary treatment elsewhere, are also referred here for treatment of their primary or recurrent gynecologic malignancies. Treatment protocols are also offered through the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology through its membership in the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, a clinical research group dedicated to research utilizing radiation therapy techniques. Treatment protocols sponsored by drug companies are also offered through the Division of Gynecologic Oncology.
The Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment Service within the Division of Gynecologic Oncology is available to serve families who want current information regarding the inheritance of cancer, availability of genetic testing for cancer predisposition, and individualized cancer risk assessment, as it relates to their family history of cancer.
Patients Seen at the following Locations:
Gynecologic Treatment Center Center for Woman's Wellness
Center for Advanced Medicine 3023 N. Ballas Road
4921 Parkview Place, Suite C, Floor 13 Building D, Fourth Floor, Suite 450
St. Louis, MO 63110 St. Louis, MO 63131
(314) 362-3181 (314) 996-6075
Fax: (314) 362-8644 Fax: (314) 996-6074
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
660 S. Euclid Avenue,
Campus Box 8064
St. Louis , MO 63110
In coordination with Siteman Cancer Center a series of audio recordings have been created featuring the Gynecologic Oncology Faculty. You can listen to these recordings directly from your computer to hear information about cancer prevention, treatment and research from our specialists. Many other recordings are available from other cancer specialists on the Siteman Cancer Center web site.
(The links below will direct you to the Siteman Cancer Center web site to listen to the featured recording. To return to these pages hit the back button on your browser.)
April 17, 2009 Genetic Risk Factors for Ovarian and Endometrial
featuring Gynecologic Oncologist Israel Zighelboim, MD
December 3, 2007 New Guidelines for Pap Smear Follow-Up
featuring Gynecologic Oncologist L. Stewart Massad, MD
July 1, 2007 Ovarian Cancer: Warning Signs for Rare Cancer
featuring Gynecologic Oncologist David G. Mutch, MD