Gynecologic Oncology

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Gynecologic Oncology

The UW Carbone Cancer Center, the state's only comprehensive cancer center, has the largest Gynecologic Oncology department in Wisconsin, offering patients state-of-the-art care in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancer. Our team sees more than 450 new patients annually.


These patients diagnosed with gynecologic cancers are seen in a multidisciplinary clinic by our team of gynecologic oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, genetic counselors and health psychologists.


Each patient is evaluated and treatment is individually tailored to each patient's needs. Our Gynecologic Oncology team provides a variety of treatments from brachytherapy to genetic counseling to robotic surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. In addition to treatment, the UW Carbone Cancer Center is committed to improving a woman's quality of life and minimizing side effects while she undergoes therapy.


Gynecologic Cancer Patients at the UW Carbone Cancer Center have access to:

  • A multidisciplinary treatment approach in which physicians from a variety of specialties, physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants, psychologists, administrative support staff, research personnel and genetic counselors help patients with all aspects of their cancer journey
  • Cutting-edge research including groundbreaking clinical trials are focused on the early detection of ovarian cancer and finding ways to manipulate the immune system to fight cancer and improve survival rates 
  • Surgeons with years of additional training who perform state-of-the-art surgery, including robotic surgery
  • Physicians who teach future gynecologic cancer specialists in one of only 43 fellowship training programs in the U.S.

Dr. Stephen Rose Audio Slideshow

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A Day in the Life: Dr. Stephen Rose


Stephen Rose, MD, Gynecologic Oncologist


Dr. Stephen Rose is one of the gynecologic oncologists at the UW Carbone Cancer Center. 


One of the unique aspects about gynecologic oncologists is that they participate in more than a patient's surgical care.


Gynecologic oncologists determine whether patients would benefit from other treatments, such as chemotherapy, and are trained to provide those therapies to patients.


According to Dr. Rose, fellows in Gynecologic Oncology play an active role in the care of patients. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health is one of 53 programs in the nation that provide training for future gynecologic oncologists. At the UW Carbone Cancer Center, fellows are involved in patient care, including the operative procedure where they learn alongside highly skilled surgeons.


Meet Dr. Stephen Rose in words and pictures: View his audio slideshow


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