Mayo Clinic is a member of the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG). GOG is a national organization whose members research treatments for gynecologic cancers. In addition, the National Cancer Institute has designated Mayo Clinic a comprehensive cancer center. This designation, given to only a few cancer centers in the United States, identifies the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center as an innovative research facility providing high-quality care to patients.
The Women's Cancer Program at Mayo Clinic researches new treatment options for women who have breast and gynecologic cancers. This multidisciplinary program brings together researchers and clinicians to increase understanding of women's cancers, provide compassionate care and educate patients and their families about women's cancers. Researchers in gynecologic surgery, medical and radiation oncology, medical genetics, pathology and other specialties work together to give women with cancer the widest possible range of treatment options. As part of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, the Women's Cancer Program offers potential new therapies through clinical trials. The Women's Cancer Program also provides psychosocial support classes, a resource center, and educational programs for patients and their families.