Welcome to Gynecologic Oncology
The Division of Gynecologic Oncology represents the Regional Gynecologic Oncology Program for the Champlain LHIN and Gatineau areas. It provides the only tertiary Gynecologic Oncology comprehensive cancer care within the region. Its primary focus is a longitudinal model of care based on multidisciplinary care delivery from screening, diagnosis, treatment to palliation and incorporates an integrated translational and health services and clinical trial research program.
The gynecologic oncology team is made up of 5 board certified gynecologic oncologists (Drs Fung Kee Fung , Le , Faught, Hopkins, and Weberpals), a palliative care physician (GP oncologist Dr Barnes) and two subspecialty fellows (Drs Al Mutairi and Lapointe-Milot), an advance practice nurse, a psychologist, an oncology pharmacist as well as a dietician and a social worker.The program has the only endowed Chair in ovarian cancer research in Canada and incorporates two world renowned basic scientists, Dr. Barbara Vanderhyden and Dr. Benjamin Tsang.
Research Activities and Accomplishments
- The only ovarian cancer chair in research in the country, priority for the centre for cancer therapeutics.
- One of the first established ovarian cancer tumor banks and data resource repository.
- Leaders in clinical trials participation and pre-clinical drug testing. Part of the National Cancer Institute of Canada and industry sponsored clinical trials, as well as being part of the NCI/Consortium for new drug evaluation (part of only 8 cancer centres in North America with access to new and emerging drugs, phase 1 and phase 2 clinical trials.)
- Research focusing on ovarian cancer, health services research and translational research and psychosocial research
- Health services research focusing on quality of life and decision analysis in gynaecologic cancer
- An innovative bench to bedside program has resulted in phase III trials in the United States of compounds the evaluation of viruses and target therapeutics on tumor tissue.
- Development of first animal model of ovarian cancer for pre-clinical testing of novel therapies.
- Has a well recognized and productive international research partnership program in gynecologic oncology with Japan, China, Taiwan and Korea
Innovations in patient care and teachings
- First Internet-based learning portfolio, KOALA
- First Internet-based Palm portfolio 2003 distributed nationally into gynecological oncology
- First computerized colposcopy relational database in Canada (award winning), GOCIS.
- Establishment of interactive voice response teaching program for surgery
- Launch of GOSOCS, the first fully integrated multi-disciplinary business and knowledge management solution for ovarian cancer database in the province.
- Partnering with numerous high tech companies both locally and nationally.
Innovation – Model of Care Delivery
- Implemented new models of care in chemo delivery as well as primary care nursing model in cancer care. Expanded the role of GP oncologist in the gynecologic oncology team.
- Provide regional services for gynecological cancer care
- A resource for complex gynecological benign surgery
- Leaders in development of provincial practice guidelines for gynecologic oncology
- Academic leader for the establishment of the Cervical Screening Program within the Ottawa-Carleton region (partners include the Queensway-CarletonHospital, Montfort Hospital, Winchester District Hospital and the Renfrew Victoria Hospital).
- Numerous awards in education. All faculty members have been recognized nationally and internationally with numerous awards
- Accredited Fellowship training program In Gynecologic Oncology
Service Offered by Psychology Department
Psychological Services in the Gynaecologic Oncology Program include the full range of practice of clinical psychology (assessment, intervention, consultation) for patients who have either self-referred, or were referred by the team. Direct patient treatment services include short- to long-term psychotherapy, as well as emergency services from Monday through Friday 8 to 6 p.m., as well as in-patient and out-patient intervention strategies and orientations tailored to patient needs (CBT, existential/humanistic, interpersonal, relaxation/visualization training, etc). Brief couple and family sessions may be offered for crisis situations
Gynecologic Oncology Staff
Please click here for a list of Staff and Physicians in the Gynecologic Oncology division.
Please add Dr Barbara Vanderhyden and Dr Ben Tsang to the list of staff in the division as well as link to Dr. Vanderhyden website should be added as being http://www.med.uottawa.ca/vanderhyden/ and Dr. Tsang website : www.ohri.ca/profiles/tsang.asp