Cancer Research

The gynaecological cancer centre maintains a database, which contains information on each patient’s disease and the treatments given. This data is used by the doctors of the unit for clinical research and review.  At no time are patients personally identified in these studies. You may be asked to sign a consent form allowing us to use your information.

Research into Gynaecological Cancer

In addition to the clinical research relating to treatment of all gynaecological cancers, our centre has collaborations with the Garvan Institute for Medical Research and with the Lowy Cancer Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. Both laboratories are conducting research, aimed primarily at developing a blood test, which can be used to screen healthy women for ovarian cancer.  

UNSW Gynaecological Cancer Research
Funding for all of this research comes partly from government agencies, partly from the Gynaecological Oncology (GO) Research Fund of The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation and partly from other charitable foundations.