A gynecological cancer diagnosis can be life-altering. At City of Hope, our dedicated team of experts take an integrated, patient-centered approach to diagnose and treat ovarian, cervical, endometrial/uterine, vaginal, vulvar and fallopian tube cancers.

By working collaboratively, our clinicians and researchers transform innovative scientific discoveries into promising new treatments that are more effective against the cancer with less side effects for the patient.

Highlights of our gynecologic oncology program include:

  • Advanced imaging technologies that can accurately pinpoint a tumor’s size, shape and location, enhancing our doctors’ detection and treatment planning capabilities.
  • Minimally-invasive and robotically-assisted surgical techniques that can offer optimal outcomes with less pain, reduced scarring and faster healing time.
  • Cytoreductive (tumor debulking) procedures that can enhance radiation and chemotherapy responses and improve outcomes for both early- and advance-stage cancer patients.
  • Targeted radiation regimens that is sculpted to the size and shape of the tumor, focusing its impact on cancer cells while minimizing exposure to nearby normal tissues.
  • Our specialization in heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), which applies cancer drugs directly in the abdominal cavity, instead of orally or through the bloodstream. This can increase the drugs’ effectiveness and improve outcomes.
  • A drug development pipeline that quickly identifies new cancer drugs and turns them into promising therapies for clinical trials.
  • Fertility-preserving options for younger patients who want to have children after cancer treatment.
  • All gynecologic cancer patients can participate in our survivorship program after their treatment completes. Our doctors and researchers are working to develop resources to help improve the quality of life for survivors, and all patients are able to participate in ongoing long-term research related to their life after cancer.

Additionally, City of Hope patients have access to our extensive team of supportive care experts, who will help you and your caregivers achieve and maintain a better quality of life during and after your cancer treatment.

Nationally Ranked Cancer Center

City of Hope is a nationally recognized leader in the research and treatment of gynecological cancers. We are one of the few facilities designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, and for the 12th year, U.S. News & World Report has named City of Hope one of the top cancer hospitals in America. U.S. News also named City of Hope’s gynecological program as one of the top in the nation.

Learn more about treatment options for cervical, ovarian and endometrial/uterine cancers.


Care Team

City of Hope’s renowned physicians and researchers utilize the latest in technology and innovation to treat cancer, coupled with our enduring belief in providing unparalleled compassionate care.

Yi-Jen Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Radiation Oncology
Christopher Chung - Revised Sept 2015
Christopher Chung, M.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery / Urogynecology
Mihaela C. Cristea, M.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Medical Oncology
Thanh H Dellinger
Thanh H Dellinger, M.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Gynecologic Oncology
Amy Hakim, M.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Gynecologic Oncology
Ernest S Han, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Gynecologic Oncology
Stephen J. Lee, M.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Gynecologic Oncology
Lucille A Leong, M.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology
Paul S. Lin, M.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Gynecologic Oncology
Wei-Chien Lin, M.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Gynecologic Oncology
Robert J. Morgan, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.P.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Medical Oncology
Nayana L Vora, M.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Radiation Oncology
Mark Wakabayashi, M.D., M.P.H.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Gynecologic Oncology


When you come to City of Hope, you automatically gain access to an unparalleled array of support services to help you and your family take during and after your gynecologic cancer treatment. We can help with all of these concerns, and more:

  • Managing side effects
  • Pain management
  • Navigating the health care system
  • Your emotional, social and spiritual health
  • Fertility and sexuality concerns
  • Handling and coping with stress
  • Staying healthy and active
  • Healthy cooking and eating
  • Healing arts
  • Caregiver skills
  • Restoring normalcy in your family, job or school routine

Learn more about these resources at our Living with Cancer or Supportive Care Medicine sites.

Support the Gynecologic Cancers Program

We deliver exquisite care at the leading edge of cancer treatment. It takes the help of a lot of caring people to make hope a reality for our patients. City of Hope was founded by individuals' philanthropic efforts over 100 years ago. Their efforts - and those of our supporters today - have built the foundation for the care we provide and the research we conduct. It enables City of Hope to strive for new breakthroughs and better therapies - helping more people enjoy longer, better lives.

For more information on supporting this specific program, please contact:

Janet Morgan
Senior Development Officer
Phone: 626-218-6250
Email: [email protected]

Or, you can Donate Now to make a gift to support all the research at City of Hope.

An Expert's Voice

City of Hope experts cover prevention, screening, treatment and other cancer topics on City of Hope’s Breakthrough’s blog.

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