Jefferson Named Full Member of The Gynecologic Oncology Group
Full membership in the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) brings
to three the number of oncology groups that have accorded Jefferson such
distinction. The National Cancer Institute-funded GOG seeks to determine
the best means of treating pelvic cancers in women.
Of GOG's 210 member institutions, only 60 are full members. "Full membership
acknowledges the large number of gynecologic cancers we treat, as well as
our conscientious follow-up and strict adherence to the research protocols,"
said Richard Depp, MD, the Paul A. and Eloise B. Bowers Professor of Obstetrics
and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College (JMC).
Dr. Depp cites the critical role played by Charles J. Dunton, MD, the principal
investigator at Jefferson and associate professor of obstetrics/gynecology,
JMC, and John A. Carlson Jr., MD, professor and director of the division
of gynecologic oncology, JMC.
Gynecologic oncologist, George C. Lewis, MD, professor in the department,
is a cofounder of the GOG and its chairman for 14 years.
Jefferson is also a full member of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
and the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group.