Division of Gynecologic Oncology

The University of Wisconsin Gynecologic Oncology program strives to be among the nation’s best, serving women in Wisconsin and beyond. We accompany every woman and her family throughout their journey with cancer. We nurture ourselves and each other allowing us to greet each day revitalized. Our entire team is committed to patient-centered care, research, and education in a mutually respectful environment.

The University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center has the largest Gynecologic Oncology department in Wisconsin, offering patients state-of-the-art care in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancer. Our gynecologic oncologists see more than 450 patients annually with common as well as rare gynecologic cancers including:

  • Cervical
  • Ovarian
  • Uterine
  • Vulvar
  • Vaginal
  • Gestational trophoblastic disease
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Mixed mullerian tumors
  • Pseudomyxoma peritonei

Patients diagnosed with any of these gynecologic cancers are seen in our multidisciplinary clinic by our team of gynecologic oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, genetic counselors and health psychologists. Each patient is evaluated and treatment is individually tailored to each patient's needs. In addition to treatment, the UW Carbone Cancer Center is committed to improving a woman's quality of life and minimizing side effects while she undergoes therapy.

Sobecki presents at NRG Oncology Winter Meeting

Janelle Sobecki, MD, assistant professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, presented at the NRG Oncology Winter Meeting on February 16, 2024. The conference was held in Orlando, Florida. Sobecki, who is the medical director of the UW Health Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) program, presented “What We Don’t Talk... more

Sobecki discusses cervical cancer screenings with WBAY-TV 2

Janelle Sobecki, MD, assistant professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, discussed cervical cancer symptoms and screening with WBAY-TV 2 during Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in January. In the interview, Sobecki reminded viewers that cervical cancer symptoms can be subtle and emphasized the importance of timely ca... more

Barroilhet evaluates endometrial cancer data in Targeted Oncology

Lisa Barroilhet, MD, MS, director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, discussed trials that may be of interest for patients with recurrent endometrial cancer with Targeted Oncology during a Case-Based Roundtable event. In the discussion, Barroilhet reviewed data from a few recent trials for patients with recurrent endome... more

Betancourt Ponce inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Congratulations to Mayra Betancourt Ponce, UW School of Medicine and Public Health MD/PhD student and trainee in the labs of Lisa Barroilhet, MD, MS, and Manish Patankar, PhD, who was inducted into the University of Wisconsin–Madison Graduate School chapter of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society!“The Edward Alexander... more

Spencer invited to co-chair the PROLOG 9th Edition of Gynecologic Oncology and Critical Care

Ryan Spencer, MD, MS, associate professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, was invited by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to co-chair the ninth edition of PROLOG: Gynecologic Oncology and Critical Care.The PROLOG (Personal Review of Learning in Obstetrics and Gynecology) books are self-directed... more