Diagnosing and Treating Gynecologic Cancers

GW Hospital has highly trained specialists in cancers of the female reproductive system who provide leading-edge care from diagnosis to therapy. The gynecology team works with medical oncologists, radiologists, surgeons and other specialists in the hospital to coordinate the best clinical treatment protocols. As specialists, they have extensive training in diagnosing and treating gynecologic cancers.

Comprehensive Cancer Care

Get all the services you need to treat your cancer right here at the GW Cancer Center. From screening to diagnosis to treatment, there's no need to go anywhere else. We have it all under one roof.

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Please fill out our general appointment form below or call our referral service at 888-4GW-DOCS to schedule an in-person or virtual appointment. Virtual Health enables you to speak with providers using your phone, tablet or computer.

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Cancers Treated

We partner with Radiation Oncology and the Genetics and Prevention Program at the GW Cancer Center to screen, diagnose and treat many cancers including:

  • Cervical cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pelvic masses
  • Uterine cancer
  • Vaginal cancer
  • Vulvar cancer

Surgeons at GW Hospital use the da Vinci® Surgical System to perform robotic gynecologic surgeries including complex pelvic surgery and endometrial cancer staging. Benefits of robotic surgery include fewer complications, less pain and scarring, decreased blood loss, shorter hospital stays and faster recoveries.

Services Offered

Our team provides a wide range of services to treat gynecologic malignancies including:

  • Administration of chemotherapy
  • Advanced minimally-invasive cancer surgery
  • Cutting-edge cancer treatments such as biologic and targeted agents
  • Enhanced recovery after surgery protocols
  • Palliative care
  • Radiation molecular tumor testing
  • Risk reducing surgery for high-risk patients
  • Robotic surgery
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy

Meet the Physician

Nicole Pena ChappellNicole Peña Chappell, MD, is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist who serves as the Division Director of Gynecologic Oncology at the GW Cancer Center. Dr. Chappell treats patients with a range of gynecologic cancers, including uterine, ovarian, cervical, vulvar, and vaginal, as well as gestational trophoblastic disease. She provides comprehensive surgical and medical cancer treatments.

*Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if robotic surgery or minimally invasive surgery is right for you.