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What is gynae-oncology?​​

Gynae-oncology refers to cancers that occur in the organs of the female reproductive system. This includes the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes, cervix, vagina and vulva. 

Our servi​ce​

​The gynae-oncology team at the NSCC manages all types and stages of gynecological cancer from diagnosis, treatment and supportive care, including assessment of symptoms and side effects.

Patient cases are discussed at a multi-disciplinary team meeting (MDT) to ensure the best possible treatment recommendation is made. The gynae-oncology team includes surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, nurses, pathologists, radiologists and geneticists. 

Supportive care services include nutrition, social work and psychology.

Multidisciplinar​y team (MDT) and clinics

  • MDT occurs weekly on Wednesdays
  • Clinics run Monday mornings in women’s health ambulatory care (Level 3 of the clinical services building) and on the first and third Wednesday of the month on level 1 in the NSCC. 


  • Ovarian cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Vaginal cancer
  • Vulva cancer
  • Gestational trophoblastic disease

​Gynae-oncology ​experts​​​​​

 Gynaecological surgeons

Dr Greg Gard
A/Prof Russell Hogg
Dr Sue Valmadre

 Radiation oncologists

Dr Rebecca Chin
Dr Hester Lieng
Dr Marita Morgia
Dr Louise Nardone
Dr Mark Stevens

 Medical oncologists

Dr Mamta Bagia
Dr Sally Baron-Hay
​A/Prof Connie Diakos
Dr Craig Kukard 
Dr Sarah Maloney
Dr Antonia Pearson
Dr Isobel Porter

 Clinical geneticist

Dr Mike Field
Dr Georgina Schlub

 ​Oncology cancer nurse coordinator

CNC Jayne Maidens (Monday - Thursday and alternate Fridays) ​

​​Cancer nurse coordinators​​​​​​

  • Jayne Maidens, Cancer Nurse Coordinator (Monday - Thursday and alt. Fridays)

    Jayne Maidens is the cancer nurse coordinator in gynaecological oncology. Jayne has over 35 years’ experience working with women with gynaecological cancer. Jayne has an oncology certificate and a Master of Public Health.


Questions to ask your doctor​​

When diagnosed with cancer, it's common to feel overwhelmed and forget questions to ask the doctor. The Cancer Council offers a list of suggested questions for you or your carer to ask at appointments.

These can help you be more involved in your care.

Useful links​

ChevronFor information about lymphoedema and to find a lymphoedema therapist:External LinkAustr​alasian Lymphology Association
ChevronFor information on cancers, support and services:External LinkCancer Council NSW
ChevronFor information on cancer treatments and patient information sheets:External LinkeviQ (Cancer Treatment Online)
ChevronFor information about ovarian cancer:External LinkOvarian Cancer