David M. Gershenson, MD

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

GershensonDr. Gershenson is Professor and J. Taylor Wharton, M.D., Distinguished Chair in Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he joined the faculty in 1979 after completing his fellowship training. His major research focus is on clinical and translational aspects of rare ovarian tumors.

Since 1999, he has served as Co-Principal Investigator of MD Anderson’s NCI-funded SPORE in Ovarian Cancer and, more recently, as Co-Project Leader of Project 3, “Personalized Therapy for Women with Low-Grade Serous Carcinoma of the Ovary.” Dr. Gershenson also serves as Chair of the Gynecologic Oncology Group’s (GOG) Rare Tumor Committee and as a member of the GOG Protocol Development Committee. He is a Co-Chair of the NCI’s Gynecologic Cancer Steering Committee.

Since 2009, he has served as Chairman of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer. Since 2006, he has served as a Director of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Gershenson is also Editor Emeritus of the journal Gynecologic Oncology.

Spotlight

Hear from Dr. Anil Sood, the Foundation’s Research Chairman, and Carol Brown, 2014 SGO Program Chair, about research of interest to women and the public presented at the 2014 SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. Watch the video

Awareness

A new SGO Clinical Practice Statement states women diagnosed with epithelial ovarian, tubal, and peritoneal cancers should be considered for genetic counseling and testing, even in the absence of a family history.

Education

The next Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Course Friday, May 2, 2014 in Long Island, NY. For more information on courses, click here.