Mary L. Gemignani, MD, MPH

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Dr Gemignani

Gemignani, MD, MPH, is an Associate Attending Surgeon and an Associate Member of the Breast Surgical Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York. Dr. Gemignani is dual trained as a breast surgeon and as a gynecologic oncologist, having completed fellowships in both disciplines. Dr. Gemignani specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of breast cancer. Her continuing research focus is on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, including breast cancers caused by mutations in the BRCA genes.

Dr. Gemignani has also been involved in MSKCC’s Special Surveillance Breast Program, a comprehensive screening and prevention program for women who have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Dr. Gemignani is currently the Director of the Breast Fellowship program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and responsible for the educational training program for a highly selected group of surgeons choosing to specialize in breast surgery.

Spotlight

Visit the Sisterhood of Survivorship page to read “Dena’s Story” — by a vulvar cancer survivor who has shared her story and wise words, and channeled her energy into her National Race to End Women’s Cancer team.

Awareness

Vaccine efficacy against vulvar infection with HPV 16/18 was comparable to the efficacy found against cervical infection 4 years after vaccination, according to researchers with the National Cancer Institute.

Research

The Foundation has published its 2014-2015 Research Grants and Awards Booklet with Applications. Please consider applying to become part of an elite group of physician-scientists committed to the well-being of women at risk for/affected by gyn malignancies.

Education

The next Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course will be Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Boston. For more information on courses, click here.