Richard R. Barakat, MD

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

BarakatDr. Barakat is the Chief of the Gynecology Service, the Vice Chair of Clinical Activities for the Department of Surgery, as well as the Ronald O. Perelman Chair in Gynecologic Surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Barakat has a strong interest in quality of life research and was recently funded as the Principal Investigator of an R01 entitled “The Lymphedema and Gynecologic Cancer (LEG) Study: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Impact” study (R01CA162139; 9/1/11–8/31/16), which will evaluate the incidence, risk factors, and QOL impact of lymphedema on women surgically treated for gynecologic cancer.

Dr. Barakat also served as the Vice Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Committee of the Gynecologic Oncology Group for 5 years and still remains actively involved with cancer prevention studies on that national committee. He is also an examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the former president of both the Metropolitan Gynecologic Cancer Society and the New York Obstetrical Society. He is an author on more than 290 peer-reviewed articles and one of the editors of Principles and Practice of Gynecology Oncology, a leading text in the field.

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.