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

Women Magazine released a special report on ovarian cancer, featuring Q&A’s with three expert SGO surgeons and important facts about the disease.

Awareness

This year’s GCAM awareness is focused on the important link between obesity and endometrial cancer. Check out the new toolkit to learn more.

Research

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is pleased to share its 2014-2015 Research Grants and Awards booklet. The booklet describes the prizes and the application process. Prize applications are due on October 8, 2014.

Education

The Gynecologic Cancer Global Health Forum will be Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 in D.C.. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.