Yvonne Collins, MD

Dr. Collins is a gynecologic oncologist at Advocate Christ Medical Center and is board certified in the area of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. Collins is a graduate University of Florida College of Medicine, completed a residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and received fellowship training in Gynecologic Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York.

Dr. Collins has devoted her career to educating underserved women on the importance of routine health maintenance, including Pap tests. Her research interest includes community outreach and education on the causes, prevention, screening and early detection of cervical cancer, which is preventable. She also has an interest in empowering women through education, eliminating barriers to care and increasing access. She works with community organizations, area churches, beauty salons, task forces and the American Cancer Society on developing ways to decrease racial disparities related to cervical cancer diagnosis, treatment and mortality. Her ultimate goal is to eliminate cervical cancer disparities overall.

Dr. Collins has been published in various scientific journals, including Gynecologic Oncology and Journal of the Lower Genital Tract Disease. In addition, Dr. Collins serves on the editorial board of Editor for the Yearbook in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology Cervical Education Committee, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Medical Association and The Cook County Physicians Association.

Spotlight

Advanced Ovarian Cancer Telephone Workshop on Friday, April 17, 2015.

Awareness

Radiation side effects can cause their own symptoms and suffering. Cervical cancer survivor @tranetteiswrite reports on the issue in her new piece.

Research

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2014-2015 Research Grant and Prizes. View the PDF.

Education

The next Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course is May 8 in Orlando, FL. For more information, click here.