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

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 next Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course will be Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.