A home for expertise ingenuity, passion and strength. Together, we are working to eradicate gynecologic cancer.
Uniting the World of Gynecologic Oncology
When we join together, we can change the future of gynecologic health for women and TGNC (transgender/gender non-conforming) patients. The Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) is a global, diverse and inclusive society elevating the entire world of gynecologic oncology.
Physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses
Fellows, residents, and students
Patients and survivors
Caregivers and patient advocates
When you become a member, you meet peers and colleagues who you’ll be working with for years. You’ll learn and teach. You’ll share daily frustrations and triumphs. You’re not just joining an association. You’re joining a community.
Our Mission & Our Vision
Mission: To prevent and treat gynecologic cancers with equity, thereby improving lives through advocacy, engagement, education, research and collaboration.
Vision: A world without gynecologic cancers.
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) is the official foundation of SGO dedicated to outreach, education, and is the fundraising arm of SGO. Our missions are tied together. FWC fuels what we do, and what we do powers FWC.
FWC’s work includes:
Being a source of information for patients, families, caregivers and survivors
Creating a hub for education and materials for oncology teams
Fostering a holistic approach to the health of those affected by gynecologic cancers
Empowering patient advocates and survivors to teach, inspire, and guide our efforts
Raising money to support the work of SGO
We’re a resource for patients, their families, caregivers and survivors. Through FWC, we provide compassionate, patient-centered education and advocate for women’s health.
As a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, I pledge to adhere to the following Principles of Ethical Conduct and Practice.
To uphold the welfare of the patient as paramount.
To care for our patients with the utmost care, compassion, honesty, and respect throughout the course of their disease, including the end of life.
To develop and maintain my education, skills and competence in caring for women with gynecologic malignancies throughout my career.
To treat colleagues and coworkers with dignity, respect, and compassion, regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity in my clinical practice as well as within the Society of Gynecologic Oncology.
To uphold my profession with honesty and integrity, and to report impaired, dishonest, or unprofessional colleagues.
To advocate for advancing the care of women with gynecologic malignancies with patients, families, the public, community, and legislators.
To advocate for the highest standards of research in gynecologic oncology, promote the science of gynecologic oncology, and expose any instance of research misconduct whenever I become aware of it.
To minimize conflicts of interest in my practice with payors, institutions, pharmaceutical companies, device companies, and referral sources and to accurately disclose conflicts of interest where relevant.
To minimize financial conflicts of interest and conflicts of commitment relevant to the Society of Gynecologic Oncology as required for leadership and committee participation, and during my presentations for continuing medical education events.
To provide honest evaluation and testimony about the standard of medical care of a gynecologic oncology patient when asked as part of a peer review, root cause analysis, quality assurance or medical malpractice action.
A History of Creating a Better Future
For over five decades, we’ve been dedicated to patients, to research and to each other.
Our entire history has been about making sure that our members have what they need to reach the top of their profession and better serve their patients. Read about how our commitment to the gynecologic oncology subspecialty has been there since day one.