Oncology

Gynecologic Oncology is one of four divisions in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida.  As Board-certified Gynecologic Oncologists, Dr. Jacqueline Castagno and Dr. Joel Cardenas-Goicoechea specialize in the treatment of patients with invasive gynecologic cancers including cancers of the uterus, cervix, vagina, ovary, fallopian tube, vulva and gestational trophoblastic disease.  We utilize surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy for the treatment of gynecologic cancers.  Patients are seen on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the UF Health Women’s Center Medical Plaza.

As experts in gynecologic cancers, the fellowship-trained University of Florida physicians at the Gynecologic Cancer Program have a long history of treating the most challenging patients. They provide specialized treatment, delivered in one of the most advanced cancer facilities in the nation: Shands at the University of Florida, rated as one of the “Best Hospitals in America” for cancer care by U.S.News & World Report.

The Gynecologic Cancer Program provides a truly multidisciplinary approach to cancer care, the kind of approach available only at an academic medical center.  The Program is headed by Jacqueline Castagno, MD, of the University of Florida Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  She is fellowship-trained and board-certified in gynecologic oncology by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  She collaborates with other UF specialists, including:

  • Radiation oncologists
  • Medical oncologists
  • A board-certified fertility preservationist
  • Dedicated pathologists with specialization inendometrial, ovarian and cervical cancers
  • Certified genetic counselors
  • Interventional radiologists who interpret imagesand perform procedures

This team comprises the Gynecologic Oncology Tumor Board, which meets weekly to discuss individual cases and develop comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment plans tailored to the unique medical needs of each patient.  In addition, the clinicians and scientists of the UF College of Medicine and the UF Health Science Center are involved in original research to continuously enhance clinical strategies for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer.