Committee on Women's Cancer

This committee delineates and promotes primary prevention (vaccination), screening, diagnosis, staging, treatment and palliative care of gynecological cancers (cervical, endometrial, ovarian, vaginal, vulvar) through staging and other guidelines, advocacy, education, research and capacity building. It collaborates with the Committee on Well Woman Health and Care to frame screening strategies for other cancers, including breast. 

Committee Objectives

  • Review and revise staging for all gynaecological cancers as advancing research and practice dictates, with special attention to endometrial cancer.
  • Expand collaboration with global and regional organisations (including the World Health Organization [WHO] and other international women’s cancer organisations and groups) to promote education regarding gynaecological cancers, with a particular focus on symposia, presentations and publications regarding cervical cancer elimination, palliative care, and endometrial cancer treatment and staging.
  • Oversee and assist the Pilot Project to Eliminate Cervical Cancer and support local and global collaboration to achieve WHO objectives.
  • Ongoing publication of guidance and staging for all aspects of gynaecologic cancer management.
  • Advocacy and development of innovative methods for ensuring access to staging and other materials in all resource settings.

“Safeguard women from cancer through proactive prevention, fostering universal accessibility to women's health services for a sustainable cancer free future”  

- Professor Sarikapan Wilailak, Committee Chair 

Committee Members


Professor Sarikapan Wilailak - Thailand


Professor Jonathan Berek - USA

Professor Barbara Schmalfeldt - Germany

Dr Christina Fotopoulou - Greece

Dr Rene Pareja - Colombia

Professor Giovanni Scambia - Italy

Dr Rose Anorlu - Nigeria

Dr Yolanda Ramirez - Nicaragua

Dr Kenneth Ruzindana - Rwanda

WATOG representative

Dr Anna Marshall - New Zeland

Associate Members

Dr Xavier Mattias-Guiu - Spain

Associate Professor Orla M. McNally - Australia

Dr Nicole Concin - Austria

Professor Nozomu Yanaihara - Japan

Subcommittee on Endometrial Cancer

Dr Jonathan Berek, USA – Committee Chair

Dr Nicole Concin, Austria

Dr Carien Creutzberg, Netherlands

Dr Christina Fotopoulou, UK

Dr David Gaffney, USA 

Professor Sean Kehoe, UK

Dr Kristina Lindemann, Norway

Dr Xavier Matias-Guiu, Spain 

Dr David Mutch, USA

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