Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
If you’ve been diagnosed with gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD), you need the experience and expertise of a cancer center that is backed by cutting-edge research with a team of specialists dedicated to you. Your Columbia Cancer team will bring together experts from the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, combining the latest research with world-class patient care.
Our Expertise at Your Service
Our caregivers are highly experienced with diagnosing and treating GTD. We’re recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the top hospital in New York and the #4 hospital in the nation, and we’re backed by the power of the National Cancer Institute, which designated Columbia University as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, its highest designation. We offer groundbreaking treatments, some of which are available only at a handful of centers across the US.
You’ll Receive State-of-the-Art Care
At Columbia Cancer, you will receive care from doctors, nurses, and other specialists who are among the most experienced gynecologic cancer and disease specialists in the world.
Many of your doctors are also researchers, working to “translate” their discoveries into new diagnostics, treatments, and therapies for gynecologic conditions like GTD. Our researchers are part of the Gynecologic Oncology Group and NRG Oncology, which brings together the best US minds in clinical research with funding from the National Cancer Institute. We conduct dozens of clinical trials on the latest, most promising medication treatments and targeted drugs. We use the power of these discoveries made in our labs to give you personalized, comprehensive care.
You’ll Have Your Own Team of Experts
To diagnose and treat GTD, you need an entire team of specialists and support caregivers. We have assembled a team of experts who will meet with you and collaborate to design a care plan based on your tumor’s biology, best practices, innovative new treatments, and your desires. They’ll also coordinate your care across all the expert resources beyond your doctors and nurses.
You’ll Have Access to Leading Clinical Trials
At Columbia Cancer, we believe that our discoveries here will end cancer and related diseases everywhere. As a person with GTD, you may have the chance to participate in a clinical trial while you have current treatments. All of our gynecologic cancer doctors conduct clinical research and lead innovative clinical trials focused on advancing new treatments.
You’ll Have a Wealth of Support Resources
People who have cancer often benefit from care and support outside of regular medical care. Our Patient Support Services include everything from free exercise classes (CancerFIT) to help with managing the stress of treatment to yoga therapy, acupuncture, spiritual support and support groups.
Patient Support Services
Woman to Woman—Our Support Group for Women With Gynecologic Cancers
We designed the Woman to Woman gynecologic cancer support group to connect you with others who are in your position. The group pairs newly diagnosed people undergoing treatment at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center with specially trained survivor volunteers for one-on-one emotional support and guidance. The matches are based on cancer type. We believe “to know the road ahead, ask those coming back.” For more information about our Woman to Woman program, please contact our program coordinators, at (212) 305-3410. Woman to Woman is funded by ORCF and generous patient support.