UAB Medicine is pleased to announce the UAB Comprehensive Ovarian Cancer Program. Our mission is to improve the lives of women at risk for, or affected by ovarian cancer through a personalized treatment plan that combines advanced surgical and conventional treatment with therapies that effectively manage side effects, and proactively address many important issues directly related to this cancer and its treatment. This is a navigator-driven, patient-centric program that is the first of its kind in the Southeast region. It is tailored to each unique ovarian cancer patient and her family to address and provide support for physical, lifestyle, nutritional, psychological and spiritual needs to optimize wellness, as well as address challenges throughout her journey from diagnosis to survivorship.

Patients receive their care within the UAB Women & Infants Center, a beautiful state-of-the-art clinical, chemoinfusion and inpatient facility designed and dedicated specifically for women's health. We have dedicated a team of highly trained physician providers, advanced practice clinicians, nurses and support staff to focus on care - one patient at a time. At UAB, we understand the urgency that comes with a potential gynecologic cancer diagnosis and want to be your first thought for your patient's care. We are committed to evaluating your patients, within one business day, when necessary.

  • Unique Components of the UAB Comprehensive Ovarian Cancer Program
    • Nurse navigation providing personalized guidance throughout treatment and beyond

    • Gynecologic cancer risk assessment clinic

    • Nutritional counseling

    • Access to large, diverse clinical trials program

    • Precision medicine

    • Supportive and palliative care services: pain management with an interventional anesthesiologist

      available, end of life planning, hospice care and grief counseling

    • Spiritual support and counseling

    • Fertility preservation and fertility sparing options

    • Oncology rehabilitation services: physical therapy, lymphedema support, neuropathy, occupational

      therapy, and home health evaluation

    • Counseling services available to the individual, couple and/or family, support groups, caregiver

      support groups, and a unique mentoring program with ovarian cancer survivors

    • Individualized assistance with practical concerns such as: financial assistance, medication

      assistance, lodging and transportation, durable medical equipment, and home visits.

UAB is recognized as one of the leading gynecologic oncology divisions in the world. UAB is the only institution to be awarded a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Ovarian Cancer and Cervical Cancer by the NIH. With the state's only NCI-designated O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, our patients have access to the most cutting edge cancer treatments and clinical trials available. Our UAB specialists are leaders in gynecologic oncology clinical care, and have considerable research experience in the areas of ovarian, endometrial and cervical cancer. Over the last 5 years, approximately 300 of our patients have been enrolled in clinical trials. To learn more about our services, please visit us on the web at

UAB also offers the UAB Medicine Gynecologic Cancer Risk Assessment Clinic, which serves patients with personal and/or family histories of ovarian or endometrial cancer. Our team provides genetic counseling with a focus on cancer monitoring and strategies that may reduce your cancer risk along with comprehensive ongoing care. Click here to learn more.

How to Refer

Our faculty is committed to providing immediate consultations and care for your patients. For physician-to-physician consultations, or to refer your patient, please call UAB MIST at 1.800.UAB.MIST (800.822.6478) to be connected with our specialists. The UAB Comprehensive Ovarian Cancer Program is located inside the UAB Women & Infants Center at 1700 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233. To learn more about our services, please visit us online at