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GYN Oncology of Central New York joins Upstate

GYN Oncology of Central New York, Mary J Cunningham, MD and W Douglas Bunn, MD, are joining Upstate Medical University’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and becoming part of the services offered through the Upstate Cancer Center effective Sept. 23.  The practice is the area’s leading provider of comprehensive care for women with gynecologic cancers.  Dr. Cunningham has accepted the position of Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology

Bunn and Cunningham will continue to see patients at their current location at the Madison Irving Medical Center, 475 Irving Ave., Syracuse.

“Affiliating with Upstate allows us to broaden our services to better serve the women of Central New York.  We are delighted to be building an expanded Gynecologic Oncology program with the Cancer Center,” said Cunningham.  “While patients will not see any immediate change in their care, our relationship with Upstate will provide patients with the opportunity to participate in expanded clinical trials and more seamless referral to additional support services.” 

“We are pleased to welcome GYN Oncology of Central New York to Upstate as the practice will complement existing Upstate Cancer Center services for women with gynecologic cancers,” said Jeffrey Bogart, MD, interim director of the Upstate Cancer Center.

Upstate’s chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology Robert Silverman, MD, said the affiliation with Upstate is ideal. “It’s appropriate that a leading medical provider of these comprehensive cancer services for women would join Upstate, the region’s only academic medical center,” he said. “The move broadens the treatment opportunities for patients and underscores the importance of our work in this area.”

GYN Oncology of CNY and Upstate’s Division of Gynecologic Oncology offer a range of diagnostic and therapeutic options for women with ovarian, uterine, cervical and other gynecologic cancers, including radical surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and newer treatment modalities such as immunotherapy and robotic sentinel node dissection. Nutritional and psychological counseling and genetic testing is also available. Upstate also participates in the National Cancer Institute’s cooperative trial group, NRG Oncology, providing patients with local access to the latest developments in therapy and access to national clinical trials.

With the move Cunningham and Bunn join Rinki Agarwal, MD, as physicians in Upstate Division of Gynecologic Oncology.