Katherine M. Bell-McGuinn, MD, PhD

About Me

I am a medical oncologist who specializes in treating women with gynecologic cancers (ovarian, uterine, endometrial, and cervical cancer).

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The gynecologic medical oncology group at Memorial Sloan Kettering works in coordination with our gynecologic surgeons and radiation oncologists to determine the best treatment plans for our patients. We work to improve care not only by using standard therapies, but by offering participation in ongoing clinical trials that incorporate promising new medications for treating cancer.

My clinical research is focused on new therapies for ovarian cancer. In particular, I am interested in the development of PARP inhibitor therapy for ovarian cancer and how best to combine this new class of agents with standard therapies.

Along with many of my colleagues at Memorial Sloan Kettering, I am an active participant in the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) — a national clinical research group that works to improve the care of women with gynecologic malignancies. I am a member of the GOG’s Phase I committee as well as the Experimental Medicine committee. Also with the GOG, I serve as the national principle investigator of phase I trials incorporating new biologic therapies into treatment for ovarian cancer.

  • Clinical Expertise: Gynecologic Malignancies
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, PhD, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Residencies: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology

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