Dr. Marcela del Carmen is now a leader in gynecologic oncology, but she started in a very different place when she fled Nicaragua with her family at age 10. Hear how her experience inspired her to dedicate her career to reducing disparities in cancer care and promoting diversity in medicine.
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Women's Cancer Center
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Boston, MA 02114-2696
- MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
- Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
American Board Certifications
- Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Gynecologic Oncology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Dr. del Carmen's research efforts have focused on innovative surgical techniques for the treatment of ovarian cancer, and discovery of novel therapies in the treatment of ovarian cancer. Her other research interests involve the treatment of rare gynecologic cancers such as carcinosarcoma, and clear cell cancers of the ovary and uterus, and serous cancer of the uterus. Other research efforts include the design of a novel device for delivery of intra-peritoneal chemotherapy.
Bristow RE, del Carmen MG, Kaufman HS, Montz FJ. Radical oophorectomy with primary stapled colorectal anastomosis for resection of locally advanced epithelial ovarian cancer. J Am Coll Surg. 2003;197(4):565-74.
del Carmen MG, Rizvi I, Chang Y, Moor AC, Oliva E, Sherwood M, Pogue B, Hasan T. Synergism of epidermal growth factor receptor-targeted immunotherapy with photodynamic treatment of ovarian cancer in vivo. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2005;97(20):1516-24.
del Carmen MG, Findley M, Muzikansky A, Roche M, Verrill C, Horowitz NS, Seiden MV. A comparison of demographics, risk factors, and screening knowledge between Latino and non-Latino women referred for colposcopy. Gynecol Oncol. 2007;104(1):70-76.
Orezzoli GP, Sioletic S, Olawaiye A, Oliva E, del Carmen MG. Endometrioid adenocarcinoma of the endometrium: cervical stromal invasion does not correlate with overall survival. Gynecol Oncol. 2009;(113):316-23.
- Mar | 9 | 2017
This Women's History Month, Marcela G. del Carmen, MD, MPH, gynecologic oncologist at the Mass General Cancer Center and MGPO Chief Medical Officer, encourages more girls to enter the sciences.