Gynaecological Oncology | Chris O'Brien Lifehouse

Welcome to the Lifehouse Gynaecological Oncology Group

We are a dedicated Group of surgeons, physicians, nurses and allied health workers focussed on women with diagnosed or suspected gynaecological cancers. We also undertake managment of patients with Pap smear detected abnormalties (colposcopy).

Diseases Treated

  • All types and stages of gynaecological cancers, including cancer of the ovaries, cervix, uterus, vulva, vagina and pregnancy-related cancers.
  • Colposcopy and follow-up of pap smear detected abnormalities.
  • Women at high risk of gynaecological cancers.

Meet our team

Surgery & Clinics

Surgery & Private Clinics

Gynaecological Oncology

Rapid Access Hysteroscopy Clinic

The Rapid Access Hysteroscopy service means that patients can be referred for a single visit assessment which includes consultation, biopsy and hysteroscopy at the same visit. This is the first such service in New South Wales. Read more >

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Post Cancer Sexual Intimacy Clinic

Gynaecological specialists at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse offer a post-cancer sexual intimacy clinic, after seeing thousands of Australian women treated for cancer in ways that can have unexpected effects on relationships. Read more >


Gestational Trophoblastic Disease Clinic

The Gestational Trophoblastic Disease clinic is a dedicated one stop clinic for women diagnosed or suspected of having gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) or molar pregnancy. Read more >


Gynaecological Oncology Fellowship Training

The Lifehouse Gynaecological Oncology Group is accredited by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for subspecialty training in gynaecological oncology.

We have two fully funded Fellow training positions each year. Positions are for 12 months with the expection that the Fellow may stay on for further training to complete a 2 or 3 year training program.

We also have an unfunded Gynaecological Oncology Fellowship and an unfunded Colposcopy Fellowship, both suitable for overseas applicants.

Before applying, all overseas Fellows must:

  • Be fluent in English.
  • Have completed their parent Obstetric and Gynaecology training.
  • Demonstrate a committment to training in Gynaecological Oncology or Colposcopy and Dysplasia.
  • Have demonstrated competency in advanced pelvic surgery or dysplasia.
  • Demonstrated a committment to research and education.

Overseas Fellows will be issued a certification of training.

For more information regarding training please contact Professor Jonathan Carter .

Annual Reviews

The Gynaecological Oncology Group is committed to providing excellence in teaching, research, education, patient care and administration. Read our annual reports here:

2018 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report


If you wish to participate in a clinical trial, speak with your treating oncologist or GP to see if there are current trials you may be suitable for. Read more >

Research at Chris O'Brien Lifehouse

Patient Stories

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