Each year more than 500,000 women in the United States receive a diagnosis of breast cancer or gynecologic cancer including ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, and cervical cancer. When standard therapies stop working, or if the cancer spreads to vital organs or other parts of the body, women need treatment options. The University of Colorado Cancer Center’s Women’s Cancer Developmental Therapeutics (WCDT) program can help women find the specialty care they need in the Denver metro area.
“We started this program a couple years ago to give women affected by breast and gynecologic cancers more treatment choices when they think there are no other options,” says Jennifer Diamond, MD, co-director of the WCDT program. “We offer access to clinical trials investigating new cancer drugs, including studies geared specifically towards breast and gynecologic cancers. Our team specializes in women’s cancers and can provide multidisciplinary, individualized treatment plans for patients. The options we have continue to expand and often can stabilize and sometimes improve the disease. Some therapies have lesser side effects and in turn offer better quality of life.”