Prof. Michael Quinn, IGCS President has commented, “Our Argentinian colleagues have long been supporters of IGCS and I am very excited about the great things to come with our partnership. Outstanding work has been done to date and I am confident working together can further advance the goals in the region. Recently, I traveled to Argentina with Roberto Angioli, IGCS President Elect and we experienced first-hand the commitment and dedication of the team members caring for women with gynecologic malignancies.”
Instrumental in securing our partnership were Myriam Perrotta, Adriana Bermudez, Silvio Tatti, Gonzalo Franco and Gustavo Maya to name a few. IGCS is grateful for their leadership and ability to bring the region together toward the common goal of providing the best gynecologic oncology care for the women of Argentina. Argentina is a very large country with a population of close to 45 million people (over 22 million are women.)
Breast cancer is the commonest cause of cancer death in Argentinian women, reaching 5,400 deaths per year. Cervical cancer ranks as the 3rd most frequent cancer among women in Argentina and the 2nd most frequent cancer among women between 15 and 44 years of age.