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INFORMATION FOR

Peter Schwartz, MD

John Slade Ely Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Vice Chair, Gynecology

Contact Information

Peter Schwartz, MD

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

    PO Box 208063

    New Haven, CT 06520-8063

    United States

Research Summary

Ovarian cancer is currently the fifth most common cancer in American women and the fourth most common cause of female cancer deaths. A lack of early warning symptoms and a lack of tests highly sensitive for detecting the disease are the major cause for the high death rate. My research is involved with early detection of ovarian cancer by screening a population of women who have at least one first degree relative with ovarian cancer, thereby making them at higher risk than the population at large for the disease.

My research is also involved with identifying tumor markers which may be useful in early detection of ovarian cancer and in monitoring women who have themselves experienced ovarian cancer. We are interested in new and innovative ways of treating patients with ovarian cancer and are enroll women in a prospective trial of neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Finally, we see a large number of women at Yale with an aggressive form of uterine cancer, uterine papillary serous cancer. I have developed new clinical approaches that have been very successful in the treatment of women with early stages of this disease and am collaborating with colleagues in studying the molecular biology of this disease in order to develop new treatment strategies.

Specialized Terms: Ovarian Cancer; Uterine; Vaginal; Cervical and vulvar cancer; Screening for ovarian cancer

Extensive Research Description

Ovarian cancer is currently the fifth most common cancer in American women and the fourth most common cause of female cancer deaths. A lack of early warning symptoms and a lack of tests highly sensitive for detecting the disease are the major cause for the high death rate. My research is involved with early detection of ovarian cancer by screening a population of women who have at least one first degree relative with ovarian cancer, thereby making them at higher risk than the population at large for the disease.

My research is also involved with identifying tumor markers which may be useful in early detection of ovarian cancer and in monitoring women who have themselves experienced ovarian cancer. We are interested in new and innovative ways of treating patients with ovarian cancer and are enroll women in a prospective trial of neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Finally, we see a large number of women at Yale with an aggressive form of uterine cancer, uterine papillary serous cancer. I have developed new clinical approaches that have been very successful in the treatment of women with early stages of this disease and am collaborating with colleagues in studying the molecular biology of this disease in order to develop new treatment strategies.

Neoadjuvant chemotherapy in the treatment of patients with advanced ovarian cancer

Management strategies for women with uterine papillary serous cancer

Early detection of ovarian cancer

Treatment of the elderly with ovarian and/or uterine cancer

Coauthors

Research Interests

Uterine Cervical Neoplasms; Gynecology; Ovarian Neoplasms; Uterine Neoplasms; Vaginal Neoplasms; Vulvar Neoplasms

Selected Publications

Clinical Trials

ConditionsStudy Title
Corpus Uteri; Larynx; Lung; Soft Tissue; Unknown SitesA Phase 2 Open Label Study of Sacituzumab Govitecan (IMMU-132) in Subjects With Metastatic Solid Tumors