GCS Resources - The GCS Project

GCS Specialists by Location

The GCS Project aims to build a directory of clinicians and research partners patients can access whether it be for their primary care or second opinions. This is part of our initiative to develop centers of excellence with major cancer centers that see enough GCS patients to develop expertise and clinical guidelines based on what […]


Posted: December 28, 2017 | View More »


Newly Diagnosed? What to do

SIX STEPS TO TAKE WHEN YOU ARE DIAGNOSED WITH MMMT OR CARCINOSARCOMA By Diane Redington   You have just received a traumatic diagnosis of one of the rare gynecological carcinosarcomas. It could be ovarian, uterine or more rare—tubal or vaginal. Internet research indicates, “MMMT is a very rare and aggressive cancer with a poor prognosis.” […]


Posted: December 22, 2017 | View More »


Questions for Your Medical Team

Below are some basic questions that you can print and take to your physician’s appointment.   To reach a printable format:     CLICK HERE Information for the Newly Diagnosed Website with information: www.gcsproject.org     Carcinosarcoma Have you treated this diagnosis at this facility? If it’s not common is the treatment common? What chemo drugs […]


Posted: December 22, 2017 | View More »


Sample letter for your Physician

Please use this sample letter to take to your physician about the latest information and resources that The GCS Project provides while deciding on your treatment. Patients or family members wishing to contact Dr. Birrer for an appointment: Please see the contact information on our GCS Specialists by Location page to ensure reaching his scheduler: http://gcsproject.org/category/gcs-specialists-by-location/ […]


Posted: December 20, 2017 | View More »


Clinical Trials – Leads and Recommendations

As we come across any information on Clinical Trials, we will post them here. We also encourage you to share any information with us by posting on our Forum by clicking here or sending us a message via our Contact Us page. Please Share!   6-25-2018 Below is a list of Clinical Trials found on […]


Posted: November 28, 2017 | View More »


Scientific Resources – Intro

Here are some articles on uterine carcinosarcoma:   NCCN Guidelines: Uterine Neoplasms, 2017   Uterine Carcinosarcoma, Review of the literature, 2015 – the latest comprehensive review   Arend, Endometrial cancer: Molecular markers and management of advanced stage disease – the article doe not discuss carcinosarcoma, but it addresses the subject of molecular markers.


Posted: November 13, 2017 | View More »


Knowledge truly is power – and part of our mission is to provide the correct information about gynecologic carcinosarcoma (GCS), also known as malignant mixed Müllerian tumor (MMMT).   Visit our “WHAT IS GCS / MMMT?” page to read more details about this type of cancer and it’s treatment options. Click Here   Message from Diane: […]


Posted: November 13, 2017 | View More »


Clinical Trials

 We see some clinical trials in the future: The major research being performed at the Broad Institute (Broad Institute Link – Click Here) in Boston is scheduled to be completed in the next 8-12 weeks. Once the data is collected, data analysis will take another 4-6 weeks. The analysis of the data will yield potential targets for […]


Posted: October 2, 2017 | View More »


IMPORTANT GCS TREATMENT UPDATE

Hello everyone – There is important and new GCS treatment information posted on our Forum. Please click this link and share comments there!


Posted: September 14, 2017 | View More »


Dr. Birrer will stay involved with the GCS Project

Bittersweet News Dr. Birrer is moving from Mass General Cancer Center to become the head of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) as of August 1, 2017. Dr. Birrer remains dedicated to the GCS Project and will launch a GCS Clinic devoted to helping women with gynecological carcinosarcoma obtain […]


Posted: August 8, 2017 | View More »