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Are You a Candidate for Cold Caps?

Hair loss is one of the most challenging side effects of chemotherapy for many patients. Some are opting for the use of cold caps or scalp cooling systems to reduce hair loss.These systems work by narrowing the blood vessels beneath the scalp, reducing the amount of chemotherapy medicine that reaches the hair follicles.   “Cold caps […]


Posted: December 3, 2019 | View More »


Seeking the ‘Holy Grail’ of Curing Cancer

Posted with permission from Healthy Cells Magazine Greater Peoria Metro Area, Illinois, 2017 What goal do two special daughters of Illinois have in common? They desire to find a cure for cancer in their lifetimes. When Peoria native Nancy Goodman Brinker promised her dying sister, Suzy Komen, that she would do her best to eradicate […]


Posted: November 14, 2019 | View More »


The GCS Project’s First Fundraiser: 2017

Many hands and voices helped pay tribute to the late country singer/songwriter Holly Dunn as more than $40,000.00 was raised at a music and memory-filled event held at BMI Nashville on March 30 to support The GCS Project’s gynecologic carcinosarcoma research at Massachusetts General Hospital. When award-winning Dunn was diagnosed with ovarian carcinosarcoma in March […]


Posted: November 14, 2019 | View More »


The GCS Project and InfiniteMD’s Expert Access Program has Helped Individuals Navigate Cancer Treatment Centers and Available Clinical Trials

The nonprofit’s goal of connecting women affected by gynecological carcinosarcoma to Dr. Michael Birrer, a leading researcher and specialist, has yielded more than advice. The Expert Access program was launched by The GCS Project and InfiniteMD in March of this year to support the nonprofit’s mission of helping women diagnosed with gynecological carcinosarcoma (GCS), a […]


Posted: August 8, 2019 | 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 […]


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 »