The Department was founded in 1953 by Stefan Skowroński who was in charge of it for many years thereafter. In that period the activity of the Department was closely associated with radiotherapy, including radium brachytherapy. In 1983, A.D. Pater, MD, became a new head of the Department. She continued the existing line of activity, while introducing new techniques of both teleradiotherapy and brachytherapy (LDR megavolt brachytherapy with caesium). The 1990s saw a rapid development of the Department, with a combined surgery and chemotherapy introduced in patients with gynaecological cancers.

Currently, Radiotherapy and Gynaecological Oncology Department provides interdisciplinary treatment. Surgical procedures performed either by open surgery or endoscopic techniques, cover all diagnosed gynaecological tumours. Chemotherapy is delivered either on a stand-alone basis or in combination with radiotherapy (radiochemotherapy) and surgery (neoadjuvant or adjuvant). Patients are also offered opportunities to participate in medication programmes or clinical trials, where they receive newly developed cancer drugs. Radiotherapy is applied for a wide variety of gynaecological and breast cancers. The latest treatment planning methods and radiotherapy techniques are employed for that purpose. A particular note must also be taken of intraoperative radiation therapy in breast cancer patients. It constitutes a part of adjuvant treatment after conservative breast surgery. The introduction of PET-CT in all patients with advanced cervical cancer before the start of therapy allowed a better personalisation of interdisciplinary treatment. Since the beginning of 2016, the Department has been able to expand the interdisciplinary treatment by combination with hyperthermia to further improve therapy results. Members of the medical team led by Prof. Andrzej Roszak all have double specialities that allow them to a apply multidisciplinary approach to the patients. Of great importance is also the highly competent nursing team and their support in psycho-oncology and rehabilitation. All this leads to high treatment results in gynaecological cancer patients.

Head of Department

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Andrzej Roszak, Prof

Head of Radiotherapy and Gynaecological Oncology

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Tel. +48 (61) 8850 588
Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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