Kevin Albuquerque, M.D., Chief of Gynecological Radiation Oncology Service
UT Southwestern Medical Center’s gynecologic cancer program includes a dedicated team that offers a level of expertise unmatched in Dallas and North Texas. We provide our patients with comprehensive, timely, and effective care.
Radiation therapy is an essential treatment for most gynecologic cancers, whether it’s used as a primary/curative treatment or postoperatively, as an adjuvant therapy.
UT Southwestern maintains a state-of-the-art brachytherapy suite dedicated to treating cancers of the female reproductive system. Image-guided brachytherapy is very effective at killing gynecologic tumors while preserving the surrounding organs.
Meet Our Team
- Gynecological cancer FAQ (English, Spanish)
- Radiation treatment for gynecological cancer (English, Spanish)
- Radiation treatment for cervical cancer (English, Spanish)
- Radiation treatment for vulvar cancer FAQ (English, Spanish)
- High-dose brachytherapy with cylinder implant (English, Spanish)
- High-dose brachytherapy with interstitial implant (English, Spanish)
- High-dose brachytherapy with tandem and ovoid implant (English, Spanish)
- Vaginal dilator instructions (English, Spanish)
- Gynecological cancer side effects and symptom management (English, Spanish)
- Bladder and bowel prep (English, Spanish)
Bladder and Bowel Prep
Priscilla Gonzales, R.N., explains how to prep your bladder and bowel prior to your treatments.
Side Effects of Gynecological Radiation Treatment
Jenny Cheng, R.N., discusses potential side effects after your gynecological radiation treatments and how to treat them.
Side Effects of Brachytherapy
Katie Klenda, R.N., shares the possible side effects you may experience after your brachytherapy treatments and how to treat them.
Brachytherapy with Tandem and Ovoid
Dr. Kevin Albuquerque, Chief of Gynecological Radiation Oncology Service, and Nicole Dunton, radiation therapist, discuss brachytherapy with tandem and ovoid procedure and what to expect during your treatments.
Brachytherapy with Cylinder Implant
Dr. Chika Nwachukwu and Laura Smith, radiation therapist, discuss brachytherapy with cylinder implant procedure and what to expect during your treatments.
Brachytherapy with Interstitial Implant
Dr. Kevin Albuquerque and Jeannet Nelson, radiation therapist, discuss brachytherapy with interstitial implant procedure and what to expect during your treatments.
Gynecological Clinical Trials
As one of the top academic medical centers in the country and the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in North Texas, we lead and participate in a number of clinical trials aimed at improving the outcomes of patients with cancer. Our Department enrolls approximately 200 new patients in clinical trials each year.
Clinical trials are critical in developing new therapies for cancer and can mean having access to new medication, groundbreaking research, and additional clinical care. Our clinical trials team is comprised of radiation oncologists, radiation biologists, clinical research coordinators, quality assurance coordinators, and clinical data specialists.
STU 2021-0787: A Safety Lead-in Single Arm Phase II Study for Image-Guided Ultrafractionated Radiation Therapy for Treatment of Metastatic Cervical Cancer. Learn more about this trial.
STU 2021-0852: Daily Adaptive External Beam Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Carcinoma of the Cervix: A Phase II Trial of an Individualized Approach for Intestinal Toxicity Reduction (ARTIA-Cervix).
Learn more about clinical trials.