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Support Reproductive Organ Cancer Research at Johns Hopkins

While we have undertaken great efforts to advance our understanding of diseases of the reproductive organs, we have more research projects than we have resources to pursue them. Financial support is needed to continue these efforts. Although most of the support for our medical research comes from the federal government via the National Institutes of Health (NIH), private philanthropy that can be incredibly influential for making our program an excellent research facility. Private funds are flexible and can be deployed quickly to take advantage of new ideas and new people. Private funds also can form a constant base for faculty support upon which federal grant support can build upon. These funds are particularly needed to support research on diseases of the reproductive organs.

Financial donations are wonderful ways to honor a loved one. Donations also support pilot projects, the purchase of materials for innovative technology, and research by our resident and fellow trainees. Each donation helps us explore new avenues of research and each is a poignant reminder of the human cost of these diseases. Importantly, private giving has provided us with the opportunity to make real advances in our understanding of diseases of the female reproductive organs, and it has given critical support to our young investigators.

Those of you wishing to support reproductive organ research at Johns Hopkins may do so by sending your tax-deductible contribution made payable to "The Johns Hopkins University" and send to:

Female Reproductive Organ Research—Robert Kahl
Department of Pathology
Johns Hopkins Medicine
600 N. Wolfe Street, Carnegie 417
Baltimore, MD 21287-6417

We do not use the donations to support fundraising or other administrative efforts. Instead, each donation supports female reproductive organ research. If you have any other questions about how you can help support gynecologic pathology research, do not hesitate to give us a call: 443-287-4749.

Please click the items below which list some examples of the different types of diseases of the female reproductive organs for which we are actively doing research:

Ovarian Cancer

Examples of benign and malignant ovarian tumors:

  • Atypical proliferative serous tumor ("typical serous borderline tumor" or "typical serous tumor of low malignant potential")
  • Non-invasive micropapillary serous carcinoma ("micropapillary serous borderline tumor" or "micropapillary serous tumor of low malignant potential")
  • Atypical proliferative mucinous tumor ("mucinous borderline tumor" or "mucinous tumor of low malignant potential")
  • Carcinoma
  • Metastatic adenocarcinoma
  • Teratoma
  • Granulosa cell tumor
  • Fibroma

Uterine Cancer

Examples of Benign or Pre-Malignant Tumors:

  • Endometrial hyperplasia
  • Leiomyoma ("fibroids")


Examples of Malignant Tumors:

  • Endometrial cancer
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Malignant Mullerian Mixed Tumor ("MMMT")

Cervical Cancer

Examples of Benign or Pre-Malignant Conditions:

  • Condyloma
  • Dysplasia
  • Squamous intraepithelial lesion
  • Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN)


Examples of Malignant Tumors:

  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Adenocarcinoma

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

  • Partial or complete hydatidiform mole ("molar pregnancy")
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Placental site trophoblastic tumor
  • Epithelioid trophoblastic tumor