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Women's Cancer Center Welcomes New Surgeon
Thursday, Dec 9, 2010 7:46 pm
Women’s Cancer Center of Nevada announced today Dr. Natalie Gould has joined the group as the center'snewest gynecologic oncologist. The addition of a third board-certified gynecologic oncologist will provide Southern Nevadan women more access to specialized care in the treatment of gynecologic cancers. 

Dr. Gould is relocating to Las Vegas from Virginia, where she spent the past five years serving as an assistant professor in the OB/GYN division of gynecologic oncology at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Va. Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Gould received her undergraduate and medical education at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  She completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City.  Dr. Gould also participated in current research as a principal investigator of the Carilion Gynecologic Oncology Research Division in Virginia.

The Women’s Cancer Center, which is located in the Doctors Pavilion at 3131 La Canada Street, exclusively treats patients with cancers affecting the female reproductive anatomy.  The Center was founded by Dr. Robert Futuran and has led the fight against gynecological cancer in the valley for nearly two decades.

Dr. Nick Spirtos, the center’s director, launched a nationwide search for a surgeon specializing in gynecologic oncology and he enlisted the help of the Valley Health System in the recruitment effort. Dr. Spirtos said the search led them all the way to Virginia, where he found a highly-trained doctor whose skills exceeded his expectations. 

“Dr. Gould has spent years leading the way in research and treatment for women’s cancers,” Dr. Spirtos said.  “We are so fortunate that a doctor of her caliber was open to an opportunity to move out west.  I am proud that women in Southern Nevada and the surrounding communities will benefit from Dr. Gould’s talent and years of expertise.”

“Women’s Cancer Center of Nevada is such a well-known organization in women’s cancer treatment,” Dr. Gould said.  “The opportunity was a perfect fit for my family and my work,” she said.

Dr. Gould officially joined the team at the Women’s Cancer Center on Oct. 18.

bout The Women’s Cancer Center of Nevada
The Women’s Cancer Center of Nevada is the only cancer center in Nevada that specializes exclusively in gynecologic cancers, including ovarian, cervical and uterine cancer. As a full member in the Gynecologic Oncology Group, Women’s Cancer Center offers both standard approaches and clinical trials for those who qualify. Women’s Cancer Center surgeons are pioneers in the research and use of laparoscopic techniques, which, though less invasive, can be as effective as more widely used surgical procedures for treating women with gynecologic cancers.  Women’s Cancer Center is one of only a handful of major institutions in the country to study this approach. The Center is renowned for its treatment of women with advance ovarian cancer and treats patients from all over the United States and the world, including New York, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington DC, Japan, Taiwan, and China. It is one of the few centers to perform liver resection for recurrent ovarian cancer and other secondary debulking surgical procedures.  The Center succeeds for women where many others often fail.