Placental cancer resources

A range of resources about gestational trophoblastic diseases are presented in this section. These tumours include molar pregnancy, persistent trophoblastic disease, placental site trophoblastic tumour (PSTT) and choriocarcinoma.

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Key Facts


Cancer Statistics Registrations, England

Numbers and rates of newly diagnosed cases of cancer by site, sex and age, including placental cancer, released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

National Cancer Patient Experience Survey

Information about the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey Programme and access to the survey results for each Hospital Trust.




Links to peer-reviewed papers and journals dedicated to gynaecological cancer and online, searchable libraries, providing details of relevant research and publications in journals and elsewhere.

British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The official journal of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

The Cochrane Collaboration

The Cochrane Collaboration makes information available regarding the effects of healthcare and produces and disseminates systematic reviews of healthcare interventions.

Gynaecological Cancer Centre - Barts and The London

Barts and The London Gynaecological Cancer Centre conduct research projects into gynaecological cancer with the aim of improving current cancer treatments and patients’ survival. Research is conducted by team members from the Gynaecological Cancer Centre and colleagues from the Centres for Translational Oncology and Molecular Oncology within the Institute of Cancer at Barts and the London, Queen Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Gynaecological Cancer Centre - Pan Birmingham

The Pan Birmingham Gynaecological Cancer Centre is the hub of the pan-Birmingham gynaecological cancer network which provides tertiary level care for 5 cancer units. The centre is involved in prioritized clinical trials and translational research activity in oncology and has close links with the School of Cancer Sciences at the University of Birmingham.

Gynaecological Cancer Centre - West London

Patients from 15 hospitals are referred to the West London Gynaecological Cancer Centre for multidisciplinary treatment for gynaecological malignancy. Patient management is underpinned by clinical and translational research.

Gynaecological Cancer Research Centre - University College London

The Gynaecological Cancer Research Centre is based at the Institute for Women’s Health at UCL. The group oversees and coordinates large multi-centre trials, with the overall aim of reducing mortality and morbidity of women with gynaecological malignancies through screening, early diagnosis and risk prediction.

Gynaecological Oncology Group - University of Manchester

The Gynaecological Oncology Group is based within the Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Group at St Mary's Hospital, Manchester. The Group hosts programmes of biomedical science as well as clinical trials and has been established as a leading centre of human papillomavirus (HPV) research both nationally and internationally.

Gynaecologic Oncology

The official journal of the Society of Gynaecologic Oncology (SGO).

Gynaecology Unit - The Royal Marsden

The Gynaecology Unit at the Royal Marsden provides multidisciplinary team management of gynaecological cancers for the South West London Cancer Network. The Unit is also involved in a varied programme of clinical research projects.

International Journal of Gynecological Cancer (IJGC)

The official journal of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS) and the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO).

National Cancer Peer Review Programme – CQuINS

Information about National Cancer Peer Review (NCPR), a national quality assurance programme for NHS cancer services and access to the peer review measures for gynaecological cancer.

National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI)

The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) is a UK-wide partnership between the government, charity and industry which promotes co-operation in cancer research among the 22 member organisations for the benefit of patients, the public and the scientific community.

National Institute for Health Research Cancer Research Network

The National Institute for Health Research Cancer Research Network (formerly the National Cancer Research Network) was established by the Department of Health in April 2001 to provide the NHS with an infrastructure to support prospective trials of cancer treatments and other well-designed studies, and to integrate and support research undertaken by cancer charities. Its aim is to improve the speed, quality and integration of research, ultimately resulting in improved patient care. The website also includes details of the Local Cancer Research Networks across England.

NHS Evidence - gestational trophoblastic disease

Searchable database providing evidence-based information on many health-related topics, including gestational trophoblastic disease, aimed at professionals across the NHS, public health and social care sectors.


Database of citations from MEDLINE and life sciences journals, provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the U.S. National Institutes of Health

Guidance for health professionals

The British Gynaecological Cancer Society (BGCS)

The BGCS works to improve the care provided to patients with gynaecological cancers. The BGCS website includes information for both patients and health professionals.

European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO)

The ESGO is the principal European society contributing to the study, prevention and treatment of gynecological cancer.

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease Services

There are two centres in England which provide screening, treatment and follow-up for gestational trophoblastic diseases; the Charing Cross Hospital Trophoblast Disease Service in London and the Sheffield Trophoblastic Disease Centre, based at Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield. The websites of these organisations give information for patients and health professionals about these conditions and the clinical and support services provided. A screening service is also available at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

Charing Cross Hospital Trophoblast Disease Service

Sheffield Trophoblastic Disease Centre

International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS)

The IGCS is a not for profit independent organisation contributing to the prevention, treatment and study of gynecologic cancer, as well as improvement in the quality of life among women affected by gynecologic cancer throughout the world.

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)

The RCOG works to advance the science and practice of obstetrics and gynaecology, through education, training and the publication of clinical guidelines and reports on aspects of the specialty and service provision.

Society of Gynaecologic Oncology (SGO)

The SGO works to promote the highest quality of comprehensive clinical care through education and research in the prevention and treatment of gynaecologic cancers

Site Specific Clinical Reference Group

Details of the meetings and membership of the Gynaecological Site Specific Clinical Reference Group.