The Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer is a global interdisciplinary network of clinicians, researchers and healthcare professionals, reaching over 140 members from 60 institutions worldwide. The network works to promote sexual well-being in women and girls affected by cancer by advancing evidence-based education and practices.
Interdisciplinary teams from the University of Chicago and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center developed the Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer to convene active clinicians, researchers and healthcare professionals in this field to accelerate research through collaboration. Individuals were invited to participate in a two-day working Scientific Conference in Chicago (11/2010) and in New York (10/2011). A targeted group of active members were invited to participate in a Strategic Planning and Charter Development meeting in Madison, WI (05/2012). The strategy for building the Network has focused on recruiting individuals from institutions with NCI Cancer Centers.