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Steppe by steppe: gynecological oncology on the Mongolian plains
  1. L. Elit
  1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
  1. Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Laurie Elit, Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre, 699 Concession Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8V 5C2. Email: laurie.elit{at}


The objective was to describe the experiences of one gynecologic oncologist in Mongolia. Gynecologic oncologists can contribute to the health of women in developing countries through education of the health care team and research into novel ways to deliver health care. Partnering with our colleagues in developing countries is a personally enriching experience. The development of gynecologic cancer care must ultimately be culturally relevant.

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