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All visitors are required to wear masks.

For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.

Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited

All visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here. Patients at ChristianaCare’s outpatient services are advised to come to their appointments alone unless a support person is absolutely needed. If a support person is needed, such as a parent, guardian or spokesperson, we highly encourage that the support person be vaccinated. Outpatient practices are not requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test for visitors at this time.

All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.

  • Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
  • Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
  • All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.

Before visiting, click here for more details about visitation.

Visit coronavirus.delaware.gov or cecilcountyhealth.org for local vaccination and testing sites.

Gynecology Oncology Research

The Body as its Own Best Defense

Extending the Boundaries

Graham Cancer Center gynecologic oncologists are collaborating with a research team at Wistar’s Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program focusing on new plasma and tissue biomarkers to improve early diagnosis and clinical management of epithelial ovarian cancer. Philanthropic support will allow researchers to translate this bench research into new therapies and biomarkers used at the patient’s bedside.

Improving detection and treatment at the molecular level

More than 22,000 women will be newly diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year. Notoriously difficult to detect, ovarian cancer is typically not diagnosed until it has reached an advanced stage. Under the expert guidance of gynecologic oncologists Mark Borowsky, M.D., Mark Cadungog, M.D., and Stephanie Jean, M.D., ChristianaCare’s Translational Cancer Research Program in ovarian cancer is focused on advancing research in ways to identify targets that will outsmart ovarian cancers on a molecular and personalized level. Previous philanthropic support has allowed us to jump-start the program by creating a biorepository of diverse tissue samples for basic bench research. Through tumor molecular profiling and DNA sequencing, the researchers are able to identify and understand different mutations, leading to new treatment options and earlier detection options.