Research and treatments

Latest news on clinical and scientific research in endometriosis.


Is there an increased risk of ovarian cancers with endometriosis?
21 February 2012

Lancet Oncology suggests increased risk of developing three types of ovarian cancer in women with endometriosis. World Endometriosis Society cautions interpretation of data.

Gene mutation may shed new light on different types of endometriosis
7 February 2012

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have described a new gene mutation in endometriosis which provides hope for new screening methods – at least for certain types of endometriosis.

Picture of Kelechi Nnoaham First worldwide study finds women’s productivity at work significantly impacted by endometriosis
7 July 2011

Endometriosis accounts for a significant loss of work productivity of 11 hours per woman per week according to a paper published by Nnoaham et al in Fertility and Sterility.

ASRM 2010 Managing symptomatic endometriosis
18 February 2011

Linda Giudice, Marc Laufer and Eric Surrey provide an update of the management of symptomatic endometriosis. Full supporting articles and webcasts.

Krina Zondervan Genome-wide association study identifies variations in the DNA of women that predispose them to developing endometriosis
12 December 2010

GWA study gives evidence of variations in DNA of women with endometriosis: moderate-to-severe endometriosis is more genetically driven than minimal-to-mild disease.

Picture of Stacey Missmer Trans-fats linked to increased risk of endometriosis
24 March 2010

Large study finds trans fats are linked to an increased risk of endometriosis and that Omega-3 rich foods are linked to a lower risk

New research is promising for future diagnostic test for endometriosis – but this test is a long way from being available yet
19 August 2009

Two papers published in Human Reproduction describe how nerve fibres in the lining of the uterus may indicate the presence of endometriosis, but there is no new diagnostic test yet!

Research priorities in endometriosis published
1 May 2009

1 MAY 2009 Reproductive Scientices have today published the first ever consensus paper on research priorities in endometriosis. This is the result of a one-day workshop between leading scientists, clinicians and patient advocates following the 10th World Congress on Endometriosis in Melbourne in 2008. Participants of the international consensus workshop on 15 March 2008 Endometriosis […]

Scientists call for greater transparency in registered trials
5 March 2009

5 MARCH 2009 Human Reproduction has today published an article in which leading endometriosis researchers call for investigators to disclose clinical trial data to the public within 12 months of a trial’s completion. According to the authors, such disclosure is the only moral and ethical thing to do – but they also argue that this […]

World Endometriosis Research Foundation funds international multi-centre study to develop a tool to identify women with endometriosis
12 November 2007

12 NOVEMBER 2007 The World Endometriosis Research Foundation (WERF) has secured funding for its first international multi-centre study. The aim of the study is to develop a symptom-based questionnaire to predict the presence of endometriosis – a study of this scale has never been undertaken before! Endometriosis affects tens of millions of women across the […]

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