Research and treatments

Latest news on clinical and scientific research in endometriosis.


Long-term effect on physical, mental, and social wellbeing due to endometriosis
18 July 2013

Despite treatment in tertiary referral centres, women with endometriosis may continue to suffer from life-impacting symptoms of endometriosis.

Consensus on endometriosis (Human Reproduction 2013) First global consensus on the management of endometriosis
26 March 2013

56 representatives of 34 global organisations have come together to reach consensus on the management of endometriosis, published in Human Reproduction.

International study pinpoints endometriosis genes
29 October 2012

Researchers in Australia, Japan, and the UK have identified four new gene regions linked to endometriosis in women of European and Japanese ancestry. Results are published today in “Nature Genetics”.

Cost of endometriosis is driven by pain
10 April 2012

First ever prospective study on the cost of endometriosis shows that cost of loss of productivity due to pain is twice that of direct health care costs.

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

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