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Funding for a five-year, $3 million multi-centre collaborative study into the causes of endometriosis has been awarded by the US National Institutes of Health to Oxford Professors Krina Zondervan and Christian Becker, Directors of the Oxford Endometriosis CaRe Centre.

Endometriosis affects an estimated 176 million women worldwide during their most reproductive and productive years, causing debilitating symptoms of pelvic pain and reduced fertility.  Many of these women struggle daily with the symptoms of endometriosis.  Lack of awareness of the disease and the need for surgery to establish a diagnosis leads to an average diagnostic delay of up to seven years. Treatments are limited to hormonal treatments with many side-effects and complex surgical removal of disease which often needs to be repeated.

Read more (Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (NDOG) website)