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Endometriosis research should aim to improve diagnosis and halt progression, meeting hears

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2438 (Published 19 May 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2438
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Improving the diagnosis of endometriosis and stopping its progression are key research priorities for the condition, agreed patients and health professionals responding to a survey published in the Lancet and presented at the World Congress on Endometriosis on 19 May.1

Endometriosis is common, affecting around one in 10 women during their reproductive years and having a similar prevalence to diabetes. But research into this chronic and painful condition is currently underfunded when compared with other common diseases.

The Endometriosis Priority Setting Partnership, set up by …

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