Researching the Cause of Endometriosis

While endometriosis affects more than 175 million women and girls worldwide, little is known about the cause. According to a study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have uncovered cellular activity that could provide a better understanding of the mechanisms behind the condition. It is hoped that their findings may also help clinicians determine the most effective treatment for patients and help in the development of a “patient stratification system” similar to what is now used for patients with breast cancer.