Archive for category: Research

Fibroid Registry Launch!

Fibroid Registry Launch!

0 / May 8, 2016 3:19 PM

Foundation Family, You may remember previous mention of a groundbreaking fibroid registry called COMPARE-UF. Well, today is LAUNCH DAY!  We launch as we begin National Women’s Health Week. As a member of this research effort we are pleased to embark […]

The Patient Solution

The Patient Solution

0 / April 6, 2016 3:00 AM

  I know in my heart that if you have suffered with a diagnosis, you are equipped with unique knowledge to address the issue.  This is why many inventions are born from personal journeys. I just read an article in […]

PCORI Fibroid Research Grant!

PCORI Fibroid Research Grant!

2 / September 30, 2014 5:00 PM

  The Fibroid Foundation is part of a groundbreaking $20 million, 5-year research effort funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).  Patients are the focus! Dr. Evan Myers of Duke University will lead this effort.  Research centers at […]

Tell Us What You Think!

Tell Us What You Think!

2 / November 19, 2013 6:05 AM

YOUR OPINION MATTERS! We are evaluating names for an upcoming fibroid research effort. We would love to have your feedback on the following names: 1. Comparing Options for Management: PAtient-centered REsults in Uterine Fibroids COMPARE-UF 2. Outcomes for Patients after […]

FASN Identified As Genetic Link For Uterine Fibroids

FASN Identified As Genetic Link For Uterine Fibroids

8 / October 17, 2012 4:00 AM

  This month researchers published new data which identifies genetic markers for uterine fibroids. The study was conducted by Dr. Cynthia Morton (pictured here), at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. While the study only provides results from one ethnic […]

Stem Cells Successfully Treat Female Urinary Incontinence

Stem Cells Successfully Treat Female Urinary Incontinence

0 / May 29, 2012 10:28 AM

  A very encouraging article was just released regarding female incontinence.  Dr. Kenneth Peters, medical director of The Women’s Urology Center, conducted research on injecting stem cells into the sphincter to remedy incontinence.  Even more encouraging, the procedure  is minimally […]

Northwestern University – MED12 Stem Cell Mutation Triggers Fibroid Tumors

Northwestern University – MED12 Stem Cell Mutation Triggers Fibroid Tumors

1 / May 22, 2012 6:00 AM

Researchers at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine have identified a stem cell mutation that triggers uterine fibroids. The mutation is called MED12.  This is the first time that a molecular trigger for fibroids has been identified. The fibroid research […]

Do hair relaxers cause fibroids? – AN UPDATE!!

Do hair relaxers cause fibroids? – AN UPDATE!!

48 / February 22, 2012 11:20 AM

  UPDATE:  I had an opportunity to hear Dr. Lauren Wise speak at a Fibroid Summit on March 30th at Howard University.  Regarding her research on fibroids and the link to relaxers, Dr. Wise stated that, “I don’t want people […]