Uterine Fibroids: Assessing Unmet Needs from Bench to Bedside

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) published a report in the Journal of Women’s Health, capturing themes and recommendations coming out of a two-day roundtable meeting of an interdisciplinary Uterine Fibroids Working Group convened by SWHR. The goals of the meeting were to review the current state of knowledge about uterine fibroids and recommend areas in which to prioritize efforts to address research gaps and improve diagnosis, treatment, and access to care for patients with this chronic disease.

Among the immediate needs identified by the Working Group are increasing research investment, addressing factors that contribute to disease disparities (especially among women of color), developing fertility-friendly treatment options, expanding awareness and education beyond gynecologic specialists, and advancing personalized patient care through shared decision-making approaches.

Read the full paper here

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) published a report in the Journal of Women’s Health, capturing themes and recommendations coming out of a two-day roundtable meeting of an interdisciplinary Uterine Fibroids Working Group convened by SWHR. The goals of the meeting were to review the current state of knowledge about uterine fibroids and recommend areas in which to prioritize efforts to address research gaps and improve diagnosis, treatment, and access to care for patients with this chronic disease.

Among the immediate needs identified by the Working Group are increasing research investment, addressing factors that contribute to disease disparities (especially among women of color), developing fertility-friendly treatment options, expanding awareness and education beyond gynecologic specialists, and advancing personalized patient care through shared decision-making approaches.

Read the full paper here