Uterine fibroids

The elephant in the room

Cheryl Lyn Walker, Elizabeth A Stewart

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Abstract

Uterine fibroids (leiomyomas) have historically been viewed as important chiefly as the major indication for hysterectomy. As new therapies are developed, the heterogeneity of this disease becomes therapeutically relevant. An awareness of the role of genetics, the extracellular matrix, and hormones in tumor etiology is key to understanding this disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1589-1592
Number of pages4
JournalScience
Volume308
Issue number5728
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 10 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Leiomyoma
Hysterectomy
Extracellular Matrix
Hormones
Neoplasms
Therapeutics

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Uterine fibroids : The elephant in the room. / Walker, Cheryl Lyn; Stewart, Elizabeth A.

In: Science, Vol. 308, No. 5728, 10.06.2005, p. 1589-1592.

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Walker, Cheryl Lyn ; Stewart, Elizabeth A. / Uterine fibroids : The elephant in the room. In: Science. 2005 ; Vol. 308, No. 5728. pp. 1589-1592.
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