PROJECT MANAGER:
Suzanne O'Brien
Tel: (07) 3845 3541
Fax: (07) 3845 3502

 


Endometrial cancer, also known as cancer of the uterine corpus, is the most common invasive gynaecological cancer in Australia. It affects approximately 1/75 Australian women by the age of 75 years, and there are about 1700 new cases and 230 deaths from the disease every year. Most affected women are aged between 50 and 70 years, and the total number of cases is increasing each year, due to increasing population age. The problem may be further magnified in the future, with increasing rates of obesity, a known risk factor for the disease.

Endometrial cancer is associated with significant morbidity in the community due to surgery and radiotherapy. There is currently no effective screening procedure for early detection, and the five year survival is poor for certain subtypes of the cancer, particularly for those presenting at an advanced clinical stage.

The Australian National Endometrial Cancer Study is a collaboration between epidemiologists, geneticists, molecular biologists and clinicians. The aim is to identify the causes of endometrial cancer, particularly in Australian women, to help prevent it from occurring and to treat it better when it does occur.

For the study we have recruited participants nation-wide. We have collected a broad array of information from each participant, including questionnaire data on lifestyle exposures, family history of cancer, medical information, and biological specimens including blood samples. We are now in the follow up phase of the study.


Contacts

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Postal Address: Email: anecs@qimr.edu.au
  ANECS
PO Royal Brisbane Hospital
Brisbane, QLD, 4029
 
Freecall: 1 800 222 600
 
 






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