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An Update from our Research Teams: The ROSE Study

Since EndoFound provided critical seed money in 2013, Drs. Metz and Gregerson have been hard at work with the ROSE study, a large-scale interdisciplinary research effort which was initiated by cofounder Dr. Tamer Seckin and started at Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. ROSE (Research Outsmarts Endometriosis) turns a molecular magnifying glass on the cells at the heart of endometriosis—those found in menstrual flow that are similar to those found in endometriosis lesions. Their  work could suggest more individualized treatment options than harsh hormonal interventions and possibly prevent disease progression that requires excision surgery. We are so excited for the breakthrough research this continuing partnership is bringing in 2022. Want to help? Donate to our ongoing research programs today.

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Invisible Cousins: Endometriosis & Adenomyosis

Alison, who was diagnosed with endometriosis a month after an idyllic trip to Germany was derailed by debilitating pain, was surprised when, years later, she was diagnosed with adenomyosis as well. She spent those years managing her endometriosis, she had two daughters, and now she’s here to tell her powerful and uplifting story.

Alison's Story
Painting D.C. Yellow: Run the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon with EndoFound

If you enjoy the feeling of putting one foot in front of the other and running with a purpose, we strongly encourage you to join Team EndoStrong for the 2022 United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington DC event on March 26th! We still have room for a few more members.To learn more about the event and how you can apply to be a part of Team EndoStrong, please visit this page. Together, we can make strides for endometriosis advocacy, awareness, and treatment!

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How Does the Nervous System Affect Endometriosis Lesions? 

Although endometriosis was first described over 100 years ago, many aspects of its pathogenesis and etiology still remain uncertain. In a recent issue of International Journal of Molecular SciencesDr. Renata Voltolini Velho and associates from Berlin, Germany published their comprehensive review on how current scientific evidence suggests that the peripheral nervous system plays an important role in endometriosis. Sensory nerves, which surround and innervate endometriotic lesions, not only drive the chronic and debilitating pain but also contribute to a growth phenotype by secreting neurotrophic factors and interacting with surrounding immune cells. Further clinical trials on the peripheral nervous system and its interactions with immune cells in endometriosis could result in new therapeutic gateways.

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