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The ROSE Study (Research Outsmarts Endometriosis)


EndoFound supports the Research OutSmarts Endometriosis (ROSE) Study at Northwell's Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. ROSE seeks to identify genetic markers associated with endometriosis by characterizing various tissues found in women with the disease and those without it. We are hopeful that this classification will allow for the development of a diagnostic tool to be used in the clinical setting. We are thrilled by the progress ROSE has made and cannot wait to see more of its outcomes!

About the Study:

 If you’re a woman living with endometriosis, or you suspect you might have it and are scheduled to have surgical treatment, you may be eligible to participate in the ROSE Study. Your immediate family (siblings, parents and children), if they do not have endometriosis, may also be eligible to join the study. ROSE Study researchers are exploring what causes endometriosis and if a better treatment can be developed.

To participate in the study you must be:

  • Older than 18 years
  • Not Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • We are recruiting: endo-diagnosed, endo-symptomatic and controls

Each Participant will be asked to:

  • Share medical/demographic information
  • Answer questions about how endometriosis affects her life
  • Provide a blood sample (from the arm)
  • Offer a sample of menstrual flow that can be collected at home using a simple procedure; this collection is optional
  • Allow ROSE Study researchers to collect excess endometrial tissue samples from a past or future surgery

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If you would like to learn more about how you may play a part in improving the understanding of endometriosis, please contact a research nurse at 516-562-ENDO (3636) or ROSE@northwell.edu, or visit us at ResearchOutSmartsEndo.org.


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The Rose Study Research Team


The Rose Study Research Team

The Rose Study Research Team

  Peter K. Gregersen, MD, Principal InvestigatorDr. Gregersen is Head of the Robert S. Boas Center for Genomics and Human Genetics and Professor, Molecular Medicine and Medicine at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. He obtained…