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'Hair straightening chemicals associated with higher uterine cancer risk' from the National Institutes of Health
The researchers found that women who reported frequent use of hair straightening products, defined as more than four times in the previous year, were more than twice as likely to go on to develop uterine cancer compared to those who did not use the products.
Team of sister scientists identifies a possible genetic culprit for uterine corpus endometrial cancer from Medical University of South Carolina
The Engeviks plan to confirm the increases in Myo5b they observed in the clinical data in uterine cancer cell lines. Once the same genetic changes noted in the clinical samples are confirmed in these cells, they can be used as a platform to test new drugs that could block the cancer’s growth.
'This group of young women is seeing a staggering rise in uterine cancer. Experts don't know why.' from USA Today
New research adds to growing evidence that uterine cancer also is rising rapidly among reproductive-aged Hispanic women, adding to the alarming pattern of the disparity among women of color.