Calculating risk for uterine fibroids
Apr. 26, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have constructed a polygenic risk score for uterine fibroids that will be useful for exploring causes of these benign tumors and identifying novel drug targets and therapies.
Fibroids and preterm birth
Sep. 30, 2021—In a large, prospective study, Vanderbilt researchers found no association between fibroids and any clinical subtype of preterm birth, supporting a reconsideration of the impression that fibroids increase preterm birth risk.
Fibroids and birth outcomes
Sep. 8, 2020—Women with three or more uterine fibroids — non-cancerous growths — during pregnancy are more likely to have infants with reduced birthweight and may need additional surveillance.
Probing the genetics of fibroids
Oct. 1, 2018—A new study identified multiple genetic locations associated with the size and number of uterine fibroids — common non-cancerous uterine tumors.
Vanderbilt-led study disputes link between uterine fibroids and miscarriage risk
Jun. 7, 2017—A 10-year study, led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Katherine Hartmann, M.D., Ph.D., disrupts conventional wisdom that uterine fibroids cause miscarriages.