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In the case of uterine cancer, research currently under way includes a clinical trial in which doctors are studying the effectiveness of using less extensive surgery to treat the cancer. Scientists conducting uterine cancer research are also studying the use of new drugs, new combinations of drugs, and biological therapies to treat the disease. Research is also being conducted to find a test that can be used to screen for uterine cancer before symptoms develop.

Uterine Cancer Research: An Introduction

Doctors and scientists all over the country are conducting uterine cancer research.
Most cases of uterine cancer occur in the lining (endometrium) of the uterus. This article uses the term "uterine cancer" to refer to this type of cancer, also known as endometrial cancer. This article does not discuss a rare type of uterine cancer that can occur in the muscles or other tissues that support the uterus. Click Uterine Sarcoma for more information on this topic.
Uterine cancer research studies are designed to answer important questions and to find out whether new approaches are safe and effective. Uterine cancer research already has led to many advances, and researchers continue to search for more effective methods of dealing with uterine cancer. However, controlling the cancer continues to be a challenge, which is why uterine cancer research scientists are still searching for more effective ways to treat this disease.
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