Uterine fibroids: The elephant in the room

Cheryl Lyn Walker, Elizabeth A. Stewart

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Uterine fibroids (leiomyomas) have historically been viewed as important chiefly as the major indication for hysterectomy. As new therapies are developed, the heterogeneity of this disease becomes therapeutically relevant. An awareness of the role of genetics, the extracellular matrix, and hormones in tumor etiology is key to understanding this disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1589-1592
Number of pages4
Issue number5728
StatePublished - Jun 10 2005

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