Improving women's health outcomes through genomics


Improving women's health outcomes through genomics

Mar 18, 2024
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Nearly all women will experience one or more endometrial related health problems across the course of their lifetime. Despite their heavy burden, many of these issues remain largely understudied.

Professor Peter Rogers’ team at the University of Melbourne Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology have developed and patented a novel genomics method for accurately determining the stage of the menstrual cycle.  

This research has opened the door to new ways to investigate the lining of the uterus, laying the groundwork for diagnostic and therapeutic solutions to common health problems such as abnormal menstrual bleeding, infertility and pregnancy disorders.

Building on this work, Professor Rogers’ TAGC Innovation Project will recruit and perform next generation sequencing on up to 800 patients experiencing endometrial related health concerns from the Royal Women’s and Mercy hospitals.  

Tissues, bloods and detailed clinical data will be stored in an established tissue bank, significantly expanding upon the existing genomics database for a wider range of gynaecological problems.

Genomics-driven healthcare is in the process of revolutionising how biomedical science diagnoses, treats, cures and prevents disease around the world.