Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine scientists are pursing groundbreaking research on reproductive health as well sex differences in disease incidence and treatment. Read on for some of the latest women’s health news, including pregnancy, breast cancer, heart disease and behavioral health.
A team led by Northwestern Medicine investigators has identified a novel molecular target that may improve the efficacy of current treatments for triple-negative breast cancer.
A multi-institution team of investigators led by Northwestern Medicine scientists has received an $8 million grant for the identification of novel biological targets to develop non-hormonal contraceptives for women in developing countries.
Targeting the proteins CD47 and HER2 may eliminate radioresistant breast cancer cells and enable more effective radiotherapy treatments for patients, according to a new study.
Biological sex has a small but ubiquitous influence on gene expression in almost every type of human tissue, according to a new study.
A new combination therapy targeting breast cancer tumors in the brain dramatically decreased tumor size and increased survival in mice, according to a new study.
A new patient-centered decision support tool aims to help pregnant women decide whether they prefer trial-of-labor or a repeat cesarean delivery after having a prior cesarean.
Machine-learning technology could help pathologists more accurately assess how a patient’s immune system is responding to breast cancer, according to a recent series of reports authored in part by Feinberg faculty.
A recent Northwestern Medicine study has identified that a transcription factor protein called AP-1 regulates gene enhancers that may be responsible for promoting the development of uterine fibroids.
In a surprising new finding, radiation combined with chemotherapy did not increase recurrence-free survival in women with stage III/IVA endometrial cancer following surgery.
A gene involved in male hormone production plays a major role in the development of polycystic ovary syndrome, according to a recent study.