Black women at greater risk of endometrial (uterine) cancer

CHAPEL HILL — A group of researchers and clinicians at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center are looking at why black women die of uterine cancer at twice the rate of white women.

Currently, endometrial (uterine) cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women in the US.  It is expected to pass colorectal cancer by 2040.  Mortality rates among women with uterine cancer are on the rise as well and it remains mostly a risk for women who are post-menopausal and obese.

Researchers are now looking at a statewide study and need people willing to be part of the process.  To suggest this to your patients or for more information click here.