8 genes linked to endometrial cancer

The Australian-led discovery raises hopes that a drug currently in clinical trials could potentially be a new treatment

Australian researchers say they have identified eight genes that appear to be involved in endometrial cancer, raising hopes of a new drug treatment. 

The international study — led by Brisbane's QIMR (Queensland Institute of Medical Research) Berghofer Medical Research Institute — indicates a medication currently in clinical trials can potentially treat endometrial cancer.

QIMR Berghofer Associate Professor Tracy O'Mara said their study identified eight genes that appeared to make women more