Coppell High SchoolClass of 2024
- "How have genetics played a role in the diagnosis of endometrial cancer? " with mentor Elizabeth (May 19, 2023)
Tisya's Symposium Presentation
How have genetics played a role in the diagnosis of endometrial cancer?
Started May 2, 2022
Abstract or project description
Endometrial cancer impacts thousands of uterus-carriers worldwide and has many risk factors. Risk factors include obesity, diabetes, infertility, history of endometrial hyperplasia, menstruating before the age of twelve, having menopause later, or receiving estrogen replacement therapy. However, genetics have played an essential role in determining one’s diagnosis for endometrial cancer. It has helped determine whether one may be more likely to be diagnosed with endometrial cancer and helped detect it early on. In my review article, I will specifically focus on the general mechanisms of genetics in the diagnosis and progression of endometrial cancer.