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USC-led international study examines women’s risk of endometrial cancer

  • Posted: July 30, 2012

Women who last give birth at age 40 or older have a 44 percent decreased risk of endometrial cancer when compared to women who have their last birth under the age of 25, according to a new international study led by a researcher at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The study, believed to be the largest of its kind, examined pooled data from four cohort studies and 13 case-control studies. The University of Southern California is home to the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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