The Role of Stem/Progenitor Cells in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Gynecologic Disorders (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

The primary focus of this FOA is to promote studies which apply state-of-the art concepts, technologies, and methodologies in the stem cell field to better understand how stem cells function within diseased or damaged gynecologic tissues.

For the purposes of this announcement, the gynecologic

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disorders of interest are limited to uterine fibroids, endometriosis, adenomyosis, endometrial polyps, and pelvic organ prolapse.

These disorders have been chosen based on their prevalence, high associated morbidity, high branch priority, and substantial costs to the healthcare system.

The ultimate goal of this initiative is to improve womens gynecologic health by accelerating our understanding of the role of pluripotent progenitor/stem cells in the initiation, progression and severity of these gynecologic disorders in order to inform the development of effective prevention, diagnostic, and therapeutic strategies.
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Office: National Institutes of Health

Estimated Funding: $1,600,000

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