Dr Emma Crosbie, PSP Lead, explains:
"Womb cancer is the 4th most common cancer affecting British women, behind breast, lung and colon cancer. The past 20 years have witnessed a 40% increase in the incidence and a 20% increase in the number of deaths from womb cancer, despite improvements in overall survival. In 2010, more than 1,900 British women died from womb cancer, compared with just 1,500 at the turn of the century.
Despite these worrying statistics, womb cancer is relatively under-researched in the UK and internationally. Identifying the top priorities for womb cancer research is important in raising awareness and then finding funds to start tackling them. I am passionate about the idea of researching areas that patients and their clinicians deem important."
The initial survey for this PSP yielded 786 individual submissions from 413 survey respondents, of whom 211 were womb cancer survivors or carers. This resulted in 209 unique unanswered research questions.
See news from this PSP: July 2016, November 2015.
The Womb Cancer PSP Top 10 was published in September 2016.