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Endometrial Cancer

  1. Lora Hedrick Ellenson

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0006108



How to Cite

Ellenson, L. H. 2006. Endometrial Cancer. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

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Endometrial cancer is the most common malignancy of the female genital tract in the United States. Molecular studies have led to key insights into the pathogenesis of endometrial carcinoma and have provided a genetic basis for the current broad classification of this common malignancy. The recent development of a mouse model will promote studies aimed at understanding the interaction of genetic alterations and hormones in the pathogenesis of endometrioid carcinoma.


  • endometrioid carcinoma;
  • serous carcinoma;
  • PTEN;
  • microsatellite instability;
  • p53