Centre for Reproductive Health

Closing the endometriosis knowledge gap

Despite one in ten women being affected, endometriosis – a painful condition where womb-like tissue grows outside of the womb –  is still under-researched and poorly understood. Lack of funding and interest in the disease has meant that our knowledge trails years behind that of other chronic conditions such as heart disease, asthma and diabetes.

Professor Andrew Horne
Professor Andrew Horne

One in ten women living with chronic pain, experiencing a long wait for diagnosis, and being unable to access effective treatment is not acceptable in the 21st century.

There is a definite need to use modern tools at our disposal – AI and machine learning – to leapfrog the hurdles and close the knowledge gap around this prevalent, debilitating disease.

Access this insightful article, written by CRH’s Professor Andrew Horne, in full by clicking here.



Read more about the UK-wide, collaborative project Endo 1000.