MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Jane McElroy, Ph.D.
Department of Family and Community Medicine
MU School of Medicine
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Response: More than 31,000 new cases of endometrial cancer are expected to be diagnosed in 2017. Through a five-year observational study, we found that women with increased levels of cadmium had an increased risk of endometrial cancer. Cadmium is a metal commonly found in foods such as kidneys, liver and shellfish as well as tobacco It’s a finding we hope could lead to new treatments or interventions to prevent the fourth most common cancer in women.