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Menzies School of Health Research is conducting this research project to determine the cause of the epidemic of vulvar cancer in young Indigenous women living in remote Northern Territory (NT) communities. The research aims to investigate the regions of Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) highlighted by genetic studies in order to identify the genetic variant or variants responsible for the increased incidence of vulvar cancer in communities and how they work.
The research team collaborates with health care providers, the NT Department of Health and other researchers Australia-wide, to identify this disease and improve preventive and treatment strategies and increase awareness of the problem.
The National Health and Medical Research Council has awarded the project a grant to continue for the period 2014-2016 which will include any new cases as they arise and new analytical methods.
Abstract adapted from Menzies School of Health Research
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