Endometriosis results in severe pelvic pain and reduced fertility for millions of women worldwide. Endometriosis CaRe Oxford is a nationally and internationally acclaimed Centre of Expertise in clinical Care and Research into Endometriosis, part of the Nuffield Department of Women's and Reproductive Health at the University of Oxford.
Our research seeks to identify what causes this disease to help improve our understanding of its different forms and to help inform novel drug and non-invasive biomarker discovery programmes.
We aim to to provide evidence-based, patient-focussed care of the highest quality and conduct groundbreaking clinical and scientific research.
A weekly specialised Endometriosis Clinic runs every Monday afternoon in the outpatient area on Level 1 of the Women’s Centre at John Radcliffe Hospital.
Our research focuses on improving the understanding of endometriosis, working towards non-surgical methods of diagnosis and identifying better treatments.
The Endometrosis CaRe Centre provides education and training for clinical and research students with a particular focus on postgraduates (MSc and DPhil).
Staff and students in the EndoCaRe Centre regularly do outreach and engagement work in schools and the local community to improve the public's understanding of endometriosis and related issues and offer support to those affected by the disease. Click here to find out more about the Centre's media coverage and the outreach work we do.
Our team includes research groups led by professors Krina Zondervan, Christian Becker and Katy Vincent. Their work focuses on understanding the causes of endometriosis and subtypes of disease, its relation to symptomatology including pelvic pain, and identification of novel non-invasive diagnostic markers and treatments. Dr Karin Hellner is Senior Fellow in women's health and Consultant Gynaecologist and Colposcopist. Dr. Nilufer Rahmioglu is a Senior Research Scientist from the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, at the Nuffield Department of Medicine.