Dr. Bae-Jump is currently engaged in a number of clinical trials that are investigating the origins of, and possible treatments for, endometrial cancer.

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Approximately 60 percent of patients with endometrial cancer are obese, according to the research Dr. Victoria Bae-Jump, associate professor of gynecologic oncology at UNC OB-GYN. She stopped to talk about that research at the Society for Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer.

“Endometrial cancer patients, given that obesity if such a huge risk factor, have the highest comorbidity of all cancers out there, and they actually more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than their endometrial cancer,” she says.