Ectopic pregnancy experiences questionnaire

If you have been affected by ectopic pregnancy, you are welcome to complete our research questionnaire. Your responses can help us to talk to the media, healthcare professionals and researchers about the experiences of people who go through an ectopic pregnancy.

Priority Setting Partnership for Ectopic Pregnancy

The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust, along with an international team of healthcare professionals and researchers, is supporting a Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) for ectopic pregnancy, which aims to identify and prioritise unanswered research questions about the causes, diagnosis, and benefits and safety of various treatments for ectopic pregnancy.

The partnership is bringing together people from different backgrounds and aims to ensure that those who fund and undertake future research in ectopic pregnancy answer questions which really matter to people with lived experience of ectopic pregnancy, healthcare professionals, and researchers.

Read more about the PSP for ectopic pregnancy here

Find out about what we have done so far and the next stages of the project

Research into biological process that may cause tubal ectopic pregnancy by University of Edinburgh

The EPT has supported research into biological processes that may be connected to ectopic pregnancy. The Trust sponsored Heather Flanagan, a PhD student at The University of Edinburgh, who is researching the causes of ectopic pregnancy.

This involves examining cellular changes in the lining the Fallopian tube with may result in ectopic embryo implantation. This work was supported by a joint Medical Research Council/Ectopic Pregnancy Trust PhD Fellowship.

Ectopic pregnancy and epithelial to mesenchymal transition

Research into the effects of ectopic pregnancy by Monash University

The EPT has assisted Monash University with research in ectopic pregnancy with the “aim of standardising core outcomes in published papers.”

A core outcome set for future research in ectopic pregnancy

The GEM3 trial

The EPT assisted with seeking lived-experience views on combining gefitinib with methotrexate to improve effectiveness of medical management. A group of researchers, led by EPT trustee Professor Andrew Horne of the University of Edinburgh, ran the GEM3 trial which sought to establish whether medical treatment of ectopic pregnancy with the drug methotrexate would be more effective when used in combination with the drug gefitinib.

Read about The GEM3 trial results here.

PUDDLES early pregnancy loss study

The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust worked in conjunction with King’s College London and Petals on a study on early pregnancy loss during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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