Meet our Study Team
Mary Ann Aubuchon started her career at Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) more than 20 years ago as an interviewer – talking with patients who were participating in one of the many clinical and epidemiological research projects. She went on to work in the data arena, doing data management and developing tools to collect data, then moved on to managing projects, eventually managing the group of interviewers. After a time, she returned to project management where she is now responsible for managing all aspects of the clinical studies and registries, keeping track of the multitude of moving pieces and parts.
What is COMPARE-UF?
COMPARE-UF is a registry* designed with input from women with fibroids that will gather information from women having treatment for uterine fibroids. This information will be used to help future patients, clinicians, and others make the most informed decisions about the best type of treatment for each patient's situation.
*A registry is a program that collects information about a person’s health to help answer specific questions to ultimately improve the medical care that people receive.
Are there alternatives to hysterectomy?
Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) is not the only treatment for uterine fibroids, though it is the most common. COMPARE-UF will gather information about alternative treatment procedures.
As many as 3 out of 4 women have fibroids,
but not all women have symptoms or require treatment.
For women who require treatment,
there are alternatives to hysterectomy.