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Sex hormones and cancer.

Abstract:

There are few instances in which a clear effect of hormones on cancer risk is known and in which the effects of those hormones on the cells concerned are also known. The best examples are the relationships between sex hormones and cancer in women. The effects of sex hormones both on the risk for endometrial cancer and on the cells of the endometrium are well understood, and the evidence strongly suggests that hormones act by altering the rate of cell division. The same mechanism may explain t...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Journal:
IARC scientific publications
Issue:
116
Pages:
255-269
Publication date:
1992
ISSN:
0300-5038
URN:
uuid:6dd53d1c-7304-4f69-8c15-533fc9d9603d
Source identifiers:
23929
Local pid:
pubs:23929

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