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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
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Role:
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Role:
Author
Journal:
IARC scientific publications
Issue:
116
Pages:
255-269
Publication date:
1992-01-01
ISSN:
0300-5038
Source identifiers:
23929
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:23929
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uuid:6dd53d1c-7304-4f69-8c15-533fc9d9603d
Local pid:
pubs:23929
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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