Bisphenol-A and DiEthylStilbestrol Exposure linked to Breast Cancer Tumor Growth

BPA and DES exposure induces the expression of breast cancer associated long noncoding RNA HOTAIR in vitro and in vivo

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Medical Xpress latest research news on health and medicine talks about a new study linking BPA and breast cancer tumor growth

UT Arlington biochemists say their newly published study brings researchers a step closer to understanding how the commonly used synthetic compound bisphenol-A, or BPA, may promote breast cancer growth.

Researchers saw similar results when they exposed HOTAIR to a synthetic estrogen called diethylstilbestrol (DES). DES has been shown to increase risks of breast cancer and other health problems in women who used it and their daughters. It was formerly used as a hormone replacement and as an attempt to prevent pregnancy complications.

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