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Pregnancy-hormone therapy blocks cancer
In experiments on rats, short-term therapy with hormones that simulate aspects of pregnancy appears to reduce lifelong risk of breast cancer.
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University of California, Berkeley
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
Cancer Research Laboratory
Berkeley, CA 94720
University of Southern California
Norris Cancer Center
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033
From Science News, Vol. 155, No. 10, March 6, 1999, p. 151. Copyright © 1999, Science Service.