Chemoprevention by dietary dehydroepiandrosterone against promotion/progression phase of radiation-induced mammary tumorigenesis in rats.

When pregnant rats received whole body irradiations with 260 cGy gamma-ray at day 20 of pregnancy, and were then implanted with a diethylstilbestrol (DES) pellet for an experimental period of 1 year under feeding of a control diet, a high incidence (96.2%) of mammary tumors was observed. Administration of dietary 0.6% dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) together… CONTINUE READING