Estrogen carcinogenesis in breast cancer.

@article{Yager2006EstrogenCI,
  title={Estrogen carcinogenesis in breast cancer.},
  author={James D. Yager and Nancy E Davidson},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={354 3},
  pages={
          270-82
        }
}
  • J. YagerN. Davidson
  • Published 19 January 2006
  • Medicine, Biology
  • The New England journal of medicine
n this article, we review recent findings related to estrogen exposure and the risk of breast cancer, the mechanisms that may be involved, and the clinical implications of these findings. The weight of evidence indicates that exposure to estrogen is an important determinant of the risk of breast cancer. The mechanisms of carcinogenesis in the breast caused by estrogen include the metabolism of estrogen to genotoxic, mutagenic metabolites and the stimulation of tissue growth. Together, these… 

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