Growth inhibition of human breast cancer cells by herbs and phytoestrogens.

  title={Growth inhibition of human breast cancer cells by herbs and phytoestrogens.},
  author={D Dixon-Shanies and Nishat Shaikh},
  journal={Oncology reports},
  volume={6 6},
Epidemiologic studies have suggested that consumption of phytoestrogen-rich foods may protect against breast cancer, and phytoestrogens such as genistein have been reported to both inhibit and stimulate the growth of some human breast cancer cells. The phytoestrogens genistein, daidzein, biochanin A, and coumestrol were tested and found to inhibit serum-stimulated growth in both T-47D and MCF-7 breast cancer cells at 10-100 microM. Extracts of several estrogenic herbs, including hops, black… CONTINUE READING

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