Hormone prevention of mammary carcinogenesis by norethynodrel-mestranol

The observation that the susceptibility of the mammary gland to chemical carcinogenesis is inversely related to its level of hormonally induced differentiation led us to test whether treatment of virgin rats with an estrogenic-progestagenic hormone combination protected the gland against this carcinogenesis. Virgin Sprague-Dawley rats aged 45, 55, 65, or 75… (More)