Modulation of leukaemia blast colony growth by steroid hormones.

The effect of steroid hormones on in vitro colony growth of human myelogenous leukaemia cells was examined. beta-Oestradiol, testosterone and 5-beta-dihydrotesterone had little effect on HL60 promyelocytic leukaemia cells of blast colony forming cells (CFC) from eight patients with acute non-lymphocytic leukaemia (ANLL). These compounds inhibited blast… CONTINUE READING