Rat, but not human, sulfotransferase activates a tamoxifen metabolite to produce DNA adducts and gene mutations in bacteria and mammalian cells in culture.

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Tamoxifen increases the risk of human endometrial cancer and is a potent carcinogen in rat liver, in which it produces DNA adducts and cytogenetic damage. Nevertheless its prophylactic use against breast cancer in healthy women is under investigation in several large trials. To investigate whether rat hepatocarcinogenicity predicts human… (More)

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