Uterine adenocarcinoma in mice following developmental treatment with estrogens: a model for hormonal carcinogenesis.


In order to study the effects of perinatal exposure to estrogens on the developing reproductive tract, outbred female mice were treated neonatally (days 1 to 5) with varying doses of diethylstilbestrol (DES) and sacrificed from 1 to 18 months of age. Uterine adenocarcinoma was observed in a time- and dose-related manner after DES treatment; at 18 months… (More)

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