Protein from Pregnancy Hormone May Prevent Breast Cancer, Albany Medical College Study

Published: Nov 25, 2009

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ScienceDaily (Nov. 25, 2009) — Researchers have found that hormones produced during pregnancy induce a protein that directly inhibits the growth of breast cancer. This protein, alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), may serve as a viable, well-tolerated agent for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer, according to findings published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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