Published in Cancer Weekly, November 9th, 2004
According to recent research published in the journal Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, "The synthetic estrogen DES is well documented to be a perinatal carcinogen in both humans and experimental animals. Exposure to DES during critical periods of differentiation permanently alters the programming of estrogen target tissues resulting in benign and malignant abnormalities in the reproductive tract later in life. Using the perinatal DES-exposed rodent model, cellular and molecular mechanisms have been identified that play a role...
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