Published in Cancer Weekly, April 4th, 2006
"Alcohol consumption is a well-established risk factor for hormone-dependent breast cancer. In vitro studies performed to understand the mechanisms by which ethanol acts on breast cancer cells have shown that this compound stimulates both proliferation and migration," scientists in France reported.
"In the present study, we show by gelatin zymography that, when exposed to ethanol, MCF-7 human breast cancer cells display a higher amount of active metalloproteinases (MMP) 2 and 9 in their culture medium. This increase is somewhat higher than those observed in the case of 17...
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