Research brief: Oestrogen regulation treats prostate cancer

Oestrogen-regulating drugs could be used to treat prostate cancer, according to Australian research presented at a Society for Endocrinology conference this week. Experiments in animals showed that regulating one of the two oestrogen receptors prevented the development of prostatic hyperplasia while avoiding the negative effects of activating the other oestrogen receptor, which can lead to malignancy (Endocrinology online).
 

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