Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Researchers develop compound to decrease breast cancer risk

Associated Press November 1, 2005
It has long been known that women who have been pregnant are at a lower risk for developing breast cancer later in life than those who have not had children. Now researchers at Albany Medical Center have developed a compound similar to the one produced in pregnant women that they say may help treat and prevent breast cancer.

Researchers, who presented the findings Tuesday in Baltimore, found the synthetic compound AFPep yielded a 23 percent decrease in the cancer rate in mice when administered alone.


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