Estrogen metabolism and breast cancer

Hamed Samavat, Mindy S. Kurzer

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Abstract

There is currently accumulating evidence that endogenous estrogens play a critical role in the development of breast cancer. Estrogens and their metabolites have been studied in both pre- and postmenopausal women with more consistent results shown in the latter population, in part because of large hormonal variations during the menstrual cycle and far fewer studies having been performed in premenopausal women. In this review we describe in detail estrogen metabolism and associated genetic variations, and provide a critical review of the current literature regarding the role of estrogens and their metabolites in breast cancer risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-243
Number of pages13
JournalCancer Letters
Volume356
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 28 2015

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Funding for this work was provided by the Department of Defense/U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command award W81XWH-11-1-0013, the National Institutes of Health / National Cancer Institute grant R01 CA127236 , and the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station project #MIN-18-103.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

Copyright:
Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Estrogen
  • Estrogen metabolites
  • Postmenopausal women
  • Premenopausal women
  • Sex hormones

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