Loss of a hormone tied to colon cancer

October 11, 2014 11:41 AM

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Human colon cells might become cancerous when they lose the ability to produce a hormone that helps the cells maintain normal biology, according to a new study, which has been published in the journal Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

Though, some cancers, such as prostate and breast cancer are caused by an increase in hormones such as testosterone and estrogen, scientists have not been able to identify a type of cancer driven by a lack of hormones.

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