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Gallbladder cancer may be linked to estrogens, says UH team

 

A very aggressive disease with a poor prognosis, gallbladder cancer may be connected to higher exposure to estrogens, according to researchers at the University of Houston. Dr. Jan-Åke Gustafsson and his team say they show, for the first time, that the absence of liver X beta receptors in a complex interplay with estrogens, induces gallbladder cancer exclusively in female mice and that the elimination of estrogens prevents the development of tumors in this animal model.

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