Georgetown study links breast cancer resistance to timing of soy consumption
- Posted: April 3, 2012
Studies exploring the relationship between soy consumption and breast cancer have been mixed, but new research introduces a new thought: Could women with breast cancer who began eating soy as an adult develop a tumor more resistant to treatment? That’s the suggestion of a new study in animal models that could provide important hints for women with breast cancer who eat soy. The research from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center was reported at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2012.
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