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Squelching Progesterone's Signal May Prevent Breast Cancer

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Science  01 Dec 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5804, pp. 1370
DOI: 10.1126/science.314.5804.1370

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Results described on page 1467 of this issue of Science suggest that one day it may be possible to use progesterone-blocking drugs rather than surgery to prevent BRCA1 -mediated breast cancers. (Read more.)