Can herbicides cause breast cancer? Scientists discover a piece to the puzzle.

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Sophie A. Lelièvre, DVM, PhD, LLM (Public Health)
Professor of Cancer Pharmacology
Sophie A. Lelièvre, DVM, PhD, LLM (Public Health)
Professor of Cancer Pharmacology

Scientists know that the solution to preventing breast cancer won’t come easily, but a collaborative team of scientists at Purdue University and the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM)/Institut de Cancérologie de L’Ouest (ICO) in Nantes, France, say they’ve recently discovered one of the missing pieces of the puzzle when it comes to cancer prevention.

“This is a major result and nobody has ever shown this before,” says SophiSophie Lelièvreprofessor of cancer pharmacology in Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine and co-leader of IBCN. “Showing that glyphosate can trigger tumor growth, when combined with another frequently observed risk, is an important missing link when it comes to determining what causes cancer. ”

Read the full story at Can herbicides cause breast cancer? Scientists discover a piece to the puzzle on MedicalExpress.com.


Writer(s): Kevin Doerr | pvmnews@purdue.edu


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