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Effects of Copper Intake on Chemcial Carcinogenesis (1993)


Effects of Copper Intake on Chemcial Carcinogenesis

Key words:

copper, carcinogens

Research Institution:

The Ohio State University




Robert A DiSilvestro

Project Description:

In preliminary studies, Dr. DiSilvestro found that rats with low copper intake had increased carcinogenesis over rats fed normal amounts of copper. He examined the hypothesis that varying levels of copper, specifically deficient versus normal amounts, act as a possible promoter for cancer. He tested a variety of carcinogens and looked at the effects in a breast cancer model.

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