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Research Projects > 2010 Grantees

Epigenetics of Breast Cancer and Modulation by Bioactive Compounds

Project Description

This laboratory study is testing the hypothesis that dioxins and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) cause silencing of the tumor suppressor gene BRCA-1, and natural dietary compounds may prevent some of these mechanisms. Experiments include a series of molecular approaches to study modifications associated with the BRCA-1 gene in order to prevent the onset of sporadic breast cancers linked to silencing of the BRCA-1 gene.

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