Hormones and Cancer

Structure of Testosterone

Charles Brendon Huggins discovers hormones are necessary for the growth of certain cancers through his research on androgen levels and prostate cancer in dogs. This lays the groundwork for hormone therapy for certain cancers.1 2

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  • 2Machtens, S., et al. "The History of Endocrine Therapy of Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Prostate." World Journal of Urology. 18 (2000): 222-226. [PUBMED]