The incidence of cancer is increasing steadily in tissues that are regulated by estrogens. It has been proposed that the increased cancer incidence but also fertility problems in wildlife and humans is caused by an increased exposure to environmental compounds that mimic endogenous estrogens. In the current project we will perform model studies to determine the potential impact of developmental exposure to weak estrogens on the incidence of diseases in the mammary gland, testis, prostate, ovary and brain. The project aims to improve current testing strategies, and provide molecular markers that can be used in clinical research to quantify the involvement of dietary and environmental estrogens in the ethnology of major human diseases.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
141 86 Huddinge
3584 CA Utrecht