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Breast Cancer
Grape Study

Recent studies conducted at City of Hope indicate that red seedless grapes and mushrooms contain naturally occurring chemicals that slow the production of estrogen, a hormone shown to stimulate the growth of breast cancer. Scientists at the City of Hope were recently awarded a two-year, $200,000 grant from the American Institute of Cancer Research to identify the specific substances in mushrooms that suppress aromatase, an enzyme that controls the production of estrogen. The research, headed by Shiuan Chen, PhD, a professor in the Division of Immunology, may lead to new strategies in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.

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