Faculty Advisor

Buckholt, Michael Allan

Faculty Advisor

Rulfs, Jill

Abstract

Phytoestrogens, rather than estrogen, are gaining attention as an alternative for menopause therapy. It has been shown that Promensil, an over the counter phytoestrogen menopause treatment, causes a decrease in the proliferation of MCF7 cancer cells. This experiment investigates the estrogen dependent nature of the cells, and the effect of passage number and the addition of Insulin-like Growth Factor on their estrogen dependence.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2008

Major

Biochemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

Advisor Department

BC

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