Faculty Advisor

Buckholt, Michael Allan

Faculty Advisor

Rulfs, Jill

Abstract

Purified phytoestrogens have been shown to have anti-proliferative effects on prostate cancer cells. The plant based over-the-counter phytoestrogen product Promensil has previously been demonstrated to have similar effects on breast epithelial cells. I have investigated the effects of the OTC product on LNCaP prostate cancer cells to determine whether it also has anti-proliferative effects on prostate cancer. Future studies will isolate the individual components of Promensil and examine their individual and synergistic potential to reduce prostate cancer cell proliferation.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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