Faculty Advisor

Buckholt, Michael Allan

Faculty Advisor

Rulfs, Jill

Abstract

With the high risk of cancer presented by hormone treatments, over the counter phytoestrogen products have become an alternative method of menopause treatment for women. In this experiment, cell proliferation assays were performed to test the in vitro effect of phytoestrogen products on MCF-7 breast cancer cells and an immunoblot was run to detect the expression of DNA processivity factor PCNA. Results indicate the product Promensil exerts significant anti-proliferative effects on the MCF-7 breast cancer cell line.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2011

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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