Steroid receptors in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostatic cancer

L. Andersson, P. Ekman, Jan-Ake Gustafsson

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Encouraged by the promising possibilities of predicting the sensitivity of a mammary tumor to hormonal treatment offered by measurement of its content of steroid receptors, the author carried out similar studies with benign prostatic cancer. The presence of a specific androgen receptor was demonstrated in both BPH and carcinomatous tissue. A specific receptor for progestins was also discovered, while no receptors for estrogens or glucocorticoids were detected in BPH tissue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4673-4675
Number of pages3
Issue number52
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977

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  • Medicine(all)


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