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Effect of Age and Menopausal Status on Estimates of Oestrogen Binding by Human Malignant Breast Tumours

Br Med J 1974; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5947.745 (Published 28 December 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;4:745
  1. H. Braunsberg,
  2. V. H. T. James,
  3. C. W. Jamieson,
  4. S. Desai,
  5. A. E. Carter,
  6. M. Hulbert

    Abstract

    The uptake of oestradiol by human breast-tumour tissue estimated by in-vivo and in-vitro techniques has been examined in relation to patients' ages and menopausal status. Results from in-vivo studies showed no convincing correlations, while in-vitro results were significantly correlated with menopausal status. There was a significant correlation between results obtained by the two techniques.