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International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - Summaries & Evaluations

OESTRIOL

VOL.: 6 (1974) (p. 117)

5. Summary of Data Reported and Evaluation

(N.B.: This section should be read in conjunction with the section 'General Conclusions on Hormones'.)

5.1 Animal carcinogenicity data

Since oestriol has not been adequately tested in experimental animals, no assessment can be made.

5.2 Human carcinogenicity data

No case reports or epidemiological studies were available to the Working Group. Epidemiological studies on steroid hormones used in oestrogen treatment have been summarized in the section, "Oestrogens and Progestins in Relation to Human Cancer", in this volume.

Subsequent evaluations: Vol. 21 (1979); Suppl. 7 (1987)


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