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  • Soy supplements with isoflavones 'reprogram' breast cancer cells

    Low doses of the soy isoflavone genistein change estrogen-responsive breast tumor cells to a more aggressive, less treatable form of cancer, suggests new research by Juan Andrade, right, and William Helferich, professors in the department of food science and human nutrition.

    Low doses of the soy isoflavone genistein change estrogen-responsive breast tumor cells to a more aggressive, less treatable form of cancer, suggests new research by Juan Andrade, right, and William Helferich, professors in the department of food science and human nutrition.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Low doses of the soy isoflavone genistein change estrogen-responsive breast tumor cells to a more aggressive, less treatable form of cancer, suggests new research by Juan Andrade, right, and William Helferich, professors in the department of food science and human nutrition.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • To reach Juan Andrade, call 217-333-9653; email jandrade@illinois.edu. To reach William Helferich, call 217-244-5414; email helferic@illinois.edu.