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Honoring Dr. Bernard Eskin: Iodine and Breast Cancer


Especially for Wonderful Wombat,

Thank you for all of your information on Iodine and Breast Cancer for Breast Cancer awareness month.

Today, let's honor the work of Dr. Bernard Eskin, from Drexel University, who has been studying Iodine and breast disease for decades.

Even back in 1975, Dr. Eskin's research showed that Iodine presented great potential for its use in research directed toward prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer.

In his 1975 study, Rat Mammary Gland Atypia Produced by Iodine Blockade with Perchlorate, Dr. Eskin was able to show that blocking the uptake of iodine in the mammary gland by introduction of the iodine-blocker, perchlorate, caused abnormal tissue changes.

In 1977, in Dr. Eskin's study, Iodine and Mammary Cancer, he found that iodine appears to be a requisite for the normalcy of breast tissue in higher vertebrates. When lacking, the parenchyma (the functioning part of the organ), in rodents and humans show atypia, dysplasia, and even neoplasia. Iodine-deficient breast tissues are also more susceptible to carcinogen action.

Currently, Dr. Eskin has the benefit of fancy new tests, such as microarray genes' analyses, to show that iodine causes the up-regulation and down-regulation of certain genes in Breast Cancer cell cultures. He is working on iodine's effect on estrogen in breast cancer cells.

How nice that we can honor him and spread the word on this forum thanks to the VWT Team.

Sally



 

 
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