Animal Care Quality Assurance

Animal Care Quality Assurance


The University of Missouri is committed to the humane care and use of animals in research and teaching, and to adhere to applicable laws, principles, standards, guidelines and policies affecting such use.

Our researchers and scientists share that commitment and are diligent in their work to protect human and animal welfare.

July 12, 2017

Fighting Cancer: Natural and Synthetic Progestin Therapies in Post-Menopausal Women Help Breast Cancer Grow and Spread

COLUMBIA, Mo. —  Hormone replacement therapies, or medications containing female hormones that substitute those no longer produced by the body, often are prescribed to reduce the effects of menopausal symptoms in women. Research has indicated that women who take hormone replacement therapies have a higher incidence of breast cancer. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have linked natural and synthetic progestins to the body’s production of specialized cancer cells that act like stem cells in humans. Findings could help scientists target these rare cells that proliferate in breast cancers and metastasize elsewhere, and may help clinicians identify immunotherapies to combat the spread of the disease. Read More