Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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Chapter 18 - Test Your Understanding - Level 3 - Synthesis/Evaluation: 13

Answer

One experiment would be to used cultured prostate cancer cells, some left alone and other treated with estrogen to see if estrogen does have a stimulatory effect. Another would be to treat some prostate cancer patients (starting with animal models) with estrogen-blocking chemicals to see if prostate growth slowed.

Work Step by Step

There are other possible experiments, but any experiments need to test estrogen treatment with non-treatment or non-treatment with a blocking of estrogens.
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