At the annual joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society in Chicago, U.S., researchers from Duke University, U.S. presented a study finding bisphenol A (BPA) to be the most active chemical in inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) cells. IBC is a variety of breast cancer often only detected at an advanced stage and difficult to treat as it does not respond to many commonly used drugs. As Stephanie Soucheray reports on July 1, 2014 for North Carolina Health News, Scott Sauer and colleagues assessed the level of chemicals circulating in active IBC cells. In addition to stimulating the cell line causing IBC, BPA was found to block the efficacy of cancer drugs even at normal blood levels.

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Stephanie Soucheray (July 1, 2014). “Study: BPA Can Activate Breast Cancer Cells.