Annual Lecture

Estrogens in Human Health and Disease

Wednesday, September 19th, 2001
Benita S Katzenellenbogen
7:30 pm

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

500 S. Goodwin Ave


Event Description

Estrogen hormones play crucial roles in women and men throughout the life cycle, regulating fertility and reproduction, supporting bone and cardiovascular health, and influencing brain function, yet estrogens can also fuel the growth of some breast cancers. Because estrogens act through specific estrogen receptor proteins, drugs have been developed to promote estrogen's beneficial effects in menopausal hormone replacement while acting as agents that are effective in preventing and treating breast cancer.

Benita S Katzenellenbogen

CAS Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology and Cell & Structural Biology