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Menstrual phase influences cancer spread in mice

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  1. Vantyghem, S.A., Postenka, C.O. & Chambers, A.F. Estrous cycle influences organ-specific metastasis of B16F10 cells. Cancer Research, 63, 4763 - 4765, (2003).

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Pearson, H. Menstrual phase influences cancer spread in mice. Nature (2003).

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