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    Prostate cells usually require testosterone and other androgens to survive. But some prostate cancer cells thrive despite treatments that eliminate androgens. One hypothesis is that estrogen, often considered a female hormone, may be activating genes normally controlled by an androgen in these cancer cells. Describe one or more experiments to test this hypothesis.

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    Biopsy both normal and cancerous prostate cells and place in nutrient growth plates. One set of normal and one set of ...

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    An overview of prostate cells and androgens is given.