The human squamous cervical Carcinoma cell line, HOG-1, is responsive to Steroid hormones

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Pathology and Microbiology


Growth of the human squamous cervical carcinoma cell line, HOG-1, was stimulated in response to oestradiol in serum-containing and chemically defined medium. The oestradiol-stimulated growth could be inhibited by 4-OH tamoxifen, progesterone and medroxyprogesterone acetate; the last 2 compounds also inhibited basal cell growth in serum-containing and chemically defined media. The data are consistent with the sensitivity of human squamous cervical cancer to sex-steroid hormones and suggest that endocrine therapies may be of benefit in this disease


International Journal of Cancer