TPCC

Turku Prostate Cancer Consortium

Bringing cancer research together

utu Tyks VSSHP Åbo Akademi Auria
Poutanen group

Poutanen group

Steroid hormones as growth promoting factors in cancer

+358 50 366 0140

matti.poutanen@utu.fi

Steroid hormones as growth promoting factors in cancer

Our research group aims to clarify mechanism by which steroid hormones promote cancer growth in reproductive tissues, and in their metastases. Primary tumors and metastases of prostate, breast, endometrial and ovarian cancer are in focus. We utilize clinical samples of patients, patent derived cells and commercial cancer cell lines, and especially apply in vivo pre-clinical xenograft models in rodents.