Everyday Health - Dr. Michael Palese: “Prostate Cancer Risk Gives Moms Another Reason to Say 'No Way' to BPA”

 – June 17, 2013  –– 

Bisphenol A (BPA) — a chemical commonly found in plastics — is tied to a 21 percent increased prostate cancer risk for infants exposed to the chemical, according to a study from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Knowing that BPA had been previously linked to prostate cancer risk later in life in mice, researchers set up an animal model that used humanized prostate tissues in mice. Michael Palese, MD, Associate Professor of Urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who was not affiliated with the study, said, "This is the future of medicine, taking humans cells and putting it in animals to test humans." Learn more