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Mark J. Cline, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Professor of Pathology/Comparative Medicine and Translational Sciences

Cline is a board-certified veterinary pathologist - and one of only a few veterinarians to have an NIH-funded research program. Using animal models, he has conducted research on hormones, diet and breast cancer risk since 1992. Important findings include that combined estrogen-progestin treatment increased breast cancer risk and that dietary soy can reduce circulating estrogen concentrations and estrogenic responses of breast tissue in female non-human primates, a possible mechanism for reducing breast and uterine cancer risk. Dr. Cline was named Distinguished Alumnus of the year in 2001 by the N.C. State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

He has served as Research Director for the WF Women’s Health Center of Excellence, and Chair of the Research Committee for the North American Menopause Society. He is a member of the NIH Comparative Medicine Study Section. 


hormones, diet, breast cancer risk, uterine cancer risk, estrogen-progestin treatment, dietary soy,


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