Navigation Links
Deficiency in Vitamin D Increases the Risk of Cancer

Vitamin D deficiency is common and cancer risk is higher among those individuals with low vitamin D levels, according// to research.

Epidemiological and basic science research, as well as clinical trials on the value of vitamin D as a preventive and therapeutic cancer agent, suggest that vitamin D deficiency may predispose some to the occurrence of a number of types of cancer and increase the likelihood of numerous complications known to occur in cancer patients.

Substantial epidemiological data indicate a link between low vitamin D levels and an increased risk of a number of cancers. While no large scale prospective trials have been conducted to test the hypothesis that aggressive vitamin D supplementation influences cancer risk, RPCI recently initiated a clinical trial of high-dose calcitriol (vitamin D) replacement in individuals with high risk of lung cancer in whom serial LIFE bronchoscopy and bronchial biopsies will be done.

Preclinical studies demonstrate the anti-proliferative and pro-differentiative effects of high-dose calcitriol treatment in in vitro and in vivo models. In the laboratory, there appears to be no tumor type that is uniquely sensitive to vitamin D treatment – leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and solid tumor models are all sensitive, which speaks to the value of vitamin D as a potential therapeutic agent in multiple types of cancer. Recent RPCI research explored the mechanisms of vitamin D in the tumor microenvironment.

Clinical trials of vitamin D have primarily focused on the use of calcitriol. While preclinical data and limited clinical data strongly suggest that calcitriol and other vitamin D analogues have a role in the suppression of established cancer, questions remain about optimal dose, schedule and formulation of calcitriol compound. Further investigation of vitamin D in both cancer prevention and therapy is clearly indicated.

Founded in 1907, the American Association for Can cer Research is the world’s oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research. Members include more than 24,000 basic, translational and clinical researchers, health care professionals, and cancer survivors and advocates in the United States and in more than 60 other countries.


Related medicine news :

1. Hormone Deficiency Results In Miscarriage
2. Link Between Musculoskeletal Pain and Vitamin D Deficiency
3. Problems Associated With Iron Deficiency
4. The Risks Of Vitamin D Deficiency
5. Vitamin B12 Deficiency In Vegans And Elderly
6. Vitamin D Deficiency On Rise Among Europeans
7. Vitamin A Deficiency Subsequent to Intestinal Surgery
8. Iodine Deficiency affects IQ of Children
9. Study Suggests Vitamin K Deficiency as an Osteoporosis Risk Factor
10. Elderly People May Have Vitamin B12 Deficiency, Not Mental Deterioration
11. Iodine Deficiency: A Global Initiative to Weed Out the Problem
Post Your Comments:

(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional women, brought together ... equality at their inaugural Summit in New York City in June. The event was ... of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, click here . ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story of ... Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation of ... taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, which ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... WAUSAU, Wis. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... formulated standard products to meet the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities ... team of probiotic experts and tested to meet the highest standard. , ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Restoration, has recently contributed a medical article to the newly revamped Cosmetic ... Mohebi’s article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... the nation's first interactive health literacy software tool, and the Cancer Patient Education ... of cancer patient education, today announce a new strategic alliance. , As ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... , Oct. 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product ... training aide "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate ... cardiac arrests with better efficiency compared to the dated ... real-time feedback on efficacy of the compression for a ... has a goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... Mass. , Oct. 4, 2017 ... of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, today announced ... National Health Surveillance Agency (or Agência Nacional de ... The first single-use, cordless surgical retractor with integrated ... provides optimal access, illumination and exposure of a ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... INDIANAPOLIS , Oct. 2, 2017  Eli Lilly ... its financial results for the third quarter of 2017 ... a conference call on that day with the investment ... performance. The conference call will begin at ... public can access a live webcast of the conference ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: