Washington: The amount of vitamin D in patients being treated for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is strongly linked to cancer progression and overall survival, according to a new study."These are some of the strongest findings yet between vitamin D and cancer outcome," says the study`s lead author, Matthew Drake, an endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
Drake said that the findings support the growing association between vitamin D and cancer risk and outcomes, and suggest that vitamin D supplements might help even those patients already diagnosed with some forms of cancer."The exact roles that vitamin D might play in the initiation or progression of cancer is unknown, but we do know that the vitamin plays a role in regulation of cell growth and death, among other processes important in limiting cancer," he said.The results have been presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology in New Orleans.ANI
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