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Vitamin D Deficiency at Melanoma Diagnosis Is Associated with Higher Breslow thickness

Candy, Wyatt; Hurst, Cameron; Kimlin, Michael; Lucas, Robyn


Background: Epidemiological evidence shows that people with thicker, or higher stage, melanomas have lower vitamin D status compared to those with thinner tumours. Evidence from experimental studies is inconsistent, but some suggest that administration of vitamin D metabolites can decrease tumour aggressiveness. Objectives: Determine the relationship between vitamin D status at diagnosis and melanoma thickness (as an indicator of prognosis), in a subtropical setting with high melanoma...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126394
Access Rights: Open Access


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