Growing evidence suggests a pivotal role for Vitamin D in cancers, particularly melanoma. The broad immunologic effects of Vitamin D and its signaling axis make for a complex interplay between tumor cells and the immune system. Preclinical evidence suggests Vitamin D to have protective effects in melanoma oncogenesis and progression, creating a potential role for Vitamin D supplementation in cancer prevention and/or adjuvant therapy. In this commentary, the authors highlight studies of Vitamin D in melanoma with clinical implications and call for large clinical trials to definitively determine the role of supplementation in patients to prevent and help treat melanoma.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2016|
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