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Association of Vitamin D Level with Clinicopathological Features in Breast Cancer
- Thanasitthichai, Somchai (Surgery Division, National Cancer Institute) ;
- Chaiwerawattana, Arkom (Surgery Division, National Cancer Institute) ;
- Prasitthipayong, Aree (Pathological Division, National Cancer Institute)
- Published : 2015.07.13
A population-based relationship between low vitamin D status and increased cancer risk is now generally accepted. However there were only few studies reported on prognostic impact. To determine the effect of low vitamin D on progression of breast cancer, we conducted a cross-sectional analysis of vitamin D levels and clinico-pathological characteristics in 200 cases of breast cancer diagnosed during 2011-2012 at the National Cancer Institute of Thailand. Vitamin D levels were measured by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Clinical and pathological data were accessed to examine prognostic effects of vitamin D. We found that the mean vitamin D level was
Vitamin D;prognosis;breast cancer
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