Association of prostate cancer with vitamin D receptor gene polymorphism.

  title={Association of prostate cancer with vitamin D receptor gene polymorphism.},
  author={Jack A. Taylor and Ari Hirvonen and M Watson and Ginger Pittman and James L. Mohler and Debra Ann Bell},
  journal={Cancer research},
  volume={56 18},
The incidence of prostate cancer in the United States is second only to skin cancers, and the disease kills almost the same number of men as breast cancer does women. Relatively few risk factors are known for prostate cancer, although several lines of evidence suggest that vitamin D may be an important determinant of prostate cancer risk. A series of common polymorphisms in the vitamin D receptor gene were recently reported to be associated with bone density and risk of osteoporosis (Morrison… CONTINUE READING
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