Prospective study of predictors of vitamin D status and survival in patients with colorectal cancer

@inproceedings{Ng2009ProspectiveSO,
  title={Prospective study of predictors of vitamin D status and survival in patients with colorectal cancer},
  author={K. Ng and Brian Wolpin and Jeffrey A. Meyerhardt and Kana Wu and Andrew T. Chan and Bruce W. Hollis and Edward L. Giovannucci and Meir Jonathan Stampfer and Walter C Willett and Charles S. Fuchs},
  booktitle={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2009}
}
Background:In an earlier study, a 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (25(OH)D) score calculated from known predictors of vitamin D status significantly predicted plasma levels of 25(OH)D and the risk of colorectal cancer, but the influence of the 25(OH)D score on survival after diagnosis is unknown.Materials and methods:We prospectively examined the influence of post-diagnosis predicted 25(OH)D levels on mortality among 1017 participants in the Nurses' Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-Up Study… CONTINUE READING

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