Vitamin D and cancer: effects of 1,25(OH)2D3 and its analogs on growth control and tumorigenesis.

@article{Hansen2001VitaminDA,
  title={Vitamin D and cancer: effects of 1,25(OH)2D3 and its analogs on growth control and tumorigenesis.},
  author={Christian Muff Hansen and Lise Binderup and Kenneth Hamberg and Carsten Carlberg},
  journal={Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library},
  year={2001},
  volume={6},
  pages={D820-48}
}
Today, it is well established that besides playing a crucial role in the establishment and maintenance of the calcium homeostasis in the body, the active form of vitamin D, 1,25(OH)2D3, also acts an effective regulator of cell growth and differentiation in a number of different cell types, including cancer cells. This has led to an increased interest in using 1,25(OH)2D3 in the treatment or prevention of cancer patients and to a substantial number of studies investigating the effect of 1,25(OH… CONTINUE READING