Vitamin D insufficiency and prognosis in chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

@article{Shanafelt2011VitaminDI,
  title={Vitamin D insufficiency and prognosis in chronic lymphocytic leukemia.},
  author={Tait D Shanafelt and Matthew T. Drake and Matthew J Maurer and Cristine Allmer and Kari G. Rabe and Susan L. Slager and George J Weiner and Timothy G. Call and Brian K Link and Clive S Zent and Neil E Kay and Curtis A. Hanson and Thomas E Witzig and James R. Cerhan},
  journal={Blood},
  year={2011},
  volume={117 5},
  pages={
          1492-8
        }
}
Vitamin D insufficiency is common globally and low levels are linked to higher cancer incidence. Although vitamin D insufficiency is related to inferior prognosis in some cancers, no data exist for chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL). We evaluated the relationship of 25(OH)D serum levels with time-to-treatment (TTT) and overall survival (OS) in newly diagnosed CLL patients participating in a prospective cohort study (discovery cohort) and a separate cohort of… CONTINUE READING
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