The Relationship Between Vitamin D and Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine related malignancy, increasing in incidence in
recent years. There are relatively few, well known factors, both genetic and environmental,
which predispose to the development of thyroid cancer. Vitamin D deficiency has been
associated with other cancers, but the association between vitamin D and thyroid cancer is
unknown. We plan to do a case control, pilot study to evaluate the relationship between
vitamin D levels and thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer in remission, and active thyroid
Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Prospective
Number of Persons That Are Vitamin D Deficient in the Thyroid Nodule, Thyroid Cancer in Remission, and the Active Thyroid Cancer Groups.
We evaluated serum calcium,creatinine,albumin,and 25-hydroxyvitaminD(25-OH-D)in 42 thyroid nodule, 45 thyroid cancer in remission, & 24 active thyroid cancer patients. We also determined the number and percent of participants in each group that had vitamin D deficiency, defined as 25-OH-D < 30 ng/ml.
Within 12 months of enrollment in thyroid cancer collaborative registry (TCCR) database
Nathan W Laney, MD
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Section of DEM
United States: Institutional Review Board
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