Preventive and Therapeutic Effects of Vitamin D3 an its Membrane Receptor on Neoplastic Cells

The objective of this study is to review current research findings in cell biology, epidemiology, preclinical, and clinical trials on the protective effects of vitamin D against the development of cancers of the breast, colon, prostate, lung, and ovary. Current recommendations for optimal vitamin D status, the movement towards revision of standards, and reflections on healthy exposures to sunlight are also reviewed. 

Organization: 
University of Maine
Researcher: 
Anja Nohe
Grant Amount Given: 
$76,206
Year Issued: 
2006
Period: 
Annual
Grant Category: 
Research
Types of Cancer: 
Screening
Grant Duration: 
1 Year Pilot Grant

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2014 Panning for Gold: Nanomaterials & the Future of Cancer Treatment $168,309 Research University of Maine
2014 Catching Cancer Before It Appears $172,512 Research University of Maine
2012 3DMammoComp: Next Generation Computational Analysis of Breast Tomosynthesis $82,843 Research University of Maine
2012 Development of a Cancer Staging Tool Based on Viscoelastic and Spectrosphic Properties of Cystic Fluids $75,422 Research University of Maine
2010 Computational Pathology: 3-d Analysis of Chromosome Territories $80,000 Research University of Maine
2009 Improved Cancer Detection through the use of Engineered Nanoparticle Bioconjugates $78,292 Research University of Maine
2008 Wavelet-based image analysis of Mammograms $73,552 Research University of Maine
2006 Preventive and Therapeutic Effects of Vitamin D3 an its Membrane Receptor on Neoplastic Cells $76,206 Research University of Maine
2004 Mechanisms of Arsenic Induced Human Lung and Bladder Cancer $45,745 Research University of Maine
2003 Protein Palmyitoylation: Examination and Characterization of the Protein Palitoyl-CoA Transferase Family of Dictyostelium $17,640 Research University of Maine
2001 The New Biology at USM $1,230 Education University of Maine