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Vitamin D and non-melanoma skin cancer

Nemazannikova, Natalie (2016) Vitamin D and non-melanoma skin cancer. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

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Abstract

Limited information is available on the direct role of vitamin D metabolites (calcidiol and calcitriol) in skin carcinogenesis. For most individuals, skin cancer can be readily managed with surgery; however, some patients may face life-threatening neoplasia. Sun exposure, specifically ultraviolet radiation, is a causative agent for development of skin cancer, though, somewhat ironically, sunlight through the endogenous production of vitamin D may have a protective effect against some skin cancers.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
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Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Physiology

Uncontrolled Keywords: skin cancers, vitamins, metabolic enzymes, anticancer properties, NMSC, squamous cell carcinoma cells, SCC-4, proteins, expression, keratinocytes, intracrine metabolism, neoplastic cell growth, proliferation, migration
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1107 Immunology
FOR Classification > 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis
FOR Classification > 1116 Medical Physiology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Health and Biomedicine
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2016 01:47
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2016 01:47
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/32150
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