Vitamin D and non-melanoma skin cancer

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

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.

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Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Physiology

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/32150
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1107 Immunology
Historical > FOR Classification > 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis
Historical > FOR Classification > 1116 Medical Physiology
Current > Division/Research > College of Health and Biomedicine
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
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