Vitamin D and prostate cancer survival in veterans.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Prostate cancer remains the second most commonly diagnosed cancer among the male population worldwide. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to prostate cancer and its aggressiveness. Herein, we initiated a retrospective study to evaluate vitamin D status and monitoring in veterans with prostate cancer, and to examine the potential link between vitamin D and survival status and length of survival in this population. We found that veterans who were initially vitamin D deficient were significantly less likely to survive than those who were not initially deficient, and that both initial and follow-up vitamin D deficiency were associated with decreased likelihood of survival after prostate cancer diagnosis. We recommend that vitamin D deficiency be replaced in veterans with prostate cancer.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Der, T; Bailey, BA; Youssef, D; Manning, T; Grant, WB; Peiris, AN

Published Date

  • January 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 179 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 81 - 84

PubMed ID

  • 24402990

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1930-613X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0026-4075

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.7205/milmed-d-12-00540


  • eng