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25(OH)D3 in patients with ovarian cancer and its correlation with survival.
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PMID:  22884489     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine vitamin 25(OH)D3 concentration in ovarian cancer patients in relation to a pathological subtype of the tumor, FIGO stage, grading, menopause status and overall 5-year survival. DESIGN AND METHODS: 72 epithelial ovarian cancer patients aged 37-79, who undergone optimal cytoreductive surgery were enrolled to the study group. Serum 25(OH)D3 concentration was measured using an electrochemiluminescence immunoassay before surgery. Serum concentration of 25(OH)D3 was also measured in a group of 65 healthy non-obese women aged 35-65years. RESULTS: In patients with ovarian cancer serum concentration of 25(OH)D3 was lower than in the reference group (12.5±7.75ng/mL vs 22.4±6.5ng/mL). No significant correlation was found between serum 25(OH)D3 concentration and histological subtype, grading, FIGO stage and menopausal status. The study group was divided into two subgroups and the survival curves were analyzed. Overall 5-year survival rate was significantly higher in the subgroup of patients with 25(OH)D3 concentration over 10ng/mL compared to women with concentration below 10ng/mL. CONCLUSIONS: Low 25(OH) D3 concentration associated with lower overall survival rate might suggest for the important role of severe deficiency in more aggressive course of ovarian cancer. Testing for 25(OH)D in the standard procedure could help to find ovarian cancer patients with worse prognosis, who would benefit of special attention and supplementation.
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Małgorzata Walentowicz-Sadlecka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical biochemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-2933     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Biochem.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0133660     Medline TA:  Clin Biochem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc.
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