Vitamin D Supplements May Reduce the Risk of Developing Advanced Cancer

In individuals without cancer, vitamin D supplementation may decrease the risk of developing advanced cancer, especially for those with a normal body mass index (BMI), according to a recent analysis of a phase 3 trial. "Vitamin D may decrease tumor invasiveness and propensity to metastasize, leading to reduced cancer mortality," write the investigators, led by first author Paulette D. Chandler, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. "Vitamin D may have a role in redu...
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Dasatinib Improves Outcomes in Patients With Chronic Myeloid Leukemia and High BMI

According to a subgroup analysis of a phase 3 study, dasatinib produces significantly faster and more durable responses compared with imatinib in patients with chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and a high body mass index (BMI). Previous studies have reported that patients with a high BMI, defined as over 25 kg/m2, are at an increased risk of not only developing CML but also of experiencing poorer outcomes when treated with first-line tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) such as imatinib....
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