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Vitamin D improves efficacy of photodynamic therapy in experimental breast cancer model

Posted on: March 5, 2015   by  Will Hunter


Breast cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed malignancy and the second leading cause of cancer death in women in the United States. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and more than 40,000 die every year from the disease.

About 20% of women with breast cancer go on to develop cutaneous metastasis (CM), a painful form of locally recurrent cancer. The 5-year survival rate for patients with CM is 20%, and patients with CM often develop resistance to traditional cancer treatments, including chemotherapy and radiation. Due to the severe side effects of current cancer treatments, more effective and less toxic ways of treating breast cancer metastasis are needed. 

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1 Response to Vitamin D improves efficacy of photodynamic therapy in experimental breast cancer model

  1. hlahore@gmail.com

    Excellent article. I had not been aware of this new development
    Here is some more information on PDT, history of PDT and Vitamin D,
    and my observations, speculations

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