Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration in relation to melanoma progress

Wyatt, Candy (2013) Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration in relation to melanoma progress. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Dr Wyatt’s study investigated the complex relationship between vitamin D and melanoma, specifically if vitamin D status is associated with more aggressive melanomas. Exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation is the principal risk factor for melanoma and also the main source of vitamin D. This research found that insufficient vitamin D at time of melanoma diagnosis is significantly associated with poorer prognosis (as defined by tumour thickness). These results will contribute to a more refined public health message concerning melanoma and vitamin D, particularly in Queensland, which has the highest global incidence of melanoma, but vitamin D deficiency is not uncommon.

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ID Code: 62441
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Kimlin, Michael
Keywords: melanoma, melanoma prognosis, Breslow thickness, vitamin D , serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D, serum 25(OH)D, S-100B
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 13 Sep 2013 06:43
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2015 23:28

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