Daily News: Vitamins

Findings from University of Technology Has Provided New Data on Cancer Care (Vitamin D deficiency in patients with malignancy in Brisbane)

Cancer Weekly

08-21-14

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cancer Weekly -- Investigators publish new report on Oncology. According to news reporting from Brisbane, Australia, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "This study aims to investigate the prevalence and factors predictive of vitamin D deficiency in patients with malignancy in Brisbane, Australia (latitude 27A degrees S). This is a prospective cross-sectional study measuring serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) in 100 subjects with non-haematological cancer at least 18 years of age not taking vitamin D supplements attending a day oncology unit and oncology/palliative care inpatient ward in Brisbane, Australia."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Technology, "Thirty-seven per cent of outpatient and 49 % of inpatient subjects respectively were vitamin D deficient. Functional status was predictive of low vitamin D levels."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "There was a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in patients with cancer in Brisbane, Australia."

For more information on this research see: Vitamin D deficiency in patients with malignancy in Brisbane. Supportive Care in Cancer, 2014;22(8):2223-2227. Supportive Care in Cancer can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer - www.springer.com; Supportive Care in Cancer - www.springerlink.com/content/0941-4355/)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Morton, QLD Univ Technol, Brisbane, Qld 4000, Australia. Additional authors for this research include J. Hardy, A. Morton, A. Tapuni, H. Anderson, N. Kingi and C. Shannon (see also Oncology).

Keywords for this news article include: Brisbane, Oncology, Australia and New Zealand

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