Special Issue "The Role of Vitamin D in Cancer"

A special issue of Cancers (ISSN 2072-6694). This special issue belongs to the section "Cancer Pathophysiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 120

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Jérémie Talvas
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Guest Editor
UMR 1019 Human Nutrition Unit, INRAe, University of Clermont Auvergne, CRNH Auvergne, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France
Interests: vitamin D; physical activity; cancer; sarcopenia; cachexia

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Vitamin D is a precursor of a potent steroid hormone, calcitriol, which is known to regulate phospho-calcic metabolism. Its receptor, VDR, is present in many cell types; consequently, vitamin D is now studied for a wide range of physiologic effects, such as muscle cell differentiation, immune cell modulation, and cancer cell proliferation. It was found that vitamin D may play a key role in the prevention and treatment of many extra-skeletal diseases, such as cancer. However, it remains unclear whether supplementation with vitamin D reduces the risk of cancer. If the anti-proliferative effects of vitamin D are often demonstrated in vitro, in vivo studies are more controversial and data from randomized trials are limited. This Special Issue will highlight the role of vitamin D in cancer in all its diversity (cancer cell proliferation, immune surveillance, cachexia, etc.), covering both fundamental and more (pre)clinical aspects.

Dr. Jérémie Talvas
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • calcitriol
  • nutrition
  • immunomodulation
  • immunotherapy
  • exercise
  • cachexia

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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