Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation on Relapse-Free Survival Among Patients With Digestive Tract Cancers

Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation on Relapse-Free Survival Among Patients With Digestive Tract... Key PointsQuestionDoes vitamin D supplementation improve survival among patients with digestive tract cancers? FindingsIn this randomized clinical trial that included 417 patients with digestive tract cancers (from esophagus to rectum), the 5-year relapse-free survival rate for those randomized to vitamin D, 2000 IU/d, vs placebo was 77% vs 69%, a difference that was not statistically significant. MeaningVitamin D supplementation did not improve relapse-free survival among patients with digestive tract cancer. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation on Relapse-Free Survival Among Patients With Digestive Tract Cancers

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2019 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2019.2210
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Abstract

Key PointsQuestionDoes vitamin D supplementation improve survival among patients with digestive tract cancers? FindingsIn this randomized clinical trial that included 417 patients with digestive tract cancers (from esophagus to rectum), the 5-year relapse-free survival rate for those randomized to vitamin D, 2000 IU/d, vs placebo was 77% vs 69%, a difference that was not statistically significant. MeaningVitamin D supplementation did not improve relapse-free survival among patients with digestive tract cancer.

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 9, 2019

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