ASCO: Vitamin D Not Tied to Breast Cancer Outcomes

CHICAGO -- Vitamin D appeared to play little or no role in breast cancer outcomes, researchers said here. In a substudy of a large randomized trial, levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) were not associated with overall survival (OS), relapse-free survival, or breast cancer-specific mortality, according to Ana Elisa Lohmann, MD, of Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, and colleagues.

The findings don't support the notion of vitamin D supplements as a way to improve outcomes, Lohmann said at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting.

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Fish, Exercise May Help Thwart Colon Cancer's Return: Study

TUESDAY, June 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) – Regular exercise and a diet that includes fish may help colon cancer patients improve their odds of avoiding a relapse, a new study suggests.

The likelihood that patients will suffer a return of colon cancer more than doubles if they eat fish less than twice a week, or if they get less than 60 minutes of moderate exercise a week, researchers reported Monday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago.

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