Accession Number : ADA327042

Title :   Vitamin D and Breast Cancer.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Jul 95-30 Jun 96,

Corporate Author : NORTH CAROLINA UNIV AT CHAPEL HILL

Personal Author(s) : Janowsky, Esther

PDF Url : ADA327042

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The purpose of our current work is to determine whether there are differences in blood levels of 1,25-dihydroxy- vitamin D between women with breast cancer and two control groups of women without breast cancer. We are using archived samples of blood obtained from women in a just completed case-control study of genetic risk factors for breast cancer. In addition, we are working to modify the immunohistochemical technique for detection of vitamin D receptors (VDR) described for frozen tissue for use in paraffin embedded tissue.

Descriptors :   *VITAMIN D, *BREAST CANCER, TISSUES(BIOLOGY), CASE STUDIES, WOMEN, GENETICS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, METABOLITES, IMMUNOCHEMISTRY, BLOOD ANALYSIS, HISTOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES.

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE