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Vitamin D Levels in Stage IV Colorectal Cancer Patients

2014-08-27 03:15:42 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to find out what effects, good and/or bad, vitamin D blood levels has on stage IV colorectal cancer. Tbe doctors want to see if it is possible to increase low vitamin D levels into normal range using vitamin D supplements taken by mouth. Low vitamin D levels have been associated with worse outcomes in persons who have cancer. Low vitamin D may also cause people to have symptoms such as pain and fatigue. We want to see if increasing low vitamin D levels will help improve cancer outcomes. Vitamin D is routinely repleted in all subjects known to be vitamin D deficient. Therefore, the treatment given would be considered standard of care.

Study Design

Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Colorectal Cancer

Intervention

vitamin D repletion with Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3 50,000 International Units)

Location

Memoral Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Basking Ridge
New Jersey
United States
11725

Status

Recruiting

Source

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:42-0400

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