Accession Number:

ADA499634

Title:

Vitamin D, Breast Cancer and Bone Health

Descriptive Note:

Annual summary rept. 15 Sep 2007-14 Sep 2008

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

This is a multidisciplinary postdoctoral award investigating the role of vitamin D in aromatase inhibitor-induced osteoporosis in breast cancer, supporting studies in basic science, clinical research and epidemiology. During the reporting period, the recipient successfully made the transition towards becoming an independent investigator in translational research the breast cancer field. After several cycles of optimizing and re-designing the protocol, the clinical trial received all necessary approvals including the IND from the FDA, and approvals from the IRBs from both at Stanford University and the DoD, and recruitment is expected to start shortly. The recipient completed the majority of core courses and requirements for the Masters degree in Epidemiology, and is currently working on the masters thesis on the role of vitamin D in breast cancer in general, with a special focus on aromatase inhibitor-induced bone loss. For the animal studies, the recipient obtained all necessary approvals for the experiments Stanford University and DoD, and the studies will be performed during the second year.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE