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InspireHealth Vitamin D Clinical Study

by John Stan | Nov 06, 2013

If you know someone with late stage colorectal cancer, please share this information.

There is growing scientific evidence of the importance of vitamin D to nurture a healthy immune system. Vitamin D helps regulate how our cells multiply and change in our bodies, yet many Canadians are at high risk of having low levels of vitamin D.

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a number of conditions and diseases including cancer. Research suggests that adequate vitamin D supplementation plays an important role in preventing cancer and perhaps in treatment.

The Importance of a Vitamin D Clinical Study

Studies have shown that a patient’s vitamin D level is correlated with survival in colon cancer. Furthermore, studies show that a low dose of daily oral vitamin D plays a significant role in preventing colorectal cancer. Accordingly, InspireHealth has designed a study to evaluate the therapeutic effects, including possible prolonged survival, of larger doses against colon/rectal cancer.

Who can join the InspireHealth Vitamin D Study?
Patients between the ages of 18-80 with stage 4 (metastatic) colorectal cancer

What dose of vitamin D will patients receive in this clinical study?
Patients will be randomly assigned to either the high dose vitamin D treatment group or the control group. The treatment group will receive a high-dose oral vitamin D starting at 10, 000 I.U. daily. The control group will not be receiving vitamin D through the clinical study. Patients in the control group that wish to take their usual dose of vitamin D on their own may continue to do so.

Interested or know someone who qualifies?
Contact the Vitamin D Study Coordinator: Dr. Hannah Nette
By phone: 604-734-7125 or email: hnette@inspirehealth.ca

Please share this information by word of mouth, posting in a public place, social media, or your newsletter.


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