Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 2019 Oct 18:1-9. doi: 10.1024/0300-9831/a000615.
Francis I1, AlAbdali N2, Kapila K1, John B1, Al-Temaimi RA1.
1 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Jabriya, Kuwait.
2 Postgraduate Medical Sciences Program, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Jabriya, Kuwait.
The risk of 44 diseases at least double with poor Vitamin D Receptor as of Oct 2019
Vitamin D Receptor and Cancers includes:
Items in both categories Vitamin D Receptor and Cancer - Breast:
- Breasts process Vitamin D and change gene activation, might prevent breast cancer if given more Vit. D – July 2021
- Breast cancer associated with Vitamin D Receptor (14th study) – Oct 2019
- After breast cancer treatment 4,000 IU of Vitamin D was not enough to help if have poor Vitamin D receptor – June 2019
- Breast Cancer death 1.8 X more likely if poor Vitamin D Receptor – April 2019
- Breast Cancer and Vitamin D review – March 2018
- Women with Breast Cancer were 16.9 times more likely to have a poor Vitamin D Receptor – Jan 2019
- Cancer treatment by Vitamin D sometimes is restricted by genes – Oct 2018
- Two chemicals increase the Vitamin D receptor and decrease the growth of breast cancer cells in the lab - March 2018
- Breast Cancer reduces receptor expression and thus block Vitamin D to the cells– July 2017
- Vitamin D receptor as a target for breast cancer therapy (abstract only) – Feb 2017
- Breast Cancer was 4.6 times more likely if have a poor Vitamin D Receptor – Dec 2016
- Increased Breast Cancer metastasis if low vitamin D or poor VDR – Feb 2016
- Increased risk of some female cancers if low vitamin D (due to genes) – meta-analysis June 2015
- Vitamin D receptor in breasts and breast cancer vary with race – March 2013
- Breast Cancer incidence change by 40 percent with vitamin D receptor genes – Oct 2012
- Genes breast cancer and vitamin D receptor - Sept 2010
Vitamin D Receptor Activation can be increased by any of:
Resveratrol, Omega-3, Magnesium, Zinc, non-daily Vitamin D dosing, curcumin, intense exercise, etc
Note: The founder of VitaminDWiki uses 10 of the 12 known VDR activators
Vitamin D deficiency is an emerging risk factor for breast cancer suggesting its role in breast cancer pathogenesis. Recent evidence suggests vitamin D receptor (VDR) expression is a prognosis predictor in breast cancer. We set out to determine the status of VDR expression in histologically characterized breast cancers, and whether common genetic variants modify VDR expression in breast cancer. One-hundred and twenty Kuwaiti female breast cancer fixed tissues were assessed for VDR expression to identify the level and location of its expression by immunohistochemistry. VDR variants (rs731236, rs2228570), and vitamin D binding protein (VDBP) variants (rs4588, rs7041) genotypes were ascertained in breast cancer specimens using Taqman genotyping assays. VDR nuclear expression correlated with low grade tumors (p = 0.01), whereas cytoplasmic expression correlated with lymph node positive tumors (p = 0.03). Absence of VDR expression was a marker for high-grade dedifferentiated tumors (p = 0.01). VDBP rs7041 associated with breast cancer risk (OR 1.92, 95% CI: 1.34 - 2.73; p = 0.0004), and VDR rs2228570 correlated with increased VDR cytoplasmic expression (p < 0.0001). In conclusion, VDR expression is altered in breast cancer confirming its involvement in breast cancer progression. Genetic factors appear to play a role in breast cancer risk, and may modify tumor sensitization to vitamin D.