Synthetic Vitamin D Helps Prevent Some Breast Cancers, Rutgers University Animal Study Suggests

ScienceDaily (Apr. 16, 2008) — Researchers at Rutgers University have found that, in animal studies, a synthetic form of active vitamin D has a substantive preventive effect on the development of both estrogen receptor (ER)-positive and ER-negative breast cancers. Unlike many of the other synthetic vitamin D agents that have been tested in humans, this compound, known as Gemini 0097, shows no toxicity, they report.

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