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    Finally: A Missing Link Between Vitamin D and Prostate Cancer

    A University of Colorado Cancer Center study recently published in the journal Prostate offers compelling evidence that inflammation may be the link between Vitamin D and prostate cancer. Specifically, the study shows that the gene GDF-15, known to be upregulated by Vitamin D, is notably absent in samples of human prostate cancer driven by inflammation.

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    Ebola Highlights Disparity of Disease Burden in Developed vs. Developing Countries

    Study of skin conditions shows mortality rates for measles, syphilis, Ebola hundreds of times higher in developing countries than in developed countries. Study writes that findings, “Highlight the importance of monitoring disease burden in the developing world even when the burden is low.”

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In the Lab

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Finally: A Missing Link Between Vitamin D and Prostate Cancer

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study recently published in the journal Prostate offers compelling evidence that inflammation may be the link between Vitamin D and prostate cancer. Specifically, the study shows that the gene GDF-15, known to be upregulated by Vitamin D, is notably absent in samples of human prostate cancer driven by inflammation.

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In the Clinic

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Ebola Highlights Disparity of Disease Burden in Developed vs. Developing Countries

Study of skin conditions shows mortality rates for measles, syphilis, Ebola hundreds of times higher in developing countries than in developed countries. Study writes that findings, “Highlight the importance of monitoring disease burden in the developing world even when the burden is low.”

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Meet the Experts

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Provider Portrait: Medicine and Music Make a Perfect Match

The Cancer Center’s Anthony Elias, MD, has kept alive his love for music throughout a distinguished career as a clinician and researcher in breast cancer.

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