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Genetic Interactions in Vitamin D and Colorectal Cancer in African Americans (2009)

Title:

Genetic Interactions in Vitamin D and Colorectal Cancer in African Americans

Key words:

African Americans, vitamin D insufficiency, sun exposure, skin pigmentation

Research Institution:

University of Illinois at Chicago

Location:

Illinois

Researcher:

Nathan A Ellis

Project Description:

Dr. Ellis investigated whether the higher rate of colorectal cancer among African Americans may be due in part to genetic factors that influence their bodies� production of vitamin D.

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