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The DINOMIT Model of Cancer

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posted on Nov, 15 2009 @ 01:25 AM

In a new study, researchers at the UCSD School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center used a complex computer prediction model to determine that intake of vitamin D3 and calcium would prevent 58,000 new cases of breast cancer and 49,000 new cases of colorectal cancer annually in the US and Canada. The researchers model also predicted that 75% of deaths from these cancers could be prevented with adequate intake of vitamin D3 and calcium. Join Dr. Cedric Garland, lead researcher on the study, as he discusses the implications of these findings and the proposed actions. Series: Vitamin D Deficiency - Treatment and Diagnosis [Health and Medicine] [Professional Medical Education

Proposed in this video, and the link provided at the bottom of this post, is a new model of cancer pathogensis that integrates Vitamin D and Calcium based on groundbreaking research that was recently conducted. The model is: Disjunction-Initiation-Natural selection-Overgrowth-Metastasis-Involution-Transition (DINOMIT)

  1. Disjunction - Due to low Vitamin D levels the cells begin to separate. Intracellular communication is reduced or lost.
  2. Initiation - DNA errors occur that support faster Mitosis.
  3. Natural selection - Rapidly dividing cells predominate.
  4. Overgrowth - Cells compete for nutrients and penetrate tissue membrane. Lymph invasion, growth and transport to lung, brain and liver.
  5. Metastasis - Malignant cells colonize remote host site.
  6. Involution - Increased Vitamin D retards growth of malignant cells.
  7. Transition - Temporary transition to quiescent status.

This means Vitamin D, or lack thereof, may be the driving force for the development of cancer. I think more research is warranted but, so far, it looks very promising.



posted on Nov, 15 2009 @ 11:15 AM
Good post.

Make sure you get a lot of sun, eat a highly nutritious diet and cancer should be a moot point

posted on Nov, 15 2009 @ 02:42 PM
Here's a quick list of Vitamin D related topics on ATS:

Also, here are a few outside sources on Vitamin D:


posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 11:19 AM
I'm surprised this thread has slipped by so quitely.....

Newswise — A new study has found that the amount of vitamin D in patients being treated for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma was strongly associated with cancer progression and overall survival. The results will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology in New Orleans.

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