Articles

Vitamin A and cancer of epithelial origin.

Author

Basu TK

Date

2/1979

Journal

J Hum Nutr

Abstract

Animal studies have shown. a) an association between vitamin A and cancers of epithelial origin, and b) that vitamin A and its analogues delay tumour appearance, retard tumour growth and regress tumours induced by carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Human epidemiological and biochemical studies suggest that cancers of epithelial origin may be associated with vitamin A deficiency. Vitamin A and its analogues may have a prophylactic and a therapeutic role in cancers of epithelial origin.