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Cancers 2015, 7(3), 1371-1387;

Vitamins and Melanoma

Unit of Dermatology, University of Padua, Via Battisti 206, 35128 Padua, Italy
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Chyi-Chia Richard Lee
Received: 7 June 2015 / Accepted: 22 July 2015 / Published: 24 July 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Current Topics in Cutaneous Melanoma)
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A tremendous amount of information was published over the past decades in relation to the role of vitamins in various neoplastic diseases. In particular, several studies showed an inverse relationship between selected vitamins intake and cancer risk. In this review we will focus on the role played by vitamins in melanoma with particular regard to vitamin A, D, K, E and C. Given that vitamin supplementation is easy, convenient, and readily accepted by patients, in the future the use of vitamins in chemoprevention and therapy of melanoma could be encouraged if supported by pre-clinical and clinical evidence. View Full-Text
Keywords: vitamins; melanoma; cancer vitamins; melanoma; cancer
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Russo, I.; Caroppo, F.; Alaibac, M. Vitamins and Melanoma. Cancers 2015, 7, 1371-1387.

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