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Assess Vitamin D Levels in Those With & Without Thyroid Cancer

This study has been completed.
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University of Nebraska Identifier:
First received: July 17, 2008
Last updated: June 2, 2015
Last verified: March 2010
The purpose of this study is to evaluate Vitamin D levels in thyroid cancer patients with active disease compared with thyroid cancer patients in remission and patients with thyroid nodules.

Thyroid Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Relationship Between Vitamin D and Thyroid Cancer

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Further study details as provided by University of Nebraska:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Persons That Are Vitamin D Deficient in the Thyroid Nodule, Thyroid Cancer in Remission, and the Active Thyroid Cancer Groups. [ Time Frame: Within 12 months of enrollment in thyroid cancer collaborative registry (TCCR) database ]
    We evaluated serum calcium,creatinine,albumin,and 25-hydroxyvitaminD(25-OH-D)in 42 thyroid nodule, 45 thyroid cancer in remission, & 24 active thyroid cancer patients. We also determined the number and percent of participants in each group that had vitamin D deficiency, defined as 25-OH-D < 30 ng/ml.

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Whole blood.

Enrollment: 111
Study Start Date: March 2008
Study Completion Date: June 2009
Primary Completion Date: March 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Thyroid Cancer in Remission Group
Thyroid Cancer-Remission Group & use of Vitamin D
Thyroid Cancer with Active Disease Group
Thyroid Cancer-Active Group & use of Vitamin D
Thyroid nodule group (no cancer) & Vit D
Thyroid nodule group without cancer and use of Vitamin D

Detailed Description:
Thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine related malignancy, increasing in incidence in recent years. There are relatively few, well known factors, both genetic and environmental, which predispose to the development of thyroid cancer. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with other cancers, but the association between vitamin D and thyroid cancer is unknown. We plan to do a case control, pilot study to evaluate the relationship between vitamin D levels and thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer in remission, and active thyroid cancer.

Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
The Thyroid Tumor and Cancer Collaborative Registry (TCCR) is a thyroid cancer and thyroid nodule database at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The database serves as a registry and biospecimen bank for those who wish to participate in multidisciplinary research. The database will be accessed to query for individuals with a diagnosis of thyroid cancer, both active disease and in remission, as well as a diagnosis of thyroid nodules. Those meeting eligibility requirements will then have their registry information and stored biospecimens accessed for testing and review.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Cases: History of Papillary, Follicular, Follicular Variant of Papillary, or Hurthle cell thyroid cancer (both active disease and in remission).
  • Controls: Individuals with a thyroid nodule, matched to cases for age, BMI, season of vitamin D measurement.
  • Participating in University of Nebraska Medical Center Thyroid Tumor and Cancer Collaborative Registry database.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or breast feeding women
  • Medullary thyroid cancer
  • Anaplastic thyroid cancer
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00719615

United States, Nebraska
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68198
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Nebraska
Principal Investigator: Nathan W Laney, MD University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Section of DEM
  More Information

Additional Information:
National Cancer Institute 2006 Handbook, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD.

Responsible Party: Whitney Goldner, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center Identifier: NCT00719615     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 136-08-EP
Study First Received: July 17, 2008
Results First Received: January 27, 2010
Last Updated: June 2, 2015

Keywords provided by University of Nebraska:
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Nodules
Vitamin D

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Thyroid Diseases
Thyroid Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Vitamin D
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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