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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Role of Vitamin D in cutaneous DNA repair
Principal Investigator:

Dennis Oh

Location: San Francisco, CA
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2016 - March 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $43,400
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Both vitamin D deficiency and skin cancers arising from epidermal keratinocytes are highly prevalent in Veterans. Although exposure to the ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths normally found in sunlight initiates vitamin D biosynthesis, the practice is not currently recommended since UV is also the principal cause of skin cancers. However, there remains uncertainty as to whether the relatively low doses sufficient for vitamin D production in the skin are associated with a meaningful risk of skin cancer...

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