Transcriptome differences in prostate cancer highlight racial disparities, vitamin D

Investigators report clinical research showing that African-American and European-American men with prostate cancer exhibit significantly different expression of genes associated with immune response and inflammation. Systems-level, RNA analyses support the concept that inflammatory processes may contribute to racial disparities in disease progression and that vitamin D3 supplementation can modulate pro-inflammatory transcripts. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)