Student working on a research project.

Role Of Vitamin D Receptor Polymorphism In The Clinical Outcomes Of Breast Cancer Patients With Diabetes

We will explore for the first time the relationship between vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphism, diabetes mellitus (DM) treatment and cancer prognosis in DM women newly diagnosed with breast cancer (BC). Correlations between presence of a certain VDR variant and our existing database of variables, such as baseline insulin resistance biomarker profile, will be evaluated. This study will provide new evidence concerning the options for blood sugar management in DM women unresponsive to vitamin D supplementation.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Oncology Pharmacy, Clinical Research
Student Skill-Set Needed: Ability to work independently with complex databases (Excell, SAS), good writing skills
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer, Work Study, CSTEP
Available: Fall


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Dr. Alice C. Ceacareanu
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Pharmacy And Pharmaceutical Sciences
Office: NYS Center Of Excellence
Phone: 716-881-7502