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World J Clin Oncol. Feb 24, 2024; 15(2): 169-174
Published online Feb 24, 2024. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v15.i2.169
Unlocking the potential-vitamin D in prostate cancer prevention
Ayun Cassell, Solomane Konneh
Ayun Cassell, Solomane Konneh, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, John F Kennedy Medical Center, Monrovia 100010, Liberia
Author contributions: Cassell A and Konneh S have equally contributed to the drafting and design of this manuscript; All authors have read and approve the manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Ayun Cassell, FACS, FICS, Assistant Professor, Senior Researcher, Surgeon, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, John F Kennedy Medical Center, Sinkor, Monrovia 100010, Liberia. ayuncasselliii@gmail.com
Received: December 3, 2023
Peer-review started: December 3, 2023
First decision: December 18, 2023
Revised: December 19, 2023
Accepted: January 24, 2024
Article in press: January 24, 2024
Published online: February 24, 2024
Core Tip

Core Tip: This editorial highlights the evolving role of vitamin D in prostate cancer prevention, going beyond its traditional association with bone health. Emerging evidence suggests a link between vitamin D deficiency and increased prostate cancer risk, especially in regions with limited sunlight exposure. Mechanistically, vitamin D regulates cellular processes, inhibiting cancer cell growth and enhancing immune surveillance. To unlock its full potential, personalized prevention strategies are crucial. Robust research, public awareness, dietary improvements, and vigilant medical guidance are essential components. Collaborative efforts aim to position vitamin D as a sentinel in prostate cancer prevention, offering hope and improved health for men globally.