The Response of Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D to Incidental Ultraviolet Light Exposure
1.1 To detect reproducible variations of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels throughout the course of one year in relationship to objectively measured levels of ultraviolet exposure.
1.2 To determine specific times within the year that would yield the most significant data that could be focused on in future, larger studies examining whether there are protective effects of serum vitamin D on the development of cutaneous melanoma
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||INST 0814: The Response of Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D to Incidental Ultraviolet Light Exposure|
- To detect reproducible variations of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels throughout the course of one year in relationship to objectively measured levels of ultraviolet exposure. [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Biospecimen Retention: Samples With DNA
Blood samples and Buccal Smear
|Study Start Date:||November 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
We will conduct a pilot study to investigate the ability to generate a dose-response curve of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D to incidental ultraviolet light exposure measured objectively with a computerized personal ultraviolet light radiation dosimeter among 10 healthy volunteers in New Mexico where the population is highly exposed to solar UV radiation. During the follow-up period we will collect solar exposure data through a self-reported sun exposure diary, in tandem with objective UV dosimeter data, and will collect blood samples for serum measurements. We will carry out clinical measurements of serum vitamin D, parathyroid hormone, and calcium and phosphorus ions. We will analyze the correlation between the vitamin D and the recorded UV exposure in order to evaluate physiological changes due to solar exposure. This pilot study is important for melanoma prevention as there is currently confusion among the public as to how much sun is needed for vitamin D production and when too much sun exposure will increase risk for developing melanoma.
Expected benefits of this study to the participants include obtaining an objective measure of daily ultraviolet exposure and vitamin D status and the possible need for supplementation. Expected benefits to society include determining a dose-response of vitamin D to ultraviolet light that will enhance our understanding of the balance between necessary and harmful ultraviolet exposure. The results generated in this pilot study could provide a scientific basis for designing a larger study to develop effective primary prevention against cutaneous malignant melanoma.
This pilot study will investigate the ability to generate a dose-response curve of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D to incidental ultraviolet light exposure measured objectively with a computerized personal UVR dosimeter. The knowledge obtained will provide important pilot data a larger NIH grant to estimate the risk-benefit of solar exposure and serum vitamin D in the development and prevention of cutaneous melanoma.
|United States, New Mexico|
|Universtiy of New Mexico - Cancer Center|
|Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 87131-0001|
|Principal Investigator:||Claire Verschraegen, M.D.||University of New Mexico Cancer Center|