Dr Cedric Garland was kind enough to write a beautiful paragraph about my book, which is in its opening pages.

Now Dr. Garland and his colleagues at the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego have just proposed a new theory of cancer development that is based on the loss of cancer cells ability to stick together.

They have called this new model "DINOMIT". Each of the letters in the name stands for a different phase in the development of cancer. This model differs from previous models of cancer which have been based on genetic mutations as the cause of cancer.

Dr. Garland states that "the first event in cancer is loss of communication among cells due to, among other things, low vitamin D and calcium levels". He went on to say "in this new model we propose that this loss may play a key role in cancer by disrupting the communication between cells that is essential to healthy cell turnover, allowing more aggressive cancer cells to take over".

Dr. Garland suggests that cancer could be stopped at the very beginning by keeping vitamin D levels normal. He stated that "vitamin D may halt the first stage of the cancer process by reestablishing intercellular junctions in malignancies having an intact vitamin D receptor."

Dr. Garland has indicated that other researchers have found that cancer cells stick to one another in tissues that have enough vitamin D, thereby behaving like mature cells. He indicated that with low vitamin D levels this "stickiness" between the cells may be lost thereby allowing the cancer to go back to a state that is similar to a stem cell. This is called de-differentiation, and is known to be a factor in cancer development.

This new theory about the development of cancer in the body again points out that the necessity for all of us to have optimal vitamin D levels.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/05/090522081212.htm

Science Daily

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