Vitamin B Derivative Reduces Risk for Further Skin Cancer

Vitamin B Derivative Reduces Risk for Further Skin Cancer

Take Nicotinamide (Vitamin B3) 500 mg tablet, take 1 tablet twice daily

May 13, 2015

An inexpensive vitamin B₃ product, widely available over the counter, has been shown to reduce significantly the risk of developing f660px-Nicotinamide_structure.svg[1]urther skin cancers in patients who have already been diagnosed with nonmelanoma skin cancer. The product is nicotinamide, taken orally 500 mg twice daily.

“This is the first clear evidence that we can reduce skin cancers using a simple vitamin, together with sensible skin protection,” commented senior study author Diona Damian, MBBS, PhD, professor of dermatology at the Dermatology University of Sydney in Australia.

“It is safe and…inexpensive, and this one is ready to go into the clinic,” she said.

Nonmelanoma skin cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, she said.

In Australia, it is four times more common than any other cancer, and it affects more than half the population during their lifetime.tumblr_mdlh9hQbtU1r1i8uw[1]

The finding, from the Australian ONTRAC (Oral Nicotinamide to Reduce Actinic Cancer) study, was presented during a press briefing held in advance of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2015 Annual Meeting.

The results released today show that patients who took nicotinamide 500 mg twice daily for 1 year showed a 23% reduction in new diagnoses of nonmelanoma skin cancer, compared with those who took placebo (P = .02). Specifically, new diagnoses of basal cell carcinoma were reduced by 20%, squamous cell carcinoma by 30%, and actinic keratoses by 13%.

During the year-long study, the patients in the placebo group developed a median of 2.5 new skin cancers, whereas those in the nicotinamide group had a median of 1.77 new cancers.

 

We have a remarkably simple and inexpensive way to help people avoid repeat diagnosis of some of the most common skin cancers.

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Rachelle Kazenbroot, a pharmacist of 17 years, has developed a loyal following among locals for her genuine concern for the individual needs of each customer. With a wide knowledge base and a driving passion for complementary therapies, she is results focused when it comes to customer health care. Her vision for Netpharmacy was to create a seamless experience for those who prefer the convenience of on line shopping, by providing quality care and service without compromise. Rachelle’s background combines two disciplines – as well as being a qualified pharmacist she also studied natural health – she is able to offer customers both on line and in store, the best of both worlds.