Vitamin D “more useful” than drugs in treating cancer

Vitamin D could be more beneficial in extending the lives of cancer patients than expensive drugs, according to a report in The Independent.

Professor Angus Dalgleish, consultant medical oncologist at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, says tests showed the majority of cancer patients he treated suffered from low vitamin D levels.

“If we supplement people who are low they may do better than expected. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if Vitamin D turns out to be more useful in improving outcomes in cases of early relapse than drugs costing £10,000 a year,” he said.