Cobalamins are a group of water-soluble vitamins that play a significant role in the production and maintenance of red blood cells, as well as the nervous system. The most well-known cobalamins are vitamin B12, which is vital for DNA synthesis, and methylcobalamin, which is involved in nerve function. Hematology and oncology research has shown that cobalamins are particularly important for the treatment and prevention of certain blood disorders and cancers. For example, a deficiency of vitamin B12 can lead to pernicious anemia, a condition in which the body cannot produce enough red blood cells. In addition, cobalamins have been shown to help reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, including leukemia and pancreatic cancer. Research is ongoing into the potential benefits of cobalamins for other medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and tinnitus. One study found that people who had higher levels of vitamin B12 were less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease or experience cognitive decline. As a result, many researchers believe that cobalamins may have a protective effect on the brain and nervous system. In conclusion, cobalamins are an essential group of vitamins that are critical for maintaining healthy red blood cells and proper nerve function, as well as potentially offering protection against certain types of cancer and neurological conditions. Researchers continue to explore their potential benefits for other medical conditions, making cobalamins an important area for hematology and oncology research.

From: Hematology Research and Oncology Research

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Editor-in-chief: Krzysztof Roszkowski, Department of Oncology F. Lukaszczyk Oncology Center Nicolaus Copernicus University
Publication Type: Open Access Journal
Description: Hematology is a branch of medicine concerning the study of blood, the blood-forming organs, and blood diseases. The word "heme" comes from the Greek for blood. Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. It is very important for oncologists to keep updated of the latest advancements in oncology.