April 10, 2006
Vitamin C Shots For Cancer?Topics: Medicine
Three patients aren't exactly worth getting too excited about, but nonetheless, the increased survival may indicate some promise form intravenously administered vitamin C:
(...) High-dose intravenously administered vitamin C apparently led to longer-than-expected survival in three patients with advanced cancer, doctors at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland and colleagues in Canada report. Two of the three patients are still alive without evidence of disease.From the article we learn that while early clinical trials of intravenous and oral vitamin C showed benefit in cancer patients, randomized controlled trials of oral vitamin C failed to show any benefit. However, the results of this latest study suggest that further assessment may be indicated.
(...) In the three cases described in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, vitamin C was given intravenously at doses ranging from 15 to 65 grams to produce plasma concentrations that cannot be achieved by taking vitamin C by mouth.
(...) Histology results also showed evidence of tumor hemorrhage, attributable to vitamin C.
Posted by Richard at April 10, 2006 4:23 PM
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