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Vitamin C as a weapon against cancer

Jolanta Szymańska-Pasternak, Anna Janicka, Joanna Bober
Onkol. Prak. Klin 2011;7(1):9-23.

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Vol 7, No 1 (2011)
REVIEW ARTICLES
Published online: 2011-04-28

Abstract

Since vitamin C (ascorbic acid) has been discovered over 80 years ago, it is known as a “miracle pill” because it possesses a lot of properties which are extremely essential for correct functioning of the organism. For a long time it has been also debated the usage of the ascorbic acid in prevention and cancer treatment. Literature reviewed in this paper provides many valuable information about mechanisms of anticancer effect of the vitamin C and about potential ability of ascorbic acid application in fight against cancer. That includes: parenteral administration of pharmacological doses of vitamin C, its beneficial influence on the final effect of chemo- and radiotherapy and its highly promising co-administration with other active compounds.

Onkol. Prak. Klin. 2011; 7, 1: 9–23

Abstract

Since vitamin C (ascorbic acid) has been discovered over 80 years ago, it is known as a “miracle pill” because it possesses a lot of properties which are extremely essential for correct functioning of the organism. For a long time it has been also debated the usage of the ascorbic acid in prevention and cancer treatment. Literature reviewed in this paper provides many valuable information about mechanisms of anticancer effect of the vitamin C and about potential ability of ascorbic acid application in fight against cancer. That includes: parenteral administration of pharmacological doses of vitamin C, its beneficial influence on the final effect of chemo- and radiotherapy and its highly promising co-administration with other active compounds.

Onkol. Prak. Klin. 2011; 7, 1: 9–23

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Keywords

vitamin C; ascorbic acid; cancer

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Title

Vitamin C as a weapon against cancer

Journal

Oncology in Clinical Practice

Issue

Vol 7, No 1 (2011)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

9-23

Published online

2011-04-28

Bibliographic record

Onkol. Prak. Klin 2011;7(1):9-23.

Keywords

vitamin C
ascorbic acid
cancer

Authors

Jolanta Szymańska-Pasternak
Anna Janicka
Joanna Bober

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