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1st Edition

Cancer and Vitamin C

ISBN 9781032174990
Published September 30, 2021 by CRC Press
188 Pages 14 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Vitamin C may offer significant therapeutic benefits in the treatment of cancer. This book includes chapters by a group of leading scientific researchers documenting the ways cancer can be affected by high doses of ascorbate. After an initial chapter providing a historical perspective, subsequent chapters focus on cancer cell death, reprogramming of somatic cells, recent case studies, and other ways vitamin C can improve outcomes of therapy.


  • Includes chapters from a team of leading international scholars

  • Reviews the history of beneficial uses of vitamin C in the treatment of cancer

  • Summarizes recent case studies

  • Discusses how vitamin C may synergistically affect other cancer treatment methods

Table of Contents

Part I Historical Overview of Cancer and Vitamin C. 1. Introduction to Vitamin C and Cancer Clinical Studies: A Historical Perspective. Part II Mechanims of Action for Vitamin C in Cancer. 2. High-Dose Intravenous Ascorbate as a Pro-Oxidant Inducing Cancer Cell Death. 3. Pharmacological Ascorbate Influences Multiple Cellular Pathways Preferentially in Cancer Cells. 4. Ascorbate and the Hypoxic Response in Cancer. 5. Pharmacological Ascorbate as a Radiosensitizer. 6. Vitamin C and Somatic Cell Reprogramming. Part III Vitamin C and Cancer Clinical Studies. 7. Vitamin C and Cancer: An Overview of Recent Clinical Trials. 8. Orthomolecular Approaches for the Use of Intravenous Vitamin C: Administration by Integrative and Naturopathic Doctors.

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Qi Chen, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas, City, USA.

Margareet C.M. Vissers, PhD, Research Professor, Department of Pathology and Biomedical Science at the University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand.