Check Up: Vitamin C vs. cancer: ‘Encouraging’ – The Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) – by Marie McCullough – (Monday, January 23, 2012) –

by drsjbecker on February 17, 2012

A small study focused on the big question of whether intravenous Vitamin C fights cancer has yielded “somewhat encouraging findings,” some Thomas Jefferson University researchers conclude.

Many alternative medicine practitioners are firmly convinced that ascorbic acid infusions work, based on anecdotal cases of remissions and cures. But the evidence remains inconclusive.

In the new study, nine patients with advanced pancreatic cancer received intravenous C plus two standard chemotherapy drugs for eight weeks. CT scans showed eight of the nine patients had shrinkage of their pancreas tumors. That’s unusual with chemo alone, the researchers say.


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