Vitamin C: is there a place in anticancer treatment?



Vitamin C is an essential organic nutrient that has many beneficial properties for humans, as it participates in metabolic processes and acts as an antioxidant. A growing body of evidence indicates that high doses of intravenous vitamin C may have an antitumor effect. In the article, we discuss the potential mechanisms of antitumor activity of Vitamin C, as well as published data on its use as anticancer treatment in various groups of patients in monotherapy and in combination with other anticancer drugs.