A new study in the Science Translational Medicine magazine has urged governments to fund large-scale clinical trials following research that injected vitamin C could be a low-cost treatment for ovarian and other cancers.
Clinical trials on vitamin C taken orally has shown that the human body excretes vitamin C quickly.
Researchers have injected vitamin C into human ovarian cancer cells in the lab, into mice, and into patients with advanced ovarian cancer. The results indicate that the cancerous cells are sensitive to the boost of the injected vitamin.
Furthermore, a small group of patients reportedly had fewer side-effects when given vitamin C alongside chemotherapy.
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