Issels Integrative Immuno-Oncology May 7, 2015  

University of Iowa Looks Carefully at Vitamin C Treatments for Cancer

Dear Friend,

Many people swear by the use of Vitamin C supplements to prevent and cure colds and other common illnesses. Given its health applications, it might come as little surprise that the medical community would explore Vitamin C's possible role in the fight against cancer.

Researchers at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are studying the effects of large amounts of Vitamin C used in conjunction with other cancer treatments like chemotherapy. Pre clinical testing began in 2008 when Vitamin C was used successfully to slow the growth of tumors in mice.

Phase one of the study is currently investigating whether high doses of Vitamin C administered intravenously are safe for humans. So far the treatment has been tolerated by pancreatic cancer patients, and researchers are awaiting the results on patients with brain and lung cancer.

The study has not yet progressed to the point of testing Vitamin C as a method of killing tumors. However, Joseph Cullen, a professor of surgery at UI, said that the pre clinical testing with mice showed that Vitamin C seemed to create hydrogen peroxide that attacked and killed cancer cells without affecting healthy ones.

After scientists in the late 1970s had promising results with testing Vitamin C as a cancer treatment, Mayo Clinic performed a study in the 1980s that contradicted the earlier one. Cullen says that the Mayo Clinic focused on oral ingestion of Vitamin C, while UI's tests are using intravenous dosage which allows for higher, more effective levels.

Our own immuno-oncology protocols make use of natural, non-toxic treatments for a personalized approach to your specific needs. Contact us to learn more about our alternative cancer treatments. Find out more about how we are using Vitamin C in our cancer treatment programs.

Vitamin C may help to combat cancer.

Read more interesting articles on the "Issels Integrative Immuno-Oncology" news/blog posted every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Check It Out Now »

Vitamin D Plays a Role in Pancreatic Cancer Unlocking New Potential Treatments

The outlook for vitamin D as a positive influence on weakening protective cells surrounding tumors may also mean other difficult tumors, such as those found in the liver, kidney, and lungs, will also be susceptible to treatment.

Get the Full Story!

New Study Shows Value of Vitamin C in Treating Cancer

Nearly half a century after Nobel Prize-winning chemist Linus Pauling suggested that large doses of vitamin C (ascorbate) could be effective in preventing and treating cancer, a new study indicates that vitamin C may indeed be a valuable alternative cancer treatment.

Get the Full Story!

Videos – What Do Patients Say About Their Cancer Journey?

Watch videos of patients who share their own experiences at the Issels clinics with you. Listen to their stories and cancer journeys.

Get the Full Story!

Learn More

Testimonials »

Treatments »

Vaccines »

Statistics »

History »

Locations »

Contact Us »

Connect With Us:

Google +

Contact Info:

Phone: 888-447-7357


Treatments | Testimonials | Contact Us