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High-dose intravenous vitamin C as an Anticancer Agent - A Literature Review

Author Name : Dr. Shikha Nandal, Dr. Pankaj Ghalaut, Dr. Himanshu Shekhawat, Dr. Priya Nagar, Dr. Ragini Ghalaut, Dr. Babita Meena

ABSTRACT Ascorbate (vitamin C) is a cofactor for a number of metabolic enzymes and is an indisputable essential vitamin C for humans. However, the potential of ascorbate as an anticancer agent has been a topic of controversy. A number of previous reports have addressed both positive aspects and limitations of ascorbate in cancer therapy. In this review, we briefly summarize the potential antitumor effects of ascorbate and its prospects for clinical use.