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2012-09-25 06:27:11

WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Inflammatory responses play roles at different stages of tumor development, including initiation, promotion, malignant conversion, invasion, and metastasis. The 'inflammation- cancer' connection is not restricted to increased risk for a subset of tumors. An inflammatory component is present in the microenvironment of most neoplastic tissues. High inflammatory levels appear to indicate increased cancer risk and poorer prognosis....

2011-03-25 08:30:00

Collaboration between Conventional Oncologists and Alternative Medical Practitioners Results in New Direction for Old Methodology WICHITA, Kan., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Riordan Clinic announced today publication in the Journal of Translational Medicine results of a collaboration between oncologists, alternative medicine practitioners, and basic researchers, which proposes a new use of intravenous vitamin C for treatment of cancer. The paper, available freely online...

2010-02-26 15:19:00

WICHITA, Kan., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Bio-Communications Research Institute's (BCRI's) recent research study has found that high levels of vitamin C (ascorbate) inhibit the formation of new blood vessel growth to tumors. To grow, tumors rely on a high level of nutrients to flow to the tumor site. This nutrient flow is critical to tumor growth and is facilitated in the host body by the growth of new blood vessels. The new blood vessel growth process is known as angiogenesis. In tumor...

2009-06-08 12:51:35

-A new study finds that many women with breast cancer take antioxidant supplements while undergoing cancer treatment, even though the consequences of doing so are unknown. Published in the July 15, 2009 issue of CANCER, a journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that additional research should be undertaken to determine the effects of antioxidant supplementation on the health and survival of breast cancer patients.Antioxidant supplements include vitamin C, vitamin E,...

2008-10-02 18:00:06

In studies of cancer cells and mice, vitamin C appears to substantially reduce the effectiveness of anti-cancer drugs, U.S. researchers said. Dr. Mark L. Heaney of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York said the same mechanism may affect patient outcomes, although this premise needs to be tested. Heaney and colleagues found that every chemotherapy drug tested did not work as well if cells were pretreated with vitamin C, as they did on untreated cancer cells. In the cell...

2008-08-22 21:00:09

By Patrick B. Massey, M.D. Can antioxidants improve outcomes for patients undergoing treatment for cancer? Although the medical research is far from conclusive, there is increasing evidence judicious use of antioxidants may improve outcomes and survival in patients undergoing chemotherapy. One of the mechanisms by which chemotherapy kills cancer cells is believed to be through the production of very destructive molecules called free radicals. These free radicals can cause damage to the...

2008-08-05 15:00:11

By WILLIAM TINNING VITAMIN C that is injected rather than swallowed could provide a new lifeline for cancer patients with a poor prognosis and few treatment options, according to new research. Scientists say the therapy halved the growth of aggressive tumours in mice, killing cancer cells while leaving healthy tissue unharmed. Tackling cancer with vitamin C would also have the added advantage of being less expensive, the research claims. The body usually keeps tight control of vitamin...

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2008-08-05 12:45:00

Researchers claim that a high dose injection of vitamin C was able to cut brain, ovarian and pancreatic tumors in half among laboratory mice involved in a recent study. Conversely, Cancer Research UK argues that other studies have shown that these large doses may actually interfere with cancer treatment. The team at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland suggested that the vitamin, also called ascorbate, could kill cancer cells in the laboratory. The successful trials with laboratory...

2008-08-05 12:00:12

By JON VON RAOWITZ VITAMIN C that is injected rather than swallowed can destroy cancer, research shows. The therapy halved the growth of aggressive tumours in mice, killing cancer cells while leaving healthy tissue unharmed. It could provide a new lifeline for patients with a poor prognosis and few treatment options, scientists suggest. Tackling cancer with vitamin C would also have the added advantage of being cheap. Usually the body keeps a tight rein on vitamin C levels in the...

2008-08-05 09:00:13

Vitamin C injections slow tumor growth in mice WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- High-dose injections of vitamin C, also known as ascorbate or ascorbic acid, reduced tumor weight and growth rate by about 50 percent in mouse models of brain, ovarian, and pancreatic cancers, researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) report on Monday. The researchers traced ascorbate's anti-cancer effect to the formation of hydrogen peroxide in the extracellular fluid surrounding the...