Intravenous vitamin C as a chemotherapy agent: a report on clinical cases

P R Health Sci J. 2004 Jun;23(2):115-8.


A series of seven cases are presented in which intravenous vitamin C has been used as antineoplastic agent in the treatment of different types of cancers. The cancers cases reviewed are the following: Renal cell carcinoma (2), Colorectal cancer (1), Pancreatic cancer (1), Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (2) and breast cancer (1). Toxic reactions were not observed at these high doses of intravenous Vitamin C. All patients were prescreened for Glucose 6--phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency before administering intravenous Vitamin C in order to prevent hemolysis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Antineoplastic Agents / administration & dosage*
  • Antineoplastic Agents / adverse effects
  • Antioxidants / administration & dosage*
  • Antioxidants / adverse effects
  • Ascorbic Acid / administration & dosage*
  • Ascorbic Acid / adverse effects
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intravenous
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasms / drug therapy*
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • Antioxidants
  • Ascorbic Acid