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 Post subject: Vitamin C and Cancer
PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:40 pm 
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The article below is from the current newsletter of OCCAM, our NIH center for CAM therapy.

This is sad that they combine C with chemo and the tumor grows much larger so it means that vitamin C protected against the DNA damage the chemo normally induces. That does not mean that Pauling was wrong. He saw this as a monotherapy, i.e. used all by itself without chemo would extend the average cancer patients life considerably.

Finally this document admits that the Mayo Clinic study to destroy Pauling’s Vitamin C research on cancer purposely refused to even try to copy his protocol!! The truth finally begins to leak out!

I think with the recent Larry King interview of Farah Fawcett, many people will begin to think more realistically about doing chemo without even seriously looking at all the alternatives.

If someone has limited finances and cannot travel far, I believe they deserve to be on the best absorbed and best tolerated oral vitamin C available anywhere, BIOE’NR-G’Y C. When you begin to believe that removing TOXINS at the same time is ALWAYS in the patient’s best interest, you will want to look into the two exciting new Micronized Hydrocolloidal Zeolite (MHZ) now available through Longevity Plus, as Zeo Gold and soon the higher dose Zeolite product for advanced detox programs, BioE’nR-G’y C Zeolite.

Anyone interested in vitamin C and cancer must know that it is now widely accepted that in some fashion the benefits are mediated via H202, part of the intracellular metabolism of Ascorbic Acid. There is now a major research development published this past week in Nature about the exciting proof that H202 is a powerful IMMUNE STIMULANT.
Maybe this opens the door for more attention to the benefits of oral administration of Ascorbic Acid/Vitamin C in the 10 gram plus doses that Linus Pauling and Ewan Cameron reported about years ago.

Their research proved following their concept of never stopping the 10 gm + oral dosing of Vitamin C that patients routinely lived longer, and some with terminal cancer lived for years. The Mayo research under Moertel purposely cheated the world and studied vitamin C and cancer but abruptly took patients off their oral Vitamin C. This was never the Pauling/Cameron protocol, who always said this was a lifetime recommendation.

Further, abrupt cessation of oral vitamin C runs a clear risk of inducing rebound scurvy! That alone would assure that the Mayo/Moertel study would show no benefit and has led to years of nonsense papers such as Victor Herbert's nearly fraudulent study claiming high doses of Vitamin C would inactivate B12.

So the effort goes on with the pharmaceutical focused group always trying to find new ways to discourage cancer patients from consuming high dose oral vitamin C. Then they can hope to convince them to do expensive and toxic things, often with less potential of benefit than simply taking Vitamin C daily around the clock without fail.

To maximize the vitamin C benefits it is important to take it in adequate doses to keep the vitamin C urine stick test, which patients can do at home themselves, always in the bright yellow color. If the test strip comes out dark green, patients probably have scurvy. That means most treatments will not help very much. If they stay in the bright yellow on the test strip, this proves that the vitamin C is being absorbed and is present in adequate amounts in the Blood Serum to permit the body to excrete it in high amounts. That is not just expensive urine, as Vitamin C is always carrying out many toxins as it leaves the kidneys; it is always a chelator for toxins like lead!

The benefits of Vitamin C are just beginning to be understood and now that Nature has published the news that H202 is a powerful immune stimulant, instead of the poison that uninformed people have claimed, now we have more to learn about why cancer and infections respond so well to high dose oral vitamin C administration.

Garry F. Gordon MD,DO,MD(H)
President, Gordon Research Institute

OCCAM Newsletter

Vitamin C as a Potential Anti-Cancer Agent: Progress and Controversies

Vitamin C is commonly known to be essential to human health. However, specifically as it relates to cancer treatment, the value of vitamin C is debated and often considered a topic of scientific controversy. Cancer researchers have investigated various ways of administering high-dose vitamin C, including both orally and intravenously. Researchers have also examined different forms of vitamin C—ascorbic acid (AA) and dehydroascorbic acid (DHA)—which may well be a comparison of apples and oranges.

History of Vitamin C Research

In 1952, William J. McCormick, M.D. speculated that vitamin C could be useful as an anti-cancer agent by strengthening collagen and thereby preventing the spread of metastases. The idea was revisited in the early 1970s by Ewan Cameron, M.D. and his Scottish colleagues. They administered high dose AA to patients with advanced cancer. Linus Pauling, Ph.D., winner of two Nobel prizes, and Cameron coauthored two retrospective case series that suggested high doses of vitamin C as a treatment agent substantially prolonged life and improved well being in some patients with advanced cancer. However, two double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials performed in the late 1970s and early 1980s at the Mayo clinic showed no anti-cancer effects from high-dose vitamin C, and interest in the field waned.

More recent research shed light on why the Mayo clinic trials were not comparable to the earlier case series of Cameron and Pauling. Cameron administered AA both orally and intravenously, but the Mayo clinic investigators used only oral AA. Research over the past decade has shown that vitamin C concentrations in humans are carefully regulated, in part by diminished absorption in the intestine as doses increase. Intravenous administration produces concentrations that can be more than 100 fold higher than concentrations produced by maximal oral doses. Thus, most of the 10 gram oral dose administered in the Mayo clinic trials—approximately 100 times the Recommended Dietary Allowance—would have been directly excreted, unable to reach the targeted cancer cells.

Current Research

Recently, researchers at NIH have revisited the potential of vitamin C as an anti-cancer agent. To circumvent the absorption problem seen with oral dosing, researchers from the NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), led by Mark Levine, M.D., tested intravenous or intraperitoneal injections of high-dose AA in mouse models of ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, and glioblastoma.

In all three tumor types, the injections reduced tumor growth by approximately half compared with untreated mice. In addition, metastases were found in about 30 percent of untreated mice, but in none of the mice injected with AA. The study was published in the August 12, 2008 Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

In additional work, investigators at the University of Kansas Medical Center led by Jeanne Drisko, M.D., were able to achieve similar concentrations of AA as those achieved in the mice by using intravenous injections in human subjects with ovarian cancer. This work has since been confirmed in a phase I clinical trial led by L. John Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D.

“The way that the body handles oral and intravenous vitamin C differently raises the question of whether or not the clinical trials that were done with only the oral formulation were adequate to help us understand the role, if any, vitamin C has in cancer treatment,” said Dr. Jeffrey D. White, director of OCCAM.

More questions were recently raised by a study from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center about using vitamin C in combination with traditional chemotherapeutic drugs. In that study led by Mark Heaney M.D., Ph.D., published in the October 1, 2008 issue of Cancer Research, investigators injected tumor-bearing mice with a combination of DHA, the oxidized form of vitamin C, and the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin.

They found that mice receiving the combination had tumors four times larger than the tumors in mice treated with doxorubicin alone. Corresponding studies in cell lines suggested that the DHA may have protected the cancer cells’ mitochondria from doxorubicin-induced damage.

Incomparable Results

In assessing the value of vitamin C as a cancer treatment, comparisons of the NIDDK and Memorial Sloan-Kettering studies have been made. However, there are some problems with making these comparisons. Two different forms of vitamin C, AA and DHA, were used in the studies. The studies had different aims. One looked at AA’s anti-cancer effects as a stand-alone therapy, while the other looked at the effects of DHA when used with certain chemotherapy agents. In addition, different dose ranges were examined, which would be similar to comparing pharmaceutical concentrations of vitamin C levels to that of an oral supplement.

Dr. Levine’s laboratory is planning further preclinical studies to measure the effects of AA injections in combination with chemotherapy agents and to understand the mechanisms behind why high-dose AA affects some cancer cells but not normal cells. He hopes to use that information “to figure out which types of cancer may be sensitive to ascorbate [AA] and which wouldn’t be,” he explained. In addition, in the near future, “We think this work needs to go forward to targeted clinical trials, and we’re looking for clinical partners to help us do that,” said Dr. Levine.

Whether these DHA results in mice will translate to intravenous AA injections in people remains to be determined, said Dr. Heaney. “I think vitamin C could turn out to be something of a double-edged sword. DHA may protect tumor cells, and depending on how you’re giving AA, there are times when it may have some therapeutic properties.”


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