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International Journal Of Medical, Pharmacy And Drug Research(IJMPD)

Vitamin C and its Action on Cancer Cells

Santiago Andrés Vintimilla Pesántez , María Antonieta Flores Salinas , Bryam Esteban Coello García , Karen Sofía Suscal Peláez , Christian Paul Flores Tapia , Andrea Estefanía Cañar Mendes , Bradd Josue Hugo Merino

International Journal of Medical, Pharmacy and Drug Research(IJMPD), Vol-6,Issue-5, September - October 2022, Pages 1-7 , 10.22161/ijmpd.6.5.1

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Article Info: Received: 25 Aug 2022; Received in revised form: 15 Sep 2022; Accepted: 20 Sep 2022; Available online: 25 Sep 2022


Vitamin C is a substance that has been the subject of debate over the years because of its numerous documented uses. Benefits have been shown in some cases, from use as prevention and shortening the duration of colds to reviewing vitamin C and its effects on diseases such as cancer. Therefore, vitamin C has been studied to evaluate the different mechanisms of action of vitamin C in relation to cancer; even vitamin C has been used as monotherapy or in combination with chemotherapy to demonstrate or eliminate its role in cancer. The aim of this review is to show whether the effects of vitamin C are effective and whether it makes sense to use it as monotherapy or in combination with chemotherapy; and even more to confirm or deny its positive effect in cancer.

Vitamin C, DNA, Apoptosis, Carcinogenic cells

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