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Supplemental Ascorbate, Vitamin C, in the Supportive Treatment of Cancer

  • D. F. Andrews
  • A. M. Herzberg
Part of the Springer Series in Statistics book series (SSS)


A study was made of the survival times of 100 terminal cancer patients who were given supplemental ascorbate, Vitamin C, as part of their routine management and 1000 matched controls, similar patients who had received the same treatment except for the ascorbate. The object of the investigation was to determine whether supplemental ascorbate prolongs the survival times of patients with terminal human cancer.


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  1. Cameron, E. and Pauling, L. (1976). Supplemental ascorbate in the supportive treatment of cancer: Prolongation of survival times in terminal human cancer. Proc. Nad. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 73, 3685–3689.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. F. Andrews
    • 1
  • A. M. Herzberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of StatisticsUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsImperial College of Science and TechnologyLondonUK

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