Somehow, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore—except that we are, as you will soon see.
Because I’m the resident cancer specialist on this blog, it usually falls on me to discuss the various bits of science, pseudoscience, and quackery that come up around the vast collection of diseases known collectively as “cancer.” I don’t mind, any more than my esteemed colleague Dr. Crislip minds discussing infectious diseases and, of course, vaccines, the most effective tool there is to prevent said infectious diseases. In any case, there are certain things that can happen during a week leading up to my Monday posting slot on SBM that are the equivalent of the Bat Signal. Call them the Cancer Signal, if you will. One of these happened last week, thus displacing that post I’ve been meaning to write on a particular topic once again. At this rate, I might just have to find a way to write an extra bonus post. But not this week.
In any case, this week’s Cancer Signal consisted of a series of articles and news reports with titles like:
- Vitamin C shows promise as cancer therapy (FOX News).
- Researchers establish benefits of high-dose vitamin C for ovarian cancer patients (Kansas University Medical Center press release).
- Vitamin C injections ease ovarian-cancer treatments (Nature).
- Vitamin C keeps cancer at bay, US research suggests (BBC).
- Vitamin C May Help Cancer Treatment, Study Finds (NBC News).
- IV Vitamin C Boosts Chemo’s Cancer-Fighting Power? (WebMD).
- Vitamin C as cancer treatment? High doses boost chemotherapy in study (LA Times).