Glioblastoma patient

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Anonymous asked 6 years ago
My husband was diagnoised with GBM in Jan 2015.  We were recently told about Vitamin C IV.  Have you had any experiences with that particular treatment on a GBM patient?
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Dr. Ward Dean, MD answered 6 years ago
Hello, 
I do not have a great deal of experience with Glioblastoma, the most common and one of the most difficult-to-treat of the brain cancers.
However, I do have extensive experience with the use of high-dose intravenous vitamin C, which we routinely administer for cancer and other C-responsive conditions.  We use a protocol similar to that of the Riordan Clinic (see attached). 
I also recommend a number of other non-toxic anti-cancer regimens—several of which have specifically demonstrated efficacy against glioblastoma multiforme in in-vitro and in-vivo studies,(1,2) although they have not been used in human clinical studies (despite an excellent human safety record).  I believe these would be appropriate for your husband.

  1. Bai RY1, Staedtke VAprhys CMGallia GLRiggins GJAntiparasitic mebendazole shows survival benefit in 2 preclinical models of glioblastoma multiformeNeuro Oncol.2011 Sep;13(9):974-82. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/nor077. Epub 2011 Jul 15.
  1. Ethan Poteet,‡,1Gourav Roy Choudhury,‡Ali Winters,‡ Wenjun Li,‡ Myoung-Gwi Ryou,‡ Ran Liu,‡ Lin Tang,§ Anuja Ghorpade,§ Yi Wen,‡ Fang YuanStephen T. Keir,‖ Hai Yan,‖ Darell D. Bigner,‖ James W. Simpkins,‡ and Shao-Hua Yang‡¶,2 Reversing the Warburg Effect as a Treatment for Glioblastoma.*J Biol Chem. 2013 Mar 29; 288(13): 9153–9164. doi:  10.1074/jbc.M112.440354