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A Potential Role for Ascorbic Acid as a Chemosensitizing Agent in Multiple Myeloma

Project Description

Dr. Grad investigated the ability of vitamin C to deplete glutathionine and act as a chemosensitizing agent in multiple myeloma, using both in vitro and in vivo tests to explore the sensitivity of multiple myeloma to antineoplastic agents.

2 comments on “A Potential Role for Ascorbic Acid as a Chemosensitizing Agent in Multiple Myeloma

  1. Sandra Gupton on

    I’m an RN working on a master’s of nursing in Public Health, and I am doing research for a paper for my class. I saw your article on Multiple Myeloma, which caught my eye; very much interesting to me. My grandmother passed away with this blood-borne disease. I was diagnosed with it since have had a bone-marrow transplant. I am a survivor of MM, and it’s been 30 years post-transplant. I am doing great, living life as I did before my diagnosis. At the time of my diagnosis, I was a young woman of 37 years of age, very active running Marathons, biking, competing with showing my horse in the dressage riding just as I do today.

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    • John McGregor on

      I’m struck by your description! I am a 63 yo male diagnosed with MM back in July 2021. I was in very serious condition at the time of my diagnosis but my body responded incredibly well to radiation and chemo treatments. I just completed my 100 day post stem cell transplant checkup with the best possible results. Throughout the entire process I have encountered very few side effects. Like you I led a very active lifestyle walking, hiking, biking and competing in paddle board surfing events, etc.. I am an academic researcher in food science and came to this website looking for some information on outcomes based research investigating diet, nutrition and its potential ability to extend my remission. Your story sounds like an incredible success! I am curious if you have any scientific references to share or any thoughts on who the top researchers in this field are. Thanks for sharing your story!

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