Figure 1: Role of Ascorbic Acid in cancer. Arrows illustrate the typical pathway (black text) seen in untreated cancers. Actions of normal cellular repair are shown in the clear box. Mechanisms associated with the initiation of cellular pathology that may result in a tumorigenic state are shown in the light grey box. Mechanisms of cancer cell biology and progression are highlighted in the dark grey box. Inhibition of or effects on a particular step by Ascorbic Acid is shown in bracketed blue text.