Successful Treatment, with Chemotherapy and Intravenous Administration of Ascorbic Acid, of a Patient with Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma, Not Otherwise Specified


  • Chiaki Tokoro Palliative Care Team, Shinseikai Daiichi Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
  • Atsushi Tashiro Palliative Care Team, Shinseikai Daiichi Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
  • Kenji Ina Palliative Care Team, Shinseikai Daiichi Hospital, Nagoya, Japan and Department of Geriatric Medicine, Shinseikai Daiichi Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
  • Yoshiteru Tanaka Department of Pharmacy, Shinseikai Daiichi Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
  • Hiroyuki Kobayakawa Kobayakawa Clinic, Nagoya, Japan
  • Takashi Yoshida Department of Clinical Oncology, Nagoya Memorial Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
  • Satoshi Kayukawa Department of Clinical Oncology, Nagoya Memorial Hospital, Nagoya, Japan



Ascorbic acid, Peripheral T-cell lymphoma, Chemotherapy, Quality of life, EORTC QLQ-C30, Instrumental activities of daily living


Here, we report the case of a 64-year-old man with peripheral T-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified, who complained of diffuse lymphadenopathy and pancytopenia. This patient received the CHOP regimen followed by the CHP plus brentuximab vedotin regimen, and eventually experienced severe adverse effects, such as leukocytopenia and thrombocytopenia. He was then intravenously administered high doses of ascorbic acid to enhance the effects of chemotherapy drugs and reduce the intensity of the side effects. Positron emission tomography-computed tomography revealed a complete response of the lesions to combination therapy. This case report demonstrated the feasibility, efficacy, and acceptable toxicity of high-dose ascorbic acid in patients undergoing chemotherapy.


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How to Cite

Tokoro, C., Tashiro, A., Ina, K., Tanaka, Y., Kobayakawa, H., Yoshida, T., & Kayukawa, S. (2024). Successful Treatment, with Chemotherapy and Intravenous Administration of Ascorbic Acid, of a Patient with Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma, Not Otherwise Specified. Journal of Cancer Research Updates, 13, 1–5.




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