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Selected Vegetables/Sun's Soup (PDQ®)

  • Posted: 02/21/2003
  • Updated: 02/05/2014

Reported Use of Selected Vegetables/Sun’s Soup as a Treatment for Human Cancera

Principal Reference Citation  Type of Study/Report  Type of Cancer  No. of Patients: Enrolled; Treated; Controlb Strongest Benefit Reported Concurrent Therapyc Level of Evidence Scored 
[1]Anecdotal report (patent document)Metastatic kidney or non-small cell lung4; 4; NoneComplete tumor regression, 3 patientsYesNone
[2]Phase I/II trialEarly non-small cell lung (toxicity study)5; 5; NoneImproved Karnofsky performance status, 4 patientsYesNone
[3]Nonconsecutive case seriesAdvanced non-small cell lung16; 12; NoneImproved median survivalYes, 10 of 12 evaluated patients3iiiA

No. = number.
aSee text and glossary for more details and definitions of terms.
bNumber of patients treated plus number of patients controlled may not equal number of patients enrolled; number of patients enrolled = number of patients initially recruited/considered by the researchers who conducted a study; number of patients treated = number of enrolled patients who were administered the treatment being studied AND for whom results were reported; historical control subjects are not included in number of patients enrolled.
cSurgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, pleurodesis administered/allowed at same time as treatment with Selected Vegetables/Sun’s Soup.
dFor information about levels of evidence analysis and an explanation of the level of evidence score, see Levels of Evidence for Human Studies of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine.


  1. Sun AS: Herbal Treatment of Malignancy. US Patent 5437866. August 1, 1995. Washington, DC: US Patent and Trademark Office, 1995. Available online. Last accessed February 5, 2014. 

  2. Sun AS, Ostadal O, Ryznar V, et al.: Phase I/II study of stage III and IV non-small cell lung cancer patients taking a specific dietary supplement. Nutr Cancer 34 (1): 62-9, 1999.  [PUBMED Abstract]

  3. Sun AS, Yeh HC, Wang LH, et al.: Pilot study of a specific dietary supplement in tumor-bearing mice and in stage IIIB and IV non-small cell lung cancer patients. Nutr Cancer 39 (1): 85-95, 2001.  [PUBMED Abstract]