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Trametes versicolor mushroom immune therapy in breast cancer

Status: 
Completed
Study area: 
Immunity
Oncology
Co-investigator(s): 
Standish, LJ, Wenner CA, Bridge C, Nelson A
Martzen M, Novack J, Torkelson C
Project period: 
2008

Data from multiple epidemiologic and clinical studies on immune effects of conventional cancer treatment and the clinical benefits of polysaccharide immune therapy suggest that immune function has a role in breast cancer prevention. Immune therapy utilizing the polysaccharide constituents of Trametes versicolor (Tv) as concurrent adjuvant cancer therapy may be warranted as part of a comprehensive cancer treatment and secondary prevention strategy.