The use of mushroom glucans and proteoglycans in cancer treatment.

  title={The use of mushroom glucans and proteoglycans in cancer treatment.},
  author={Parris M. Kidd},
  journal={Alternative medicine review : a journal of clinical therapeutic},
  volume={5 1},
  • Parris M. Kidd
  • Published 2000 in
    Alternative medicine review : a journal of…
Immunoceuticals can be considered as substances having immunotherapeutic efficacy when taken orally. More than 50 mushroom species have yielded potential immunoceuticals that exhibit anticancer activity in vitro or in animal models and of these, six have been investigated in human cancers. All are non-toxic and very well tolerated. Lentinan and schizophyllan have little oral activity. Active Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC) is poorly defined but has shown early clinical promise. Maitake D… CONTINUE READING
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