Abstract Title:

Dramatic prostate-specific antigen response with activated hemicellulose compound in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Abstract Source:

Anticancer Drugs. 2009 Mar;20(3):215-6. PMID: 19104437

Abstract Author(s):

Jeffrey Turner, Uzair Chaudhary


Castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) is an incurable disease with limited treatment options. Herbal supplements are unconventional treatments for a variety of diseases. Active hemicellulose compound (AHCC) is a Japanese supplement discovered by hybridizing several mushrooms used in traditional healing for the purpose of maintaining 'super immunity'. We report on a 66-year-old gentleman with CRPC with an excellent serologic response to AHCC. This case hypothesizes that AHCC may have potential activity against CRPC.

Study Type : Commentary

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