Trametes versicolor mushroom immune therapy in breast cancer

Leanna J. Standish, Cynthia A. Wenner, Erin S. Sweet, Carly Bridge, Ana Nelson, Mark Martzen, Jeffrey Novack, Carolyn Torkelson

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-128
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Society for Integrative Oncology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2008


  • Botanical medicine
  • Breast cancer
  • Immune therapy
  • Medicinal mushroom
  • Trametes versicolor


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