New Study Shows Effects of Medicinal Mushroom Extract on Pancreatic Cancer Cells

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A study published in the June issue of the International Journal of Oncology found that Poria Triterpine Extract (PTE), a mixture of triterpines from Poria cocos, a medicinal mushroom used in traditional Asian medicine, suppress the proliferation of human pancreatic cancer cell lines.

Pancreatic cancer has some of the poorest survival rates among all types of cancer. It is rarely diagnosed early enough for successful intervention, and complete remissions are extremely rare.

The research was led by Dan Sliva, Ph.D., and performed at the Cancer Research Laboratory at Methodist Research Institute, Indiana University Health. Isaac Eliaz, MD, LAc, the director of Amitabha Medical Clinic & Healing Center, coauthored the study as part of his ongoing research into adjunctive anticancer therapies. Read more . . .

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