Anticancer Drugs. 2009
prostate-specific antigen response with activated hemicellulose
compound in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of
Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South
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.