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

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Anticancer Drugs. 2009
Mar;20(3):215-6.
Dramatic
prostate-specific antigen response with activated hemicellulose
compound in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Turner
J
, Chaudhary
U
.
Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of
Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South
Carolina, USA.

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.