Thursday, July 5, 2007
An Asian mushroom may prove to be nature’s new nontoxic weapon against prostate cancer. Researchers at Boston University treated cancerous prostate cells with a small dose of the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin and an extract of Phellinus linteus, a Korean mushroom. The duo was as effective at killing cancerous cells as larger doses of chemo, but didn’t harm healthy tissue. Further studies are planned.