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October 17, 2019

Mushrooms & Cancer? #46

In this episode, we learn about another delicious way to aid in preventing and fighting cancer.  This episode is sponsored by Affordable Creations & WYSk Spark Radio,

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Paul Stamets, “MycoMedicinals: An Informational Treatise on Mushrooms”, (MycoMedia Productions), 2002.

Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi) Inhibits Cancer Cell Growth and Expression of Key Molecules in Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Paul Stamets, “MycoMedicinals: An Informational Treatise on Mushrooms”, (MycoMedia Productions), 2002), 24-29.

Studies on the immuno-modulating and anti-tumor activities of Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi) polysaccharides.

Radical scavenger and antihepatotoxic activity of Ganoderma formosanum, Ganoderma lucidum and Ganoderma neo-japonicum.

Polysaccharides in fungi. XIV. Anti-inflammatory effect of the polysaccharides from the fruit bodies of several fungi.

Effects of ganopoly (a Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide extract) on the immune functions in advanced-stage cancer patients.

A phase I/II trial of a polysaccharide extract from Grifola frondosa (Maitake mushroom) in breast cancer patients: immunological effects.

Protection against lung cancer patient plasma-induced lymphocyte suppression by Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides.

New triterpene aldehydes, lucialdehydes A-C, from Ganoderma lucidum and their cytotoxicity against murine and human tumor cells.

Ganoderma lucidum exerts anti-tumor effects on ovarian cancer cells and enhances their sensitivity to cisplatin.

A water-soluble extract from culture medium of Ganoderma lucidum mycelia suppresses the development of colorectal adenomas.

Ganoderic acid Me inhibits tumor invasion through down-regulating matrix metalloproteinases 2/9 gene expression.

The in vitro and in vivo experimental evidences disclose the chemopreventive effects of Ganoderma lucidum on cancer invasion and metastasis.

Isolation of an antitumor compound from Agaricus blazei Murill and its mechanism of action

Heavy Metals Accumulate More In Some Mushrooms Than In Others

Fungi and ionizing radiation from radionuclides

Paul Stamets, “MycoMedicinals: An Informational Treatise on Mushrooms”, (MycoMedia Productions), 2002), 57-62.


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