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Bastyr/UW Oncomycology Translational Research Center

Principal Investigator: 
Mary L. Disis, MD

Address

14500 Juanita Drive
Kenmore, WA 98028
United States

Description

Trametes versicolor is an immunologically active medicinal mushroom that is likely to improve the effectiveness of treatments for women with advanced breast cancer. We will investigate the effect of oral doses of PSK, a T. versicolor extract prescribed in Japan as a cancer drug, in augmenting the anticancer immune response in advanced breast cancer.

Research Area: 
Program: 
Partnerships for CAM Clinical Translational Research