Prostate Tumor Battle Gets New Boost With 'Turkey Tail' Mushroom

by Tanya Thomas on  May 26, 2011 at 12:13 AM Cancer News   - G J E 4
Washington. May 24 (ANI): A new research from New Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has shown that a mushroom used in Asia turned out to be completely successful in suppressing prostate tumour development in mice during its early trials.
 Prostate Tumor Battle Gets New Boost With 'Turkey Tail' Mushroom
Prostate Tumor Battle Gets New Boost With 'Turkey Tail' Mushroom

A compound, (PSP), which is extracted from the 'turkey tail' mushroom, was found to suppress tumour formation in mice, according to an article by Dr Patrick Ling, from the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre-Queensland and Institute for Biomedical Health and Innovation (IHBI).

During the research trial, which was done in collaboration with The University of Hong Kong and Provital Pty Ltd, transgenic mice that developed prostate tumours were fed polysaccharopeptide (PSP), which was extracted from the turkey mushroom, for 20 weeks.

According to the findings, no tumours were found in any of the PSP-fed mice, whereas mice not given the treatment developed prostate tumours.

Dr Ling said that the results could be an important step towards fighting a disease.

"What we wanted to demonstrate was whether that compound could stop the development of prostate tumours in the first place. Importantly, we did not see any side effects from the treatment," he said.

"Our findings support that PSP may be a potent preventative agent against prostate cancer, possibly through targeting of the prostate cancer stem cell population," he added.

The article was published in journal PLoS ONE. (ANI)

Source: ANI

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I hope this find stays with us until the end; so many studies aren't heard from after several years. The good old mushroom, as with a lot out there in the woods,fungus ect.should have more development for the worlds future populations. Well I am off the open my can of 'mushies' right now;
Squiizy Wednesday, May 25, 2011
this is good news! a mushroom that can treat prostate cancer? wow! hopefully, further studies should be done and proved to be successful.
ennairam_23 Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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