City of Hope Phase 2 Clinical Trial Investigates if White Button Mushroom Supplement Suppressed Prostate Cancer

City of Hope Phase 2 Clinical Trial Investigates if White Button Mushroom Supplement Suppressed Prostate Cancer

A world-renowned U.S. cancer research center and National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center based in the Los Angeles area has launched a Phase 2 clinical trial to investigate whether white button mushroom extract can regulate the immune system and thus affect prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels to either remain stable or decline. Of course, heightened levels of PSA in men may indicate the existence of prostate tumors. Now City of Hope, known around the world as an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, is recruiting patients for this Phase 2 study in partnership with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Impressive Results Thus Far

Just in March, City of Hope issued a press release announcing that white button mushrooms could alleviate prostate cancer. At the ENDO 2021—the Endocrine Society’s Annual meeting—Xiaoqiang Wang, MD, PhD, MB (ASCP) with the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope shared, “Androgens, a type of male sex hormone, promote the growth of prostate cancer cells by binding to and activating the androgen receptor, a protein that is ex...

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