Mushroom increases cancer survival rates

A meta-analysis from Hong Kong has provided strong evidence that the fungus Yun Zhi (Coriolus versicolor) can increase survival rates in cancer patients, particularly those suffering from carcinoma of the breast, stomach and colon. Thirteen clinical trials met the authors’ inclusion criteria. The results showed that Yun Zhi confers a significant survival advantage compared with standard conventional anti-cancer treatment alone. Of patients randomised to Yun Zhi, there was a 9% absolute reduction in five-year mortality, resulting in one additional patient alive for every 11 patients treated. In patients with breast cancer, gastric cancer, or colorectal cancer treated with chemotherapy, the effects of the addition of Yun Zhi to the treatment regime on the overall five-year survival rate were evident, however this was not true for oesophageal cancer and nasopharyngeal carcinoma. (Efficacy of Yun Zhi (Coriolus versicolor) on Survival in Cancer Patients: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov. 2012 Jan 1;6(1):78-87).

 

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