The Potential Role of Medicinal Mushrooms in the Prevention and Treatment of Gynecological Cancers: A Review

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Abstract

A review of scientific information about the potential role of medicinal mushrooms in the prevention and treatment of gynecological cancers, human immunodeficiency virus, and human papillomavirus infections is reported here. The results of in vivo and in vitro experiments on 16 different species of Basidiomycetes and three Ascomycetes, which possess chemopreventive potential and are effective in clinical application in combination with chemotherapy, are also discussed. Medicinal mushroom extracts confirm an evident efficacy on the reduction of tumor cell proliferation and side effects in patients with gynecological tumors who are undergoing chemotherapy treatments. This review, the first on the use of medicinal mushrooms in the prevention and treatment of gynecological cancers, aims to highlight the remarkable potential of mushrooms in integrated oncology.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)225-235
Numero di pagine11
RivistaINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS
Volume21
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2019

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