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β 1, 3-Glucan in Cancer Treatment

Vaclav Vetvicka1 and J. Vetvickova1
  • 1 University of Louisville, United States

Abstract

Natural products, useful in preventing and/or treating various diseases, have been sought after throughout the man’s history. Despite some problems inherited from the natural source of glucans, there is extensive literature about their activities in animal tumor models. For the past 25 years, Japan has used several forms of mushroom-derived glucans in treating cancer patients. Additionally, close to twenty clinical trials are currently running in several countries, further suggesting the strong possibility of using glucans as an established anti-cancer drug.

American Journal of Immunology
Volume 8 No. 2, 2012, 38-43

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajisp.2012.38.43

Submitted On: 23 March 2012 Published On: 6 June 2012

How to Cite: Vetvicka, V. & Vetvickova, J. (2012). β 1, 3-Glucan in Cancer Treatment. American Journal of Immunology, 8(2), 38-43. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajisp.2012.38.43

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Keywords

  • Glucan
  • cancer
  • immunity
  • treatment