Mushroom extract improves cancer survival in dogs
Dogs with hemangiosarcoma that were treated with a compound derived from the Coriolus versicolor mushroom had the longest survival times
ever reported for dogs with the disease.
These promising findings offer hope that the compound may one day offer cancer patients – human and canine alike – a viable alternative or
complementary treatment to traditional chemotherapies.The research was conducted at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.
Researchers – Dr. Dorothy Cimino Brown, professor and chair of the Department of Clinical Studies and director of the Veterinary Clinical
Investigation Center & Dr. Jennifer Reetz,attending radiologist in the Department of Clinical Studies – published their findings in an open-access article in the journal Evidence–
Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 384301, 8 pages