A new medical food called Ave, and derived from fermented wheat germ, holds great promise as an adjunctive therapy for colorectal cancer, metastatic melanoma, childhood malignancies and other forms of cancer. Compounds in Ave starve cancer cells, enhance immune system activity, and reduce chemo-associated side effects.
Researchers from around the world gathered in New York to review current science on Activated Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC) and Genistein Combined Polysaccharide (GCP), two compounds derived from Basidiomycetes mushrooms that are able to inhibit growth of prostate and bladder cancer cells.
Plant-based medicines including Bromelain (from pineapple), Chelidonium (a common Northeastern plant), and activated hexose correlated compound (derived from medicinal mushrooms) can strengthen immune function in cancer patients, leading to better treatment responses, longer survival and fewer recurrences. James Belanger, ND, a naturopathic oncologist, shares his approach.