Cancer Care

Fermented Wheat Germ Extract Improves Immunity, Survival in Cancer Patients

By Dale Chenoweth | Contributing Writer - Vol. 7, No. 1. Spring, 2006

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.

AHCC and GCP: New Options for Urologic Cancers and Immune-Mediated Disorders

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor-in-Chief - Vol. 6, No. 2. Summer, 2005

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.

Botanical Medicines Improve Immune Function, Prolong Survival in Cancer Patients

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor-in-Chief - Vol. 6, No. 1. Spring, 2005

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.