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Vol. 73, No. 2, 2004
Issue release date: August 2004
Urol Int 2004;73:188–190

Dramatic Remission of Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer Achieved with Extract of the Mushroom, Phellinus linteus

Shibata Y. · Kurita S. · Okugi H. · Yamanaka H.
aDepartment of Urology, Gunma University School of Medicine, Maebashi, Gunma, and bDepartment of Urology, Chichibu City Hospital, Chichibu, Saitama, Japan

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At present, there is no distinctly effective treatment for hormone refractory prostate cancer. We describe a hormone refractory prostate cancer patient with rapidly progressive bone metastasis who showed dramatic response to intake of an extract from the mushroom, Phellinus linteus.

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