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Trametes versicolor or turkey tail is a common polypore mushroom found throughout the world. Trametes versicolor obtain nutrients from decomposing matter; they break down the deadwood of trees for nutrients, but this process helps clean their environment for new growth showing, that these fungi are involved in symbiotic relationships. Also, Trametes versicolor contains polysaccharides. Research has suggested, their polysaccharides can be utilized in immune therapy as secondary prevention strategies. Trametes versicolor fungi have been studied in three phases of clinical trials in patients with stomach, colorectal, esophageal, and breast cancer. The results from these trials support the hypothesis that immunomodulation can influence the clinical course in breast cancer.

Standish, L. J., Wenner, C. A., Sweet, E. S., Bridge, C., Nelson, A., Martzen, M., Novack, J., & Torkelson, C. (2008). Trametes versicolor mushroom immune therapy in breast cancer. Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology

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