Clinical characteristics of gynecologic cancer patients who respond to salvage treatment with Lingzhi

Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2014;15(10):4193-6. doi: 10.7314/apjcp.2014.15.10.4193.


Lingzhi or Ganoderma lucidum is a popular medicinal mushroom used as a health promotion herb in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years. There have many previous studies about the anti-cancer effects of lingzhi especially in vitro. The present study reports the clinical data of 5 gynecologic cancer patients who achieved stability in the disease after ingestion of lingzhi in the form of fruit body water extract and spores in a salvage setting. This report has been written to enhance the data describing the effect of lingzhi in cancer patients.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cisplatin / therapeutic use
  • Cystadenocarcinoma / drug therapy*
  • Cystadenocarcinoma / pathology
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal / therapeutic use*
  • Endometrial Neoplasms / drug therapy*
  • Endometrial Neoplasms / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / secondary
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / drug therapy
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / drug therapy*
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / pathology
  • Reishi
  • Salvage Therapy*
  • Vaginal Neoplasms / secondary


  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal
  • Cisplatin