Could a Japanese mushroom extract eradicate HPV?

October 28, 2014 4:31 PM

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Could a Japanese mushroom extract eradicate HPV?

Principal investigator Judith A. Smith, associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the university, recently presented the team's findings at the 11th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology in Houston, TX.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infections are the most commonly transmitted sexual infections in the US. The virus is the main cause of cervical cancer in women, with two types - HPV 16 and HPV 18 - accounting for around 70% of all cases.

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