According to one of the researchers, prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers found through out the world. This particular cancer is controlled by adnrogen receptors, particullarily at the early stages of the disease. This is why all current medications that are used to help beat prostate cancer work by trying to reduce the manufacture of androgens or at the very least they interfere with their function through the androgen receptors.
The researchers tested 201 organic extracts from over 68 different types of fungus. Out of the 201 choosen extracts there was only 11 that were found to successfully deter androgen receptor activity in excess of 40%