NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,034 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- shiitake mushroom
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- A dark oriental mushroom widely used as a food. Several anticancer substances have been found in shiitake mushrooms, including lentinan, which has been studied in Japan as a treatment for stomach and colorectal cancer. The scientific name is Lentinus edodes.