Boricua fights cancer with a medicinal fungus

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According to the scientist, many experiments have demonstrated that the fungus has the capacity to "kill" cancerous cells in a selective way (

Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) is a rare, not very well-studied, and very agressive and lethal type of cancer that affects up to 5% of women who suffer from breast cancer in Puerto Rico and the U.S. 

That's why Puerto Rican scientist Michelle Martínez Montemayor leads a novel research project that explores the natural properties of a fungus for combating IBC at the School of Medicine of Universidad Central del Caribe in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.


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