RYE, NY, May 2, 2005 - The Active Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC) and GCP Genistein Combined Polysaccharide (GCP) Research Association is hosting the inaugural AHCC & GCP Seminar and Symposium at the Le Parker Meridien Hotel in New York, NY, on Thursday, May 12, 2005.
The Seminar is titled, "Treating and Preventing Chronic Illness with Natural Asian Therapies." It is open to the general public and will run from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. The Symposium, scheduled for 5:00 p.m., is open to health care professionals. Medical doctors from the United States will provide first hand information on these novel ingredients.
The public seminar's presenters include: Fred Pescatore, M.D., M.P.H., of the Centers of Integrative and Complementary Medicine and medical director for the U.S. AHCC Research Association; Aaron Katz, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Urology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of the Center of Holistic Urology; and Debra Bemis, Ph.D., Department of Urology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Pescatore will speak about the scientific research behind AHCC and other natural therapies and their use in his practice with patients with various diseases such as cancer, hepatitis, HIV, autoimmune disorders and others. Dr. Katz will discuss the scientific research behind GCP and other natural therapies and their use in his practice with prostate cancer patients. Dr. Bemis will present recently published scientific research on GCP and its use with bladder cancer.
The focus of the Symposium is to discuss new AHCC and GCP clinical research studies and developments. Scheduled presenters include:
-Robert Hackman, Ph.D., Research Nutritionist at the University of California, Davis.
-Gerald Sonnenfeld, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences and Vice President Research at Binghamton University of the State University of New York.
-Fred Pescatore, M.D., M.P.H., of the Centers of Integrative and Complementary Medicine and medical director for the U.S. AHCC Research Association.
-Jillian L. Capodice, M.S., L.Ac., licensed and certified acupuncturist and researcher at the Columbia University for Holistic Urology.
-Aaron Katz, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Urology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of the Center of Holistic Urology.
-Ying Hua, clinical research fellow in the Department of Urology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.
-Debra L. Bemis, Ph.D., Department of Urology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
-James Belanger, N.D., M.T. (ASCP), Director of the Lexington Natural Health Center, Lexington, MA.
-Zhinan Yin, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Section of Rheumatology at the Yale School of Medicine.
-Dennis O¹Hara, Founder of Man2Man prostate cancer survivor group in New York.
-Dan Kenner, Ph.D. L.Ac., writer and consultant in alternative health care.
-Thomas Walshe, M.D., Chief of General Neurology Section, Brigham and Women¹s Hospital in Boston, MA.
The AHCC & GCP Research Association was established in the U.S. to promote clinical research of these functional foods and to educate healthcare professionals and scientists about their benefits. AHCC is derived from a highly specialized manufacturing process developed in the mid-1980s that relies on the hybridization of several species of mushrooms cultivated in Japan. AHCC is the recipient of the 2002 NutrAward - Best New Product of 2002 from the Nutracon Executive Conference.
GCP is a novel functional food produced by fermentation of soybean isoflavone extracts with basidiomycetes mushrooms. GCP contains a rich content of isoflavone aglycons, especially genistein, as well as a rich content of polysaccharides from basidiomycetes. GCP is well tolerated by the body with no known serious side effects.
For more information on AHCC visit www.ahccresearch.com and for more information on GCP visit www.gcpresearch.com. To register for the U.S. AHCC & GCP Research Association Seminar or Symposium call 1-877-937-2422. There is no charge to attend the events. If you are a member of the media and are interested in receiving more information, contact Tiia Sumera at
801-538-0777 ext. 112 or [email protected].
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