The incisor is a traditional European remedy against cancer. Biologically, the plant is less dangerous than the two common fungal parasites of birch, the other being Piteroporus betulinus , which also has medicinal properties.
The sloping stag is found everywhere where the birch grows abundantly - mainly in Northern Europe and Russia, where it is also most used. The oblique cutter has anticancer effects ( Zhao2016cci , Arata2016cic and others), specifically against lung cancer ( Lee2014iop ) and MCF-7 breast cancer cells ( Wang2015ctw ). Further studies of the anticancer effects of this fungus are constantly emerging, with recent reviews by Song2013pua .