Can the microbiome lead to a therapy prognosis for cancer in the future?

A possible connection between the success of cancer therapy and intestinal microbiome

Cancer patients respond differently to therapies and the success of common treatments possibly depends on the composition of the intestinal microbiomes. This is the conclusion of researchers from Jena and Hong Kong, including Dr. Gianni Panagiotou of the FungiNet consortium (Project B5), and is based on the investigation of eight different types of cancer. The results were published in the journal Microbiome.

Original publication:

Heshiki Y, Vazquez-Uribe R, Li J, Ni Y, Quainoo S, Imamovic L, Li J, Sørensen M, Chow BKC, Weiss GJ, Xu A, Sommer MOA, Panagiotou G (2020) Predictable modulation of cancer treatment outcomes by the gut microbiota. Microbiome 8: 28.

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