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Links between gut microbiota and colorectal cancer are confirmed

Japanese researchers analyzed taxonomic and functional characteristics of the gut microbiota of patients who underwent a colonoscopy. Their results indicate that the flora is involved in the onset of colorectal cancer and experiences gradual changes as the disease progresses.   Tumor form...
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Colorectal cancer: a bacterium is a key player in chemoresistance

According to a Chinese study, the presence of Fusobacterium nucleatum in tumor cells might significantly reduce the efficacy of one of the standard adjuvant chemotherapies for colorectal cancer.   The focus on gut dysbiosis was introduced into oncology research following the observation i...
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Are virome and mycobiome involved in colorectal cancer?

Recent studies explored for the first time the fungal and viral components of gut dysbiosis in patients with colorectal cancer. New diagnostic and therapeutic avenues might arise from the results.   Research on colorectal cancer (CRC) is mainly focused on bacterial populations but is grad...
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Gastrointestinal cancers

Gastrointestinal cancers have many possible causes. Although genetics and environment have a clear impact, the influence of gastric microbiota has been studied extensively.
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