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Oral microbiota, a risk factor for lung cancer?

A first prospective study conducted in never-smokers suggests a link between diversity in oral microbiota and the risk of developing lung cancer. This new insight remains to be confirmed.   Lung cancer is the leading cause of death by cancer worldwide. While active tobacco use is the main...
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Lung microbiota: a prognostic marker of COPD?

Composition of the pulmonary microbiota could well become a marker of the severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. A team brought to light a correlation between the presence of some bacteria and prognosis at one year.   Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affected 3.5 ...
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Pulmonary carcinogenesis: what role is played by the local microbiota?

The presence of commensal bacteria in the lower airways could lead to positive regulation of cell signaling pathways and be at the root of some lung cancers.   The involvement of the microbiota of the lower airways in the development of some lung cancers has been documented, but pathogeni...
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