Microbes as allies in immune attack on cancer
Cancer Microbes Immune System

Microbes as allies in immune attack on cancer

Endre Szvetnik
Endre Szvetnik

Researchers have identified gut bacteria that can mobilise the immune system to fight tumours. The discovery can also help identify patients who are most likely to respond to cancer immunotherapy.

In 10 seconds? Scientists have identified nearly a dozen bacteria that can spur our immune systems to respond to cancer. In the process, they also found a way to identify patients who are likely to respond to checkpoint inhibitor therapy.

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