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Study identifies possible link between antibiotic use and breast cancer growth

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By: Darcy Jimenez From: pharmaceutical-technology.com New research has uncovered a possible link between antibiotic use and the speed of breast cancer growth in mice, and identified an immune cell that could be used to reverse the effect. The study, funded by Breast Cancer Now and conducted by scientists from the Quadram Institute and the University of East Anglia (UEA), involved …

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Glasgow bacteria discovery could aid breast cancer fight

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By: William Janes From: scotsman.com Gut bacteria could be the key to winning the fight against breast cancer, a study suggests. The microbiome – the collection of bacteria that live in our stomachs – has previously been linked to other health problems such as obesity and heart disease. But scientists have now found that the micro-organisms produce chemicals that can …

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Gut bacteria ‘may help drugs fight cancer’

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By: James Gallagher From: bbc.com Bacteria living deep inside the digestive system seem to alter how cancer drugs work, a study suggests. Immunotherapies – which harness the body’s own defences to fight tumours – can clear even terminal cancer in a small proportion of patients. However, a small study by the University of Texas found those harbouring a more diverse …

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The Hottest New Cancer Drugs Depend on Gut Microbes

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By: Ed Yong From: theatlantic.com Few recent developments have created more excitement in the world of cancer research than the rise of immunotherapy. After decades of frustration, scientists have finally found effective ways of turning the immune system against tumors, with spectacular results. Patients with kidney cancers and melanomas that had spread all over their bodies—diseases that would typically carry …