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Human Microbiome and Cancer

Human Microbiome and Cancer

The microbiome refers to the collection of all of the gene sequences from a community of microbes in the human body. High-throughput DNA amplification and sequencing technologies to characterize the microbial communities provide data for investigations of microbial...

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The promise and challenge of cancer microbiome research

The promise and challenge of cancer microbiome research

The human microbiome is a significant community, with an estimated ratio of one microbial cell per human cell [1] and nearly 500-fold more microbial genes than host genes [2]. This community is dynamically shaped alongside human development from birth through...

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Gut Microbiota and Chemotherapy Resistance of Colorectal Cancer

Gut Microbiota and Chemotherapy Resistance of Colorectal Cancer

Studies have reported the effects of the gut microbiota on colorectal cancer (CRC) chemotherapy, but few studies have investigated the association between gut microbiota and targeted therapy. This study investigated the role of the gut microbiota in the treatment...

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Dispatches from the microbial frontier of cancer research

Dispatches from the microbial frontier of cancer research

As scientists catalog the microbial life living inside our gut, on our skin and in every nook and cranny of our body, disease researchers are hoping to use this collection of creatures — our microbiome — to find better ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer. We...

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