The Cancer Microbiome Relationship

One of the most promising developments in cancer research originates with the microbiome If there is one area of cancer research that is causing a lot of excitement, it’s the link between the disease and the microbiome, and with good reason: it presents an opportunity...

What is the microbiome?

In our bodies, to make our microbiome, we have more than 100 trillion microbes, including bacteria and viruses, outnumbering our normal cells by up to 10 to one. In fact, if you look at the genes in our bodies, we are only about 1% human, as most of our DNA is either...
The Microbiome and Human Cancer

The Microbiome and Human Cancer

Separating microbes and cancers The role of microorganisms in causing and sustaining cancers has been in dispute for centuries. Through the lens of gut- and tumor-associated microbes, Sepich-Poore et al. review our current understanding of the microbiota in cancer,...