Two Cancer Studies Find Bacterial Clue in Colon – New York Times (NY) – By Gina Kolata – (Monday, October 17, 2011) –

by drsjbecker on October 25, 2011

 For years, Dr. Robert A. Holt, a genomics researcher at the British Columbia Cancer Agency, wrestled with a question about colon cancer. Might it be caused, or pushed along, by a bacterial infection? 

Cancers of the liver, stomach and cervix have all been linked to microbes, he knew. And if there is one place in the body with a lot of microbes, it is the colon – microbial cells outnumber human cells there by a ratio of at least nine to one.


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