Cancer: Study suggests that gut microbiome can provide prognosis for therapy

Possible correlation between success of cancer therapy and intestinal microbes

Cancer patients respond differently to therapies. The success of the classical treatment methods possibly depends on the composition of the microbiome in the gut. Study results obtained by researchers from Jena and Hong Kong point to that. For their study they investigated eight different types of cancer. They published their results in the scientific journal Microbiome.