Tuesday 15 December 2015

Dysbiosis and gynecologic cancers

Dysbiosis is perturbation of the normal microbial flora in our body. It impacts many key cellular metabolic processes resulting in multiple diseases including cancer. Bacterial vaginosis, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer are suspected to be promoted by dysbiotic microbiomes. How does dysbiosis ultimately promote carcinogenesis? Read this comprehensive review on the microbiome and cancer.

Related articles

1. Vaginal and gastrointestinal microbiomes in gynecologic cancers: a review,
Chase et al., 2015

2. Metabolic signatures of bacterial vaginosis,
Srinivasan et al., 2015

Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle

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