Gut bacteria might hitch a ride with spreading bowel cancer cells

24 Nov 2017
Cancer Research UK

Bacteria found in certain bowel cancers can also be found inside a small number of tumours that have spread to another part of the body, says new research.

The bacteria helped bowel cancer cells grow in mice.

Researchers said this adds to the evidence of a relationship between growing bowel cancers and the types of microorganisms in the gut. 

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