Gut Bacteria can help in Cancer Detection

August 9, 2014 1:06 AM

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Gut Bacteria can help in Cancer Detection

The bacteria present in the gastrointestinal system can help in colon cancer detection as per a rsearch carried out by University of Michigan. The study findings have been published in journal Cancer Prevention Research.

Gut microbiome can be used to ascertain risk of colon cancer. The new technique is nearly 4.5 times better in prediction of precancerous polyps. The study team analyzed fecal matter from 90 study participants to correlate the presence of certain bacteria and colon cancer. The results were compared w...

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