Microbiota and immune responses in colon cancer: More to learn

Florencia McAllister, Franck Housseau, Cynthia L. Sears

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Abstract

Increasing knowledge about the gut microbiota composition together with a resurgence in attention to the impact of the host immune system on tumor development triggered our interest in exploring how the interplay of the microbiota and the immune system represents an emerging area of interest. Determining how the immune system may alter gut microbiota composition, or the converse, and whether these interactions increase or reduce cancer risk may be relevant to generate more effective colon cancer preventive strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)232-236
Number of pages5
JournalCancer Journal (United States)
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Microbiome
  • colorectal cancer
  • immune system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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