Gut Reaction

Source: Cure Today, June 2018

COULD THE SUCCESS OF immunotherapy rest on what kinds of bugs reside in your gut? Recent research findings suggest yes — and point to steps that could help patients get the right microbiotic mix before beginning this type of treatment.

Specific strains of intestinal bacteria increase the response rate to immunotherapy in patients with advanced melanoma and some other cancer types, according to results from three studies published recently in the journal Science.

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