Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found out how bacteria in your gut can help the body fight cancer in different parts of the body.
The research shows that healthy bacteria can leave the gut and travel to other parts of the body to fight cancer.
The bacteria can help boost the effectiveness of some cancer drugs, called immunotherapy drugs, which work by improving the body’s immune system to fight cancer cells.
The researchers found that the immunotherapy drugs caused inflammation in the digestive system, which led to changes in lymph nodes in the gut.
The bacteria can leave the gut and travel to the lymph nodes and tumors in the body, where they help the immune system kill cancer cells.
The researchers think that the bacteria and the immune cells they activate work together to fight cancer cells.
The research found that antibiotics, which can get rid of gut bacteria, can make immunotherapy drugs less effective because the bacteria can no longer help the immune system.
However, the team showed that as long as some helpful bacteria can travel from the gut to the lymph nodes or tumor, the type of bacteria does not seem to matter.
The researchers are now working on developing treatments that use bacteria to help immunotherapy drugs work better against cancer.
The new findings could lead to new ways to fight cancer and help doctors choose the best treatments for patients.
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The study was conducted by Yongbin Choi et al and published in Science Immunology.
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