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Bacteria Implicated in Development of Colon Cancer

The microorganisms that live in our intestines help keep us healthy, but U.S. researchers have identified two virulent strains of bacteria that are linked to the progression of colon cancer. Cancer researcher Michael Burns said pinpointing which bacteria cause cancer in the large intestine could help identify patients who are at high risk for the disease. “It could be that you see changes in the microbiome before the tumor even develops," he said, "and if you could do that,...

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