Priya N. Werahera, PhD, presents a comprehensive discussion on the role of microbiomes in cancer, highlighting the sensitivity of detection methods and their potential in cancer research. Microbes have been found in cancer tissues and are implicated in the hallmarks of cancer. Analyzing samples using advanced techniques like NextGen sequencing has improved the identification of microbial DNA, facilitating a deeper understanding of the composition of microbiomes in cancer patients.
Studies have shown significant differences in the microbiomes of cancer patients compared to controls, emphasizing the potential diagnostic and therapeutic implications. Specific bacteria, such as Acne bacterium and F. Magna, have been associated with inflammation and soy metabolism, respectively, indicating their clinical significance in cancer. Further research, including analyzing EPS samples and frozen tissue samples, holds promise in unraveling the complex interplay between microbiomes and cancer development.Read More