How Bacteria Hinder Chemotherapy

Weizmann Wonder Wander| Thu Sep 14 16:34:38 EDT 2017
How Bacteria Hinder Chemotherapy
 

To the reasons that chemotherapy sometimes does not work, we can now add one more: bacteria. In a study published today in Science, researchers describe findings that certain bacteria can be found inside human pancreatic tumors. The findings further showed that some of these bacteria contain an enzyme that inactivates a common drug used to treat various cancers, including pancreatic cancer. Working with mouse models of cancer, they demonstrated how treatment with antibiotics on top of ....

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