Distinct microbiological signatures associated with triple negative breast cancer
Banerjee S, Wei Z, Tan F, Peck KN, Shih N, Feldman M, Rebbeck TR, Alwine JC, Robertson ES.
Sci Rep. 2015 Oct 15;5:15162. doi: 10.1038/srep15162
Increasing evidence is showing that the human microbiome, the diverse population of microorganisms within every person, may play a key role in either setting the stage for cancer or even directly causing some forms of it. Dr. Michael Feldman was part of a new study at Penn that has identified, for the first time, an association between two microbial signatures and triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), the most aggressive form of the disease. The work was published online this week in Scientific Reports.
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