Researchers have discovered which gut bacteria help our immune system battle cancerous tumors and how they do it.
The discovery may provide a new understanding of why immunotherapy, a treatment for cancer that helps amplify immune response, works in some cases, but not others.
The findings show combining immunotherapy with specific microbial therapy helps the immune system to recognize and attack cancer cells in three forms of cancer.
Former Lead Dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RDN, discusses which gut bacteria were discovered to help our immune system battle cancerous tumors and how they do it.
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