Colon cancer is caused by bacteria and cell stress - The microbiota in the intestines fuels tumour growth

The team of Professor Dirk Haller at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) made an unexpected discovery while investigating the triggering factors of colon cancer:  Cell stress in combination with an altered microbiota in the colon drives tumour growth.  Previously, it was assumed that this combination only contributes to inflammatory intestinal diseases.

Image: Andreas Heddergott / TUM

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