Study: Unhealthy Gut Promotes Spread of Breast Cancer

June 11, 2019 by

Melanie Rutkowski, PhD

An unhealthy, inflamed gut causes breast cancer to become much more invasive and spread more quickly to other parts of the body, according to new research from lab of Carter Center member, Melanie Rutkowski.  Her research has found that disrupting the microbiome of mice caused hormone receptor-positive breast cancer to become more aggressive. Altering the microbiome, the collection of microorganisms that live in the gut and elsewhere, had dramatic effects in the body, priming the cancer to spread.

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