UMMS Affiliation

Program in Systems Biology; Program in Molecular Medicine

Publication Date

2020-03-01

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Cancer Biology | Computational Biology | Environmental Microbiology and Microbial Ecology | Immunology and Infectious Disease | Microbiology | Neoplasms | Systems Biology

Abstract

The collection of microbes that live in and on the human body - the human microbiome - can impact on cancer initiation, progression, and response to therapy, including cancer immunotherapy. The mechanisms by which microbiomes impact on cancers can yield new diagnostics and treatments, but much remains unknown. The interactions between microbes, diet, host factors, drugs, and cell-cell interactions within the cancer itself likely involve intricate feedbacks, and no single component can explain all the behavior of the system. Understanding the role of host-associated microbial communities in cancer systems will require a multidisciplinary approach combining microbial ecology, immunology, cancer cell biology, and computational biology - a systems biology approach.

Keywords

microbiomes, cancer

Rights and Permissions

© 2020 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/j.trecan.2020.01.004

Source

Xavier JB, Young VB, Skufca J, Ginty F, Testerman T, Pearson AT, Macklin P, Mitchell A, Shmulevich I, Xie L, Caporaso JG, Crandall KA, Simone NL, Godoy-Vitorino F, Griffin TJ, Whiteson KL, Gustafson HH, Slade DJ, Schmidt TM, Walther-Antonio MRS, Korem T, Webb-Robertson BM, Styczynski MP, Johnson WE, Jobin C, Ridlon JM, Koh AY, Yu M, Kelly L, Wargo JA. The Cancer Microbiome: Distinguishing Direct and Indirect Effects Requires a Systemic View. Trends Cancer. 2020 Mar;6(3):192-204. doi: 10.1016/j.trecan.2020.01.004. Epub 2020 Feb 7. PMID: 32101723; PMCID: PMC7098063. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Trends in cancer

Comments

Full author list omitted for brevity. For the full list of authors, see article.

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Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

32101723

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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