[The intestinal microbiota: a boost for antitumor treatments].

Medecine sciences : M/S

PubMedID: 24801040

Sarukhan A. [The intestinal microbiota: a boost for antitumor treatments]. Med Sci (Paris). 2014;30(4):436-8.
Two new studies in mice, published in Science, show that the commensal bacteria populations in the gut play a key role in boosting responses to different antitumor regimens. These results argue for a rational use of antibiotics when managing infections in patients undergoing cancer therapies.