Bacteria Linked To Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Bloomberg News reports:

Researchers have identified five types of bacteria that are linked to aggressive prostate cancer. The bacteria was common in urine and tissue samples from men with the condition, a new study found. It is hoped the findings could help pave the way for treatments that could target this bacteria and slow or prevent the development of aggressive disease.

Project lead Professor Colin Cooper from the Norwich Medical School, said: “We already know of some strong associations between infections and cancer. “For example, the presence of Helicobacter pylori bacteria in the digestive tract is associated with stomach cancer, and some types of the HPV virus can cause cervical cancer.

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