Newswire (Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2019, Received: Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 6:27:11 PM CDT)

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2019 JUN 11 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Immunotherapy Daily -- Investigators discuss new findings in Oncology - Prostate Cancer. According to news reporting from Bologna, Italy, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, “The human microbiome is gaining increasing attention in the medical community, as knowledge on its role not only in health but also in disease development and response to therapies is expanding. Furthermore, the connection between the microbiota and cancer, especially the link between the gut microbiota and gastrointestinal tumors, is becoming clearer.”

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from St. Orsola Marcello Malpighi Hospital, “The interaction between the microbiota and the response to chemotherapies and, more recently, to immunotherapy has been widely studied, and a connection between a peculiar type of microbiota and a better response to these therapies and a different incidence in toxicities has been hypothesized. As knowledge on the gut microbiota increases, interest in the residing microbial population in other systems of our body is also increasing. Consequently, the urinary microbiota is under evaluation for its possible implications in genitourinary diseases, including cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in the male population; thus, research regarding its etiology and possible factors correlated to disease progression or the response to specific therapies is thriving.”

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: “This review has the purpose to recollect the current knowledge on the relationship between the human microbiota and prostate cancer.”

For more information on this research see: The Human Microbiota and Prostate Cancer: Friend or Foe? CANCERS, 2019;11(4):. CANCERS can be contacted at: Mdpi, St Alban-Anlage 66, Ch-4052 Basel, Switzerland.

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting F. Massari, St. Orsola Marcello Malpighi Hospital, Division of Oncology, I-40138 Bologna, Italy. Additional authors for this research include V. Mollica, V. Di Nunno, L. Gatto, M. Santoni, N. Battelli, M. Scarpelli, A. Cimadamore, R. Montironi, A. Lopez-Beltran, L. Cheng and G. Brandi.

The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers11040459. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.

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