News in Gastric Cancer

News from around the world, curated by the Gastric Cancer Foundation.

Could the Microbiome Play a Role in Gastric Cancer?

Over the past few years, the scientific community has become more and more interested in the “microbiome”-the 100 trillion or so bacteria that live in our gut, helping us digest our food, fight infections and perform other normal daily functions. Now evidence is emerging that the microbiome could play a role in the formation of gastric cancer, and therefore could be an important target for new therapies.