Category Archives: colonoscopy

Study links bacterial biofilms to increased colon and colorectal cancer risk.


Researchers from Johns Hopkins have found that dense mats of interacting bacteria, called biofilms, were present in the majority of cancers and polyps, particularly those on the right side of the colon. The presence of these bacterial bunches, they say, may represent an increased risk for colon cancer and could form the basis of new diagnostic tests.  The study is

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