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Cancer and the Microbiome: How Bacteria Influence Immunotherapy

The microbiome—the trillions of skin bacteria, gut bacteria, and other microscopic organisms that inhabit our bodies—has emerged as an exciting area of research in the past few years. Studies suggest it impacts both the development and progression of cancer as well as patient responses to immunotherapy.

In this webinar for patients and caregivers, our expert highlights what we know so far about the human microbiome and how factors such as diet and probiotics influence the health of our gut flora. Microbiome-based treatment strategies are already being explored in the clinic to improve outcomes for cancer patients, and our expert focuses on the biggest challenges and questions that must be addressed.

Expert to be announced shortly. 

The "Cancer Immunotherapy and You" webinar series is produced by the Cancer Research Institute and is hosted by our science writer, Arthur Brodsky, Ph.D. The 2020 series is made possible with generous support from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Foundation Medicine.
Browse our Cancer Immunotherapy and You Webinar Series playlist on YouTube or visit the Webinars page on our website to see other webinars in this series.

Bristol Myers Squibb; Alkermes; and Foundation Medicine

*Immunotherapy results may vary from patient to patient.