Can Bacteria Boost Development of Colorectal Cancer?

Scientists have found increased immune response to antigens produced by a particular intestinal bacteria in patients with polyps and early stage I or II colorectal cancer. Antibodies against the Streptococcus bovis antigen RpL7/L12 were higher in the blood of polyp and early cancer patients than healthy individuals.  However, the increased immune response had disappeared in patients…  Read More