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Trends Microbiol. 2013 Oct;21(10):506-8. doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2013.08.004. Epub 2013 Sep 9.

Fusobacterium spp. and colorectal cancer: cause or consequence?

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Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. Electronic address: tokeku@med.unc.edu.

Abstract

Although increasing evidence suggests a relationship between bacterial dysbiosis and colorectal cancer (CRC), few studies have identified specific microbial etiologic factors. Recent studies have implicated overabundance of Fusobacterium in association with colorectal adenomas and cancer. Two articles published in Cell Host & Microbe provide insights into the Fusobacterium-CRC relationship.

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PMC3836616
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10.1016/j.tim.2013.08.004
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