Gut microbiome disturbance by antibiotic treatment early in life is sufficient to induce leukaemia in predisposed mice

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Published: 30 Jun 2020
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Dr Carolina Vicente-Dueñas - Institute of Biomedical Research of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain

Dr Carolina Vicente-Dueñas speaks to ecancer in an online interview for the virtual EHA 2020 meeting.

She discusses how infections in the gut microbiome could be an ignition to developing leukaemia in genetic carriers.

Dr Vicente-Dueñas explains that a depletion in the gut microbiome through antibiotics leads to an increase in disease incidence in predisposed mice.

She explains why this needs further research to explore the prevalence in humans.

Read more about this study here