Radiation-induced gastrointestinal toxicity is a significant comorbidity affecting many patients with cancer. Intestinal microbial changes are observed in patients suffering from radiation enteropathy, although a causal relationship with disease activity has yet to be proven. Implementation of bacterial profiling in clinical care could improve recognition and management of this debilitating disease.See related article by Reis Ferreira et al., p. 6487.

doi.org/10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-19-2422, hdl.handle.net/1765/120975
Clinical Cancer Research
Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Lam, S.Y. (Suk Yee), Peppelenbosch, M., & Fuhler, G. (2019). Prediction and Treatment of Radiation Enteropathy: Can Intestinal Bugs Lead the Way?. Clinical Cancer Research (Vol. 25, pp. 6280–6282). doi:10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-19-2422