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Bacteria from the mouth is linked to the development of pancreatic cancer

Some bacteria found in gum disease are linked to the development of pancreatic cancer

 
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Certain types of bacteria in the mouth, some of which are found in gum disease, are associated with the development of pancreatic cancer, suggests a small study published online in the journal Gut.

The discovery opens the possibility to stop the progress of one of the most difficult cancers to treat, altering the balance of bacteria, the authors say. Pancreatic cancer typically spreads rapidly, and only about one in 20 patients still alive five years after diagnosis.

The authors base their conclusions on an initial comparison of the bacteria found in the saliva of ten patients with pancreatic cancer that has not spread, and ten healthy people matched for age and sex.

They found significant differences between colonies of bacteria in both groups, with 31 species and 25 species unless the saliva of patients with cancer.

They then analyzed saliva samples from another 28 patients with pancreatic cancer and 28 healthy people to prove their conclusions.

In addition, they analyzed tissue samples from 28 patients with chronic inflammation of the pancreas (chronic pancreatitis), which is associated with an increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer. Among six species of suspects, two - Neisseria elongata and Streptococcus mitis were less frequent in the mouths of cancer patients than those of their healthy peers, while the levels of other species - adjacens Granulicatella - were significantly higher.

The combination of N elongata and S mitis was different in healthy patients and those with cancer in more than 80% of cases.

In addition, they found similar differences in the prevalence of S mitis and G adjacens between chronic pancreatitis samples.

It is unclear if the presence of certain types of bacteria are the cause or the effect of pancreatic cancer, the authors say. But his resume previous research findings, which already perceived the relationship of bacteria in diseases of the pancreas.

They will suggest that the levels of certain bacteria could be used as a screen and reliable non-invasive cancer of the pancreas, with the promise of early detection for a disease that has no obvious symptoms in its early stages.

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