Are potentially carcinogenic gut bacteria acquired in early life?

Status: Complete
Year: 2020
Funded: $4,864
Grant Type: Grant in Aid

Long-term carriage of toxin-producing strains of the gut bacterium Bacteroides fragilis is associated with increased risk of colorectal cancer. The aim of this study is to determine if young children are susceptible to colonisation with these bacteria and, if so, do they become chronically colonised?

Researcher // Associate Professor Jacqui Keenan – University of Otago

Jacqui Keenan is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Otago.

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