Colon Cancer and “Bug” Impacts: Microbes and Communities

Cynthia L. Sears, MD
Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Link to the Sears Laboratory

Colon cancer is a cancer that equally impacts men and women and is rising in incidence in younger individuals and around the globe.  Intense investigations are seeking to identify which microbes and communities may contribute to colon cancer initiation and progression. This talk will summarize aspects of the evidence base, the areas of controversy and provide some insight into experimental data that may provide guidance for development of new prevention and therapeutic strategies for colon cancer.