Bacteria in Tumors Can Thwart Chemotherapy, Israeli Researchers Say

The microbes apparently suck in the cancer drug, cut off some of the molecule and totally inhibit its activity, hampering the fight against pancreatic cancer, Weizmann scientists say

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Bacteria in cancerous growths may impair the effectiveness of chemotherapy given to patients with pancreatic cancer, according to a study by researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science.