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Colorectal Cancer and the Microbiome Webinar

Colorectal Cancer and the Microbiome Webinar

Colorectal Cancer & the MicrobiomeIt’s becoming increasingly clear that colorectal cancer – the third most common cancer worldwide – is intricately linked to microbes in the gut. The OPTIMISTICC team, in collaboration with Colorectal Cancer Canada has produced...

New Link Between Red Meat Consumption and CRC

New Link Between Red Meat Consumption and CRC

The Giannakis and Ogino labs have published a new study in Cancer Discovery that describes a mutational signature associated with high intake of red meat and increased colorectal cancer mortality. The team analyzed whole exome sequencing and epidemiological data from...

Organoids and Organs on Chips and the Microbiome: A New Review

Organoids and Organs on Chips and the Microbiome: A New Review

In a new review in Cell Host & Microbe, Jens Puschhof and Cayetano Pleguezuelos-Manzano, from the lab of Hans Clevers, describe advances in co-culturing microbes with intestinal and colonic epithelia. Organoid and organ-on-a-chip platforms in particular are...

CRC Screening Guidelines in US to Begin at Age 45

CRC Screening Guidelines in US to Begin at Age 45

The US Preventive Services Task Force has  lowered the age for routine colorectal cancer screening. The recommendation follows months of discussion and input from other societies including the American Cancer Society and many colorectal cancer advocacy organizations. ...

A microbiome signature for colorectal cancer

A microbiome signature for colorectal cancer

A collaboration of the Quirke and Huttenhower labs has led to the publication of two papers, in Clinical Cancer Research and Genome Medicine, that report a microbiome signature that is associated with colorectal cancer and is consistent between developed and...

Dr. Cindy Sears is named 2021 Women of ID Honoree

Dr. Cindy Sears is named 2021 Women of ID Honoree

The Infectious Diseases Society of America Foundation has recognized OPTIMISTICC Co-Investigator Dr. Cindy Sears, as a 2021 Women of ID honoree for her impactful career in infectious disease research, compassionate care, and mentoring the next generation of ID...