5 Bacteria Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

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By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter
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THURSDAY, April 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers person identified 5 types of bacteria associated with assertive prostate cancer, and they accidental their findings could pb to caller treatments for the disease.

The 5 types of bacteria were communal successful urine and insubstantial samples from men with assertive prostate cancer, according to the squad astatine the University of East Anglia (UEA) successful the United Kingdom.

All of the bacteria are anaerobic, meaning they tin turn without oxygen present, the researchers reported.

For the study, the investigators analyzed urine oregon insubstantial samples from much than 600 patients with oregon without prostate cancer.

"We already cognize of immoderate beardown associations betwixt infections and cancer. For example, the beingness of Helicobacter pylori bacteria successful the digestive tract tin pb to tummy ulcers and is associated with stomach cancer, and immoderate types of the HPV virus tin origin cervical cancer," task person Colin Cooper, a prof astatine UEA's Norwich Medical School, said successful a assemblage quality release.

"We wanted to find retired whether bacteria could beryllium linked to the mode prostate cancer grows and spreads," Cooper explained.

Prostate crab is much commonly a illness men dice with alternatively than from, according to co-author Jeremy Clark, of Norwich Medical School.

"And small is known astir what causes immoderate prostate cancers to go much assertive than others. We present person grounds that definite bacteria are progressive successful this and are portion of the puzzle," Clark added.

Along with pinpointing the 5 types of bacteria, the researchers besides identified imaginable biologic mechanisms of however these bacteria whitethorn beryllium linked to cancer.

The study was published April 20 successful the diary European Urology Oncology .

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines prostate crab symptoms.

SOURCE: University of East Anglia, quality release, April 20, 2022