Simple Summary Pancreatic cancer is a devasting disease that has unfortunately proven very difficult to treat. Exploring new therapeutic options and getting an early diagnosis is crucial to improve the outcomes for those affected. Studying the intestinal, pancreatic, and oral microbiota offers exciting perspectives to understand the development of pancreatic cancer better. Particular expressions of the microbiota could help both for early diagnosis and for predicting the response to chemotherapy or immunotherapy. This area of research is very promising; therefore, further studies are needed to increase the available data. Pancreatic cancer (PC) has an unfavorable prognosis with few effective therapeutic options. This has led researchers to investigate the possible links between microbiota and PC. A disrupted gut microbiome can lead to chronic inflammation, which is involved in the pathogenesis of PC. In addition, some bacterial strains can produce carcinogens that promote the growth of cancer cells. Research has also focused on pancreatic and oral microbiota. Changes in these microbiota can contribute to the development and progression of PC. Furthermore, patients with periodontal disease have an increased risk of developing PC. The potential use of microbiota as a prognostic marker or to predict patients' responses to chemotherapy or immunotherapy is also being explored. Overall, the role of microbiota-including the gut, pancreatic, and oral microbiota-in PC is an active research area. Understanding these associations could lead to new diagnostic and therapeutic targets for this deadly disease.

Papa, V., Schepis, T., Coppola, G., Chiappetta, M. F., Del Vecchio, L. E., Rozera, T., Quero, G., Gasbarrini, A., Alfieri, S., Papa, A., The Role of Microbiota in Pancreatic Cancer, <<CANCERS>>, 2023; 15 (12): 1-19. [doi:10.3390/cancers15123143] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/247639]

The Role of Microbiota in Pancreatic Cancer

Papa, Valerio;Schepis, Tommaso;Coppola, Gaetano;Del Vecchio, Livio Enrico;Rozera, Tommaso;Quero, Giuseppe;Gasbarrini, Antonio;Alfieri, Sergio;Papa, Alfredo
2023

Abstract

Simple Summary Pancreatic cancer is a devasting disease that has unfortunately proven very difficult to treat. Exploring new therapeutic options and getting an early diagnosis is crucial to improve the outcomes for those affected. Studying the intestinal, pancreatic, and oral microbiota offers exciting perspectives to understand the development of pancreatic cancer better. Particular expressions of the microbiota could help both for early diagnosis and for predicting the response to chemotherapy or immunotherapy. This area of research is very promising; therefore, further studies are needed to increase the available data. Pancreatic cancer (PC) has an unfavorable prognosis with few effective therapeutic options. This has led researchers to investigate the possible links between microbiota and PC. A disrupted gut microbiome can lead to chronic inflammation, which is involved in the pathogenesis of PC. In addition, some bacterial strains can produce carcinogens that promote the growth of cancer cells. Research has also focused on pancreatic and oral microbiota. Changes in these microbiota can contribute to the development and progression of PC. Furthermore, patients with periodontal disease have an increased risk of developing PC. The potential use of microbiota as a prognostic marker or to predict patients' responses to chemotherapy or immunotherapy is also being explored. Overall, the role of microbiota-including the gut, pancreatic, and oral microbiota-in PC is an active research area. Understanding these associations could lead to new diagnostic and therapeutic targets for this deadly disease.
2023
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Papa, V., Schepis, T., Coppola, G., Chiappetta, M. F., Del Vecchio, L. E., Rozera, T., Quero, G., Gasbarrini, A., Alfieri, S., Papa, A., The Role of Microbiota in Pancreatic Cancer, <<CANCERS>>, 2023; 15 (12): 1-19. [doi:10.3390/cancers15123143] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/247639]
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