Study Finds Oral Microbiota Linked to Pancreatic Cancer

A large case-controlled study in Iran has shown the association between human oral microbiota and pancreatic cancer risk.

Pancreatic cancer is the 12th most commonly occurring cancer worldwide and the 7th leading cause of cancer-related death. Prevention strategies for pancreatic cancer are imperative, however, the etiology of this disease is poorly understood.

Of interest, recent research has associated periodontal (gum) disease with increased pancreatic cancer risk.

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