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Can patients’ gut microbes help fight cancer?

“Only 30%-40% of cancer patients respond to immune checkpoint inhibitor (CPI) therapies.” This article features several groups who, “are betting that microbiome-based therapies can help more patients respond to immunotherapies and become one of the biggest breakthroughs in cancer treatment […]

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CALORIE phase 2 results

The researchers studied Caloric Restriction (i.e. eating less). I wonder if there are consultancies for naming scientific studies with the cleverest of acronyms. This is a 24-month randomized controlled trial with 218 participants. Strongly worded conclusion: “Overall, CALERIE 2 illustrates […]